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Nature Vs Nurture Vs Something Else

Some theorists believe that the essence of who we are is based entirely on our genetic makeup. That is, they believe that our DNA and our genes determine our physical appearance and our entire personalities and ways of being. These … Continue reading

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T.H.I.N.K.

Sigmund Freud believed that one of the primary explanations for human behavior could be attributed to the fear of death.  My favorite poem on the subject is called “Ozymandias” by Percy Bysshe Shelley. It tells the story of a traveler … Continue reading

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“Who Are You?”

“I can’t go back to yesterday because I was a different person then.” -Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland In Alice in Wonderland the caterpillar asks Alice a very important question. As whirling smoke billows from his pipe he says, “Who are … Continue reading

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Come Play with Me

One of the most important ways for parents to connect with their children is through play.  According to a recent report by the American Academy of Pediatrics, “free and unstructured play” is both “healthy” and “essential” for the cognitive, emotional, … Continue reading

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