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Blogging

Blogger Outreach: Why Random People Want Your Links

If you've been blogging for a while and you have either a contact form or an email contact listed on your blog, you've probably gotten messages from random people wanting you to link to their content. In case you're wondering why, let's chat about it. Links matter to Google, and as a result, links matter… Continue reading Blogger Outreach: Why Random People Want Your Links

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What Is... Psychology Series

What Is… the Psychology of War Atrocities

In this series, I dig a little deeper into the meaning of psychology-related terms.  This week's term is the psychology of war atrocities. This post won't go into any details of the atrocities themselves; rather, the focus is on what contributes to people becoming perpetrators. This post is based on a comprehensive paper on the… Continue reading What Is… the Psychology of War Atrocities

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Book Reviews

Book Review: But Deliver Me From Crazy

But Deliver Me From Crazy by Katie R. Dale is a memoir of living with bipolar disorder. You may know Katie from her blog, Bipolar Brave. She also contributed a story about bipolar I to my book Making Sense of Psychiatric Diagnosis. The book begins when Katie was in high school, when her illness first… Continue reading Book Review: But Deliver Me From Crazy

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Science, Pseudoscience, & Media Literacy

Are the Covidiots Screwing Us All Over?

Image by Erika Varga from Pixabay  COVID sucks. Restrictions suck. But does it have to be this bad? Sure, the virus is quite contagious, and can make people very sick, but would it be different if it weren't for the covidiots? I'm inclined to think that it would be. There will always be people who choose to break… Continue reading Are the Covidiots Screwing Us All Over?

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Mental Health

The Strangeness of the Britney Spears Conservatorship

Britney Spears, Roundhouse, London (Apple Music Festival 2016)Drew de F Fawkes, CC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons Britney Spears has been in the news recently after the New York Times released its documentary Framing Britney Spears. It's on Hulu and FX, which I don't have access to, so I haven't watched it. Still, I wanted… Continue reading The Strangeness of the Britney Spears Conservatorship

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Blogging

Tips for Bloggers to Avoid Copyright Violations

Most bloggers are very well-intentioned and would try to steer clear from any potential copyright violations. However, it's not hard to inadvertently cross the line from okay to dodgy. So, let's chat about some issues that might come up. Copyright notice There doesn't have to be a notice asserting the content owner's copyright for that… Continue reading Tips for Bloggers to Avoid Copyright Violations

What is... insights into psychology series
What Is... Psychology Series

What Is… Learned Helplessness

In this series, I dig a little deeper into the meaning of psychology-related terms.  This week's term is learned helplessness. Learned helplessness was first described by Martin Seligman, who is also the founder of positive psychology. It began with observations made during animal studies, and eventually became his theory of depression. While doing classical conditioning… Continue reading What Is… Learned Helplessness