Category Archives: psychology

Conscience and Guilt

When we say, express, or do some­thing wrong, our con­science pricks us. It is a wound that hurts. Often, we apply “quick relief” med­ica­tion to that wound: “Oh, I’m sor­ry, I didn’t know” (when one very well knew) “I’m sor­ry, … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Jeremy Brett’s Sherlock Holmes, Bipolar Disorder and Manic Depression

I grew up watch­ing Jere­my Brett in one of my best loved TV series of Sher­lock Holmes. Brett was the quin­tes­sen­tial Holmes, nobody, nei­ther Basil Rath­bone nor Bene­dict Cum­ber­batch can come close to epit­o­miz­ing the essen­tial Sher­lock. In 2014, Brett … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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How We Should Or Should Not Use Social Networks

This is a com­pan­ion post to The Dis­il­lu­sion­ment of Social Net­works. If you have not read it, please do, before con­tin­u­ing to read. What I did not dis­cuss in that post is our expec­ta­tion from oth­er peo­ple about how they … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Relating, Relationships & Relativity

There are some peo­ple who, many times, say things we our­selves would have said. Their thoughts seem to mir­ror ours so often that it is aston­ish­ing. We relate to them, their ideas, their feel­ings. This does not hap­pen often with … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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The Conflict of Online & Offline Identities

The pace of psy­cho­log­i­cal sci­ence has not kept up with the pace of tech­no­log­i­cal progress, lead­ing to a whole slew of issues sur­round­ing our so-called online identities.If you fol­low psy­chol­o­gy as far as it flows into main­stream media, you must … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Clinical Depression in the Context of Human Evolution

If evo­lu­tion ensures sur­vival of the most adapt­able species, how did it not van­quish men­tal depres­sion in humans? This ques­tion has been on my mind for sev­er­al years, and it is time to exam­ine it in the con­text of a … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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What The Hell Is Divinity?

A few blog posts and con­ver­sa­tions with friends have made me unqui­et about the con­cept of Divin­i­ty: What is Divin­i­ty and what does it mean? Back­ground My friend Asuph wrote about Divin­i­ty in 2004, when I had not even start­ed … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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