Tag: psychology

Andrea Petersen: On Edge–A Journey Through Anxiety

A celebrated science and health reporter offers a wry, bracingly honest account of living with anxiety A racing heart. Difficulty breathing. Overwhelming dread. Andrea Petersen was first diagnosed with an anxiety disorder at the age of twenty, but she later realized that she had been experiencing panic attacks since childhood. With time her symptoms multiplied.

Damion Searls: The Inkblots: Hermann Rorschach, His Iconic Test, and the Power of Seeing

The captivating, untold story of Hermann Rorschach and his famous inkblot test, which has shaped our view of human personality and become a fixture in popular culture In 1917, working alone in a remote Swiss asylum, psychiatrist Hermann Rorschach devised an experiment to probe the human mind. For years he had grappled with the theories

Lying

Psychology has always been one of my favorite subjects of study. The brain is such a complicated infrastructure that I never cease to be amazed by its never ending facets. Thereā€™s just so much to learn and to discover. I have often wished I were more scientifically inclined so I could study it as more

Flowers for Algernon

Holy crap, I’m dying. If you have not read Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes, run out and get a copy right now. I’ve always been fascinated with the way our brains work, with mentalĀ handicaps, illness, psychology, etc. If I were smarter and more focused, I would have gone into that field. I settle for
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