Friday, February 26, 2016

My Damn Mind

"This American Life" did it again: they produced a podcast that is very nearly PERFECT for high school psychology teachers. If you've never listened to TAL before, this is a good place to start.

Their story, "My Damn Mind" investigates a shooting in a hospital. Along the way we learn what a delusion feels like from the inside, the impact of medication and the lack of medication, how rationality tries to fight delusion, and the impact of stereotypes and lack of training in very scary, aggressive situations.

TAL partnered with the New York Times on this story, and the NYT provides even more details about this fascinating, scary, tragic situation. (Note:
includes photos - looking at this article while listening to the podcast might be fascinating for students)

posted by Rob McEntarffer

1 comment:

Madison said...

TAL kills it. Every time. Another podcast that I love for Psychology is Invisibilia, you can find it here If you can get your students into podcasts, they will never stop. This podcast is great because it weaves in storytelling and narrative with interesting information! Awesome stuff!