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,...

Students With Mental Health Conditions Find Support at BU

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From STAT: For the past three years, Boston University has offered one of the few programs in the nation dedicated to teaching students who have...

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...

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...

The Other Mrs. Smith Will Shock and Move You

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From The Vancouver Sun: Bonnie Burstow's recently released book The Other Mrs. Smith is not only an accurate portrayal of the horrific consequences of ECT but...

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...

How Norms Change

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From The New Yorker: The extent to which we act on our biases is largely dependent upon the social norms within our surrounding environments, which...

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.

Is the US Education System Producing a Society of Smart Fools?

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From Scientific American: According to Cornell University psychologist Robert Sternberg, the U.S. education system is entirely focused on developing and rewarding students' analytic intelligence -...

Academe Should Accommodate Those With Mental Health Issues

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In this piece for The Chronicle of Higher Education, Patrick Flynn describes how universities can lead the way in providing an accommodating, inclusive environment for...

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.

A Text Therapy App Plans to Start Prescribing Drugs to Users

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From Business Insider: Talkspace, a text message-based therapy platform, is bringing on a team of psychiatrists to prescribe medications to patients. The app is also...

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...

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.

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...

Histories of Violence: Neurodiversity and the Policing of the Norm

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In this interview for the Los Angeles Review of Books, cultural theorist and philosopher Erin Manning discusses neurodiversity, a movement that seeks to depathologize traits, experiences, and...

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.

The Touch of Madness

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In this piece for Pacific Standard, David Dobbs recounts the story of Nev Jones, a psychologist with lived experience who is working to change the...

The Frantz Fanon’s Foundation 2nd Rencontres

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From the Blog of the APA: This past December, the Frantz Fanon Foundation celebrated its 10th anniversary in the "2nd Rencontres" of the Foundation. The...

Video: Alain Badiou and Michel Foucault

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From Verso: A televised 1965 discussion between Alain Badiou and Michel Foucault, under the heading "Philosophy and Psychology," is available to stream in three parts. Videos →­

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...
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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.

What a New University in Africa is Doing to Decolonize Education

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From The Conversation: A new university in Africa is taking steps toward decolonizing the social sciences, including assigning students non-English texts, studying non-textual sources, and...

Targets are Damaging Students’ Mental Health

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In this piece for The Guardian, a schoolteacher explains how unrealistic expectations of students' academic performance as well as a strong emphasis on test scores have harmed students'...