How Trauma is Like Living Behind a Wall of Water
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How Trauma is Like Living Behind a Wall of Water

I recently posted this photo to my photo blog, and as I looked at it, a thought occurred to me. In context, with the other photos I shot that day, I know exactly where it was taken, but without that context, it really could be anywhere. Now, if you go over to the blog and…

We Are Not “Those People”, We’re Everywhere

We Are Not “Those People”, We’re Everywhere

As part of the World Mental Health Day Blog Party, I wanted to take a moment to talk about stigma, and also provide a little math lesson. I’ve said it before, but the thing that allows society to stigmatize anyone is when the people involved are simply the other. Once we identify another group of…

Could the Psychological Studies We Base Mental Health Decisions On Be Faulty?
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Could the Psychological Studies We Base Mental Health Decisions On Be Faulty?

Apparently, yes they could. The past several years have been bruising ones for the credibility of the social sciences. A star social psychologist was caught fabricating data, leading to more than 50 retracted papers. A top journal published a study supporting the existence of ESP that was widely criticized. The journal Science pulled a political…