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Why Anti-Authoritarians are Diagnosed as Mentally Ill

Why Anti-Authoritarians are Diagnosed as Mentally Ill
(Note: Read Bruce Levine’s latest post: Anti-Authoritarians and Schizophrenia: Do Rebels Who Defy Treatment Do Better? In my career as a psychologist, I have talked with hundreds of people previously diagnosed by other professionals with oppositional defiant disorder, attention deficit hyperactive disorder, anxiety disorder and other psychiatric illnesses, and I am struck by (1) how many of those diagnosed are essentially anti-authoritarians, and (2) how those professionals who have diagnosed them are not. Anti-authoritarians question whether an authority is a legitimate one before taking that authority seriously. Evaluating the legitimacy of authorities includes assessing whether or not authorities actually know what they are talking about, are honest, and care about those people who are respecting their authority. Some activists lament how few anti-authoritarians there appear to be in the United States. Why Mental Health Professionals Diagnose Anti-Authoritarians with Mental Illness Related:  Educational ModelsSociety

P2PU How we test ideas about learning. Current projects Use the drop down list above to see all current projects. Here are a few examples: The Citizen Science project makes scientific ideas and practice accessible to everyone.The Open Masters creates a template for anyone to pursue their own semi-formal study.The Mechanical MOOC automates a massive course experience. What’s a project? Projects take many forms- such as organizing face to face meetings around an existing course, building a community of ambassadors, conducting research experiments, running experimental courses, or building technology and tools- but all projects: Create something new- a tool, content, experience, model, etc.Test a hypothesis or question, or demonstrate a new way of doing things.Openly share what they are creating and learning. Projects are not afraid to fail, but they don’t whimper. P2PU projects are an important part of what we do, and they are rooted in our values of openness, community, and peer learning.

Get Free Legal Advice from Actual Lawyers at LegalAdvice.com. No, Really. Dear SirI had submitted resignation to join new bank.But bank after 15 days issued charge sheet and after rejected my resignation in august 98 I was compulsory retired from the services of bank on 19sept 1998 . In my case I hv evidence that no real enquiry was ever held . My appeal for reinstatement was pending .I was asked to submit letter with wordings: I MAY BE ALLOWED TO RESIGN IN CASE REINSTATED. I DID SUBMIT THIS LETTER on 19/12/98. I got reinstated back in to services of bank vide letter dated 21.12.98 by setting aside orders of compulsory retirement and it will be effective from the date of joining duties .I joined duties on 28/12/98 but was relieved on the same day .I was not paid any wages from sept to dec.(period of compulsory retirement) But i was relieved on 28/12 98 itself stating that my resignation accepted but relieving letter did not mentioned any reference of letter of resignation.. My letter dated 19/12/98 was treated as resignation. Rahul aggarwal

TC@MWC: Hands-On With The HTC One S The HTC One X is clearly the device everyone wants to see, which is why I decided to give its little brother a bit of spotlight first. The One S is sort of a puzzle to me. Though it’s meant to be more of a mid-range device than the powerhouse that is the HTC One X, the One S sports an arguably handsomer exterior. Unlike its polycarbonate-clad counterpart, the One S sports a frame made from single piece of aluminum, which imbues it with a more robust, premium feel despite its light weight and slim (7.9mm!) frame. Much as I like the One X, I think there’s a very real chance that the One S will ultimately be the real leader of the pack when it comes to popularity. It felt rather zippy too — there was nary a hiccup to be seen, thanks in large part to its 1GB of RAM and its 1.5GHz Snapdragon S4 processor. The Super AMOLED qHD screen weighs in at 4.3 inches diagonal, which actually made me chuckle when I heard it.

