Papers & Series

On this page, you’ll find a link to all the papers/series I have posted on this website. I’ve listed them in chronological order by when they were written, starting with the most recent. Meaning, if I wrote the paper in 2008, but didn’t publish it as a series until 2013, it’s listed as written in 2008. For series that span more than one month (there are at least a few), I’ve still listed it under the month for which it began. Below each paper/series, I’ve included a description/summary. As I write new series, I’ll continue to update this page.

Parenting Without Borders: Surprising Lessons Parents Around the World Can Teach Us: Introduction, Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, Part 8, Part 9, Part 10, Conclusion
This series explores Christine Gross-Loh’s book on parenting in different cultures.

13 Weirdest Interview Questions You’ll Hear in 2014Part 1Part 2, Part 3
In this series, I answer the 13 weirdest interview questions you’ll hear in 2014 as chosen by Mashable.

Choices and IllusionsPart 1Part 2, Part 3
This series explores Eldon Taylor’s book, Choices and Illusions: How Did I Get Where I Am, and How Do I Get Where I Want to Be?

Twenty Online Talks That Will Change Your LifePart 1Part 2
This two-part series examines The Guardian’s list of twenty online talks that could change your life. I share my thoughts on some of the talks that I’ve seen.

Rebranding the Liberal ArtsPart 1, Part 2,
This series explores the possibility of rebranding the Liberal Arts to make it more appealing to those not already inclined to improve their ‘general intellectual capacities.’

The Power of HabitPart 1aPart 1bPart 2Part 3aPart 3b
This series explores the three sections of Charles Duhigg’s book, The Power of Habit.

What Money Can[‘t] Buy: Part 1aPart 1b, Part 2Part 3, Part 4, Part 5
This series is meant to aid in considering the opinions espoused by Michael Sandel’s book about morality and markets. As I read a new chapter, I contemplate some of the topics by writing about them.

Religion, Spirituality, and Public Administration: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3
The central theme of the five articles summarized is that there is an undeniable hole in the literature of religion and public administration. Most of the articles make it clear that there is a difference between religion and spirituality, but maintain that these two concepts are very closely related. In this paper, the articles are summarized in chronological order and contrasted with each other throughout. Following the summaries is a brief discussion of some of the similarities and differences.

List of Biases in Judgment and Decision-Making: Sunk Costs, Loss Aversion, Endowment Effect, Planning Fallacy, Framing Effect, Confirmation Bias, Gambler’s Fallacy, Fundamental Attribution ErrorOverconfidence Effect, Halo Effect, Primacy/Recency Effect(s), Functional Fixedness, Status Quo Bias, Hindsight Bias, The Contrast EffectWays for AvoidingTop Ways for Avoiding,
This is one of the series that I think is the most important. I detailed many cognitive biases that affect our ability to make decisions. While detailing some of the research on these biases, I also included ways to avoid the biases. In the last two posts in the series, I collected all the “ways” these biases can be avoided. The second last post is a restatement of all the “ways” from the posts and the last post is where I filtered those “ways” into categories.

Top Posts of 2012: Best of Genuine Thriving, Best Posts Written, Best Posts of Jeremiah Stanghini’s Blog
In this series, I looked at the data for Genuine Thriving to see which posts garnered the most page views (in total), as I was transitioning to a new domain. I also looked at those posts that garnered the most page views for 2012. Lastly, I looked at those posts that garnered the most page views on the new domain.

If I were the CEO of CNN…: Part 1, Part 2
Since I just finished up a course on strategy, I thought I’d use some of the tools I learned about to analyze CNN’s current situation. Keeping in mind that this is meant to be a cursory or 30,000-foot view, as I didn’t do a great deal of research, (which is what would need to be done to have a thorough analysis).

