Jane Adams

"Jane Adams PhD was a founding editor of the Seattle Weekly. Among her twelve books is Seattle Green, a novel . She is a contributing editor at Psychology Today, and coaches parents of adult children."

A Growing Psychedelic Rush?

This area has a long and storied history as a cultural hub of psychedelic exploration.

On Lockdown: Ice Cream? Capitol Hill QFC??

Granted, Capitol Hill isn't 12th and Jackson, or even 3rd and Pike, but if you're going to operate a supermarket there you have to find a way to both protect and serve.

Two Thrillers About Reinventing Yourself

Both Jessie Walters’ Citizen Vince and Carolyn Kepnes’ You Love Me are categorized as thrillers, but although crimes are committed and blood is spilled, neither one really is.

Which Relationships Survived the Pandemic and Which Didn’t?

Our whole history lives with and in our oldest friends. If we hadn’t excluded less meaningful, casual acquaintances before the pandemic, we’re likely to do so when it’s over.

Turning in Dad (or Mom): Families Grapple with their Capitol Insurrectionists

A 19-year-old told the HuffPost that as his mother’s paranoia about political events and her constant referrals to QAnon continued, he followed her into that particular on-line swamp, where he discovered a group called #SavetheChildren, and was horrified by what he found there. “It’s hard,” he told a reporter. “I don’t know what to do. I’m losing her.”

How the Doggerel went Digital

To me, interactivity with a book used to mean turning the pages. In a digital book it's that and more.

Out of your Bubble? How Your Brain Weighs Risk

How we consider what risks to take is processed in our brains as well as our psychology and lived experience. We like to think we assess risks rationally, but our fears and desires play a bigger role in decision-making.

The Further Adventures of News Junkie: So I Skipped a few Steps…

Despite my attempts to avoid it, news seeps in from the ozone layer, which is a kind of mental media that tells me what people are doing, feeling and thinking about.

News Junky: Tell Me the News

Doggerel inspired by a grave in Ireland whose tombstone reads "Tell Me the News", which, being a lifelong news junkie, I always thought I'd like mine to read too.

Bucking the Crowd: Herd Immunity and the Risks to your Kids

We know more about herd immunity in these pandemic days, but as the nation struggles with how or whether to reopen its schools, the notion of inducing it by deliberately exposing children to the corona virus is trending on social media.

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