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Eating and Body Dysmorphic Disorders: Crash Course Psychology #33

When Lauren was fifteen years old, her family moved across the country and she started going to a new school. Already shy, Lauren suffered from low self-confidence and had a hard time transitioning; nothing felt right and soon her changing body became a source of insecurity. Eventually, she began thinking that maybe if she lost […]

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Depressive and Bipolar Disorders: Crash Course Psychology #30

American psychologist, and professor of psychiatry, Kay Redfield Jamison, is one of the world’s foremost authorities on bipolar disorder. She’s spent her career researching, lecturing, and writing seminal books on the condition. A condition that she also happens to have had her entire adult life. In her memoir, “An Unquiet Mind,” Jamison details what it […]

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The Integumentary System, Part 2 – Skin Deeper: Crash Course A&P #7

Look at all this stuff! Soaps, lotions, conditioners, polishes — all from that huge section of your local store that’s dedicated solely to the grooming of your skin, hair, and nails. Some might see these things as the trappings of vanity. But me? I see them as the tools for the care, maintenance, and — […]

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Tissues, Part 4 – Types of Connective Tissues: Crash Course A&P #5

Technically, we’re all just meat. Yeah, you could say that what makes us human is our emotions, or thoughts, or memories, but physically, we’re not all that different from this. We’re used to thinking of meat as the muscle tissue that people cook and eat — but the fact is, you could eat that stuff […]

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