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It may not be for everyone, so please consider that matters relevant to Forensic Psychology may be upsetting for some people. If this is you, it may be best to avoid posts that discuss forensic matters.
Between 31 August and 9 November 1888 at least five women were killed in Whitechapel by someone given the sobriquet Jack the Ripper. The true identity of this individual remains unknown, as does the exact number of victims. However, it is generally accepted that the five canonical victims of Jack the Ripper were Mary Nicols, Annie Chapman, Elizabeth Stride, Catherine Eddowes, and Mary Kelly (Jones, 2019). The murders occurred in the East End of London, specifically Whitechapel. An area commonly ...Read Full Post »
The need to belong is a driving force behind the motivations, thoughts, and behaviour of us all. These sentiments are echoed in the literature, and consistent with the premise that every child is born with the capacity to connect with others to increase a sense of belonging.
We rely on our connections with others to develop a sense of self and to formulate views, and beliefs about the world around us.
As I reflect on my work with clients, and personal experience; these sentiments seem accur...Read Full Post »