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The Views Expressed are Those of the Artist: Guest Post by Mark Fallon

The Views Expressed are Those of the Artist: Guest Post by Mark Fallon

[Bella’s intro: Mark Fallon is the distinguished co-author of a previous guest post here, the important and popular “State-Sponsored Bullshit.” He is back with another creative and thoughtful contribution. Fallon does not play an NCIS special agent on TV – that’s what he is for real. In this essay, he explains that “renditions of my art are sent to the Pentagon, and possibly to the FBI and CIA in Langley for review and possible censorship.” I am grateful to him for sharing his insights here.] (more…)

Two Experts, Maria Hartwig and Mark Fallon, Expose the Dangers of State-Sponsored Bullshit

Two Experts, Maria Hartwig and Mark Fallon, Expose the Dangers of State-Sponsored Bullshit

Bella’s intro: I can’t think of anyone whose scholarship on the psychology of deception I admire more than Professor Maria Hartwig’s. Mark Fallon is a former Special Agent and has led some of the most important counterterrorism operations in modern history. He also wrote the book critiquing the U. S. government’s torture program. I am so grateful to them for writing this important guest post.

I could not share this with you as soon as they wrote it, though. It had to be reviewed by the United States government first. That’s ironic, because the authors are challenging the government’s sweeping pre-publication review process in this article. That challenge is part of their broader examination of the role of bullshit in the contemporary American political scene, and how it undermines freedom and democracy.

I posted the first part of this article on my blog at Psychology Today. If you have come here from there, you can start reading at Part II.

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Singles Studies: Global Perspectives, an Online Conference on October 10, 2020

UPDATE:

The presentations will be published in a book edited by K. Chowkhani and C. Wynne (Eds.): Singular selves: An introduction to Singles Studies. Routledge.

 ORIGINAL POST:

I am delighted to let you know that a landmark online conference, “Singles Studies: Global Perspectives,” will take place on October 10, 2020. I am honored to be giving the keynote address, “Changing thinking, changing language, changing lives: The power and promise of Singles Studies.”

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One of My Blogs Is Ending; Here Are the Others that Are Continuing

I was invited to blog at Psych Central in 2011 and I have been writing the “Single at Heart” blog there ever since. I recently learned that Psych Central has been sold to Healthline, and Healthline has decided to kill all the blogs. Sometime after October 2020, everything I’ve written there will be taken offline. That’s about 1,000 posts.

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