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11 Annotated Items, 9 Links, 9 Playlists, 4 Texts, 1 Media Total

  • State v. Crenshaw

    jcarlsmith | June 02, 2014

  • Official Diagnostic Criteria for Dissociative Identity Disorder

    07/14/2013 added by jcarlsmith


    These are the official diagnostic criteria for Dissociative Identity Disorder, as outlined in the updated Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-V). (last accessed 9/30/12) (less)

  • John Woods

    06/12/2013 added by jcarlsmith


    This is an article written by Judith Armstrong, a psychologist assigned as an expert witness in the trial of a man -- John Woods -- whom she had diagnosed with DID. Mr. Woods had killed his girlfriend, Sally, during an argument about her faithfulness. Read Section IV: The Interview (pp. 212-216). In it, Dr. Armstrong conducts separate interviews with the three alters involved in the crime. (less)

  • Understanding the Persistence Question

    06/12/2013 added by jcarlsmith


    There is a person sitting at your computer right now, reading these words. Earlier today, there was (probably) a person that got out of your bed, brushed his or her teeth, and ate breakfast. What makes these two people both "you"? Or, more generally, what has to be the case for a person in the past to be identical to a person in the future? This is a summary of some of the central issues involved in attempting to answer this question. Start at Section 2: "Understanding the Persistence Question," and read through Section 5: "Fission." (less)

  • Criminal Law and Multiple Personality Disorder: Vexing Problems of Personhood and Responsibility

    06/12/2013 added by jcarlsmith


    This article, written by the philosopher Walter Sinnott-Armstrong and the psychiatrist Stephen Behnke, aims primarily to challenge the argument that Saks pursued in Section II of her article (see above). It does so through appeal to certain experiential memories shared between alters. The beginning of the article provides a concise and informative summary both of Sak's position and of the different jurisprudential standards we have been exploring in this playlist. However, the essential material only really begins in Section IV (p. 282), so if you are strapped for time, start there and read through the end (p. 296). (less)

  • Multiple Personality Disorder and Criminal Responsibility

    06/12/2013 added by jcarlsmith


    This is a seminal article in the narrow field of DID and Criminal Law. In it, Elyn Saks presents three different interpretations of DID, and argues that according to each of them, multiples should be deemed non-responsible for their crimes. Read the intro (pp. 384-389), and then read sections II-IV (pp. 403-442). (less)

  • What, exactly, is a "self"?

    06/12/2013 added by jcarlsmith


    This is an article about DID and self-hood, written Nicholas Humphrey, a theoretical psychologist, and Daniel C. Dennett, a contemporary (and relatively famous) philosopher of mind. Start at the bottom of page 6 ("Many people who find it convenient...") and read through the middle of page 12 ("we shall be able to come closer to an answer..."). (less)

  • Anonymous

    06/12/2013 by jcarlsmith