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9 Youth Violence Prevention Recommendations
The website, www.everytownresearch.org has attempted to draw conclusions from data on school and mass shootings. From 2009 to 2015 there have been 133 mass shootings. Only 4 occurred in schools. Seventy-two percent of these mass shootings were perpetrated by persons ages 20-44. Only 5 of shooters were teenagers or younger. In 11 of cases, the shooters mental health had been raised prior to the shooting. In 116 incidents where there was sufficient informati ...
Psychology Today - Sun. Oct 2
Moral Judgments Distort Perceptions of Risk to A Child
A recent study 2016 from researchers at the University of California, Irvine, illustrates an American phobia of leaving a child unsupervised. This experiment reveals intriguing correlation between the perceptions of risk for a child left unattended, even if only a few minutes, and the tendency toward moral outrage directed at a parent. Developmental psychologists Ashley Thomas, Kyle Stanford and philosopher Barbara Sarnecka conducted an experiment with a s ...
Psychology Today - Sun. Oct 2
So You Want to be the President?
With a few weeks to go until the general election, and following a contentious primary season, Americans are set to decide which presidential candidate to support. Voters are evaluating the candidates on a number of dimensions, but I think what most want is a president who will be a trusted and competent leader. As a long time military psychologist, I think there are useful lessons that the candidates for this and other elected offices could learn from the ...
Psychology Today - Sun. Oct 2
Life Doesn't Give A Shit
Life doesn t give a shit.
Huffington Post - Sun. Oct 2
Breakthrough Moments in Therapy: A Vignette
She sits, pale-faced, forced to look like a five-year-old in her pajamas. This middle-aged student in bed, she gets up for her morning cereal and school bus. Here our team puts her on the stage, and here we pry, marching in like a Gestapo patrol, with our pointed interrogation disguised as concern. But our intentions are benign, though you d never know it, with one s guts laid bare, liberties stripped away. As a psychiatric resident in training, I still ha ...
Psychology Today - Fri. Sep 30
12 Warning Signs Your Child May Have a Mental Health Issue
Most parents have an instantaneous desire to protect their children whether they gave birth or adopted them. As the months and years pass, they do. We tend to our children s needs If an unexplained rash appears, we see the doctor, if a fever spikes, we see the doctor, if a bone seems injured, we see the doctor. Obvious, visible hurts are relatively easy to recognize. That is not the case if a child begins having problems at school or with friends, if she b ...
Psychology Today - Fri. Sep 30
8 Common Effects of Narcissistic Parenting
Character is the trace of relationship, wrote the brilliant post- Freudian psychoanalyst, Christopher Bollas, in his ominously titled but infinitely hopeful book, The Shadow of the Object . What he meant was that we all develop in context, gathering bits and pieces of the relationships around us and fixing them, unconsciously, to our temperament that wired in biological blueprint that partially determines who we become. This, he concluded, is how any perso ...
Psychology Today - Fri. Sep 30
Combatting Late-Life Anxiety With Education, Support And Treatment
A successful former businessman develops a sudden fear of driving. A longtime homemaker is convinced she never has enough groceries in the house. It s a pattern familiar to many of us with aging parents the overwhelming worry or constant nervousness over day-to-day tasks, from taking medications to parking the car. Left untreated, this anxiety-related agitation in the elderly can disrupt sleep and eating, exacerbate chronic medical conditions, and ultimate ...
Huffington Post - Fri. Sep 30
I am a Hypochondriac
I am in a perpetual abusive relationship with hypochondria I desperately want to get away from it, but somehow it controls my brain.
Huffington Post - Fri. Sep 30
Effect of Commitment on Forgiveness Investigated in Large-Scale Replication Pr...
After a betrayal of trust, what motivates an aggrieved partner to try and resolve the problem instead of walking away or seeking revenge Many studies have indicated that how people respond to a partner 8217 s betrayal is associated with how committed they feel to their relationship, raising the possibility that boosting people s feelings of commitment may lead them to choose less destructive responses. A new multi-lab research project aimed at replicating ...
Psychological Science - Fri. Sep 30
The Sleep Connectome
Advances in neuroscience often emerge when new methods of analyzing and visualizing the anatomy and function of the nervous system are developed. For example, the emerging field of neuroscience was greatly advanced by the development and use of stains that made it possible to visualize individual neurons in the nervous system. This in turn made it possible to begin to understand these fundamental components of neural networks. The study of the cognitive, m ...
Psychology Today - Thu. Sep 29
Coping Guidelines for All of US
In the last few months, we ve witnessed a series of American tragedies, in large part due to their exposure on our social media. This chronology of mass murder includes African American men killed in police shootings Terence Crutcher and Keith Scott being the most recent , twelve police officers shot five killed , as well as two civilians shot by an Afghan War vet, fifty innocent people killed in a nightclub in Orlando by a homegrown terrorist, and a surge ...
Psychology Today - Wed. Sep 28
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