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Free course in psychological first aid: Assignment suggestion

Johns Hopkins University is offering a free online course through Coursera titled Psychological First Aid. They estimate that the course takes six hours to finish. Course description: Learn to provide psychological first aid to people in an emergency by employing…

APS 2020 Virtual Posters: Intro Psych Discussion

Use the APS 2020 (free) Virtual Poster Showcase to expose your Intro Psych students to some original psychological research. For these online discussion questions, students will be looking at posters related to developmental psych, but you, of course, can change…

Science News » NIMH Director’s Statement on Racism

Right now, people across the country are currently coping with yet another episode of violence perpetrated against a person of color. In this Institute Update, Dr. Gordon addresses recent events. Source: NIH

Sandwich Generation Experiences as the New Adult Normal

From the AARP to politicians to the health care industry to the popular media, there is a lot of concern over the challenges that the U.S. faces taking care of an aging population and the toll it might take on…

What is Up with Helicopter Parents?

Helicopter parent is a phrase that gets tossed around a lot these days, rarely as a compliment.  It refers to the idea that modern parents hover over their children, vigilantly paying attention and ready to swoop in to take control…

Video » Responding to the Alarm: Addressing Black Youth Suicide

In 2019, the Congressional Black Caucus convened an emergency Taskforce to examine Black Youth Suicide and Mental Health. The Taskforce released its report in December 2019, highlighting several recommendations for increased research, intervention development, and community engagement. In collaboration with…

Are We Fearing the Right Things?

I am fascinated by the human tendency to fear the wrong things. We routinely display probability neglect by fretting about vividly publicized remote possibilities while ignoring higher probabilities. Dramatic catastrophes make us gasp, while probabilities we barely grasp.   Thus,…

Blog Post » A Plan for Mental Health Research

This week, the National Institute of Mental Health unveiled its new NIMH Strategic Plan for Research. In this Director’s message, Dr. Gordon discusses the advances in knowledge and treatment that got us to where we are today and points to…

Silenced And Unsilenced: Why Didn’t They Talk Before?

by Ruth Lijtmaer, Ph.D. “The ultimate tragedy is not the oppression and cruelty of the bad people but the silence over that by the good people” –– Martin Luther King Jr. Psychoanalysis is a survivor of the Holocaust. It was…

The Trolley Problem Meets COVID-19

A classic moral psychology dilemma invites us to contemplate a runaway trolley headed for five people who are tied to the tracks and destined for death—unless you pull a lever that diverts the trolley to a side track where it…

Pandemic Political Psychology

“If public health officials recommended that everyone stay at home for a month because of a serious outbreak of coronavirus in your community, how likely are you to stay home for a month?”   When Gallup recently put this question…