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Posts published in January 2019

Brief “Wise Interventions” Can Change Lives

Psychology’s archives are filled with well-meaning, well-funded endeavors that were meant to change lives for the better but that—alas—made no difference.   In one huge study, 500 Massachusetts boys deemed at risk for delinquency were, by the toss of a…

Notable News Flashes From Psychological Science

This  www.TalkPsych.com entry offers three news flashes—samples of research that have captured my attention (and may wend their way into future textbook editions).   NEWS FLASH # 1:Intergroup contact makes us “less inward looking and more open to experiences.” As…

Scientific Meeting » HEAL Initiative Technical Assistance Webinar

This technical assistance webinar will provide an overview of the Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOAs) listed below, and address general questions from potential applicants about the HEAL Preventing Opioid Use Disorder in Older Adolescents and Young Adults (ages 16-30) initiatives: RFA-DA-19-035…

Video » Discover NIMH: Mentorship and Training

NIMH is a launching pad for rising scientists. As a trainee at NIMH, you have access to expert mentors and opportunities to gain leadership experience. Source: NIH

Science News » Sensorimotor Domain Added to the RDoC Framework

The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) announces the addition of the new Sensorimotor domain to the Research Domain Criteria (RDoC) framework. The aim of the new domain is to help foster earlier and more precise identification of the role…

She Persisted: Lessons From the Life of Judith Rich Harris

Judith Rich Harris’ December 29th death took my mind to her remarkable life and legacy. Among all the people I’ve never met, she was the person I came to know best. Across 243 emails she shared her draft writings, her…

How to Make Friends and Sustain Friendships

As Pope Francis has said, “Everyone’s existence is deeply tied to that of others.” We are social animals. We need to belong. We flourish when supported by close relationships. Finding a supportive confidante, we feel joy.   Longing for acceptance…