Susan G. Bednar, LCSW

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How We Promote Violence

How We Promote Violence

Mass shootings and other forms of violence—especially gun violence–have become “normal” in the United States.  Somehow we have become so numb to the drone of the news telling us the latest about who shot whom today that it hardly registers…

Speaking Indirectly

Speaking Indirectly

Speaking indirectly means communicating in a style in which much is said through innuendo or vague suggestion rather than being stated explicitly.  Indirect comments may be used to check someone’s reaction to a potentially touchy subject, to soften a request…

Runaway Polarization

Runaway Polarization

Do you find runaway group polarization disturbing?  So do I. The term “group polarization” describes a well-known phenomenon in which a group of relatively homogeneous individuals tends to make more extreme decisions as a group than they would have made…