Category Archives: Social constructionism

Suspicious minds: The Truman Show delusion – All In The Mind – ABC Radio National (suitable for children)

In the past, people suffering from delusional beliefs might have thought that they were Napoleon or that the KGB was tapping their phone. These days, many believe that they’re the star of a movie or a reality television show, even when they’re not.

Joel Werner reports from New York on the under-recognised influence of culture on mental health. The Truman Show Delusion.

The episode recreates the creation of delusion in easy top understand form – even suitable for children.

Source: Suspicious minds: The Truman Show delusion – All In The Mind – ABC Radio National (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Mad studies brings a voice of sanity to psychiatry | Peter Beresford | Society | The Guardian

“Recovery” was meant to be the bright new idea of mental health policy. For many service users, however, it has become code for cutting support and trying to push people off benefits and into employment. The rhetoric of “user involvement” carries less conviction as the sector is reshaped more by a push to privatisation than by the appeal for parity of esteem with physical health policy….

Mad studies brings a voice of sanity to psychiatry | Peter Beresford | Society | The Guardian.

Publishing stings find predatory journals, shoddy peer review | Ars Technica

Science??? Who knew? I hope the sham articles published submitted to these journals will not be replicated.

Publishing stings find predatory journals, shoddy peer review | Ars Technica.

Validation, words and dialogue

Change your words and change your world…

Validation…

These and more were found on the TAOS Institute web site, along with links to some of the writings of Jaakko Seikkula, at http://www.taosinstitute.net/jaakko-seikkula-phd

Open Dialogue as a system is based on ideas of social constructionism, which I will tentatively describe as a way of seeing the world in which reality is constructed through social interactions at all levels; from interpersonal to international. For more detail, see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Social_Construction_of_Realityhttp://hsb.sagepub.com/content/51/1_suppl/S67.full.pdf+html and