Ethical Human Psychology and Psychiatry

Ethical Human Psychology and Psychiatry is a magazine focusing on Psychology

Articles from Vol. 12, No. 3, 2010

Antidepressants and Alternative Approaches to Helping Children and Adolescents Struggling with Depression
This article develops the thesis that feelings of unhappiness and depression are an inherent and unavoidable part of being alive. Depression should not necessarily be seen as a medical illness or as a type of mental illness. Of course, frequently occurring...
Editorial
A statistician did 3 hours of computations on a total of 6 blackboards without brooking interruption. At the end of class, with no time left, I told him that his answer was erroneous. During our next class, I showed him a crucial error: at the top of...
Examining the Relationship between Personality Characteristics and Unethical Behaviors Resulting in Economic Crime
The current downward economic spiral in the United States has forced difficult, sometimes unethical financial decisions brought to public attention by high-profile offenders. Previous research has not supported personality as a significant factor in...
Normalizing Symptoms: Neither Labeling nor Enabling
We often make judgments of certain kinds of behavior that are virtually automatic: delusions show that one is crazy, wrong answers show that one is ignorant, and so on. The theory of labeling/normalization suggests caution in making these judgments because...
Pediatric Bipolar and the Media of Madness
This past decade has witnessed an explosive rise in the controversial diagnosis of pediatric bipolar and the prescription of antipsychotics to children. Has the behavior of American children grown more irritable and defiant, or has adult judgment of...
Reinventing the Stress Concept
Studies that attempt to models stress have been limited by the ambiguity surrounding the stress concept. To address this conceptual lacuna, this article proposes a new approach to conceptualizing stress. Through a historical survey of ideas relating...
The DSM-V Project: Bad Science Produces Bad Psychiatry
The project to develop the successor to fourth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders has been under way for 10 years, yet it is still several years from completion, and the field trials, the most difficult and expensive...
The Genetics of Political Attitudes and Behavior: Claims and Refutations
Some political scientists have argued in recent years that twin research shows that genetic factors play an important role in shaping political attitudes, ideologies, and behavior. Moreover, some researchers claim to have identified genes for political...
The Imprinters: Surviving the Unlived Life of Our Parents
The Imprinters: Surviving the Unlived Life of Our Parents. Eileen Walkenstein. Phoenix, AZ: Perfect Printers, 2008, 372 pp., $39.95 (softcover).INTRODUCTION BY PETER R. BREGGINThis book review begins with my introduction because I wished to share and...