Month: September 2014

Treatment for Depression Understood

Treatment for Depression Understood

Treatment: As far as the IB is concerned, there are 4 main types of treatment for disorders: Biomedical, Individual, Group & Eclectic. By far, the most popular treatment practiced today is the Eclectic Approach to treatment which is a combination of 2 or more of […]

Biological Evidence of PTSD

Biological Evidence of PTSD

Interesting article below elucidating recent studies on specific opiate receptors in brain that are active/inactive in patients with PTSD and the hope that greater understanding of brain regions involved in PTSD could lead to a more specific treatment. The lead doctor writes: “Our study points […]

Unpacking the 2015 TOK Essay Titles

Unpacking the 2015 TOK Essay Titles

The 2015 Titles are Here and Copied Below!!  But before you get writing, you gotta get unpacking!  Use the document linked below, above the titles, to work to unpack one of the questions below! I will assign you to a question! Unpacking the 2015 Titles   […]

Kantian Ethics vs. Utilitarianism

Kantian Ethics vs. Utilitarianism

As an introduction to ETHICS, move through this incredibly excellent introduction to ethics, ethical hypocrisy, kantian ethics and utilitarianism:  http://www.philosophyexperiments.com/fatman/Default.aspx One of the heaviest hitters in the philosophical world of ethics is German Philosopher Emanuel Kant. Kant wrote at length on a variety of topics and […]

Rethinking Depression

Rethinking Depression

Watch the incredibly informative and insightful ted talk linked below and then complete the case study!  We’ll discuss the ideas contained within such as: Mind as different from brain Depression as a holistic disorder, not brain based Ineffectiveness of SSRI based treatments “Eclectic Approaches” to […]

The Anti Depressant Generation

The Anti Depressant Generation

Read this piece in the NYtimes on the prevalence of prescribed anti depressants and be ready to discuss! Consider the following questions/statements: What are the difficulties of treating depression amongst the “emerging adult” age group, 18-28? Why are anti depressants so readily prescribed? What neurotransmitter […]

Introduction to Ethics

Introduction to Ethics

We’ve already discussed various questions that the Human Sciences concern themselves with. We discussed that many of these questions are “Normative” in nature…meaning they concern themselves with what humans OUGHT to do. Dilemmas of behavior that people face are referred to as MORAL DILEMMAS or […]

Heidegger And the Question Concerning Technology

Heidegger And the Question Concerning Technology

After you’ve read Hiedegger’s Question Concerning Technology, http://simondon.ocular-witness.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/05/question_concerning_technology.pdf think carefully and react to the questions/quotes below:   1. Why talk about the silver chalice?  What does that have to do with technology? 2.  Heidegger states, “what has the essence of technology to do with revealing? The […]

Understanding Ethics In Research

Understanding Ethics In Research

Psychology is a science.  It utilizes the following research methods in order to formulate, test, and refine hypotheses regarding human behavior: case study naturalistic observation survey correlational study Experiment In all the above, Psychological researchers are guided by the Ethics put forth by the American […]