Environmental Psychology

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A moving short film explores what it’s really like to live with ADHD.

Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EQ71vgRzCA4 excerpt from:http://www.upworthy.com/a-moving-short-film-explores-what-its-really-like-to-live-with-adhd Erik Rosenlund was inspired to make the short film after becoming a father and remembering his own experiences growing up. Though he was never formally diagnosed with ADHD, the cause is still near and dear to his heart. “I think it’s a large chunk of myself to some degree,” said Rosenlund. … Continue reading

Research news: Report identifies ways to boost children’s quality of life through outdoor learning

Source:University of Plymouth Outdoor learning can have a significant and positive impact on children’s quality of life but needs to be introduced more formally into the school curriculum in order for its potential benefits to be fully realized, a new report suggests. The report, published today, identifies a framework showing how governments could build on … Continue reading

Psychosis or Spiritual Awakening: Phil Borges at TEDxUMKC

Phil Borges, filmmaker and photographer, has been documenting indigenous and tribal cultures for over 25 years. His work is exhibited in museums and galleries worldwide and his award winning books have been published in four languages. Phil’s recent project, Inner Worlds, explores cultural differences with respect to consciousness and mental illness.

Roots of Attention Overexitability

Roots of Attention Overexitability Such preoccupations seem particularly important at a time when an ADHD diagnose immediately calls upon the use of medication. If these drugs can help children operate quietly in the existing social and cultural constructions of our world, in the case of highly sensitive children and any type of gifted child, they … Continue reading

The Sensory Connection

The notion of sensory processing difference is also controversial within the medical community. On one hand, the DSM-V no longer includes sensory processing as a stand-alone phenomenon, in essence denying its existence. On the other hand, researchers such as Dr. Lucy Jane Miller, author of Sensational Kids: Hope and Help for Children with Sensory Processing … Continue reading

ADHD and Autism: an Umbrella Diagnoses Hiding Other Issues?

According to researcher Allison S. Bell[1], ADHD is the most pervasive psychological disorder among children in their schooling years (Woo & Keatinge, 2008)[2], affecting many aspects of their functioning and development. If ADHD or ADD is one of the fastest growing diagnoses in children, it seems surrounded by a wave of controversy over increase diagnosis … Continue reading

Antidepressants in water trigger autism genes in fish – 13 June 2012 – New Scientist

THE low levels of antidepressants and other psychoactive drugs found in water supplies can trigger the expression of genes in fish that in humans are associated with autism. The levels of these drugs in drinking water are very low, but in theory a small dose could have an effect, says Michael Thomas of Idaho State … Continue reading

Depth Insights Blog – Navigating Trauma in Culture, Displacement, Ecological Destruction

A beautiful text reblogged from: Depth Insights Blog – Navigating Trauma in Culture, Displacement, Ecological Destruction. Navigating Trauma in the Face of Contemporary Culture, Displacement, and Ecological Destruction Posted by Bonnie Bright on February 27, 2011 at 5:16pm In the heart of the jungle in Columbia, the U’wa people live a simple existence mostly beyond … Continue reading

Just What’s Inside Those Breasts? : NPR

From: Just What's Inside Those Breasts? : NPR. Trace amounts of pesticides, dioxin and a jet fuel ingredient — as well as high to average levels of flame retardants — were all found in her breast milk. How could something like this happen? “It turns out that our breasts are almost like sponges, the way … Continue reading

Environmental psychology – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Environmental psychology via Environmental psychology – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Environmental psychology is an interdisciplinary field focused on the interplay between humans and their surroundings. The field defines the term environment broadly, encompassing natural environments, social settings, built environments, learning environments, and informational environments. Since its conception, the field has been committed to the development … Continue reading