Monthly Archives: December 2015

Revealing Writing

There are quite a few ways to determine someone’s personality. There’s the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator that evaluates a person’s personality based on 16 character traits (Ash, 2012). And then there are other personality tests that are considered pseudosciences, or a collection of beliefs mistakenly thought to be supported by science, such as astrology. Another example […]

“I didn’t know he was depressed”

A person who has not experienced a suicide by a loved one at some point in their life may think of a highly depressed person when asked to imagine a suicidal person. Ask someone who has experienced a loved one’s suicide, though, and they may have a slightly different answer. This is mostly due to […]

This Will Only Sting for a Second

In recent years, autism cases have steadily increased. Even though the figure below stops at 2007, it is clear that the number of cases being diagnosed is increasing. Between 1993 and 2003, it is estimated that autism occurred in about 1 in 150 people. However, before the 1990s, autism only occurred in about 1 in […]

I Am Not A Monster. I Am Not A Killer

More often than not, when you hear about a school shooting, a mass killing, or other horrible tragedy, you hear people try to seek out something to blame. One of the more common things people blame is mental illness. You hear about how a shooter had schizophrenia or Bipolar Disorder or some other mental disorder. […]

Guilty as Charged?

When an alleged criminal confesses to a crime, it is assumed the person confessing is the person is guilty. This makes the judge, jury, police, and public sleep better know there is a dangerous criminal off the streets, but can we assume the right person is behind bars? In a survey of American police investigators […]