On the Record

“The wonderful thing about the Japanese is that they are presenting an example of the pro-social power of the group. The group as a whole is saying explicitly or implicitly, this is what we do: no looting, no horn honking even if you’re in a 12-mile traffic jam, no complaining.”

—Philip Zimbardo, PhD
Time, March 17

“It’s actually quite hopeful, because if we focus on the parenting, we could really intervene early and help parents with chronic depression when they have kids.”

—University of Maryland’s Lea Dougherty, PhD, whose study found that preschoolers whose parents are depressed get stressed out more easily than kids with healthy parents, but only if their mothers have a negative parenting style.
Fox News.com, March 17