In a way, this post is a companion to the previous one about Crazy Like Us. I think WIRED magazine does a consistently great job of writing compelling science articles. Their recent article "The Book of Woe" is a fascinating look into the politics, battles, philosophical perspectives, and arguments involved in the current DSM revision process. Reading and discussing the article could help students understand the complexity of how psychological disorders get defined and how that process of definition is informed by scientific and social factors. I fear that I'm making the article sound a bit dry - it really is a compelling, exciting, and somewhat depressing (to me) read.
posted by Rob McEntarffer