Knowledge and education are key to building empathy and tolerance. Dr. Neel Burton

“Depression: the healthy suspicion that modern life has no meaning and that modern society is absurd and alienating.” Dr Neel Burton is a psychiatrist and philosopher who teaches in Oxford and is also a writer (“The Meaning of Madness”, “Heaven and Hell – the Psychology of Emotions”, “For better, for worse” – to mention a few), a blogger for Psychology Today, associate follow of the … Continue reading Knowledge and education are key to building empathy and tolerance. Dr. Neel Burton

Kimi Werner: Happiness is having your own sense of belonging

…I had to bite its brain, since my hands were tied in its tentacles, to kill it and by the time I did I was topless and covered in squid ink. That was pretty weird. I first watched Kimi’s Ted talk and fall in love. That was a couple of years ago. Then I had to wait for many months to get a hold of … Continue reading Kimi Werner: Happiness is having your own sense of belonging

Mental secrets

I’ve been dealing with panic/anxiety disorder and depression for about 10 years now. No, I am not depressed throughout the whole time, and I am most definitely not sweating my ass off over the everyday bullshit in my life. In fact, I live a perfectly satisfying, independent life in one of the most exciting cities in the world, I stand behind my professional and personal choices, enjoy … Continue reading Mental secrets

Effects of negative media on emotional and cognitive processing

Abstract The current study examines the possible effects of negative print media on the perceiver’s emotional and cognitive processing. Participants (N=45) were exposed to either a negative or positive mood manipulation. They were randomly giving one of three articles to read. Two of the articles were on anxiety related topics – terrorism and murder; the third article regarding the royal wedding between Prince William and Kate Middleton, was … Continue reading Effects of negative media on emotional and cognitive processing