“Do Autistic People ‘get’ Jokes?” AND More On Best 5 Thursday Reads

Hello and welcome to another edition of Best 5 Reads. Lets begin! 1) Do autistic people ‘get’ jokes? Originally dubbed “little professors” by Viennese paediatrician Hans Asperger, autistic people have often been thought to be a rather serious bunch. So do autistic people even have a sense of humour? A new BBC podcast, 1800 Seconds … More “Do Autistic People ‘get’ Jokes?” AND More On Best 5 Thursday Reads

“Online Tool Provides Support For People With Suicidal Thoughts” AND More on Best 5 Wednesday Reads

Hello everyone and welcome back! I hope all of you had a wonderful Christmas time with your loved ones. Well, its time to get back to grinding mode and lets delve right into Best 5 Reads! 1) Online tool provides support for people with suicidal thoughts As an individual with lived experience of anxiety, depression, … More “Online Tool Provides Support For People With Suicidal Thoughts” AND More on Best 5 Wednesday Reads

“The Psychology of Internet Trolls and the Empathy Deficit” AND More on Best 5 Monday Reads

Hello and welcome to another edition of Best 5 Reads. Lets begin! 1) The Psychology of Internet Trolls and the Empathy Deficit Backyard bullies have always been with us. We used to be able to spot bullies from blocks away. The swagger, jeers, taunts, and looks of disdain and aggression were on full display, and … More “The Psychology of Internet Trolls and the Empathy Deficit” AND More on Best 5 Monday Reads

“The Happiness Industry Makes Me Sad” AND More on Best 5 Monday Reads

Hello everyone! I hope all of you had a wonderful weekend and were able to destress. Lets begin our week with Best 5 Monday Reads. 1) The Happiness Industry Makes Me Sad I am all for being happy. Who isn’t? But the happiness industry? That’s another thing altogether. The happiness industrial complex promises that bliss … More “The Happiness Industry Makes Me Sad” AND More on Best 5 Monday Reads

“Fortnite Is so Much More Than a Game” AND More on Best 5 Friday Reads

Hello and welcome to another edition of Best 5 Reads. Lets begin! 1) Fortnite Is so Much More Than a Game Fortnite: Battle Royale is a game where 100 players land on an island, then have to fight until only one is left alive. It’s been downloaded more than 125 million times since its launch, … More “Fortnite Is so Much More Than a Game” AND More on Best 5 Friday Reads

“Psychiatry’s Ancient Origins” AND More on Best 5 Wednesday Reads

Hello and welcome to another edition of Best 5 Reads. Lets begin! 1) Psychiatry’s Ancient Origins When did psychiatry begin? Was it with the discovery of the unconscious? Or was it the discovery of neurotransmitters? As it turns out, healers have been treating mental disorders for thousands of years. Modern psychiatry reflects some, but not … More “Psychiatry’s Ancient Origins” AND More on Best 5 Wednesday Reads

“Is Universal Screening for Depression a Good Idea?” AND More on Best 5 Tuesday Reads

Hello everyone! I hope all of you had a wonderful weekend. Lets start our long week ahead some interesting articles! 1) Is Universal Screening for Depression a Good Idea? With recent reports of suicide rates being on the rise in the U.S., we’ve been thinking a lot about what we can do to better detect, … More “Is Universal Screening for Depression a Good Idea?” AND More on Best 5 Tuesday Reads

“Genes Do Shape Behaviours But It’s Complicated” AND More on Best 5 Friday Reads

Hello and welcome to another edition of Best 5 Reads. Lets begin! 1) Wired that way: genes do shape behaviours but it’s complicated Many of our psychological traits are innate in origin. There is overwhelming evidence from twin, family and general population studies that all manner of personality traits, as well as things such as … More “Genes Do Shape Behaviours But It’s Complicated” AND More on Best 5 Friday Reads

“Suicide is Declining Almost Everywhere” AND More on Best 5 Thursday Reads

Hello and welcome to another edition of Best 5 Reads. Lets begin! 1) Suicide is Declining Almost Everywhere Globally, the rate has fallen by 38% from its peak in 1994. As a result, over 4m lives have been saved—more than four times as many people as were killed in combat over the period. The decline … More “Suicide is Declining Almost Everywhere” AND More on Best 5 Thursday Reads

“A History of Delusions” AND More on Best 5 Wednesday Reads

Hello and welcome to another edition of Best 5 Reads. Lets begin! 1) A History of Delusions A multipart podcast on BBC where an experimental psychologist Daniel Freeman explores cases of delusion. 2) Suicide is declining almost everywhere Globally, the rate has fallen by 38% from its peak in 1994. As a result, over 4m … More “A History of Delusions” AND More on Best 5 Wednesday Reads