assylum

Podcast Episode: Tracing the History of Stigma

Just like physical health, mental health has a significant impact on our well-being, and especially among youth, which has been an increasingly prevalent concern. Two hundred years ago, mental illness was not an ailment that drew much sympathy from the public. To those who were mentally ill in the Western world, specifically Britain, and her colonies, were ostracized and isolated. (more…)

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Belief

Podcast Episode 14: Contempt

Contempt Podcast Episode Thumbnail In this episode Jake discusses the emotion of Contempt. Contempt is an emotion felt towards others that puts the person in an inferior, lower status position. The other person is regarded as being less in some way that the person feeling contempt considers themselves important. (more…)

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Belief

Podcast Episode 12: Disgust

Traditionally as an adaptive function, disgust has served for disease avoidance. In other words: to keep us healthy and to keep us from getting ill. Our feeling of disgust works incredibly well for us to tell us to avoid, for example, faeces, rotting meat, or parasitic infected food. (more…)

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