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A Difference between Conservatives and Liberals

by Izzy Kalman (March 2004) In my seminars on Anger Control, I explain how agriculture unleashed the explosion in human population by freeing us from the food limitations we experienced as hunter/gatherers. Since the Earth cannot sustain unlimited human population growth, wars, epidemics, contraception and abortion are some of the ways in which our population […]

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Marriage and Personality Disorders

by Izzy Kalman (March 2004) I have often been struck by the observation that mental health professionals get divorced at least as often as the general population. When I talk to them about their ex-spouses, they usually describe their exes as personality disordered. Mental health professionals are supposed to be adept at quickly diagnosing problems. […]

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“The Passion” and Violence in Entertainment

by Izzy Kalman (March 2004) Mel Gibson is a genius, having produced what may become the biggest blockbuster movie of all time. What I don’t understand, though, is how, being a devout Christian, he can produce such a film. He isn’t stupid. Perhaps he doesn’t read the professional psychological journals, but anyone who reads newspapers […]

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Biologically Programmed Behaviors

by Izzy Kalman (March 2004) Sometimes seminar participants criticize me for supposedly contradicting myself. I am grateful for such criticisms because they make me think and sharpen my views. On a few occasions, I have been told that I claim that anger is a genetically programmed behavior, yet I tell people they can stop themselves […]

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Jealousy and Self-Deception

by Izzy Kalman (March 2004) Jealousy has long been recognized as a source of human misery and destruction. It is no accident that it holds a place of honor in the Ten Commandments. All major religions consider jealousy to be a grave sin. Few of us are free of jealousy, and that is because it […]

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