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Some interesting articles from April '08

20th May 2008

Here are details and links for about thirty mainly April articles that I found interesting. Most of these articles (and many others) are also listed on my searchable Connotea online database.

Arbor (2008). "Folate and dementia (289)" ...

Peer groups: Cumbria spring group - second reflection

13th May 2008

There's a huge amount more I could reflect on about the group.  I'll keep it here, though, to just a final set of thoughts about the overlapping field of group therapy.  These peer groups are about all kinds of things - friendship, wellbeing, ‘retreat', fun - and they are also about work on ourselves that is in significant ways ‘therapeutic'.  Group therapy is effective.  The "Group...

Peer groups: Cumbria spring group - first reflection

12th May 2008

Why are these groups often so great, so welcome, so precious?  Real life is very rich - theories only capture aspects of this richness.  However a theory, that I like a lot, highlights one reason why these peer groups are so important.  The theory is Self-Determination Theory (SDT).  It has evolved for over three decades.  The SDT website (see below) is a treasure trove of information about...