The Moral of Iraq’s Million Man & Kobe’s Purple Diamond

Millions rally as Iraqis demand US troops pull out - BBC News https://youtu.be/f3plTR1Dcew edited by O Society Jan 28, 2020 The "Million Man March" convened by Shia cleric Muqtada al-Sadr exceeded expectations. According to estimates of the Iraqi police commander Jaafar Al-Batat, over 1 million people Thursday demanded the departure of U.S. troops from Iraq with a march … Continue reading The Moral of Iraq’s Million Man & Kobe’s Purple Diamond

Depressive Realism

header image: 15-year-old Kayla Alford expelled from Kentucky Christian school for posting this photo of herself with rainbow birthday cake on Facebook by Julie Reshe  edited by O Society Jan 15, 2020 I remember being depressed. It was a frightening state of mind that seemed to go on indefinitely. The very idea of waking up … Continue reading Depressive Realism

No tricks. No mantras. I just want to learn how to do nothing: My quest to stay still

Rather than filling every spare moment with distractions, could I find a way to be at ease in my own company? by Sam Delaney edited by O Society Dec 27, 2019 When I gave up alcohol four and a half years ago, I found I had a lot of extra time on my hands. Hours that … Continue reading No tricks. No mantras. I just want to learn how to do nothing: My quest to stay still

Mental health professionals read Trump’s letter as study in “the psychotic mind”

The Impeachment Iceberg continued by Chauncy DeVega edited by O Society Dec 22, 2019 Wednesday night, Donald Trump was impeached by the House of Representatives. Trump will now — perhaps after some delay — be put on trial in the Senate, where he will then be acquitted by Republicans who have sworn personal fealty to him. … Continue reading Mental health professionals read Trump’s letter as study in “the psychotic mind”

Study Identifies The Most Effective Mental Strategies People Use To Get Through Aversive Challenges

by Christian Jarrett edited by O Society Dec 19, 2019 What strategies do you use to push through a tough challenge, be it a run on a treadmill or a stressful phone call with your boss? Perhaps you remind yourself of what you have to gain from completing the task, or you use distraction, or you … Continue reading Study Identifies The Most Effective Mental Strategies People Use To Get Through Aversive Challenges

Why Fear Of Rejection Prevents Us From Making Wise Decisions

by David Robson edited by O Society Dec 12, 2019 When you have a disagreement with your boss, how do you respond? Do you consider that you might be at fault and try to consider the other’s viewpoint? Or do you dig in your heels and demand that other people come around to your way … Continue reading Why Fear Of Rejection Prevents Us From Making Wise Decisions

Why Anti-Authoritarians are Diagnosed as Mentally Ill

by Bruce Levine edited by O Society Nov 25, 2019 In my career as a psychologist, I have talked with hundreds of people previously diagnosed by other professionals with oppositional defiant disorder, attention deficit hyperactive disorder, anxiety disorder, and other psychiatric illnesses, and I am struck by (1) how many of these diagnosed are essentially … Continue reading Why Anti-Authoritarians are Diagnosed as Mentally Ill