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A Depressing Outlook for Teenagers Richard E. Vatz , Jeffrey A. Schaler
Category: Psychology Published: July 2009
"Nationwide screening of adolescents for depression is a nightmare whose time, we should hope, has not come."
 
Accommodating the Killer Richard E. Vatz
Category: Law & Justice Published: September 2008
"When defense mental health 'experts' testify to a lack of a defendant's criminal intent, these 'hired guns' are aiming to have the perpetrator confined to a psychiatric institution rather than a jail."
 
Ameliorating (Not!) Race Relations Richard E. Vatz
Category: Law & Justice Published: July 2015
"As long as politicians focus on limited aspects of the complex matter of violent and social unrest, this unrest will continue--with periods of quiet followed by violence and infinitum."
 
Any Lessons from Virginia Tech? Richard E. Vatz , Lee S. Weinberg
Category: Psychology Published: July 2007
"The ultimate frustration engendered by a mass murderer is that there are no fail-safe methods to ensure that a similar catastrophe or a worse one will not occur."
 
Bullying by Any Other Name. . . Richard E. Vatz , Lee S. Weinberg
Category: Law & Justice Published: September 2010
". . . The juvenile versions of assault, battery, and harassment must be treated seriously, fairly, and firmly. Our children should not be forced to experience their school years at a life of constantly living in panic and fearing for their safety."
 
Diversity in the Academy: In All but Ideas Richard E. Vatz
Category: Education Published: September 2011
"College and university administrators and faculty throughout the U.S. cannot reconcile their support for diversity with their discriminatory policies against conservatives, and there is no source motivating them to do so."
 
Doing Away with the "Only One-Fourth of One Percent" Solution Richard E. Vatz
Category: Law & Justice Published: March 2010
"Psychiatrists engage in many phony practices but none phonier than the insanity defense."
 
Gambling, Psychology, and State Politics Richard E. Vatz , Lee S. Weinberg
Category: Psychology Published: May 2003
"Those who gamble too much and suffer significant losses--whether through lotteries, slots, or other means--choose to do so irresponsibly. No force extrinsic to willpower makes them."
 
Getting Away with Murder: Vincent Gigante and Exculpatory Psychiatry Richard E. Vatz , Lee S. Weinberg
Category: Law & Justice Published: March 2004
"Gigante's guilty plea should send a message to psychiatrists who too easily take up the cudgel provided by their psychiatric ethos to become hired guns for those trying to escape criminal responsibility."
 
John Hinckley: The Judge Should Have Just Said "No" Richard E. Vatz
Category: Psychology Published: September 2004
". . . While supporting and promoting rehabilitation are important, there are other classic purposes of punishment and incarceration which may supercede it. . . ."
 
Murderous Mothers: A Challenge for the Insanity Defense Richard E. Vatz , Lee S. Weinberg
Category: Psychology Published: November 2002
Andrea Yates' killing of her five children is the most-recent case triggering a clash between psychiatrists and prosecutors.
 
Of What Value Are Public Opinion Polls? Richard E. Vatz
Category: American Thought Published: May 2006
"To the extent that public opinion should not be ignored completely, citizens also should realize that public opinion polls are not synonymous with public opinion."
 
Problems in Diagnosing and Treating ADD/ADHD Richard E. Vatz , Lee S. Weinberg
Category: Psychology Published: March 2001
"The difficulties in finding a panacea for entrenched, maladaptive behavior in children do not provide sufficient justification for plunging into a nationwide pharmacopoeia for solutions."
 
Psychiatry's Valid but Dishonest Reconsiderations Richard E. Vatz , Jeffrey A. Schaler
Category: Psychology Published: March 2008
"Much of the newest wave of psychiatric self-criticism is salutary and headed in the right direction; the problem is the field's unwillingness to credit the psychiatrist who paved the way."
 
Psychological Help for the Terrorized Richard E. Vatz , Lee S. Weinberg
Category: Psychology Published: November 2001
"No one knows all the answers as to how to help a nation heal."
 
