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Why is it that people participate in research A new method of recording and documenting perspectives from a community perspective, called photovoice, has started generating interesting results. Photovoice is where community members are provided with a camera, video or voice recorder to document events at the community level. Photovoice was developed in 1992 by Caroline Wang of the University of Michigan, and Mary Ann Burris, at Women s Health at the Ford F ...
Psychology Today - Wed. Sep 21
Don’t Just ‘Face’ Fear: Attack The Ambush
Author Bob Mayer is my guest blogger today. His advice to writers is direct, unique, and inspiring
Psychology Today - Wed. Sep 21
How to Know if You Are a Good Person
During my first trip to New Orleans, I visited a tarot reader name Avery. While the other mystics looked and seemed more legit i.e., donned in full gothic attire, prominently displayed crystal balls , Avery, who was wearing regular street clothes and casually thumbing through a book, was the cheapest psychic on the block, offering my friend and me a two-for-one special when we walked by. Obviously, we were sold. While shuffling a deck of tarot cards, Avery ...
Psychology Today - Wed. Sep 21
My Psychosis Doesn't Define Me
I prance down the runway like a queen, my body dripping with jewels. Like a lioness, I sway from side to side, moving to entice all who look my way I am the beast who no one can touch, and no one can tame. As I glance at the rows of curious faces, however, the darkness begins to take over. Before I know it, my worst nightmare has returned the demons have revealed themselves, with their black eyes and mouths full of jagged teeth. I cannot escape them they a ...
Huffington Post - Wed. Sep 21
Congress: Pass Mental Health First Aid Funding
In a crowded Chinese restaurant a few years ago, a colleague saw his panic-struck brother grab at his own throat - a telltale sign he was choking. He instinctively applied the Heimlich maneuver, dislodging the offending piece of broccoli.
Huffington Post - Wed. Sep 21
How A Body-Positive Tattoo Sparked A 'Self Love Club' Online
The Self Love Club rsquo s rules are as follows
Huffington Post - Wed. Sep 21
Is It Too Late to Say Balti?
Earlier this year, I was commissioned to investigate the linguistics of punning and humor by a major online fast food vendor. The unexpected source of this commission derived from TV ads, that were being aired in the UK on behalf of JUST EAT. The TV ads, which featured funny takes on famous tunes like Bonnie Tyler s 1980 power ballad I Need a Hero re-worked as I Need a Balti have helped the company hit 200m sales. But as an unexpected bonus, they have also ...
Psychology Today - Tue. Sep 20
“You’re SO Controlling!”
Ever said this to your partner Or had your partner say it to you Or one of its oh-so-many variants such as You re always trying to control me Are you ever going to stop controlling me You re trying to control me again I hate it when you micro-manage me You re so demanding [or even something like] Why does it always have to be your way or the highway . . . So, what s the problem in voicing your frustrations in this manner in employing something like the wor ...
Psychology Today - Tue. Sep 20
How Eye Contact Alters Our Behavior
There s ample evidence that the gaze of others is highly compelling We re more attuned to faces whose eyes are trained upon us than faces whose eyes are looking elsewhere. Even newborns pay more attention to faces whose eyes are gazing directly at them than to faces whose eyes are looking off in the distance. You probably already know this if you ve ever been trying to read in a coffee shop or on a subway but suddenly feel the stare of a stranger distracti ...
Psychology Today - Tue. Sep 20
9 Things To Know When Someone You Love Is Suffering From Depression
This was originally published on Scary Mommy .
Huffington Post - Tue. Sep 20
Michelle Obama Is Not Here For Your Mental Health Stigma
Got something judgmental to say about mental illness Michelle Obama is here to set you straight.
Huffington Post - Tue. Sep 20
Walking style may indicate aggressive personality
How aggressive a person is can be identified by the way they walk, finds a new study by the University of Portsmouth in the United Kingdom. This research could be useful in crime prevention to recognize people with an aggressive walk before an aggression-linked crime is committed.
Medical News Today - Mon. Sep 19
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