On the Record


“This kind of thing I could see catching on across the country the more it’s publicized. It’s easy to do; it’s thrilling, it’s fun, and they can turn on the TV the next day and say, ‘I was there.’”

Temple University psychologist Frank Farley, PhD, in an article on Philadelphia “flash mobs”: Hundreds of teens communicating by text message, Twitter, Facebook and other social media who spread the word for everyone to show up at a designated spot, sometimes leaving property damage and injuries in their wake.
Associated Press, March 25

“Friendships are relationships of choice, so we tend to overlook them.”

Irene S. Levine, PhD, professor of psychiatry at New York University’s medical school, in an article on how to break up with a friend.
The Wall Street Journal, March 23