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Posted in Psychology

Qualities of a Narcissistic Sociopath

https://www.verywellmind.com/understanding-the-narcissistic-sociopath-4587611 What would a prototypical narcissistic sociopath look like? While there are variations in the severity of symptoms, we can start to assemble a picture…

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Posted in Clergy Abuse

Gloriavale leaver launches High Court civil proceedings against leaders

https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/122862433/gloriavale-leaver-launches-high-court-civil-proceedings-against-leaders A former Gloriavale member is taking legal action against the West Coast Christian community, accusing leaders of “dereliction of duty” towards their followers. John…

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Posted in Psychology

Psychological concept known as the principle of charity

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/misinformation-desk/202009/photographic-evidence-it-s-easy-believe Why was it so easy to believe these wildlife stories? One reason is the psychological concept known as the principle of charity, which suggests that…

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Posted in Legislation

Human Rights issues relating to Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Expression, and Sex Characteristics

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Posted in Abuse

State Redress hearing: 25 September witness list and evidence summaries

https://www.abuseincare.org.nz/news/state-redress-hearing-25-september-witness-list-and-evidence-summaries/ 10:00am: Tanya and Georgina Sammons and Hope Curtin Tanya and Georgina Sammons will give evidence of their experiences of the Ministry of Social Development’s…

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Posted in Personal Growth

People do indeed continually progress as they get older

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/boomers-30/202009/how-aging-is-reshaping-success Decades of research into life’s rich pageant, most notably George Vaillant’s work documented in his book Triumphs of Experience, have shown that people do indeed…

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Posted in Psychology

Poor Science Education and The Dualist Fallacy

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/the-human-beast/202009/the-rise-junk-science-in-modern-life Much superstitious thinking begins with the premise that there is a mental/spiritual realm that is separate from the physical world accessed by our senses….

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Posted in Sexual Abuse

SIS knew a young woman was being sexually abused by her father

https://www.msn.com/en-nz/news/national/sis-left-girl-to-be-sexually-abused-former-spy/ar-BB19maEd?ocid=msedgntp The SIS knew a young woman was being sexually abused by her father but failed to lodge a complaint with the police, effectively allowing…

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Posted in Peer Support

Peer support workforce employs people with “lived experience”

https://www.odt.co.nz/regions/mental-health-peer-support-model-promoted The Otago Mental Health Support Trust is described by its manager, Grant Cooper, as one “small pocket” of peer support. It had six part-time…

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Posted in Depression

When Depression is a Symptom of Buried Anger

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/emotion-information/202009/when-depression-is-symptom-buried-anger One very effective way to ease and even heal depression is by releasing the enormous burden of our visceral rage. How is this done?…

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