What incredibly sad news this week that the actor and comedian Robin Williams has apparently taken his own life after struggling with depression. This is a reminder that depression can affect anyone and just because they may appear to be OK or laughing on the outside it doesn't mean everybody feels good on the inside.
The British comedian Jason Manford wrote a very moving plea to anybody going through depression to seek help. Here it is.
This is a real thing! In a ground breaking exercise psychology students carefully analysed the personality of their colleagues using the science of cake.
Some were neurotic, obsessive sorts who had to place every element precisely into the right position. Some were slapdash and carefree (stable extraverts). Some attacked the job with gusto and verve (extraverts all). Some were creative and artistic (feeling - perceivers). And one was Grace. There was only one Grace.
How comfortable are you with being alone? Do you enjoy time spent ruminating and contemplating? Or are you terrified of nothing happening? If the latter it seems you're not alone. A recent study found that many people would rather give themselves electric shocks than sit quietly thinking.
Is this a sign of the internet age? Short attention spans? Empty headedness? Or a craving for stimulation?
Read about it here....
Mrs C and Mrs B
Psychology doesn't just happen in classrooms! Look at what's been going on in the real world.....