Are Sexual Predators and Harassers Everywhere? Yes!

Tragically, those with power and control over others will often use their influence to exploit. We all must do our part to make sure they don’t ever get away with it. Are you in?

Confronting the Extreme Vitriol and Hate in Society

People are so much more complicated than we'd like to acknowledge and not all good or all bad. The wisdom of the famous two wolves parable has quality research to support it.

Psychology Isn't Immune From a Harvey Weinstein Problem

The recent Harvey Weinstein sexual harassment scandal has highlighted how powerful and influential men can egregiously exploit young women in any field, even psychology.

Acute American Anxiety (AAA) Disorder: A New Diagnosis?

Serious stress, anxiety, and fear are in the air and seem pervasive in our country and culture with symptoms seemingly getting worse by the day. But we can cope better if we try.

Is President Trump Mentally Healthy? The Pros Weigh In

Recently many leading mental health professionals have argued that the duty to warn provision (excuse the pun) "trumps" the longstanding Goldwater Rule when it comes to Mr. Trump.

Polarization Of Groups Never Ends Well

We live in difficult times with extreme polarization of groups resulting in divisiveness everywhere. Research in psychology informs us that this never ends well. So, push back!

Psychology Informs Us About Hate Groups

Decades of psychological research helps us better understand hate group behaviors. Learning from much of this research can make the incomprehensible more comprehensible.

Even Psychologists Need Help with Civility Guidelines

APA's efforts to improve civility might become a best practice that other groups could benefit from. Time will tell but hopefully, psychologists are onto something here.

How Do We Parent in the Trump Era?

If we want to live in a world of honesty, integrity, respect, concern for others, and so forth then we have to model these values at every opportunity to do so.

Stand Up For Civility

If we all do our part to reinforce civil behavior and provide corrective feedback for uncivil behavior we may help to turn our increasingly uncivil community into a more civil one.

5 Ways to Cope Better with Political Stress Now

To avoid the destructive trajectory of post-election stress disorder, we need to have an active coping plan that highlights best practices.

Get Better Sleep

The National Institute of Health estimates that more than 40 million Americans have sleep disorders. Yet there are several key strategies to get better sleep.

The 3 C’s of Engaging Political Discourse and Behavior

Without a commitment to civility, compassion, and the common good it is hard to image a hopeful future for any of us.

The Toxicity of Incivility

Our current political environment, as well as our present culture in general, has devolved towards extreme incivility or rudeness on steroids! We need to push back...hard!

Post Election Stress Disorder: Is It a Thing?

The APA just released their Stress in America survey. Results suggest we are stressed out, especially over politics. Perhaps Post Election Stress Disorder is a thing after all!

Should Psychologists Diagnose President Trump?

After reflection, discernment, and consultation with peers, professionals must act in ways that are consistent with their personal and professional ethics for the greater good.

What Would You Say to Your 16-Year-Old Self?

If you were writing a letter to your 16-year-old self, what would you say? What lessons have you learned in life that you might share with a much younger version of yourself?

3 Ways To Better Cope With Inauguration Panic

Many people are in a state of panic about the upcoming American presidential inauguration on Friday. While there are no simple answers, these 3 strategies may help you cope better.

4 Ways to Cope With Fear in the New Year

While there are no easy answers, being intentional and thoughtful about managing our fears as transition into 2017 is a really great idea. Besides, the alternative isn’t so good.

Six Ways to Cope With The 2016 Presidential Election Results

After the brutality of this election season ends, we should all step up to be the helpers our country needs.

Is Facebook the New Rorschach?

While Facebook is certainly not a valid and reliable projective testing instrument used by psychologists, it is a projective test nonetheless.

Coping With Election-Related Stress

The American Psychological Association just released their annual report about stress in America. This year, they focused on stress related to the current election process.

How Universities Can Foster Ethical Awareness Among Students

Given the state of the world and the deteriorating level of public discourse now is an important time to do what we can to instill ethical decision making among college students.

Goodness: An Often Underrated but Much Needed Virtue

There are many example of goodness out there. When we see it, it can inspire and motivate us. Perhaps we need to attend to goodness more often and model it as much as we can.

The 2 Most Critical Elements of Any Relationship

Embracing respect and compassion, and putting them into daily practice, will improve all of our relationships.

Is Civility Dead in America?

We are living in a more uncivil community. From presidential politics to random internet comments there is more demeaning and insulting behavior out there. But we can stop it.

A Horrific Truth About Organizations That Serve Children

Sadly, widespread sexual abuse perpetrated by teachers on children under their charge at many of the nation’s most elite private boarding school shouldn't surprise us.

Bad and Good News About Racism, Sexism, and Discrimination

When it comes to racism, sexism, and prejudice there is both bad news and good news. We likely can never eliminate these qualities in people but we can make great progress.

Make America Kind Again

We must let respect and kindness be organizing and centering principles for all that we do and say. Perhaps this is the only way to make America kind and great again.

10 Principles to Maximize Happiness

Attending to these 10 important principles will improve happiness and well-being. Easier said than done of course but if we really want to be happy then we need to try these.

Pages