Essential Reads

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Lost Boy, Still Needs Name

By Katherine Ramsland Ph.D. on February 25, 2017 in Shadow Boxing
America's Unknown Child is still an unnamed crime victim after 60 years.

Are Refugees a Threat to Americans?

Are refugees a threat to the safety of Americans? Research suggests we needn't be afraid.
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Whistleblowing, Civil Disobedience, and Democracy

Was it okay for government officials to blow the whistle on National Security Advisor Michael Flynn? This blog looks at three key concepts.

A Super-Quick Way to Determine Who’s Psychopathic

It certainly is of great value to be able to sniff out a psychopath. There are many possible tests and quizzes; the latest entry promises to be the quickest, and maybe the best.

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Get Out of My Country

By Sam Louie MA, LMHC on February 26, 2017 in Minority Report
"Get out of my country!" is a common fear and statement Asian, Arab, and Hispanic minorities confront time and time again in their lifetimes. And sometimes it can lead to tragedy

Psychopathic Killers Hide in Plain Sight

By Scott A. Bonn Ph.D. on February 26, 2017 in Wicked Deeds
The world’s most prolific killers are totally incapable of empathy or remorse. However, they rarely look like the scary monsters we expect them to be.

Is There a Fascist Impulse in All of Us?

I am slowly succumbing to the disturbing conclusion there is.

Remembering Jodi Arias: Poster Girl for Narcissism

Jodi Arias reminds us we overuse the word “Narcissist,” and this serious diagnosis should never be just a slur for people who’ve hurt us, or who we don’t like.

Who Killed JonBenet? Part 2: The Ransom Note

By Stephen A. Diamond Ph.D. on February 23, 2017 in Evil Deeds
A forensic psychologist breaks down the JonBenet Ramsey ransom note.
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Five Management Approaches to Workplace Violence Prevention

By Steve Albrecht DBA on February 19, 2017 in The Act of Violence
Companies can stop workplace violence if they follow these five steps.
K. Ramsland

Crime, Gore and So Much More

By Katherine Ramsland Ph.D. on February 19, 2017 in Shadow Boxing
The Museum of Death in New Orleans offers exhibits that educate.

After the Germanwings Crash

By Romeo Vitelli Ph.D. on February 16, 2017 in Media Spotlight
A psychological autopsy into the crash of Germanwings Flight 9525 and the co-pilot who was responsible.

Job Skills and Jobs Help, But They Are Not Enough

Do you think that acquiring job skills and a well-paying job prevents crime? Rarely is this true. Change is a lot more complicated.
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Ten Commandments for Those Considering Violence

By Steve Albrecht DBA on February 12, 2017 in The Act of Violence
Isn't it time we told potential workplace and school violence perpetrators to stop?

Judges Should Strive to Provide Equal Justice Under Law

Since judicial bias significantly interferes with judges' abilities to perform the duties expected of them, they should do anything and everything possible to reduce their biases.
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Close Call With a Killer

By Katherine Ramsland Ph.D. on February 11, 2017 in Shadow Boxing
A crime historian pens an illustrated ebook about the cruel serial killer he once had encountered.

Focus On Trump's Acts, Not His Psychology

By Allen J Frances M.D. on February 11, 2017 in Saving Normal
We must challenge Trump on his outrageous behaviors and constant lies, not on his motivations and mental status.

Study: Immigration Is Not Linked to Increased Crime Rates

By Christopher Bergland on February 11, 2017 in The Athlete's Way
After analyzing four decades of immigration-crime statistics in the U.S., a team of researchers concluded that there is no correlation between immigration and increased crime.

Sex And Water Fetishes

By Mark D. Griffiths Ph.D. on February 10, 2017 in In Excess
Water-based fetishes and paraphilias appear to be rare but there are various references to it in both the popular and academic literature. To find out more, read on.

Welcoming Refugees and Immigrants Is Good for the U.S.

When the U.S. welcomes refugees regardless of religion, race, or ethnicity, we reap important social and economic rewards.

What You May Not Know About Serial Killers

By Scott A. Bonn Ph.D. on February 05, 2017 in Wicked Deeds
Rather than being satisfied when they murder, serial killers are driven toward repeating their killings in an unending “serial” cycle.
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Was it Really a Suicide?

By Katherine Ramsland Ph.D. on February 05, 2017 in Shadow Boxing
A new book shows investigators how to interpret seemingly innocent 911 calls that might actually be from a killer.

The Super Bowl and Sex Trafficking

What you probably didn't know about Super Bowl Sunday and its connection to sex trafficking.

From Mice to Men?

By Joni E Johnston Psy.D. on February 02, 2017 in The Human Equation
A recent rash of animal killings in Canada have raised new questions about a budding serial killer. Do serial killers target animals first? Here's what the research says.

Beyond Good and Evil, Beyond Heroes and Villains

Do heroes and villains exist or was philosopher right to say we should look beyond good and evil. When dark clouds of cynicism spread, can we go farther and look beyond that?

Trump Isn't Crazy

By Allen J Frances M.D. on January 31, 2017 in Saving Normal
I wrote the criteria for Narcissistic Personality Disorder. Trump doesn't meet them.

What Constitutes a Rational Immigration Policy?

By Gad Saad Ph.D. on January 31, 2017 in Homo Consumericus
The debate regarding the optimal immigration policy has been hijacked by rhetoric at the two extremes of the relevant continuum. Let's find the rational and sane middle ground.

"A Vicious Cycle": The Paradox of Apologies and Lawsuits

By Ruth Lee Johnson J.D. on January 30, 2017 in So Sue Me
Do apologies invite litigation? Or do apologies prevent litigation?

Sex Offender Laws: Fair for Some, Draconian for Others

Why do people think that every sex offender should rot in prison?

A Weird American in Trump's Post-Truth America

By Gleb Tsipursky Ph.D. on January 26, 2017 in Intentional Insights
Struggling to cope with post-truth politics? This article provides research-based ways to do so!

Lack of Regulation in Porn Industry Leaves Women Unprotected

Not only can pornography be uncomfortable, but due to the lack of regulation in the industry, the work can also have a negative impact on performers’ health.

How Can We Stop Another Tragedy Like Fort Lauderdale?

By Stephen M. Stahl M.D., Ph.D. on January 24, 2017 in Shell Shock
Military veterans need proper mental health care NOW, before it is too late.
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Mothers of Murderers

By Katherine Ramsland Ph.D. on January 23, 2017 in Shadow Boxing
What do mothers say when they're told that their son or daughter is a murderer?

Gaslighting: Know It and Identify It to Protect Yourself

You may be a victim of gaslighting—no one is immune. Learn what it is so you can identify it before it sucks you in.