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Durante mi estadía en la Ciudad de México en los años setenta, me di cuenta que esta enorme ciudad contenía en sus colonias distintos "medio ambientes vivenciales", que iban desde muy antiguas a muy recientes; desde muy primitivas a muy modernas.

Observé que había diferencias sutiles en la conducta de la gente y en sus interacciones en las diferentes colonias. Esta observación fue fundamental en la fundación de mis teorías con respecto a los efectos de la tecnología moderna sobre los medio ambientes vivenciales y sobre la conducta humana.

En México, publiqué mi libro "Paisaje Sin Terreno" (Editorial Pax-México), y luego di conferencias para la U.N.A.M. y la Universidad Anahuac. También, presenté un ensayo para un Congreso de Psicología.

Ahora que mis hijas son adultas, tengo el tiempo de explorar mis ideas de vuelta. Le agradezco mucho a ForoJudio.com y en especial al Sr. Daniel Ajzen por la oportunidad de presentar mis ideas.

Artículos Publicados

The Need To Be Both Male And Female In Today’s World

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 Androgyny and gender fluidity are two concepts that are increasingly mentioned with regard to gender expression and gender identity in today’s world.  A person who is androgynous is someone who partakes of psychological characteristics...

The Loss Of Need Today For Human Skills

The whole nature of human abilities, human skills is gradually being transformed as a result of modern technology.  Three different kinds of transformation seem to be occurring.  First of all, some kinds of abilities...

Hamas and its sense of victimhood

One aspect of the situation with Hamas that wasn’t really discussed very much in the last article is its sense of victimhood.  Victimhood is a state of mind, an ongoing internal experience that exists...

Why Does Hamas Keep Dreaming Its Truly Impossible Dream?

Hamas has lost another of its improbable conflicts with Israel.  Its infrastructure has to be rebuilt AGAIN; it lost many of its mid-level commanders; its prized tunnel system has been severely damaged.  And because...

Intermarriage and peace on earth

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The other day I was engaged in a discussion with members of the Chicago Ethical Humanist Circle about how to get rid of all the racial, ethnic and religious hatred that has abounded in...

The Importance Of Having An Inviting Living Environment

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The word acceptance has at least two meanings when it comes to personal relationships.  First, there is internal acceptance: a person’s acceptance of himself.  Then there is external acceptance: a person’s acceptance by the...

Becoming Immune To That Which Allows Us To Feel Alive

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  Immunity is a word that we normally use in several different contexts.  We talk about acquiring immunity from an illness either through getting the illness once or else through a vaccination.  In a...

Raising the curtain on our lives

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It’s not only musical and theatrical performers who need an audience.  All of us need to have an audience periodically.  Somebody with whom we can share our joy and grief.  Someone with whom we...

The importance of intuition for knowing the world

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 A couple of days ago, I was involved in a discussion about attitudes towards accepting something as the truth.  More precisely we talked about the dichotomy of certainty vs. doubt.  Many of the most...

The Use Of Hope To Move Us Into The Future

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I would say that for all people it is difficult to go on living, unless they have hope.  Hope is the anticipation that things are going to get better.  It is an active emotional...