November 13, 2008

What Do You Call It?

This great depression of 2008 thing that we are all in....

Is there some good official name for it?

We need a good name for it. UCLA's Matthew Lieberman has concluded from brain scan studies of the amygdyla that if want to control our fears, we should name them. So, let's have it! What is the right name? Posted by David at November 13, 2008 09:06 PM


It was suggested somewhere (I can't find it now) that we call them "these dark times", because that's sort of humorously melodramatic. After all, we can use all the humor we can get, especially in these dark times.

Posted by: Matthew Gray at November 14, 2008 12:33 AM

I believe we should label our feelings about the situation, not the situation. Lots of links about labeling the affect here:

Posted by: Stephanie at November 14, 2008 10:22 AM
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