Tuesday, 26 June 2007

The Special Issue Spotter

Stigma and mental illness (International Review of Psychiatry).

Lay conceptions of mental disorder (Australian Psychologist). How the public views mental illness. "It is difficult to imagine a topic of more pressing relevance to practising psychologists, in their relation to the society and culture that surrounds them," says associate editor Nick Haslam.

Cortical control of higher motor cognition (NeuroImage). The anatomy, electrophysiology, neuropsychology and functional imaging of the neural bases of how we move ourselves.

New dimensions in the study of social movement leadership (American Behavioural Scientist). This is about things like the role of leaders in Jewish resistance to the Nazis.

Gesture, brain and language (Brain and Language). The brain science of gesticulation, so to speak.

1 comment:

Michael said...

Speaking as a layman, I was encouraged by a CBS News report about mentally ill criminals. A typical lay concept of the mentally ill in the criminal justice system is that they're pretending to be sick so they can avoid punishment (the right) or they're so sick they can't help themselves (the left). A San Jose, California judge tries to deal with incapacitated defendants, to get them into group homes or get more frequent follow-ups for them. About time too: the largest public mental health facility in the US is the Los Angeles County Jail mental ward.

- Michael from The US Desk at TheNewsRoom.com

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