People, even those who report that they value morality, often act unethically and then put it out of their mind. Source: Photo by Bermix Studio on Unsplash A psychologist charged her usual fee of one hundred dollars for a session. After her patient paid cash and left, she rubbed the bill and noticed he had overpaid her with two crisp one hundred bills stuck together. The thought popped into her head that she could keep the extra hundred-dollar bill, and nobody would ever know. Psychologists are supposed to be the vanguards of ethical and moral conduct as they treat the public. And they are required to take annual continuing education credits to maintain their licenses. Yet, the most common ethical violations psychologists commit are breaking patient confidentiality, sexual misconduct, and insurance mismanagement. Many highly-reputable people claim to have lofty ethical standards and denounce others for dishonesty, while violating their own principles by cheating on their … [Read more...] about Is It Gaslighting or Unethical Amnesia?
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Source: Gerd Altmann/Pixabay When it comes to improving psychological well-being, there are lots of options but surprisingly little evidence-based knowledge about how effectively each one—in and of itself or in combination with other interventions—optimally improves mental states of well-being. A new systematic review and meta-analysis by a team of Australian researchers "aimed to overcome limitations of previous reviews by examining the efficacy of distinct types of psychological interventions, irrespective of their theoretical underpinning, and the impact of various moderators." Their peer-reviewed findings ( Van Agteren et al., 2021 ) were published on April 19 in Nature Human Behaviour . What's the best way to build personal well-being? For this worldwide systematic review and meta-analysis, a collaborative team of researchers from the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute and Flinders University identified 419 randomized and controlled trials … [Read more...] about 8 Mix-and-Match Ingredients for a Tailored Be-Well Plan
Medically accurate illustration of the cerebellum (Latin for "little brain") in orange. Cerebellar means "related to the cerebellum." Source: SciePro/Shutterstock Earlier this year, researchers in Finland published a study ( Kekkonen et al., 2021 ) showing that heavy ("binge") drinking from adolescence to young adulthood was associated with an altered cerebellum . Now, another recently published study about alcohol and the brain puts the cerebellum front and center. The latest study ( Jin, Cao, Yang, et al., 2021) into how the brain metabolizes alcohol suggests that astrocytic ALDH2 enzymes in the cerebellum may play a previously unrecognized role in drunkenness (i.e., ethanol intoxication). These peer-reviewed findings were published on March 22 in the open-access journal Nature Metabolism . "We found ALDH2 was expressed in cells known as astrocytes in the cerebellum, a brain region that controls balance and motor coordination," co-author Qi Cao of the … [Read more...] about How Does Alcohol Make Someone Drunk?
Home Lgbtq Lgbtq oi-Lekhaka By Lekhaka on March 31, 2021 The KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival is celebrating International Transgender Day of Visibility on 31 March 2021 with a daylong online programme of film screenings and discussion titled KASHISH Trans*Fest. There are four programmes under this event: International Shorts, Indian Shorts, a Panel Discussion and a National Award winning documentary. The films are streaming on BookMyShow platform, and audiences across the world can access these programs at a very modest cost. Proceeds will be given to Tweet Foundation, a NGO in Delhi working for the welfare of the transgender community. "This one-day festival of LGBTQ films from India and around the world highlights the life of Transwomen and Transmen, not only their struggles, but their small little victories in finding love and acceptance by families and society. We are happy to be doing our bit to support … [Read more...] about KASHISH TransFest Special On International Transgender Day Of Visibility On March 31
Home Lgbtq Lgbtq oi-Staff By Staff on March 31, 2021 The KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival, South Asia's biggest LGBTQIA+ film festival, joins hands with the Kala Ghoda Arts Festival, one of the oldest festivals in India, to bring an exciting line-up of gay, lesbian and transgender focus short films as well as a panel discussion. Sridhar Rangayan, festival director of KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival said, "This is the third year in succession that KASHISH is collaborating with Kala Ghoda Arts Festival, this time virtually. As one of the leading platforms in India curating and programming LGBTQIA+ content, we try to create a year-round slate of programming with other film festivals in India and across the world and also with organizations and corporates. We want to spread the message of rainbow love!" "The Kala Ghoda Arts Festival has been synonymous with Mumbai city for over two decades now. … [Read more...] about Kashish Mumbai International Queer Film Festival Waves Rainbow Flag At Kala Ghoda Arts Festival