The first involved the use of healthy associates or 'pseudopatients', who
briefly simulated auditory hallucinations in an attempt to gain admission to 12
different psychiatric hospitals in 5 different states in various locations in
the United States. The second involved asking staff at a psychiatric hospital to
detect non-existent 'fake' patients. In the first case hospital staff failed to
detect a single pseudopatient, in the second the staff falsely detected large
numbers of genuine patients as impostors. The study is considered an important
and influential criticism of psychiatric diagnosis.
31 Jan 2007
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18 Jan 2007
Youth Summit is the space in which decision-makers (state authorities, companies, civil society and media) and young people meet in order to freely discuss the actual state of the young Romanian individual. Youth Summit is a combined effort from all parts involved to identify and solve the most important problems faced by young Romanians".
16 Jan 2007
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However, with entering advertising and not actually having any such pro around to provoke me and so on, i didn't exactly stay focused enough on such matters. Until this winter break, when i talked to Space a lot about neuroscience, and with some other friend (PhD in Physics, in Romania for holidays only) about, well, physics, and with another bunch of smart people about science in general and astronomy...And i got the old flame back. Which is why it was a thrill for me to discover PLoS One: Publishing Science, Accelerating Research. The site, in beta, is "a new way of communicating peer-reviewed science and medicine" - basically, an open source of research in various domains. As prof. Lon Cardon, of University of Oxford, says: "PLoS meets a crucial need. By providing scientists from different disciplines with easy and free access to high quality research papers PLoS should actually enhance scientific progress itself."
8 Jan 2007
6 Jan 2007
- Have a committment to mastery.
- Stay with it for the long haul.
- Don't let it bother you that you suck at first.
- Don't be discouraged that most people fail.
- Focus on learning rather than winning at first.
And in the end, as Vince Lombardi said, “I firmly believe that any man's finest hour, the greatest fulfillment of all that he holds dear, is the moment when he has worked his heart out in a good cause and lies exhausted on the field of battle - victorious”. I'll post more about my little adventure very soon.
5 Jan 2007
Listening to photographer Ed Burtynsky's Ted speech revealed a fantastic blog called World Changing, which is an amazing collection of articles, tools, models and ideas for building a better future, all coming from contributors all around the world: "WorldChanging.com works from a simple premise: that the tools, models and ideas for building a better future lie all around us. That plenty of people are working on tools for change, but the fields in which they work remain unconnected. That the motive, means and opportunity for profound positive change are already present. That another world is not just possible, it's here. We only need to put the pieces together."