sixpenceee:

problemedic:

plightofthevalkyries:

sixpenceee:

deucelooselyproductions:

sixpenceee:

The aim of this study was to test the hypothesis that psychiatrists cannot reliably tell the difference between people who are mentally stable and those who are mentally unstable.

8 mentally stable people were granted admission into 12 different hospitals. They all told the same story of how they would hear a voice inside their head, it was unclear but often said “empty”, “hollow” and “thud”. 

Right after they were admitted, the patients stopped showing any signs of abnormality. They took part in activities and talked to faculty and other patients as they would normally. 

None of the psychiatrists ever stopped to say “I think they are getting better” or “they seem absolutely fine now” In fact, nurses and psychiatrists took normal activity such as walking or writing and attempted to represent it as a form of pathological behavior. 

For example, staff would point to patients waiting outside the lunchroom as a form of oral-acquisitive syndrome, when really they were just bored and were anticipating their meal. 

It’s interesting to note that even though staff didn’t recognize that these people were completely fine, patients recognized that they didn’t seem to have any problems.

This study highlights how powerful labels can be.

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Wow…this also potentially bespeaks how the people who are charged with making these patients better are only trying to create terminology and atmosphere that keep them institutionalized.
That’s pretty disturbing.

To anyone saying “well they said they heard voices obviously the doctors are going to look at them with a weary eye”

You missed the point.

They were supposed to detect the patients getting better and instead of being able to tell that, they took any action that the patients performed and totally distorted it and blew it to epic proportions to make them seem completely and utterly abnormal to a point where the patients were institutionalized for months. 

Also, sixpenceee, you missed the second part to this experiment - equally chilling, in my opinion. One hospital’s administration was angered by Rosenhan’s experiment, and challenged him to send impostor patients - mentally stable people masquerading as mentally unstable people - to their facilities. Their staff would then turn those pseudopatients away. Long story short, Rosenhan OK’d this part of the experiment. 193 people went to that hospital in that experiment period looking for help. They flagged 41 people as impostors and had doubts about another 42.

Rosenhan sent no one.

The staff of this hospital flagged impostor patients where none had existed.

That’s really worrying…

This is terrifying 

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castielonfire:

flower-of-destiny:

33457658322189076:

pizzaforpresident:

legend-of-corgis:

pizzaforpresident:

memphisisonfire:

genicavenger:

ocean-zombie:

Adopted her today, she has only one but its a gem

f you dont reblog this I’m judging you

Honestly one of the most beautiful cats i’ve ever seen

Are you missing the giant fucking scar on its face???

Just because she has a scar doesn’t mean she’s not pretty. In fact, I think she’s beautiful. Her fur looks so soft and floofy!

99% of cats have soft and fluffy fur, the only reason you’re calling this cat beautiful is because it has a giant scar on its face. If it had both eyes this picture would have 22 notes and nobody would give a shit. Stop calling it beautiful. It’s not, and it doesn’t matter because it’s a cat and it doesn’t understand English.

It’s badass looking but it’s not the most beautiful cat in the world. Stop making everything about beauty. It doesn’t matter if the cat is beautiful. Is it a nice cat? Is it housebroken? Does it play well with children? What are its political views? These are all things that are exponentially more important than “Is it beautiful?”.

You people will go to such great lengths to call every empty playground and dead leaf and disabled cat beautiful to make your blogs look more accepting and worldly but the truth is you wouldn’t give a shit if it wasn’t to make you feel good about yourself.

rule one of tumblr: always reblog pizzaforpresident’s comment on this pic of a cat with one eye

Dat comment

I know who I’m voting for president now

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misandry-mermaid:

Interesting how we’re always hearing how shameful and irresponsible it is to be a teen mom.

But we never hear the same messages directed at teen dads.

Or even the words “teen dad”.

It’s almost like society demonizes women’s sexuality and sexual choices while absolving men of all sexual responsibility and judgement.

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drhoz:

ftcreature:

gorgeous “oil slick” beetles. Darkling beetle species perhaps?

photo by Wilson Koh Wee Siong

Chalcopteroides sp., perhaps?

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shuckl:

starrysleeper:

get-off-your-arse-its-begun:

geekishchic:

volouminous:

You can be mature and respectful and still have a dirty sense of humour.

 You can curse a lot and still be highly intelligent with a massive vocabulary.

You can be quiet and reserved and still be witty and even outgoing in certain circles.

You can be intelligent and sharp-minded and still forget what month it is

you can dance if you wanna, you can leave your friends behind

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