Can Psychology End Racism? No. Can We Help? Maybe.

The problems that our profession must strive to address are, as we have seen, enduring and present. Outside of political expression, attitudes towards race continue to exact a terrible toll. Social psychologists working in the field of attribution theory continue to demonstrate the effects of perceptions based on skin pigmentation or other external characteristics. Attribution theorists continue to remind us that even if “race” doesn’t exist as a genetic (relatively immutable) phenomenon, racism certainly is clearly linked to attributional (relatively mutable) phenomena. Read more.

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Preschoolers Are Obsessed with YouTube

Simple psychological quirks play to the preschool mind, making YouTube irresistible to them. In studying how kids select videos and how long they remain interested, developmental psychologists have gained new insights to the young mind. Read more.

Recovery Schools for Kids Fighting Addiction

Recovery schools,designed to meet both the academic and therapeutic needs of young people struggling with addiction or substance abuse, have better sobriety levels and grades than traditional schools. Read more.

Have Smartphones Destroyed a Generation?

Today's super-connected kids are growing up less rebellious and physically safer than adolescents before them. Despite this, psychologist Jean Twenge argues, they're on the brink of a mental health crisis. Read more.

Is It Time To Sack Football As We Know It?

In the aftermath of a study of 111 brains of former NFL players that revealed 110 of them had CTE, is it time to have a serious conversation about re-inventing football? Read more.

Graduate Students Face Significant Mental Health Challenges

Approximately one-third of graduate students are at risk of having or developing a common psychiatric disorder, a recent study reports. For some students, the graduate school strain on mental health isn't a surprise: here, a PhD student offers an antidote.

Education Highlights

Resources for Integrated Care: Two Upcoming Webinars - 8/23 & 8/28 

These webinars focus on assessing organizational ability to provide navigation services and how to provide navigation services to clients with SMIs and chronic physical health conditions. Each provides a certificate of attendance, which some might be able to submit for CE credit. Find out more.

Understanding the Impact of Historical Trauma on Communities - 8/28 

This webinar from SAMHSA will address historical trauma in communities and identify strategies that work to address the importance of understanding intergenerational trauma. Find out more.

Veteran Suicide Data and VA Prevention Programs - 9/6 

This webinar from the Center for Deployment Psychology will provide an overview of the VA's integrated public health approach to veteran suicide prevention. Participants will get 1 FREE CE credit. Find out more.

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