Language and mental illness stigma
Stigma

The Problem with Language Policing

Patrick Corrigan has been my research crush for a number of years now. And what is a research crush, you might ask? I like how his mind works. He's a psychologist and stigma researcher, with lived experience to boot. He's one of the most prolific publishers in academic journals that I've ever come across. His… Continue reading The Problem with Language Policing

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What Is… Psychological Reactance

In this series, I dig a little deeper into the meaning of psychology-related terms.  This week's term is psychological reactance. Reactance theory was first proposed by American psychologist Jack Brehm in 1966. Reactance arises in response to having one's freedoms threatened, such as being told what to do (or not do). It comes into play… Continue reading What Is… Psychological Reactance

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What Is… Motivational Interviewing

In this series, I dig a little deeper into the meaning of psychological terms.  This week's term is motivational interviewing. Motivational interviewing (MI) is a therapeutic communication approach.  It's often used in the field of addictions, but it's got some very useful tidbits that are more broadly applicable to motivation for any sort of change.… Continue reading What Is… Motivational Interviewing