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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thirteenfunbreaker:

sliverdemon:

thirteenfunbreaker:

cowscratch:

joyeuse-noelle:

realfart:

deerdem:

selkiesounds:

bogmoth:

I said “have a nice day!” to this old dude and apparently that’s not fucking good enough because he retrieved his wallet and from like a stack of 30 of these things pulled one out and gave it to me and said something like “I hope you reconsider your choices next time”

holy shit

This is the most self entitled shit i’ve seen all day

what the fUCK

Next time: “Get fucked. Yes, it’s an imperative. Fucking do it.”

Ha ha wow I bet this guy is fun at parties

Hmm, don’t like it when it’s thrown in your faces, huh?

When what’s thrown in their faces? “Sorry I told you to have a good day rather than asked you to have a good day?”. Yeah, no, this guy can go fuck himself, especially when he’s just doing the exact same thing a different way

Those SJ cards that tell you to Google what you did wrong.

thirteenfunbreaker:

sliverdemon:

thirteenfunbreaker:

cowscratch:

joyeuse-noelle:

realfart:

deerdem:

selkiesounds:

bogmoth:

I said “have a nice day!” to this old dude and apparently that’s not fucking good enough because he retrieved his wallet and from like a stack of 30 of these things pulled one out and gave it to me and said something like “I hope you reconsider your choices next time”

holy shit

This is the most self entitled shit i’ve seen all day

what the fUCK

Next time: “Get fucked. Yes, it’s an imperative. Fucking do it.

Ha ha wow I bet this guy is fun at parties

Hmm, don’t like it when it’s thrown in your faces, huh?

When what’s thrown in their faces? “Sorry I told you to have a good day rather than asked you to have a good day?”. Yeah, no, this guy can go fuck himself, especially when he’s just doing the exact same thing a different way

Those SJ cards that tell you to Google what you did wrong.

biolumo:

upallnightogetloki:

hugonebula:

Master glassblower and stained glass artist Loren Stump in California has wowed the internet with an extraordinary display of virtuosity. He created a “loaf” of glass, called murrine, out of carefully layered glass rods that, when sliced, reveal a painstakingly detailed work of art in cross-section.

"The most impressive thing about his work is that the resulting image can only be seen in its entirety after the murrini is cut…"

(via Artist Creates Glass Loaves That Can Be Sliced Into Beautiful Portraits Like Bread | Bored Panda)

HOW IN THE ACTUAL FUCK IS THIS EVEN POSSIBLE IN THE YEAR OF OUR LORD 2014?!?!

Ho-lee shit

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linnealurks:

eatingwordswithkittywitch:

glitter-from-gallifrey:

Paul messes up his own name.

x

Poor boy thought he’d regenerated.

See, even he doesn’t want to acknowledge the War Doctor.

(I kid, I realize it was just a slip of the tongue, and maybe he was signing something for someone named Christopher, but it’s funny.)

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mooncleric:

milesmorale:

Infamous 3rd year “My father will hear about this” Draco refusing to participate in Lupin’s class on boggarts because the whole thing is ridiculous but when it’s his turn he walks up to the wardrobe and Lucius Malfoy steps out

THIS UPSETS ME

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baiovevo:

FIVE YEARS HE WAITED FIVE YEARS

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dareva:

when fans of a thing make you dislike a thing

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Mads Mikkelsen and Hugh Dancy

(Source: paperlings, via madsmikkelsennews)