Here Comes the Story of the Hurricane

Coping with natural, and unnatural, disasters.

Bringing Musical Joy to Joplin

By Kimberly Sena Moore Ph.D.
How music can unite a community and instill cultural pride

Are You Phobic About Unlikely Events?

By Douglas T. Kenrick Ph.D.
Tsunamis, sharks, and nuclear reactors: In defense of defensiveness.

The Great Nebraska Nuclear Meltdown?

By Gary Alan Fine Ph.D.
The power of analogy and the appeal of the rumor.

Death Followed by Life

By Bill Knaus Ed.D.
What's it like to drown, die, and be revived?

Rumors on Fire

By Gary Alan Fine Ph.D.
What do rumors about immigrants setting the Arizona fire reveal?

The Anxiety of Living with Anxiety

By Gina Gallagher
Dealing with doomsday predictions, tsunamis, and other kid fears.

The Natural Disaster

By Rodolfo Mendoza-Denton Ph.D.
When are people likely to blame victims?

When Katrina Happened, Children Drew

By Cathy Malchiodi PhD, LPCC, LPAT, ATR-BC, REAT
On the anniversary of Katrina, children draw and tell.

A call for help: The Joplin Tornado Disaster

By Clay Routledge Ph.D.
The citizens of Joplin need your help.

Why atheism will replace religion: New evidence

By Nigel Barber Ph.D.
The illusion of religion helps people feel good, despite miserable experiences.

Japan's "civilized" response to the earthquake and tsunami has inspired all the wrong questions

By Mikhail Lyubansky Ph.D.
Sometimes a compliment can be the worst insult possible

How to Avoid Helplessness and Apathy in the Face of Natural or Manmade Disaster

By F. Diane Barth L.C.S.W.
One dangerous result of the BP oil disaster is apathy.

Can We Learn Anything From Tornadoes About Resilience?

By Connie Shapiro PhD
Can We Learn Anything From Tornadoes About Resilience?

Haitians Still in Hell: Evil, Voodoo and Spirituality

By Stephen A. Diamond Ph.D.
Haitians are still in Hell. How would you or I handle the aftermath?

Handling emergencies: A psychological first-aid kit

By Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D.
How psychology can help in a disaster

Betting a Ferrari on the Climate Crisis

By Jeremy E Sherman Ph.D.
Betting a Ferrari on the Climate Crisis

How to Help Children Deal with Loss

By Catherine McCall MS, LMFT
Specific guidelines for caring adults.

The Trauma of Evil

By Stephen A. Diamond Ph.D.
How do catastrophic phenomena affect the human psyche?

What Psychology tells us about the brain, and vice versa. Part I: An introduction to Cognitive Neuroscience 2.0

By Michael L. Anderson Ph.D.
A new way to look at brain images--and brains.

Forgotten Victims: Children And Hurricanes

By Nancy Kalish Ph.D.
A child psychology professor reflects on a New Jersey Hurricane.

The stay-cation: Having fun while staying put

By Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D.
Make the most out of your stay-at-home vacation

Packing Your Child's Brain for School

By Pam Allyn
Prepare children for life through whole conversations, not isolated media.

As Hurricane Irene Exits You Can Count On A Surge Of Psychopaths To Follow

By S. David Bernstein
Where most of us see tragedy, psychopaths see opportunity

Power's Out, Creativity's In!

By Victoria L. Dunckley M.D.
Sometimes power outages unleash creativity and cooperation.

Why Are Wedding Stories Privileged, Even During Disasters?

By Bella DePaulo Ph.D.
Want a hurricane story? Look for a bride

Why I Hate Nature and LOVE Electricity

By Gina Barreca Ph.D.
My husband and I were secretly wondering "Is that your smell or mine?"