Archive for the 'General News' Category

Economic Globalization and Mental Health: Individual suffering in social context

Saturday, August 1st, 2015

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Click Here to Read: Economic Globalization and Mental Health: Individual suffering in social context on the Public Seminar website on July 31st, 2015.

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My Father: Apartheid Trailblazer and Domestic Abuser

Saturday, August 1st, 2015

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Click Here to Read: My Father: Apartheid Trailblazer and Domestic Abuser By Thandi Mokone-Chase in The New York Times on July 30, 2015.

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A Psychologist as Warden? Jail and Mental Illness Intersect in Chicago

Thursday, July 30th, 2015

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Click Here to Read and View: A Psychologist as Warden? Jail and Mental Illness Intersect in Chicago By Timonthy Williams in The New York Times on July 30, 2015.

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Oliver Sacks, who has taught us so much, now teaches us the art of dying

Thursday, July 30th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: Oliver Sacks, who has taught us so much, now teaches us the art of dying by Ranjana Srivastava on the Guardian website on July 25, 2015.

Death is never easy. But Oliver Sacks shows us an approach that views life as a welcome gift rather than bemoaning death as a medical failure.  ‘Every doctor aspires to be a little like Sacks whether for his sharp intellect, his obvious humanity or his exquisite writings that go to the core of what it means to be human and frail.’ Photograph: Adam Scourfield/BBC/AP Photo/AP

Deals, Divorce, Direction: Off-Label Uses for Psychoanalysis

Thursday, July 30th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: Deals, Divorce, Direction: Off-Label Uses for Psychoanalysis: In everyday life, psychoanalysis may be more relevant than ever by Wednesday Martin Ph.D. on the Psychology Today website on July 16, 2015

Psychologist James Mitchell Admits He Waterboarded al Qaeda Suspects

Tuesday, July 28th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: Psychologist James Mitchell Admits He Waterboarded al Qaeda Suspects By Jason Leopold
on the Vice News website on December 15, 2014.

How America’s psychologists ended up endorsing torture

Tuesday, July 28th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: How America’s psychologists ended up endorsing torture by E.W. on the Economist website on July 28, 2015.

Boy Scouts of America Votes to Allow Gay Scout Leaders

Tuesday, July 28th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: Boy Scouts of America Votes to Allow Gay Scout Leaders by Pete Williams on the NBC News website on July 28. 2015.

10 Things I’d Tell My Former (Medicated) Self

Tuesday, July 28th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: 10 Things I’d Tell My Former (Medicated) Self By Diana Spechler JULY 27, 2015.

Our Psychological Crisis: Making Sense of the American Psychological Association’s Collusion with Torture

Tuesday, July 28th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: Our Psychological Crisis: Making Sense of the American Psychological Association’s Collusion with Torture by Deborah Kory on the Huffington Post website on July 24, 2015.

Why Ethics Codes Fail

Tuesday, July 28th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: Why Ethics Codes Fail By Laura Stark on the Inside Higher Education website on July 21, 2015.

When American psychologists use their skills for torture

Monday, July 27th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: When American psychologists use their skills for torture by Stephen Soldz on the Quartz on July 26, 2015.

The 10 Coolest Places You’re Not Allowed to Visit

Monday, July 27th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: The 10 Coolest Places You’re Not Allowed to Visit by the Mental Floss Staff on the msn travel website on July 18, 2015.

This barren volcanic Antarctic Island, an Australian external territory about two thirds of the way between Madagascar and Antarctica, is considered one of the most remote places on earth. The 368-square-mile landmass is mountainous, (more…)

Behind the infant Queen’s gesture lies a dark history of aristocratic Nazi links

Monday, July 27th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: Behind the infant Queen’s gesture lies a dark history of aristocratic Nazi links: It is no surprise that the royal archive is closed to historians: a wealth of embarrassment lies within by Karina Urbach on the Guardian website on July 18, 2015.

Boy Scouts Are Poised to End Ban on Gay Leaders

Monday, July 27th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: Boy Scouts Are Poised to End Ban on Gay Leaders By Erik Eckholm in The New York Times on July 26, 2015

Boy Scouts marched in the Gay Pride Parade in Manhattan last month. In 2013, the Scouts permitted the participation of gay youths, but not adults. That may change Monday.  Credit James Estrin/The New York Times.

Psychoanalysis Today

Monday, July 27th, 2015

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The Consequences of Psychology’s Shameful Collusion in Torture

Monday, July 27th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: The Consequences of Psychology’s Shameful Collusion in Torture: The American Psychological Association pandered to the CIA out of self-interest. In so doing, it betrayed a core ethical spirit—and opened the path to a dangerous future Joseph R. Ssaughter on the Pacific Standard Website on July 24, 2015.

Click Here to Read: Our Psychological Crisis: Making Sense of the American Psychological Association’s Collusion with Torture by Deborah Kory on the (more…)

Lying on an analyst’s couch

Sunday, July 26th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: Lying on an analyst’s couch by Shreevatsa Nevatia on the Blink website on July 24, 2015.

How Walking in Nature Changes the Brain

Thursday, July 23rd, 2015

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Click Here to Read: How Walking in Nature Changes the Brain By Gretchen Reynolds in The New York Times on July 22, 2015.

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Response to the Hoffman Report

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015

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Click Here to Read: Response to the Hoffman Report from the Society of Indian Psychologists.