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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Railway map Source: "London - Metropolitan Railway / Underground Map 1923 (Postcard)" by Roger W/Flickr, CC BY SA 2.0 Can the use of analogy provide us a deeper understanding of the mind? To draw this out, in this post, I discuss the use of metaphor as a form of pragmatic exploration. Metaphors entail correspondence between terms that each have their own associational fields and thus enriches the semantic field of the phenomenon in question (Black, 1962;1977). The topic or tenor (i.e. principal subject) is conceived in the context of a vehicle (or modifying term) against a ground that serves as the semantic basis of the metaphor (Hoffman, Cochran, and Nead, 1990; Richards, 1965). A successful metaphor reverberates through the network of entailments, thus serving as a stimulating guide to disambiguate new discoveries (Boyd, 1979; Lakoff and Johnson, 1980). For example, the topic of memory has often been portrayed in the vehicle of a container. The associational semantic … [Read more...] about Metaphors of Mind
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
Laurie* was upset – sad, angry, frustrated and hurt. Her boss had praised a colleague and ignored her, even though they had both been equal members of the team that had done the project. “I get why I’m upset,” she said, “but usually I roll with these things. Next time I’ll get the credit. But I just keep revisiting it in my head, and it’s making it hard for me to get my other work done.” “I took my first post-pandemic flight,” Alba* said. “I was really nervous about flying. And then I sat next to a couple who were practically having sex in their seats. And across the aisle was a little kid that didn’t stop yelling the whole trip. These things don’t usually bother me so much. Normally I’d put on my headset, listen to a good book on tape, and ignore all the noise around me. But this time I couldn’t focus on my book, and by the time I got to my destination, I was ready to climb the walls.” Chad* was on a walk on one of the first warm spring days this year. “A guy was walking his … [Read more...] about Sad? Angry? 11 Ways to Function Better When You’re Stressed