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Theories of Development Playlist

Khan Academy’s Theories of Development Playlist

“Explore the ideas surrounding the concept of Self-Identity. Who are we? How do we develop our morals and patterns of learning? What influences our behaviors in social situations? Discover the importance of different phases of our life in our transformation into adulthood and old age.”

 

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Theories of Personality Playlist

Theories of Personality Playlist from the Khan Academy 

“Ever wonder how our personalities came to be? Learn about the major theories of personality founded by famous psychologists throughout history. Whether you side with the biologists or behaviorists, or lie somewhere in the middle with the humanists, there’s something to be learned about our personality from each of these theories.”

 

Social Work Licensure Prep

If all goes according to plan, this blog will light up with a focus on materials relating to social work licensure prep. I am studying for my LMSW and will be sharing resources and information here. If you have any info on good resources please do share. It’s been a while since the blog got much attention so I will clean it up a bit as well (This will include tagging any related posts, past/present/future, with the LMSW Exam tag so it will be easy to find them). 

I will be focusing on New Mexico requirements, but most of the info isn’t state specific. There is a New Mexico LMSW Licensure Exam Study Group if you want to join in that way. And several other general and specific groups on facebook, as well as other resources that may be helpful. I will share the ones I find most helpful as I find them.

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If You Love Peace, Become a “Blue Republican” (Just for a Year)

Interesting idea: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/robin-koerner/blue-republican_b_886650.html?page=2

I am aware that the main objection to Ron Paul from the left concerns his belief that private charities and individuals are more effective in maintaining social welfare than the government. To this I ask one question. Do you believe so much in the effectiveness of our current centralized delivery of social welfare that it is worth the war making and the abrogation of civil rights supported by both Bush and Obama’s administrations? Moreover, while Ron Paul would look to transition out of the huge federally run welfare programs in the long-run, that’s not where he wants to start: his immediate fight would be to bring our forces back to the USA and to re-implement the Bill of Rights.

Koerner hit it right on here. This is one of my main concerns with Ron Paul. Another huge and far reaching concern is that he would deregulate like there is no tomorrow, which will end in an ugly corporate rule. I don’t see how he is all that different in the end. I see the same results as any other candidate, just a different road to get there.

Or am I mistaken?

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 Related Links

 http://peoplesworld.org/why-progressives-should-not-support-ron-paul/?commentStart=40

http://fitnessfortheoccasion.wordpress.com/2007/06/26/why-ron-paul-is-a-corporate-candidate/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Storyboard: Inside the Battle to Define Mental Illness

Stick a fork in it: In the long term, the American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders is done for.

That’s according to Gary Greenberg, a practicing psychotherapist and author of “Inside the Battle to Define Mental Illness,” a feature story in Wired magazine’s January issue about the controversy surrounding the upcoming fifth edition of the DSM, which has been called psychiatry’s bible.

The DSM has been the definitive almanac of psychiatric disease for decades. But the effort to update the book has highlighted the challenge of categorizing slippery, subjective mental states with the same certainty as, say, high blood pressure.

In this edition of the Storyboard podcast, Greenberg and Wired senior editor Bill Wasik join regular host Adam Rogers for a mind-bending conversation about the drama behind the DSM-V and the quest to name our pain.

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