Psychology

Truths and lies on the internet: case report of a suicide broadcast over the web

Recently the British Journal of Psychiatry, one of the highest impact journals in psychiatry, published a case report about a young Swedish man who committed suicide and decided to broadcast his death over the Internet. At 11:51 AM on October 11, 2010, the 21-year-old created the thread “hanging” on a Swedish forum called Flashback. This forum is known to be…

Creativity might be related to unethical behavior

Creativity generally consists of two components: mental flexibility (the ability to find different solutions for the same problem) and divergent thinking (thinking “outside the box”—the ability to think beyond what is usually considered). In some situations (such as ethical dilemmas), a person’s creativity can be tested. In these situations, an individual has to weigh the desire to satisfy his or…