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β€œI Don’t See My Patients’ Race”: The Myth of the Color-Blind Psychiatrist β€” Medscape

14 October 2021 at 09:51
Reading time: 3 minutes If you don't see color, what the fuck do you see?



How does racism hurt Black people

What can white people do to end racism

How have white Americans denied Black Americans equality

Covid vaccine mistrust is fueling a spike in rural deaths. Here’s what’s fueling the mistrust. β€” NBC News

12 October 2021 at 13:01
Reading time: 4 minutes We keep wringing our hands and clutching our pearls about so many of our social problems seeming not to know what to do about them. If you trace the causes of vaccine refusal, you eventually get to the root of so many of our problems, Republican refusal to govern at the federal, state, or local level and active sabotage of social services.



Why are death rates rising for Republican rural voters?

Why are Republicans so opposed to public healthcare? What could explain Republican opposition to universal healthcare?

Healthcare and taxes are both complex issues, what does cognitive psychology say about how we deal with complexity?

What psychological needs does a conspiracy theory meet?

Whaz Up!?! Monday 11 October 2021

10 October 2021 at 13:01
Reading time: 4 minutes Ya can't hold a good blog down even when you're lounging on the great sunny white beaches of Cambodia! It was an exciting week on Ye Olde Blogge with mentions on Mike's Blog Round Up and posts future and past and random visiting surges from random countries.



It’s World Mental Health Day: Getting Everyone the Care They Need

9 October 2021 at 13:01
Reading time: 5 minutes It's World Mental Health Day, so it's time to go through some "fun" mental health facts and dive into WHO's plan to deliver the services the billion people with mental health issues needs. Sound like fun? It sure is!



How could the French Open have handled Osaka's situation differently?

Who is out of the autistic closet?

How can we make talking about and helping people with mental health issues and suicidal ideation easier?

What services are there in the US, UK, Canada, and India for mental health?

The reasons we should be pessimistic about the 2022 Election?

Extra! Extra! Read All About it! MAGA Troll Trolls Ye Olde Blogge!

5 October 2021 at 13:01
Reading time: 5 minutes Well, it took five years, but it finally happened, Ye Olde Blogge was properly trolled. And, they say Trump never accomplished anything. Read the entire ugly trolly story here, but put on your waders, the derp is extra deep.



The Cognitive Tom Fuckery that Causes MAGA Nation to be so Stupid

5 October 2021 at 13:01
Reading time: 6 minutes Science fact: MAGA Nation goes against human nature. They tell us to do our own research, but few of us know enough to evaluate the vaccine and public health research that has concluded that vaccines, masks, and social distancing will mitigate the #COVID19 pandemic. We need to rely on experts to help us understand and decide what to do.



Why do trolls all do the same things and sound so much a like?

Is it possible to be happy while the Republicans destroy our democracy?

How does the collective narcissism on the right cause violence and chaos?

How does collective intelligence contribute to Trump's gaslighting of America?

Whaz Up!?! Monday 4 October 2021

3 October 2021 at 13:01
Reading time: 3 minutes Ye Olde Blogge is going fishing next week, but I've managed to schedule posts to be posted during the week. The big news, though, is that Rachel Maddow.may be leaving her show in April. I'm devastated.



Threat to national survival: sexual prejudice in times of COVID 19 prejudice inΒ Poland β€” Psychology @ Goldsmiths

1 October 2021 at 13:01
Reading time: 4 minutes We have good news for once! Conservative regressive social policies propagated during times of national crisis, like the #COVID19 pandemic, backfire and cause the electorate to turn against the governments pushing them. Maybe there is hope for the 2022 election. Maybe.



Fear of Change; Embracing Change

White Identity Politics the Root of Stupid

In what ways are the waves of the #COVID19 pandemic like naturally occuring waves of terror?

What are some of the hallmarks of a government becoming more authoritarian?

What are the lessons we can learn about our current pandemic and stolen election hysterias from the Witch Hysterias of Medieval Europe?

The Medieval Witch Hysteria Teaches About Today’s Pandemic and Stolen Election Hysterias

28 September 2021 at 13:01
Reading time: 6 minutes We're seeing MAGA Nation acting crazier and crazier with them taking ivermectin, avoiding the ICU's, and nebulizing hydrogen peroxide to treat #COVID19 and even though the AZ fraudit found the election to be legitimate, they still believe it had fraud and the election was stolen. What's the end game here? What do other hysterias have to teach us about how this one will end?

