Tag: economics

The Politics of Distress: A Discussion With Dr. James Davies on...

James Davies on the medicalization and individualizing of distress and its connection to neoliberal ideology, and the need to focus on pervasive inequality and other social causes.

“Can Poverty Lead To Mental Illness?”

For WBUR, Emily Sohn asks: “Can poverty really cause mental illness?” “It's a complex question that is fairly new to science. Despite high rates...

“A Creative Solution for Psychology’s Replication Problem”

In the Atlantic, Ed Yong reports that despite the lack of replicability of individual studies, when you get a pool of psychologists “betting on” the reproducibility of a study their predictions are surprisingly accurate. “Which makes me wonder: What's going on with peer review? If people know which results are really not likely to be real, why are they allowing them to be published?”