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What Is... Series (Insights into Psychology)
Insights into Psychology

What Is… Reactive Attachment Disorder

In this series, I dig a little deeper into the meaning of psychology-related terms. This week's term is reactive attachment disorder. The DSM-5 classifies reactive attachment disorder (RAD) as a trauma-related disorder that develops in early childhood as a result of severe neglect and maltreament. It's been observed in children whose parents have an illness… Continue reading What Is… Reactive Attachment Disorder

Do you love yourself? - graphic of a woman hugging herself
MH@H Mental Health

Do You Love Yourself? A Look at Self-Love

Em of From Famine to Feast wrote recently about why self-love is a good call, whereas my friends at WeDIDit wrote about relief that self-love wasn't required to move forward. Around the same time, Andy of Eden in Babylon was talking the clusterfuck entailed in the word love and the many different things we use… Continue reading Do You Love Yourself? A Look at Self-Love

Book cover: Introducing the Freud Wars: A Graphic Guide
MH@H Book Reviews

Book Review: Introducing the Freud Wars: A Graphic Guide

Introducing the Freud Wars: A Graphic Guide by Stephen Wilson, with illustrations by Oscar Zarate, is part of the Introducing... series. I've previously reviewed two books in the series, Introducing Evolutionary Psychology and Introducing Psychology. I was expecting this book to humorous, given the topic, the cover art, and the other books in the series… Continue reading Book Review: Introducing the Freud Wars: A Graphic Guide

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MH@H Mental Health

A Look at the Hearing Voices Movement

The International Hearing Voices Movement (InterVoice) seeks to normalize, depathologize, and destigmatize the experience voice-hearing, and also provide support to people who hear voices, see visions, etc. InterVoice is based in the UK. There are also 28 national networks, including the Hearing Voices Network in the UK and Hearing Voices Network USA. The movement believes… Continue reading A Look at the Hearing Voices Movement

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Stop the Stigma

Stigma, Word Policing, and Targeting the Wrong Audience

Stigma is a social phenomenon that encompasses stereotypes, prejudiced attitudes based on those stereotypes, and discriminatory behaviours. There are a lot of anti-stigma advocates, both organizations and individuals, focusing on word usage and what to say or not say about mental illness. This is sometimes referred to as word policing or language policing. Sometimes, those… Continue reading Stigma, Word Policing, and Targeting the Wrong Audience

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Blogging and Writing

Annoying Blogger Outreach Tactics

I've been rather irritable lately, and as a result have fired off a couple of snarky emails in response to annoying blogger outreach emails from marketers. I've written before about blogger outreach, which is when marketers try to get bloggers to do things for them. A basic, very common version of this is to try… Continue reading Annoying Blogger Outreach Tactics

What Is... Series (Insights into Psychology)
Insights into Psychology

What Is… Self-Esteem

In this series, I dig a little deeper into the meaning of psychology-related terms. This week's term is self-esteem. Self-esteem refers to the extent to which we perceive the various elements of our self-concept positively. It incorporates our physical self-image, how we feel about the things we've accomplished, how successful we consider ourselves to be… Continue reading What Is… Self-Esteem

Lost in translation: Greek sign translated as "bathing of dogs prohibited"
Miscellaneous

Lost in Translation English Signs

If you're making a sign that includes languages on your own, you'll probably want some help to get it right. Sometimes Google Translate doesn't tell you the right thing. Sometimes, people get creative and decide to skip that step altogether, and just ask their neighbour whose cousin moved to the US, because presumably the neighbour… Continue reading Lost in Translation English Signs

Book cover: Introducing Psychology: A Graphic Guide
MH@H Book Reviews

Book Review: Introducing Psychology: A Graphic Guide

Introducing Psychology: A Graphic Guide by Nigel C. Benson is from the same series as Introducing Evolutionary Psychology, which I recently reviewed. It essentially takes the most interesting and relevant bits from an Intro to Psychology course and simplifies it, adding some fun graphics to boot. Explanations are bite-sized, chapters are short and sweet, and… Continue reading Book Review: Introducing Psychology: A Graphic Guide