On Being Sane In Insane Places | David Rosenhan’s Hospital Experiment | Mental Health & Illness

if you’ve read or watched an adaptation of One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey you’ll be familiar with the idea of being sane in insane places. The book itself was written in the early 1960s as a critique of behaviorism a dominant form of psychology at the time behaviorism or behavioral psychology focuses on the study of […]

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Psychological Disorders: Crash Course Psychology #28

Way back in 1887, a journalist named Elizabeth Cochran assumed the alias Nellie Bly and feigned a mental illness to report on the truly awful conditions inside psychiatric hospitals in the US, which were known as asylums at the time. She found rotten food, cold showers, prevalent rats, abusive nurses, and patients being tied down in her famous expose “Ten […]

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