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Check Up from the Neck Up: We can tame our savage nature, but it takes some effort

Upstate psychologist Rich O'Neill, PhD"Grizzly Central," as we might call the primitive part of our brain, seems to be asserting itself in nasty ways in our public life. To counter the meanness and violence that Grizzly Central can unleash, maybe we should try harder to stop, take a deep breath and think before we speak or act, as Upstate psychologist Rich O'Neill, PhD, proposes in this "Check Up from the Neck Up" essay.