Social Entrepreneurship & Externalities: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4
This aim of this paper is to answer two main questions: (1) are externalities essential to the understanding of social entrepreneurship? (2) are the economic theories of externalities used in the professional understanding of social entrepreneurship? To answer these questions, the definitions of social entrepreneurship and externalities are explored, along with the different categories of externalities. There is also a short examination of the different solutions to externalities. Following this, an analysis of the intersection of the two concepts (social entrepreneurship and externalities) is conducted, the results of which return answers of “yes” to both of the main questions of this paper.

What’s on my iPod: Songs, Lectures, Podcasts, Lectures/Podcasts, Lectures (2),
On one of my trips across the US (by car), I detailed some of the things I included on my iPod for the trip. One of the posts (Podcasts) didn’t survive the transition to this new website. For the other posts (lectures, lectures/podcasts, and lectures (2)), I wrote about the things I learned.

Who I’m Following on Twitter: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7Part 8,
Way back when I started tweeting in June (of 2011), I thought it’d be fun to continuously keep an updated list of all the people I follow on twitter and why. As you’ll see in Part 8, I stopped doing this quite some time ago.

American Public Policy: Economics, Campaign Finance & Elections, Education, Food, Healthcare,
In this series, I offered ideas/suggestions for American Public Policy on a given topic. In most cases, I incorporated outside resources (usually something academic) in helping to make my point.

Psi Phenomena: The Scientific Evidence for…: Telepathy, Clairvoyance, Precognition, PsychokinesisDistant Healing
In this series, I review some of the scientific evidence of “The Big Five” of psi phenomena. Part of the purpose of this series was to show that there is scientific evidence for these phenomenon. A secondary purpose was to help demystify some of these ‘normal’ human abilities.

The “Real” Purpose of TV (& Movies): Entertainment, Escapism, and Employment; Education, Inspiration, and Storytelling
In Part 1 of this series, I explore the possibility that TV is meant merely as a form of entertainment, escapism, or employment. In Part 2, I step back and explore the idea that maybe TV & movies are also forms of education, inspiration, and storytelling.

Where on the Internet Is Jeremiah Stanghini: January 2011, November 2012, June 2016
In this series, I detail some of the places you’re most likely to find me on the internet (including places like Twitter and LinkedIn).

A Brief Overview of Shamanism: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4
In this paper, I will explore the history of shamanism along with the origins of the word shaman. I will identify varying definitions of what it means to be a shaman and explain some of the different roles that a shaman may carry out. I will identify how some shamans have lost their roles through the development of political/social stratification. I will also examine how it is that one becomes a shaman and have a small dialogue with regard to schizophrenia.

Spiritual Development of Frogs
: Part 1Part 2
The prompt for the paper was for students to ‘construct our own synthetic model of spiritual development that integrated/incorporated two or more traditional or psychology models.’

Fishing: A Universal Therapeutic Skill
Part 1Part 2Part 3, Part 4
This paper will give a brief summary of metaskills, followed by what is proposed to be the metaskill present during individual therapy, couples’ therapy, and group therapy – fishing. There will be examples of fishing in the three kinds of therapy to support this idea. There will also be implications for possible research of fishing as it relates to mindfulness, transpersonal psychology, and massage therapy.

Transcendence and BelongingnessPart 1Part 2, Part 3
This paper will give a brief summary of Abraham Maslow’s ‘hierarchy of needs,’ with a focus on ‘love needs’ – more explicitly – belongingness. There will also be a brief summary of transpersonal psychology. In particular, there will be a description of a transpersonal experience, namely, transcendence. Lastly, there will be connections made showing there are transpersonal elements to belongingness. Specifically, in some variations of transcendence, one feels a sense of belongingness.

Scripture Scrapbook: A Collection of Useful Scriptures for Therapy and/or Spiritual Guidance: Primal Religions, Taoism, Confucianism, Islam, Judaism, Buddhism, Hinduism, Christianity
The purpose of the paper was to collect quotes from scriptures of the various world religions that I could use with clients/patients when I became a therapist. Of course, I didn’t go on to become a therapist, but the quotes are still very useful.