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Mental health app review site: Applying the CRAAP test

Recently the American Psychological Association published a Speaking of Psychology podcast (and transcript) about the One Mind PsyberGuide—a mental health app rating service. While I wasn’t paying attention, mental health apps have proliferated. Visiting the About One Mind PsyberGuide page,…

Scientific Meeting » NIMH Livestream Event: Suicide Prevention Strategies

In recognition of National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, NIMH will host a livestream event on September 23, 2020, from 2:00 – 2:30 p.m. ET, to discuss the latest in suicide prevention research, including ways to identify risk, and effective prevention…

James S. Jackson: Discussion activity

Between 2001 and 2003, the Program for Research on Black Americans—founded and led by the late James S. Jackson—conducted “the most comprehensive and detailed study of mental disorders and the mental health of Americans of African descent ever completed.” The…

Caring more deeply than our students

I recently read Michele Harper’s memoir, The Beauty in Breaking, about her experience as an emergency room physician. In one chapter, she writes about people coming to the ER who have so much more broken in their lives than, say,…

Macmillan Author Albert Bandura's interview with Positive Voices

“Albert Bandura is Psychology legend.” Positive Voices features Macmillan’s beloved author, Albert Bandura, in their latest Positive Conversation interview with Larry King where Bandura speaks on his theories, including social modeling, social cognitive theory, and moral disengagement, as well as tips…

Blog Post » RDoC at Ten Years: Part 1

In the first of two Director’s Messages to mark the 10-year anniversary of the creation of the Research Domain Criteria (RDoC) initiative, Dr. Gordon discusses the initial purpose of RDoC and the progress made over the last ten years. Source:…

Social Anxiety Changes Our Focus

“Together, the results from these studies suggest that individuals with social anxiety show an irregular attentional pattern when they are viewing emotional faces.” Eye Tracking Evidence Shows that Social Anxiety Changes the Picture http://ow.ly/CfaM30r1XvU #psychstudentrss  Source: macmillan psych community

Cognitive dissonance, pandemic edition: Class discussion

A lot of my Intro Psych students struggle with the concept of cognitive dissonance. If circumstances, say, a pandemic, provide an example of cognitive dissonance, and a couple social psychologists, say, Elliot Aronson and Carol Tavris, present the explanation, how…

Sleep Paralysis

Are you interested in sleep paralysis? If so, check out this new article: Sleep Paralysis and the Monsters Inside Your Mind – Scientific American http://ow.ly/J9E230qYF1T #psychstudentrss Source: macmillan psych community

Cognitive Dissonance can help us understand refusal to wear masks.

“Dissonance is most painful when evidence strikes at the heart of how we see ourselves—when it threatens our belief that we are kind, ethical, competent, or smart.” Check out the great piece on cognitive dissonance from The Atlantic, by Worth…