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Effect of facemasks on empathy and relational continuity: a randomised controlled trial in primary care

Effect of facemasks on empathy and relational continuity: a randomised controlled trial in primary care

  Carmen Ka Man Wong,1 Benjamin Hon Kei Yip,1 Stewart Mercer,2 Sian Griffiths,1 Kenny Kung,1 Martin Chi-sang Wong,1 Josette Chor,1 and Samuel Yeung-shan Wong1 Author information ► Article notes ► Copyright and License information ► This article has been cited by other articles in PMC. Abstract Background There is limited evidence to support the use of facemasks in preventing infection for primary care professionals. Negative effects on communication has been suggested when the physician wears a facemask. As communication skills…

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Are You an Enabler? | Psych Central

Are You an Enabler? | Psych Central

    By Darlene Lancer, JD, MFT ~ 4 min read Enabling is a term often used in the context of a relationship with an addict. It might be a drug addict or alcoholic, a gambler, or a compulsive overeater. Enablers, rather than addicts, suffer the effects of the addict’s behavior. Enabling is “removing the natural consequences to the addict of his or her behavior.” Professionals warn against enabling because evidence has shown that an addict experiencing the damaging consequences…

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One in Three Campaign – Family Violence – Australia Says No! and Update – The ‘One in Three’ claim about male domestic violence victims is a myth

One in Three Campaign – Family Violence – Australia Says No! and Update – The ‘One in Three’ claim about male domestic violence victims is a myth

THE ONE IN THREE CAMPAIGN One in Three is a diverse group of male and female professionals – academics, researchers, social workers, psychologists, counsellors, lawyers, health promotion workers, trainers and survivor/advocates. The Campaign aims to raise public awareness of the existence and needs of male victims of family violence and abuse; to work with government and non-government services alike to provide assistance to everyone affected by family violence; and to reduce the incidence and impacts of family violence on Australian men,…

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Self-Victimization — Out of the FOG

Self-Victimization — Out of the FOG

Self-Victimization Definition: Self-Victimization – Casting oneself in the role of a victim. Tying Oneself to the Tracks We’ve all seen a small child do it – crying crocodile tears, pouting or sulking when they don’t get exactly what they want, when they want it. Some folks, however, never grow out of using the “poor me” strategy. Part of the passage to healthy adulthood is learning to take responsibility for our own situations and our own mistakes, and learning not to…

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Stockholm Syndrome: The Psychological Mystery of Loving an Abuser.

Stockholm Syndrome: The Psychological Mystery of Loving an Abuser.

If you’re in a controlling and abusive relationship, you may recognize several of the characteristics described in this article by Consulting Clinical Psychologist Dr Joseph M. Carver, PhD. Beginning with a description of how bonds form between victim and abuser, the article continues with observations about cognitive dissonance and offers suggestions for friends and family of victims. Introduction People are often amazed at their own psychological conditions and reactions. Those with depression are stunned when they remember they’ve thought of…

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How We Speak Reveals What We Think, with Steven Pinker – Video | Big Think

How We Speak Reveals What We Think, with Steven Pinker – Video | Big Think

    Something lighter today, an intertesting talk by Steven Pinker about language. How is it that human beings have come to acquire language? Steven Pinker’s introduction to the field includes thoughts on the evolution of spoken language and the debate over the existence of an innate universal grammar, as well as an exploration of why language is such a fundamental part of social relationships, human biology, and human evolution. Finally, Pinker touches on the wide variety of applications for…

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Mental health problems in the workplace – Harvard Health

Mental health problems in the workplace – Harvard Health

An Interesting Article   Abstract: Mental health problems affect many employees — a fact that is usually overlooked because these disorders tend to be hidden at work. Researchers analyzing results from the U.S. National Comorbidity Survey, a nationally representative study of Americans ages 15 to 54, reported that 18% of those who were employed said they experienced symptoms of a mental health disorder in the previous month. But the stigma attached to having a psychiatric disorder is such that employees…

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Stockholm Syndrome — Out of the FOG

Stockholm Syndrome — Out of the FOG

An Interesting article Abstract: Stockholm Syndrome – Stockholm Syndrome is when a hostage, kidnap victim or abuse victim develops a sense of loyalty or co-operation towards their captor or abuser, disregarding the abuse or the danger and protecting or sustaining the perpetrator.Stockholm Syndrome got its name from a 1973 bank robbery in Stockholm, Sweden in which 4 bank employees were taken hostage for 6 days. During their captivity, the victims were strapped in dynamite and locked in a vault. while the bank…

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The 2014 Merle Jordan Conference – Dr. Bessel van der Kolk – Session 3 – YouTube

The 2014 Merle Jordan Conference – Dr. Bessel van der Kolk – Session 3 – YouTube

An interesting talk from Dr Bessel van der Kolk, a leader in the field of trauma.  

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