On the Record

"My bottom-line recommendation is don't yell. It is a risk factor for a family."

—Ronald P. Rohner, PhD, of the Ronald and Nancy Rohner Center for the Study of Interpersonal Acceptance and Rejection at the University of Connecticut, in an article on the perceived increase in yelling by today's parents.
The New York Times, Oct. 23

"It's a matter of survival. If you don't fib, you don't live."

—Ed Dunkelblau, PhD, of the Institute for Emotionally Intelligent Learning in Northbrook, Ill., in an article on why we lie to our spouses.
Wall Street Journal, Oct. 20

"Fiction may be, at least in part, a pleasure technology, a co-opting of language and imagery as a virtual reality device which allows a reader to enjoy pleasant hallucinations like exploring interesting territories, conquering enemies, hobnobbing with powerful people and winning attractive mates."

—Harvard University's Steven Pinker, PhD
The Washington Post, Oct. 29