Monthly Archives: February 2013

The Greatest Psychologist

Drum roll please…..and the winner is….. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/allen-frances/who-was-the-greatest-psyc_b_2559691.html Charles Darwin! This is a fascinating argument, which I have seen made implicitly but never as directly and as comprehensively as this. After all, many of the pioneers of psychology and psychiatry (William … Continue reading

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Defining normal

Two interesting articles in the 6 February 2013 of the New York Times raise the question of how we categorize people according to their position on the spectrum of human variation. First, in The Stone series, philosopher Gary Gutting talks … Continue reading

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