The Secret To Landing A Man » Roosh V Feminist culture has done a good job robbing American women of their natural feminine allure. All that’s left are empty shells of human androgyny that is begging to be filled by so-called female dating experts who were unsuccessful in landing a man themselves . Cosmo, self-help books, and Jezebel are eagerly filling the hole, creating women who are unattractive and painful to talk to. If you want to boil it down to one sentence, here’s what they are teaching young women today: “Just do what guys do to you!” Want to attract a guy? Want to get him more interested? Want to make him wonder about you? And as much as they made fun of The Game when it came out, they are now taking a whole chapter out of its playbook by negging guys so regularly that it’s becoming the main way American women “flirt.” Women think, “Some guy used this on me once and I fucked him, so it must work!” Here is the secret to landing and keeping a man: 1. Okay I see there are some hands raised in the hamster audience…

7 Things You Can do Right Now to Protect Your Vision I spend all day on a computer. No, wait, that’s an understatement. I spend nearly every waking hour of every single day in front of a digital device. By 4:00 p.m. my eyes are dry, bloodshot, and begging for relief. When it’s really bad, I can actually hear myself blinking. The majority of us spend all of our work and free time in front of one form of digital device or another. How long do you spend in front of a screen? The eyes clean and moisten themselves each time you blink. Reduced blinking is most associated with Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS). headachesblurred visiondry eyesneck and shoulder paindouble visionlight sensitivity Sound like anyone you know? Light influences everything from our hormone secretion and heart rate, to our cognitive abilities. Well, most light passes through your cornea, lens, and macula: Cornea and Lens: responsible for absorbing much of the UV light that enters our eyes with the lens absorbing most shorter wavelength light. Blue Light Bad News Dim the lights

Reading, Writing, and Self-Esteem — Emerging Ideas By almost every measure, Cupertino High School in northern California is a successful place. Perched in the heart of Silicon Valley, Cupertino sent 85 percent of its senior class to college in 2009, and hundreds of its students take advanced placement classes each year. But some of Cupertino’s kids are doing better than others. On average, students there excel on California’s Academic Performance Index. The target is 800; Cupertino students scored 893. Nationwide, the numbers are even more striking: 94 percent of white young adults have earned a high school degree by age 24, compared to only 87 percent of blacks and 78 percent of Latinos. Recently, a group of social and cognitive psychologists have hypothesized that at least some academic disparities spring from toxic stereotypes that cause ethnic-minority and other students to question whether they belong in school and can do well there. Cohen and his colleagues tracked the original group of students through the eighth grade.

How to Talk to Little Girls I went to a dinner party at a friend’s home last weekend, and met her five-year-old daughter for the first time. Little Maya was all curly brown hair, doe-like dark eyes, and adorable in her shiny pink nightgown. I wanted to squeal, “Maya, you’re so cute! But I didn’t. What’s wrong with that? Hold that thought for just a moment. This week ABC news reported that nearly half of all three- to six-year-old girls worry about being fat. Teaching girls that their appearance is the first thing you notice tells them that looks are more important than anything. That’s why I force myself to talk to little girls as follows. “Maya,” I said, crouching down at her level, looking into her eyes, “very nice to meet you.” “Nice to meet you too,” she said, in that trained, polite, talking-to-adults good girl voice. “Hey, what are you reading?” Her eyes got bigger, and the practiced, polite facial expression gave way to genuine excitement over this topic. “I LOVE books,” I said. Most kids do. “YES,” she said.

People are taking the piss out of you everyday.... — periphery.org People are taking the piss out of you everyday. They butt into your life, take a cheap shot at you and then disappear. They leer at you from tall buildings and make you feel small. You, however, are forbidden to touch them. Fuck that. You owe the companies nothing. — Banksy , from Cut It Out Surviving Phalaris: The Non-thought of Received Ideas John Taylor Gatto once pointed out "what the Protestant theologian Reinhold Niebuhr called the non-thought of received ideas."1 I've thought about this phrase considerably in the years since I first read about it. In this age of information excess, even our ideas are not our own. It is evident that American attitudes toward politics and the principles of American Democracy are derived primarily from Television and Internet sources, mostly crafted at the hands of PR specialists or pundits who recycle the traditional party lines of major political or social groups of the day. We wear other people's opinions like we wear fashion. While it's possible to feel strongly about such opinions, feelings do not make them ours. Do we hold principles because of tradition? Are we Free if we can't think for ourselves? The tiers of Liberty are independence, choice, and awareness.

