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Excessive Medication, Mental Health, Evolutionary Psychology, and The Creation of New Cultures

John Horgan, in The Chronicle of Higher Education, on “Are Psychiatric Medicines Making Us Sicker?” “As recently as the 1950s, Whitaker contends, the four major mental disorders—depression, anxiety disorder, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia—often manifested as episodic and “self limiting”; that is, … Continue reading

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Why in a Sane World, Educators = Entrepreneurs of Happiness and Well-Being

In this TEDx talk, Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, originator of the flow concept, summarizes the results of more than a decade of research on “positive psychology.”  The conclusion is that there are three primary sources of happiness, reliable predictors of a sense … Continue reading

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