What Does Social Justice Really Mean for Psychologists?

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Without clarity and consensus around what social justice means, psychologists risk perpetuating injustices that undermine their stated mission.

The Conflicts That Result From Globalizing Euro-American Psychology in India

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Researchers examine the transformation of work, life, and identity in India as a result of Western corporate and psychological culture.
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Kick Big Pharma Out of the Classroom

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School-based strategies such as the “talk to your doctor” campaign about any childhood problem have been extremely effective in helping the pharmaceutical industry to marginalize traditional child-rearing practices and replace them with advice from mental health “experts” and the use of dangerous drugs. These campaigns are reminiscent of now-illegal vintage tobacco ads in which doctors endorsed cigarette smoking.

Physical Activity Predicts Fewer Symptoms of Depression in Children

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An article published in Pediatrics is the first to examine the relationship between physical activity and depression in middle childhood (years 6 to 10) longitudinally.

International Study Documents Widespread Distress in College Students

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An international study of college students reveals ubiquitous social and emotional challenges faced by young adults.

Critical Thinking Skills are More Important Than IQ

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From The British Psychological Society: A recent study found that critical thinking skills are a better predictor of one's ability to make wise, effective life...

Study Investigates Long-Term Effects of Social and Emotional Learning Programs

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Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) programs have gained popularity in U.S. schools in recent years. A new study examines the nature and longevity of their impact on students.

No Guns in Schools

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The Society for Humanistic Psychology has released a statement by psychology faculty and students from the University of Massachusetts-Boston in opposition to the notion...

Colleges Get Proactive in Addressing Depression on Campus

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From The New York Times: The number of college students with mental health concerns is rapidly increasing, straining many universities' mental health and counseling centers. Colleges...

A Mental Health Crisis is the True Cost of University Marketization

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From Red Pepper: University students are facing unprecedented rates of mental health crises due to a combination of financial insecurity and ever-increasing academic pressure. "Meanwhile, our futures...

Teaching Psychology Students to Survive a Zombie Apocalypse

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From The Conversation: An undergraduate course in behavioral psychology at Bangor University now includes a fully gamified module that immerses students in a zombie apocalypse...

Doctors From Lower-Tier Medical Schools Prescribe More Opioids

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From STAT: New research indicates that doctors who graduated from lower-tier medical schools prescribe about three times as many opioid painkillers per year as those...

DACA has “Immediate and Positive” Impact on Lives of Immigrant Students, Study Finds

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New research demonstrates the benefits and complexities for immigrants transitioning from undocumented to DACA status.
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Inside an Online Charter School: Labeling Kids “Disabled” for Profit

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I’d thought this teaching job would be my chance to make positive changes in children’s lives. But most of the recommendations in students' IEPs were related not to reading, writing, and ’rithmetic but to behavior control and obedience to adults. And the school seemed to be working very hard to prove that the kids were disabled and to get them certified as such.

When the Mad Research the Mad

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In this piece for Asylum Magazine, Sue Phillips, Penny Stafford, and Shirley Anne Collie discuss their involvement in a participatory action research project evaluating the...

Why More American Teens Than Ever Suffer From Severe Anxiety

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In this piece for The New York Times, Benoit Denizet-Lewis explores the social, cultural, and economic factors that have contributed to the significant rise in...

Forgetting Fanon, Remembering Fanon

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In this piece for Verso Books, David Macey discusses the legacy of Frantz Fanon, a Martinican psychiatrist, philosopher, and revolutionary, in honor of his 92nd birthday.

How Babies Learn – And Why Robots Can’t Compete

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In this piece for The Guardian, Alex Beard compares robot learning to language acquisition and development in children. While robot learning is abstract and formulaic, learning...

An Anarchist Teaches Patients to Make Their Own Meds

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From STAT: In response to rising drug costs, anarchist and biohacker Michael Laufer plans to teach people to manufacture their own medications. "The de facto leader...

Misconceptions About Brain Science Very Common, Study Finds

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Researchers investigate commonly held misconceptions about brain research among Americans.

Asylum Magazine: Mad Studies Comes of R/Age, Part Two

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A new issue of Asylum Magazine is available. This issue is the second in a two-part series highlighting new and original work on the theme...

12 Ways to Help Kids Cope With School Anxiety

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In this piece for USA Today, Candy Grande offers 12 non-drug approaches for helping kids cope with school-related anxiety, such as having a discussion about...

School Personnel Can Help Prevent Mental Health Issues in Children

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A new study examines the preventative effects of school-based mental health care when delivered by school personnel.

Social Prescribing May Improve Self-Esteem and Mental Well-Being

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Systematic review suggests social prescribing benefits individuals with mental and physical health issues, but more program evaluations are needed.

The Men Taking Classes to Unlearn Toxic Masculinity

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From Science of Us: The Washington, D.C., Rape Crisis Center, Collective Action for Safe Spaces, and ReThink, an organization that works to prevent sexual assault,...