Tag Archives: Social responsibility

Let’s Try Saying “Americans” Instead of “America” – A Lesson from Canadians

On the fourth of my trips to Adler’s Vancouver campus last fall, I came before the Canadian border officer, as I had each time before. I was ready for the questions about why I was coming to Canada, and gave… Continue Reading Let’s Try Saying “Americans” Instead of “America” – A Lesson from Canadians

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Concern about Employees Means More than “Canned” Tips on a Website

McDonald’s has come under fire in recent weeks for a series of posts on an employee web portal (now deleted) which struck many people as insensitive at best and hypocritical at worst. The “tip sheets” included a health page from a… Continue Reading Concern about Employees Means More than “Canned” Tips on a Website

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October 22, 2013 Rally for Illinois Marriage Equality

I traveled to the Illinois State Capitol this week with a busload of faculty, staff, and students from Adler School of Professional Psychology, for a rally and march in support of SB 10, the Religious Freedom and Marriage Fairness Act,… Continue Reading October 22, 2013 Rally for Illinois Marriage Equality

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A Tough Uncle: On “Being Losers”

In the latest example of what are becoming all-too-frequent acts of unspeakable horror, homemade bombs killed three people and seriously wounded dozens more at the beloved Boston Marathon this week. The act itself seems to fit the definition of terrorism… Continue Reading A Tough Uncle: On “Being Losers”

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The Stupidity of Selfishness

I’m ready to rant. I suppose that my participation in the 60th Anniversary celebrations and commencement at the Adler School of Professional Psychology has crystallized my feelings about the current state of our nation and world. This will definitely be… Continue Reading The Stupidity of Selfishness

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Professor Sir Michael Marmot at Local Conference on Urban Mental Health

Today’s keynote speaker at the Adler School of Professional Psychology’s conference on urban mental health was Professor Sir Michael Marmot, a researcher at University College London who specializes in studying health inequities around the world. He made a number of… Continue Reading Professor Sir Michael Marmot at Local Conference on Urban Mental Health

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Social Interest – Still a Challenge for Our Time

Toward the end of Alfred Adler’s life, he published a book titled Social Interest – A Challenge for Mankind. About thirty years later, his colleague Rudolf Dreikurs published Social Equality: The Challenge of Today. It seems that mankind needs to be reminded… Continue Reading Social Interest – Still a Challenge for Our Time

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SMART Recovery expands Chicagoland meetings

I have been talking this week to some individuals who are Facilitators and Advisors to SMART Recovery groups in Chicago, and have learned that more meetings are taking place than ever before. This is a positive development for people struggling… Continue Reading SMART Recovery expands Chicagoland meetings

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Suicide shouldn’t be politicized, but…

I don’t ordinarily like to bring my political views into this blog, but there are some examples (like the Florida law that makes it illegal for a doctor to ask if there are guns in a house with young children)… Continue Reading Suicide shouldn’t be politicized, but…

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Psychology and Ethical Behavior

Economic decisions can trump ethical ones Today’s New York Times has a guest column by two management experts who have studied ethical decision-making in business. Their findings suggest that the line of reasoning that fines and penalties should deter unethical… Continue Reading Psychology and Ethical Behavior

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