Saturday, January 28, 2023

Tag: psychology

Inequities in Mental Health Services: It’s Time for a Reckoning and...

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Clinical education must include more training in macro skills that help build the supports, policies, and community infrastructures under-served clients need.

Why is the Field of Psychotherapy Still Fractured into Different Approaches?

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Psychotherapy is dominated by contradicting schools of thought, exhibits a gap between research and practice, and repackages old ideas rather than finding clinical consensus.

Psychiatry in Need of “Fundamental Rethinking”

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Prominent researchers in psychiatry urge the field to move away from a rigid biological focus toward social and psychological perspectives to meet the needs of today’s world.

Collective Action Can Lead to Empowerment and Strengthened Relationships

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Individuals who participate in efforts of collective action report changes in personality, behavior, and worldview.

Loneliness Increases Risk of Severe ‘Common Mental Disorders’

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Loneliness was found to both predict and be reinforced by severe common mental disorders.

Economic Deprivation and Social Fragmentation Drive Suicide Rates in US

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Major study finds that economic deprivation and a lack of social capital are driving increasing rates of suicide in the U.S.

The Role of Acculturation in Racial Trauma

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In the American Psychologist, researchers argue that the process of acculturation often involves racist ideologies, leading to racial trauma.

More Evidence for the Lasting Psychological Impact of Lead Exposure in...

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New research points to numerous harmful effects of high-level lead exposure in childhood on adult mental health and personality characteristics.

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.

What Is Critical Psychology? New Site for Scholar-Activists

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From Robert Beshara: "I am pleased to announce that on behalf of the Critical Praxis Collective, I have put together a website which will...

Most Psychology Research Does Not Generalize to the Individual

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A new study claims that quantitative research in psychology is “worryingly imprecise” and that generalizations may be flawed and misleading.

Self-Restraint Goes Hand in Hand With the Good Life

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From Aeon: "Temperance was one of the four virtues identified by Plato’s Republic as essential to an ideal state – a framework that was later adapted by...

Joint Public Statement on U.S. Immigration Policies

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Several psychology groups have released the following public statement on U.S. immigration policies and practices: "This statement is an official statement of the specific signatories...

Time for a Paradigm Shift in School Psychology Interventions

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Why do ineffective classification and intervention processes linger in school psychology, and what’s the alternative?

Psychology Textbooks Promote Misinformation About Intelligence

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In a new study, researchers examined 29 popular introduction to psychology textbooks and found that almost 80% included misinformation about intelligence.

Study Finds Heavy Metal Music Beneficial to Mental Health

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A new study highlights the role heavy metal music plays in the mental health of adolescents facing adversity.

Speaking, Not Texting, May Prevent Dehumanization in Disagreements

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Researchers found participants were less likely to dehumanize those with whom they disagreed when they heard their voices.

Psychological Misconceptions in Movies and TV Shows

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This piece for The Learning Scientists lists five misconceptions about psychology and the mind that are commonly portrayed in television and film.

Humans Had to Evolve to Acknowledge Octopus Consciousness

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In this piece for Quartz, Ephrat Livni explores our evolving attitudes toward octopuses, from initial fear and revulsion to contemporary respect and inquiry. Now, scientists are...

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...

Inside a Case of Repressed Memory

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From The Guardian: At age 17, Nicole Kluemper came to be one of the most controversial cases in modern psychology when she recovered memories of...

Emotional Intelligence Needs a Rewrite

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From Nautilus: The traditional notion of emotional intelligence is based on two assumptions: that it is possible to detect others' emotions accurately, and that emotions...

What Know-it-alls Don’t Know, or the Illusion of Competence

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In this piece for Aeon, Kate Fehlhaber investigates why some people are overconfident in their knowledgeability and skills, despite holding inaccurate beliefs or being less competent...

From Protoscience to Proper Science

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From The Guardian: The field of psychology is fraught with fundamental problems in its research practices, from publication bias to data corruption. The field must...

The Association for Psychological Pseudoscience Presents…

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In this blog for Statistical Modeling, Causal Interference, and Social Science, Andrew Gelman critiques the Association of Psychological Science's upcoming convention.