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Brain, Behavior and Belief
Joe Pierre M.D. on December 1, 2022
Removing content moderation and allowing anyone to buy a blue check is not the way to become "the most accurate source of information in the world."
Joe Pierre M.D. on November 6, 2022
The more we normalize violent political speech, the more we can expect political violence in our future.
Joe Pierre M.D. on October 25, 2022
As we head into the midterm elections, voters can’t afford altruism.
Joe Pierre M.D. on September 26, 2022
Widespread false beliefs aren't a symptom of individual mental illness but a sick society and ailing democracy.
Joe Pierre M.D. on August 25, 2022
From clothing to jewelry to electronic devices, modern-day tin foil hats are big business that exploit fears about technology.
Joe Pierre M.D. on August 18, 2022
Fentanyl is the number one cause of opioid overdoses, but the medication has important medicinal uses, and myths about aerosolized fentanyl exposure abound.
Joe Pierre M.D. on May 23, 2022
The more we try to run from our fears, the stronger they become.
Joe Pierre M.D. on April 18, 2022
A conversation with Nobel Prize winner Adam Riess.
Joe Pierre M.D. on April 2, 2022
Climate change denialism takes many forms and has many causes, but it's not the biggest challenge of fighting global warming.
Joe Pierre M.D. on March 6, 2022
In the internet era, staying informed about a war means steering clear of misinformation while not taking in so much that we feel hopeless.
Joe Pierre M.D. on January 21, 2022
Claims of "mass delusion" and "mass formation psychosis" are being used inappropriately as pejoratives to denigrate our ideological opponents and advance political agendas.
Joe Pierre M.D. on January 14, 2022
Widespread belief in conspiracy theories and other falsehoods is more a symptom of a sick society than individual psychopathology.
Joe Pierre M.D. on January 3, 2022
Much of what we're taught about suicide constitutes a kind of "othering" that misleadingly separates us from those at risk.
Joe Pierre M.D. on November 4, 2021
When addressing conspiracy theory beliefs in therapy, interventions can be matched to five stages of ideological conviction.
Joe Pierre M.D. on November 3, 2021
Conspiracy theory beliefs are more a reflection of a sick society than individual mental illness.
Joe Pierre M.D. on October 9, 2021
In an era where personal truth is often valued above facts, it has been claimed that science is in crisis.
Joe Pierre M.D. on September 14, 2021
The gold standard for suicide risk assessment is "get to know your patient." Don't checklist them.
Joe Pierre M.D. on July 29, 2021
Why were the experts so wrong about pandemic suicide prognostication?
Joe Pierre M.D. on July 6, 2021
How fears of civil unrest and a "zombie apocalypse" have led to more firearm deaths.
Joe Pierre M.D. on June 27, 2021
While inconclusive, a new government report offers some validation for those who want to believe.