You may have wondered why our political and cultural climate has become so nasty; it seems that political and religious intolerance has never been more intense. In a previous post, I discussed terror management theory, based on the work of Ernest Becker (remember in “Annie Hall” when Woody Allen handed Diane Keaton a copy of Becker’s Denial of […]
Monthly Archives: September 2010
Over the years, as my psychological assessment work transformed from primarily clinical to primarily forensic, we began to notice the impact on self-report validity scales (L, K, PIM, NIM, etc.); namely, they tended to elevate in evaluation contexts where the outcome depended on a positive picture, in the under-reporting direction (so called “fake good”). Impression management has […]
You may not be surpised that humans have sex for a variety of reasons, but 237? That’s what Meston and Buss (2007) found out in their study of University of Texas students and volunteers. They factor analyzed their list and came up with four factors: Physical reasons (stress reduction, pleasure, physical desirability, experience seeking), Goal […]
Participation in the blog is not limited to psychologists. We are interested in creating a forum for all MHPs, even attorneys, who are interested in forensic issues: both hard core and the softer issues, like subpoenas, ethics issues, etc.
Since I am daily consulting on cases, preparing to testify in hearings, and deeply involved in the psychology/law literature, I thought this blog might an interesting forum for information exchange, questions, and points of interest in the local professional psychology community. I plan to invite participants, post daily musings about points of psychology-law interest, as […]