Growing Up, Psychology

What does an IQ of less than 105 mean for your child

I've added an article a while back about IQ (Coeficientul de inteligenta - IQ (Romanian)) and another one about EQ (INTELIGENTA EMOTIONALA (Romanian)) (both in Romanian unfortunately for those of you who speak only English 🙂 IQ stands for intelligence quotient. Supposedly, it is a score that tells one how “bright” a person is compared to… Continue reading What does an IQ of less than 105 mean for your child

Psychology

Memory, Diaspora, Hysteria: Margaret Atwood’s Alias Grace

by Marlene Goldman In her introduction to this collection, Julia Creet asserts that “migration is a condition of memory,” and cites Pierre Nora’s lament that “we create sites of memory because we not longer have ‘real environments of memory’: stable geographic, generation environments in which memory resides .  . .” Margaret Atwood’s historical novel Alias Grace is  based… Continue reading Memory, Diaspora, Hysteria: Margaret Atwood’s Alias Grace

Psychology

The sadness of impermanence – Mono no aware

Mono no aware (物の哀れ), literally "the pathos of things", and also translated as "an empathy toward things", or "a sensitivity to ephemera", is a Japanese term for the awareness of impermanence (無常, mujō), or transience of things, and both a transient gentle sadness (or wistfulness) (Wiki).  The beauty of impermanence is in allowing some optimism over the… Continue reading The sadness of impermanence – Mono no aware

Psychology

“His reality is so different from ours”

“Maybe each human being lives in a unique world, a private world different from those inhabited and experienced by all other humans. If reality differs from person to person, can we speak of reality singular, or shouldn't we really be talking about plural realities? And if there are plural realities, are some more true (more… Continue reading “His reality is so different from ours”

Psychology

Dementia – how does it feel to be uncertain about your wits in retirement?

King Lear is one of the greatest portrayals of ageing in Western literature. It explores the sense of uncertainty that can result from retirement, and the role-reversal that often comes with ageing, as the children become the parents. Throughout the play, Lear’s behaviour is changeable. At times he grows irrationally angry, while at others he… Continue reading Dementia – how does it feel to be uncertain about your wits in retirement?