Tag Archives: psychology

Cities are Bad for Us – Parks and Gardens can Help

How the city hurts your brain

A selection of great city gardens:

London > Kensington Gardens >St James Park >Hyde Park

Paris > Many to choose from

New York > Central Park

Singapore > Singapore Botanic Gardens

Melbourne > Royal Botanic Gardens


What’s Really Human?

Psychologists routinely use undergraduates for their experiments. They make the mistake of assuming the results are ‘universal’ — applying to all humans.

In fact, they share responses with subjects from societies that are also Western, educated, industrialized, rich, and democratic (WEIRD), but not with humanity at large.

Understanding Mental Disorders | Psychology Today

Long article but compulsory reading. Don’t forget that more than one in four people experience a mental health problem at some time in their lifetime. Some of those people have extremely serious conditions which make their lives almost unbearable.