Category Archives: Psychology

The Loss of Sadness: How Psychiatry Transformed Normal Sorrow into Depressive Disorder

Here are some highlights from this 2007 book: * The book you are about to read is a brilliant tour de force of scholarship and analysis from two of our leading thinkers about psychiatric diagnosis and the nature of mental … Continue reading

Posted in Psychiatry, Psychology | Comments Off on The Loss of Sadness: How Psychiatry Transformed Normal Sorrow into Depressive Disorder

Historicism and Hill Street Blues, Major Depressive Disorder, Afghan Refugees

Posted in Afghanistan, Psychiatry, Psychoanalysis, Psychology | Comments Off on Historicism and Hill Street Blues, Major Depressive Disorder, Afghan Refugees

The Undoing Project: A Friendship That Changed Our Minds

Michael Lewis writes in his 2016 book The Undoing: * All the leading behaviorists were WASPs—a fact that didn’t go unnoticed by young people entering psychology in the 1950s. Looking back, a casual observer of the field at that time … Continue reading

Posted in Psychology | Comments Off on The Undoing Project: A Friendship That Changed Our Minds

Borderline Personality Disorder

From Unherd.com: …people with BPD are cognitively “lighter” than neurotypical people. That is: if you are heavy, it takes a lot to move you. So when something quite nice happens to a neurotypical person, it makes them slightly happier: the … Continue reading

Posted in Psychology | Comments Off on Borderline Personality Disorder

Alone Together: Why We Expect More from Technology and Less from Each Other (6-6-21)

My notes on Alone Together: Why We Expect More from Technology and Less from Each Other 00:00 Richard joins, https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCE0dJw8SfA_PUNmyu_1ywdA 02:00 Alone Together: Why We Expect More from Technology and Less from Each Other, https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MURE5ZE/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1 30:00 Interaction Ritual Chains, https://lukeford.net/blog/?p=139572 … Continue reading

Posted in Psychology | Comments Off on Alone Together: Why We Expect More from Technology and Less from Each Other (6-6-21)