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Psychology’s ‘third wave’

Time Magazine’s website features an excellent essay entitled “The Third Wave of Therapy” by John Cloud. The third wave follows the psychodynamic and cognitive-behavioral waves and is called Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). Its creator is Steven Hayes. In actuality, there’s nothing very new about ACT. I was stunned, reading the lengthy article, to find […]

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A taste of reality

more about ““, posted with vodpod

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You are about to be voted out of your own life

One of the frequent criticisms of psychology and psychiatry is their penchant for dreaming up new disorders or over-diagnosing existing ones. They are assisted in this by Big Pharma which is always trying to find new uses for existing drugs. Probably the most familiar example of this is the gross over-diagnosing of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity […]

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Pinky the cat

more about "Pinky the cat", posted with vodpod

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More on blogging

The often entertaining bloggingheads.tv recently featured a discussion between two legal scholars, Cass Sunstein and Eugene Volokh, about the comparative value of newspapers and blogs. The New York Times framed their discussion as an attempt to determine if blogs are “bad for us.” This is of course a separate question from the one of the […]

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