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From This Unrequested Fire

This is a beautiful expression of life and living. The photographer suggests that living with someone who is slowly dying is very likely to be something we all live with sooner or later.

Six Ideas from Western Philosophy

Six Ideas from Western Philosophy

Philosophy is a discipline committed to helping us to live wiser and less sorrowful lives. Here are six ideas from its Western branch that can inspire and console.

Why incompetent people think they're amazing - David Dunning

How good are you with money? What about reading people’s emotions? How healthy are you, compared to other people you know? Knowing how our skills stack up against others is useful in many ways. But psychological research suggests that we’re not very good at evaluating ourselves accurately. In fact, we frequently overestimate our own abilities. David Dunning describes the Dunning-Kruger effect. Lesson by David Dunning, directed by Wednesday Studio, music and sound by Tom Drew.

Working with the Ladder of Inference

Have you ever been in a Mexican standoff? How about an Australian standoff? A standoff is where you and the other person or groups refuse to budge and you know you are right and they keep insisting, clearly wrongly, that they are correct and you are wrong. “How can they not see the obvious” you think to yourself. Another way to put it is to see each person or group as stuck in symmetrical roles (ways of being), where there is some imperative or need to convince the other that they are ‘wrong’ and you are ‘right’?

Mircobes Rule:

        Adrian Woolfson examines four books on the microbiological universe that churns within us

Seeing Double – Moving between a psychodramatic and Sociodramatic perspective

In the debate about the differences and different uses of psychodrama and sociodrama, the most useful conclusion is to ‘see double’. In any group or drama, both a psychodramatic and a sociodramatic perspective can be useful. The paper posits that, in the final analysis, psychodrama is a focused and specialised form of sociodrama because everything that takes place in a psychodrama is connected to the group, and through the group to the socius. Examples from practice are included to illustrate the premise.

Using Sociodrama and Sociometry to Create Group Environments

The purpose of this article is to introduce the concept of sociodrama and how it is utilized in large and small group environments. Historical underpinnings, divergent notions on how sociodrama is defined and the rationale for sociodrama are examined and discussed. A working definition of sociodrama is given in conjunction with framework and structure, coupled with techniques to facilitate a sociodrama in a large group environment. A case illustration is utilized to highlight the application of the sociodramatic method.

Sociodrama and related articles from the journal Sociatry from 1947 through to the Journal of Group Psychotherapy, Psychodram

33 Sociodrama and related articles from the journal Sociatry from 1947 through to the Journal of Group Psychotherapy, Psychodrama in 2007

Beautifcul statistics - Hans Rosling

For the first time, Gapminder can now visualize change in life expectancy and income per person over the last two centuries. In this Gapminder video, Hans Rosling shows you how all the countries of the world have developed since 1809 - 200 years ago.

Mindwise - a great book by Robert Epley

In Mindwise, Epley, a social psychologist at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, expertly reviews a wide range of work of this kind to help us understand our “real sixth sense”: our ability to make accurate inferences about what other people are thinking. Even by age two, humans are far better at making such inferences than the most intelligent animals are—but we never get very good at it.