Dreams have been described as dress rehearsals for real life, opportunities to gratify wishes, and a form of nocturnal therapy. A new theory aims to make sense of it all.
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COVID-19 has led to the disruption of health care services and delivery across various contexts. Implementation science and practice can help.
Current policies regarding the issue are plagued with a variety of caveats that make prosecution of nonconsensual pornography difficult, suggesting that legal reform has been insufficient.
A growing number of states are embracing laws that restrict gun possession. What is the psychologist’s role?
Beyond finances, research shows that positive social relationships are important predictors of retiree health.
There are 573 federally recognized tribes, each with its own government and court system. It’s time to understand their differences.
Interested in better understanding interracial encounters? This is Part 1 of a series by Dr. Kim Case, "How Not to Be an Ally."
What is it and how to address it.
April is National Minority Health Month. Health disparities is about social justice. Every person should have the right to optimal health regardless of their race or ethnicity.
Assault guns, mental illness, and violent video games are the “big three” targets lobbyists and pundits claim as causes of mass and school shootings.
It is often assumed that genocide must be caused by extraordinary psychological processes. But research tells us that genocide is not a distinct category of human behavior.
Many voyeurism laws prohibit nonconsensual recording & distribution of sexually explicit images of others. But they don't protect people who consented or recorded the images.
Women and people of color were underrepresented relative to men and white people in a sample study of social psychology textbooks.
Identifying ways to move forward on DACA is a bipartisan concern. Without congressional action, the Administration will begin a phase-out of DACA on March 5, 2018.
In October 2016, the U.S. Supreme Court heard two cases that explore the extent to which racial bias can be remedied when it infects jury deliberations.
The psychological and physical impact of sexual harassment on its victims is damaging and often long-lasting. #MeToo has rekindled questions about why and when it occurs.
Psychological research on moral values and persuasion offers ways to shift perceptions on what constitutes government spending and make progress on reducing the federal deficit.
We must invest in research about gun violence to answer key questions. What motivates people to acquire guns? What groups and subgroups are at greater risk of being victimized?
I published an analysis of Trump voters & soon the hate mail started to arrive. Social scientists should look at this as data as an opportunity to study those who reject science.
Multiple causes underlie the lack of women in tech jobs. Complex thinking is required to understand the issue rather than simply arguing for either nature or nurture.
Privilege is usually completely invisible to those that benefit from it. By virtue of being born into certain groups, we find ourselves receiving unearned rewards.
What do you really know about the supreme court and the nominations process?
When the U.S. welcomes refugees regardless of religion, race, or ethnicity, we reap important social and economic rewards.
We need our partners in the democratic experiment to speak in support of sound science, reasoning based on evidence and the scientific method.
In 1967, Martin Luther King Jr., addressed the APA convention at the invitation of SPSSI. Read the full text of his still relevant remarks in this special blog post.
Yes, DC Entertainment’s Wonder Woman was named the UN’s ambassador for gender equity.
By focusing on what is wrong with "the homeless, however, we risk following the classic steps of blaming the victim
When knowledge about aging increases, ageist attitudes decrease.
Attitudes towards Muslims and toward immigrants were more negative following the attacks than before, but only among liberals.
Most psychological and behavioral problems are interrelated and stem from the same adverse conditions.
As women rise more rapidly into political leadership around the world, choice of a woman as Secretary-General would signal endorsement of this progressive change
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