Conduct Disorder Part II: The Impact of Peers, Institutions and Media Violence

television_kids.jpgPart II Interview with Psychologist  P. Alex Mabe, Ph.D.

1.    Dr. Mabe, thank you for agreeing to provide a follow-up interview regarding your publication on the treatment of childhood conduct disorder. In the first interview, you described the essential features of Conduct Disorder as repetitive and persistent patterns of behavior in which the basic rights of others and major age-appropriate societal norms or rules are violated. Further you noted that a variety of factors represent risk factors, discussing the impact of biological, socio-cultural, and early life experiences. I would be interested in hearing what the research shows about the other factors you presented: peer experiences, social experiences in various institutions; and early exposure to violence on television or videogames?

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An Ominous Sampling of International Efforts to Force Abortion on Reluctant Nations

un-mex.jpgIn a blind and ideologically-driven quest to impose abortion-on-demand on a reluctant nation, the Supreme Court of Mexico blatantly ignored the country’s Constitution when it recently upheld a law permitting abortion-on-demand during the first 12 weeks of pregnancy. The Mexican Constitution clearly states that human life must be defended “from conception until its natural end”, but the Supreme Court succumbed to pressures from international pro-abortion groups including the Center for Reproductive Rights and Planned Parenthood who have been aggressively pushing for abortion-on-demand in Mexico and other Latin American countries.
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Support University of Sandiego’s Decision to Maintain Catholic Theology

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Stand with us in support of the University of San Diego’s decision to keep its Theology Department free from heresy.  It was the right decision, and shows the kind of academic leadership Pope Benedict asked Catholic educators to demonstrate when he visited the United States earlier this year.  Read more to sign the petition.

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