Witches burned at the stake


How does authoritarianism, mass psychosis, waves of terror, and the dark tetrad combine to make political violence more likely?

What role is mass psychosis playing in our descent to authoritarianism?

What does end up in the spam queue of a blog?

Why aren't Republican States pushing vaccines and healthcare?

What can I do to support the push to end the filibuster?

Whaz Up!?! Monday 27 September 2021

26 September 2021 at 23:10
Reading time: 4 minutes There's a lot happening around Ye Olde Blogge this week! We're sharing music, soliciting topics to blog on, looking for interesting dates to put on the calendar, shamelessly begging for comments.



Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema: The Dark Tetrad in Action

22 September 2021 at 09:48
Reading time: 6 minutes How to explain the debacle that is the Senate? One piece of it is found in the dark tetrad personalities of Manchin and Sinema. We spend some time exploring them. Let me know what you think!



Will the waves of climate disasters becomes waves of terror and help install authoritarian rule?

What can I do to support the push to end the filibuster?

Has the Dark Tetrad taken over the Republican Party?

What are the personality traits of the light triad?

What kinds of damage do conspiracy theorists and their followers cause to soceity?

Rising Political Violence: Authoritarians, Mass Psychosis, and Waves of Terror Make More Violence Inevitable

20 September 2021 at 13:01
Reading time: 5 minutes We are seeing more violence perpetrated by MAGA Nation as the #COVID19 pandemic crisis worsens and the GQP psychopathic leadership and mass media extorts them with more extreme rhetoric. It is all just so depressingly predictable.



What role is mass psychosis playing in our descent to authoritarianism?

Has the Dark Tetrad taken over the Republican Party?

Who did Thomas Jefferson say is responsible for keeping us free?

What can I do to support the push to end the filibuster?

Whaz Up!?! 20 Monday 2021

19 September 2021 at 13:01
Reading time: 3 minutes It was an eventful week full of thrills, chills, and surprises. You won't want a miss a moment. It'll make you laugh, it'll make you cry, it'll make you wonder why, babe. Most of all it'll make you want to talk like a pirate! Argh!



Call YOUR Senators: The PUSH to End the Filibuster is on!

18 September 2021 at 02:22
Reading time: 3 minutes If President Biden is getting involved with ending the filibuster, then it is time for all good Americans to get involved, too. Here's how you lobby your senators to end the filibuster.



The Light Triad vs. Dark Triad of Personality β€” SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN

16 September 2021 at 10:19
Reading time: 2 minutes I found this fantastic article determining that a light triad of personality traits stand in opposition to the dark triad. And, that's only the beginning of their fascinating findings...



What are the personality traits that drive online troll behavior?

Is Brett Kavanaugh qualified to be a Supreme Court Justice?

Whaz Up!?! Monday 13 September 2021

12 September 2021 at 13:01
Reading time: 3 minutes Between the 9/11 20th anniversary commemoration, news on the mu variant, a little time for blog reading, and a worsening pandemic in Cambodia, there is lots to report on from this week at Ye Olde Blogge.



A Simple Actuarial Analysis β€”

11 September 2021 at 13:01
Reading time: 2 minutes The question on everyone's mind as we watch in horror as literally thousands die from #COVID19 in spite of the vaccine is will enough MAGA voters die to affect the outcome of the 2022 elections? This article attempts to answer that question.



10 September: World Suicide Prevention Day β€” Decriminalizing and Accepting

11 September 2021 at 01:32
Reading time: 4 minutes It's that time of year again! It's World Suicide Prevention Day! Australia just had #RUOKDay, too. I thought I'd make a suggestion about how talking about mental health and suicide could be made easier.



What are the things that we can do to prevent suicide?

Why do people have to die? Can we ever grieve enough? I just sobbed.

How is it possible that Black people can endure systemic racism with such grace and still aspire to a

What if my co-worker or acquaintance is autistic?

What services are there in the US, UK, Canada, and India for mental health?

The Coming Psychopathocracy: How the Dark Tetrad has taken over the Republican Party

7 September 2021 at 13:01
Reading time: 4 minutes The Republican Party has been acting with greater callousness towards the American public. None of their politicians seem to feel guilt, empathy, or remorse for the pain, suffering, or death they cause from the pandemic, the Big Lie, or abortion laws. They are obviously psychopaths.