This is what the future of mental health could look like. Source: The future of mental health care might lie beyond psychiatry – Vox Opinion: Back in grad studies, I wrote a paper from a cross-cultural perspective, suggesting that madness and mysticism are “states of mind and minds of state.” By that, I meant that… Read More The future of mental health care might lie beyond psychiatry – Vox
“To prevent future mass school shootings, we need to begin to focus on the cultural and social drivers of these types of events, such as the romanticization of guns and gun violence, rather than on individual predictors.” Source: Mental illness is not the cause of mass school shootings, study finds Opinion: A murderer kills a… Read More Mental illness is not the cause of mass school shootings, study finds | Opinion
Hansel and Gretel is a Germanic folk tale of unknown age put into print and published by the Brothers Grimm in 1812. The story is about two children of a poor woodcutter. When a great famine spreads across the land, their wicked stepmother (a good example of Carl Jung‘s negative anima figure) urges their father… Read More Hansel and Gretel – Using reason to outwit evil
Opinion: Some folks apparently ‘in the know’ at YouTube comment that this video is surprisingly close to reality. I must admit that while watching it I couldn’t believe how closely the description fit a certain professor I once had. Ahh… so that’s it. The professor was just wired wrong! That’s why they remorselessly screwed me… Read More 5 Signs Someone Is Secretly A Sociopath – YouTube | Opinion
Hi everyone, it’s a holiday today in Canada so I’m just updating some drivers and taking it easy. Thought I’d revise this short Think Free entry while waiting for a download to finish… ✌🕊 In psychoanalysis, isolation is a defense mechanism developed by Sigmund Freud (and later by Anna Freud) in which a painful or… Read More Isolation – When you know it but don’t feel it
Introjection is a Freudian defense mechanism in which a person relates to an external object in terms of its imagined instead of actual functioning. The imaginary content is called an introject and can take negative or positive forms—e.g. the punitive mother, the kindly grandfather, the distant father, and so on. Freud says introjection plays a… Read More Introjection – Where do we draw the line between fact and fiction?
Think about it. Putin talks about restoring ‘Mother Russia’ to its fullness. He just can’t handle the fact that Ukraine separated and that Ukrainians have grown up, apart from Russia with their own unique identity. Putin wants it all back the way it was with Peter the Great, or whenever it was that Ukraine belonged… Read More Could Freud’s notion of ‘separation anxiety’ upend the world?
When we give certain people or groups special help, tax breaks or monetary handouts, are we really helping? Sometimes, I think the answer is yes. Disabled persons who just cannot make a living on their own deserve a life of dignity and should be eligible for assistance if they so desire it. But what about… Read More Opinion – How do we best help special interest groups?
Why does suffering sometimes ennoble and other times embitter? People who undergo great trials can turn out one of two ways. They either become better people, learning about their own imperfections and resolving to improve or on the other hand, they just become miserable losers hell-bent on making other people suffer just like they did.… Read More Suffering ennobles the soul?
Id [das Es (German) translated to the id (Latin); the “it” (English)] In Sigmund Freud‘s psychoanalysis, the id is a supposedly instinctual reservoir of disordered unconscious drives – a “cauldron full of seething excitations” – present at birth. Freud says that the id abides by the pleasure principle and places continual demands on the ego… Read More The Id – Life, death and sex all wrapped into one needy impulse