NY Times on Kesey's Death Ken Kesey, the Pied Piper of the psychedelic era, who was best known as the author of the novel ''One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest,'' died yesterday in a hospital in Eugene, Ore., said his wife, Faye. He was 66 and lived in Pleasant Hill, Ore. The cause was complications after surgery for liver cancer late last month, said his friend and business associate, Ken Babbs. Psychology Resources - Psychology.org Submit to Add Your Site If you have a resource you feel should be listed, please use this form to have it approved. We individually review each submission, so be sure to fill in every field to expedite the process. Should your resource pass muster, we will notify you of our plans to post it. Managing Submissions To make changes to a listed resource, please email us at email@example.com with URL of the resource, the issue, the fix and your name.
One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest Here's an experiment for you, Shmoopers. Go grab the following items from your house: one kazoo, one large pot, and one wooden spoon. Got 'em? Good. Now, proceed to the nearest busy street and proceed to play that kazoo and bang on that pot for all your worth. Need a song suggestion? The Ten Most Revealing Psych Experiments Psychology is the study of the human mind and mental processes in relation to human behaviors - human nature. Due to its subject matter, psychology is not considered a 'hard' science, even though psychologists do experiment and publish their findings in respected journals. Some of the experiments psychologists have conducted over the years reveal things about the way we humans think and behave that we might not want to embrace, but which can at least help keep us humble. That's something.
Elevator Groupthink: A Psychology Experiment in Conformity, 1962 by Maria Popova What vintage Candid Camera can teach us about the cultural role of the global Occupy movement. The psychology of conformity is something we’ve previously explored, but its study dates back to the 1950s, when Gestalt scholar and social psychology pioneer Solomon Asch, known today as the Asch conformity experiments. Among them is this famous elevator experiment, originally conducted as a part of a 1962 Candid Camera episode titled “Face the Rear.”
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It's my life: Being 'mentally ill' does not make you incompetent, says Clare Allan Contributors from the BBC's How Mad Are You? Photograph: BBC Why is it that despite great mountains of evidence to the contrary, there is such an overwhelming, pervasive belief, even among professionals, that mental health problems and general competence are mutually exclusive? Or to put it another way, why is it that so many competent people are seen as invulnerable? Why on earth shouldn't someone like Yasmin in How Mad Are You? French TV contestants made to inflict 'torture' A French TV documentary features people in a spoof game show administering what they are told are near lethal electric shocks to rival contestants. Those taking part are told to pull levers to inflict shocks - increasing in voltage - upon their opponents. Although unaware that the contestants were actors and there was no electrical current, 82% of participants in the Game of Death agreed to pull the lever. Programme makers say they wanted to expose the dangers of reality TV shows. They say the documentary shows how many participants in the setting of a TV show will agree to act against their own principles or moral codes when ordered to do something extreme.
The History of Shock Therapy in Psychiatry Renato M.E. Sabbatini, PhD Fever and Mental Disease The Insulin Shock Therapy Chemical Convulsions and Schizophrenia The Electroconvulsive Shock Therapy 5 of the Best Places to Find Historical Photographs A couple years ago, Larry Ferlazzo shared a hefty collection of ideas for how teachers can use photos in the classroom. Since then, I’ve been regularly incorporating a number of his activities into my writing lessons. I won’t bother to rehash all of Larry’s ideas here, but I do want to share a few of the websites where I find cool, and often strange, historical photos.
Homogenization, Protests & Outright Rebellion: 1950s: Native Americans Move to the City—The Urban Relocation Program The mid 20th Century ushered in new federal Native American policy. In the 1950’s, in an attempt to move Indians off reservations and into cities, the federal government initiated a policy of removal and termination. Under this policy, Native Americans would no longer be government wards on reservations. They would be removed and made, according to the resolution: “subject to the same laws and entitled to the same privileges and responsibilities as are applicable to other citizens of the United States.” Their status as government wards would be terminated as would their cultural identities.