How The Military Could Turn Your Mind Into The Next Battlefield Actually, the reason I think they won't happen is that most talk of nanotech and cybernetics and such is more science fiction than science fact. Moving forward into the future won't change the laws of physics, and thus won't change the practicality of any technology. Its like the article that ran about comparing 3D printers to Star Trek's replicators. Plus, that most of these weapons have no political utility. If we ever do create a world where the wildest dreams of cybertech and nano-tech fans came true, I think many of these "hacker" weapons would straddle that line just like tactical nukes do. One last thing to think about.

Noam Chomsky on Democracy and Education in the 21st Century and Beyond Combat the epidemic of misinformation that plagues the corporate media! Click here to make a tax-deductible donation to Truthout and keep independent journalism strong. Noam Chomsky. (Photo: Andrew Rusk / Flickr ) Noam Chomsky is an American linguist, philosopher, political critic and activist. He is an institute professor and professor emeritus in the department of linguistics and philosophy at MIT, where he has worked for over 50 years. Also see: Democracy and Education in the 21st Century: Part 1, Daniel Falcone Interviews Noam Chomsky, June 2009 Daniel Falcone for Truthout: I wanted to ask you some questions about education in the 21st century. Chomsky: Not sure the topic exists. Falcone: Yes, right. Chomsky: That's an interesting question. And these were independent farmers. And there was more to it than that. So, it's kind of a mixture. Right now, we happen to be in a general period of regression, not just in education. The other is what's happening to teachers like you.

Dare to Prepare: Collapse of Civilization Now Guaranteed Eric Blair "It has been written" as the saying goes. For many generations there have been small groups of people who have researched and protested the criminal nature of our rulers who cast their disease on civilization. These activists screamed truth to the masses about humanity's hidden slavery, yet few listened. However, the injustices have now become too extreme, too obvious, that the truth has risen to near critical mass with the independent-minded population. And indeed many more sheep, who unknowingly fund their own prison, are waking up by the minute. But can this mass awakening prevent our civilization from collapsing during this detonation period? The excellent story last week by Dr. It was 2017. The first clans organized around local police forces. As society broke down, the police became warlords. With the dollar’s demise, import prices skyrocketed. The government was forced to print money in order to pay its bills, causing domestic prices to rise rapidly.

TC@MWC: Hands-On With The HTC One X Ah yes, the One X. It’s been shrouded by rumors and half-truths for so long now that it’s quite a thrill to get one in my hands. While I like the One S’s build quality quite a bit, I found myself taking a shine to the One X’s industrial design almost immediately. It’s 9.7mm waistline is remarkably thin considering all that HTC managed to jam into it (Tegra 3 chipset, 1GB of RAM, killer camera, etc.), and the use of multiple materials adds a welcome bit of sensory contrast. The device’s back is made of a solid polycarbonate shell that becomes glossier along the device’s edges, while a glass plate stretches nearly from edge to edge on the One X’s face. Though I’m sure many more will enjoy the One S’s slim metallic frame, there’s just something very alluring about the way the One X has been put together. Of course, you’d be hard-pressed to look at a One X and not comment on the screen. I’ve long been a fan of HTC phones, especially when it comes to their build quality.

What Kids Now Learn in College - Dennis Prager As high school seniors throughout America will be receiving acceptance letters to colleges within the next month, it would be nice for parents to meditate on what they are getting for the $20–$50,000 they will pay each year. The United States is no better than any other country, and in many areas worse than many. On the world stage, America is an imperialist country, and domestically it mistreats its minorities and neglects its poor, while discriminating against non-whites. There is no better and no worse in literature and the arts. The reason universities in the past taught Shakespeare, Michelangelo, and Bach rather than, let us say, Guatemalan poets, Sri Lankan musicians, and Native American storytellers was “Eurocentrism.” God is at best a non-issue, and at worst, a foolish and dangerous belief. Christianity is largely a history of inquisitions, crusades, oppression, and anti-intellectualism. Israel is a racist state, morally no different from apartheid South Africa. War is ignoble.

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