Saluting Pittsburgh's Finest Richard E. Vatz , Lee S. Weinberg
Category: Athletic Arena Published: July 2008
"Understanding the magnitude of [Roberto] Clemente requires an appreciation of the gestalt of his presence, which was greater than the sum of his statistics. . . ."
 
Sexual Predator Statutes and Psychiatric Confusion Richard E. Vatz , Lee S. Weinberg
Category: Psychology Published: July 2001
". . . The use of psychiatry to commit offenders where there is little hope of rehabilitation and scant medical grounds to justify confinement could lead society down the slippery slope of abuse."
 
Sorry Is the Hardest Word Richard E. Vatz
Category: Life in America Published: May 2012
When public policy issue debate leads to nasty, irrelevant personal attack, as mandated insurance for contraception has in the case of Rush Limbaugh, opponents will turn the issue to the untowardness of the attack and ignore the points at issue.
 
The (Liberal) Beat Goes On Richard E. Vatz
Category: Mass Media Published: May 2009
"Over the . . . last two decades, there may be no more salient disagreement between liberals and conservatives than over the issue of media bias."
 
The Devil Made Them Do It Richard E. Vatz
Category: Law & Justice Published: March 2007
"When it comes to ascertaining what motivates killers or others to violate the law, the forensic psychiatric community stands waiting and willing to lend its impossible to disprove fanciful, scientific-appearing explanations to mystify juries, attys. . ."
 
The Insanity Excuse and Retrograde Thinking Richard E. Vatz
Category: Law & Justice Published: March 2011
"There is no excuse . . . For major, sophisticated public opinion-makers simply to ignore the evidence that criminals should be held responsible for their crimes."
 
The Obama vs. Clinton Sincerity Sweepstakes Richard E. Vatz , Lee S. Weinberg
Category: Political Landscape Published: May 2008
" 'You can take all the sincerity in Hollywood and place it in the navel of a flea, and still have room left for three caraway seeds and an agent's heart.' It is much the same in American politics."
 
The Quandary Over Mental Illness Richard E. Vatz
Category: Psychology Published: November 2004
"For the vast majority of untoward behaviors labeled as mental illness, [some critics of psychiatry contend] that they are freely chosen behaviors for which the agent must take responsibility. . . ."
 
Therapy Overload on Campus Richard E. Vatz
Category: Psychology Published: November 2005
The problem w/ the ever-burgeoning number of students who rely on counseling centers is that they become dependent on the ministrations & compensations offered by liberal universities intent on helping those who merely need a...dose of self-sufficiency.
 
This Is Insane! Richard E. Vatz
Category: Law & Justice Published: March 2014
"What compounds the frustration for victims and their loved ones and supporters faced with criminal perpetrators pleading insane or 'not criminally responsible' is that 'insanity' is not a psychiatrically-accepted term within the practice of that field."
 
Through a Back Door Darkly: New Mental Health Insurance Requirements Richard E. Vatz , Jeffrey A. Schaler
Category: Psychology Published: January 2009
Costly and mandatory mental health coverage sneaks through in the Federal bailout bill.
 
Voting Season Ventures Richard E. Vatz , Lee S. Weinberg
Category: Political Landscape Published: September 2015
"Those who are opposed to all negatism in political campaigning either yearn for insipidity or advantage, but not the rightfully vaunted marketplace of ideas to determine the best candidates."
 
When Rhetoric Wanders in Wacky Ways Richard E. Vatz
Category: Political Landscape Published: March 2017
"For months leading up to the election, it was difficult to find significant observers of the Democratic left who were excited by Clinton becoming president. In addition, it was nearly impossible to find responsible figures who defended Trump's attacks."
 
Will Justice Be Served on Andrea Yates? Richard E. Vatz
Category: Psychology Published: March 2005
"At all costs, the country must avoid a release at some future date of Mrs. Yates, for the sake of those who loved--or even for those who have followed the devastating saga of--the murdered Yates children."