The Crisis in Psychiatry | Psychology Today Canada | + Opinion

Psychiatry is as reductionistic as the rest of medicine. Source: The Crisis in Psychiatry | Psychology Today Canada Opinion: Here’s a good little article about reductionism in psychiatry. For the most part, I would agree. The article mentions Freud but fails to note that Carl Jung actually took what Freud said a little further. Jung… Read More The Crisis in Psychiatry | Psychology Today Canada | + Opinion

Spirituality not an isolated activity – The New Indian Express | + Opinion

Truth is not to be attained in isolation or abstraction. It is to be found in the middle of our everyday life, not in the middle of some special spiritual life. Source: Spirituality not an isolated activity- The New Indian Express Opinion: I was going to take a break Sunday and leave you all with… Read More Spirituality not an isolated activity – The New Indian Express | + Opinion

I Learned Who I Am in the Greek Islands – Chanukah & Kislev | + Opinion

I asked myself, “How can you dress one way in one place and a different way in another?” To have one identity at “home” and another one when I was away felt off. It felt contradictory. Source: I Learned Who I Am in the Greek Islands – Chanukah & Kislev Opinion: The lady in question… Read More I Learned Who I Am in the Greek Islands – Chanukah & Kislev | + Opinion

Joker – Reinforcing conventional thinking about so-called mental illness?

My doctorate is in psychology and religion so naturally, Joker was on my list of must-see movies. Last night I took the plunge and for the most part, found the film quite compelling. Excellent cinematography and outstanding performances made this worthy of my time. But I felt that Joker fell short with its treatment of… Read More Joker – Reinforcing conventional thinking about so-called mental illness?

Go grandmaster says computers ‘cannot be defeated’ | + Opinion

Go grandmaster says computers ‘cannot be defeated’ Source: Go grandmaster says computers ‘cannot be defeated’ Opinion: Apparently, the best Go player – Go is an ancient Chinese game of strategy – beat Google’s AI once but since Google’s machine learning has been updated, the player believes the software is now invincible. So he’s going into… Read More Go grandmaster says computers ‘cannot be defeated’ | + Opinion

Freud’s Libido – Something like the Root Chakra?

In Sigmund Freud’s psychoanalytic thought, the libido is instinctual energy stemming from the Id. The libido is associated with erogenous areas and corresponding stages of psychosexual development—namely, oral, anal, phallic, latency, and genital. Freud originally based much of his theory on the libido but later expanded his outlook to include a general life instinct, which… Read More Freud’s Libido – Something like the Root Chakra?