Essential Reads

8 Ways to Overcome a Blow to Your Ego

It’s tough to lose at something that matters to you, whether a race with hundreds of strangers or a bet with your best friend. These 8 tips will help you bounce back from defeat.

Who's Keeping You Quiet?

By Katherine Hawley Ph.D. on September 15, 2016 in Trust
The best listeners recognize they don't already know it all.

The American Dream: For Single People, Is It Just a Fantasy?

By Bella DePaulo Ph.D. on September 14, 2016 in Living Single
New reports offer new insights on the psychology and economics of home buying for single women, single men, and unmarried couples.

A Post-Racial America?

America in 2016 offers a sign post on the path from thousands of years of separation through centuries of conflict and exploitation towards a hopeful human family reunion.

More Posts on Race and Ethnicity

Continue to BE Uncomfortable

By Josephine Ensign DrPH on September 25, 2016 in Catching Homelessness
On the importance of getting out of your comfort zone and confronting racism in constructive ways.

Using Harry Potter to Address Racial and Other Prejudices

Are news stories about racial tensions causing you anxiety? Research on Harry Potter offers a new perspective on prejudice reduction.

Going Beyond the Surface for Filipin@ American History Month

By E. J. R. David Ph.D. on September 22, 2016 in Unseen and Unheard
We invite everyone–those with Filipin@ heritage and those without– to take it to the next level and get to know our communities beyond our traditional clothing, dances, and foods.

Mindfulness for All

By Susan M. Pollak MTS, Ed.D., on September 21, 2016 in The Art of Now
Can mindfulness and compassion reduce racial bias?

Colin Kaepernick’s Protest is as Patriotic as Apple Pie

By Rupert W Nacoste Ph.D. on September 14, 2016 in A Quiet Revolution
America is …ready for some football. But by not standing for the national anthem NFLer Colin Kapernick reminds us of Americas intergroup tensions; us-versus-them anger takes over.

It Is Time for Us to Evolve

By Elizabeth R Thornton on September 13, 2016 in The Objective Leader
To move beyond the increasingly divisive issues of racism and bias, human beings must evolve. We have the power right now to do so. Will you choose to evolve?

Why I Still Don’t Like Diversity Events

By Michael Karson Ph.D., J.D. on September 13, 2016 in Feeling Our Way
Humility itself becomes a perfectionistic ideal, and it’s alarming how arrogant people can become about how self-effacing they are.

Why Clinton’s “Basket of Deplorables” Is Not Romney’s “47%”

By Kyle D Killian Ph.D., LMFT on September 12, 2016 in Intersections
Was Hillary Clinton's "basket of deplorables" comment vicious and vile, or a truthful gaffe?

Is Restorative Justice Exhausting?

By Mikhail Lyubansky Ph.D. on September 11, 2016 in Between the Lines
School teachers and staff are already stretched thin. Is restorative justice the final straw?

Preventing Suicide in Youth: Steps for Parents and Teachers

September is Suicide Prevention Month. Suicide is a serious mental health issue that is often associated with depression. With help suicide is preventable.

Why Chinese Parents Are Becoming Superior

By Shimi Kang M.D. on September 06, 2016 in The Dolphin Way
China pivots to Dolphin Parenting as we enter into the Year of the Monkey.

Colin Kaepernick, Beyoncé, Chappelle and Black Lives Matter

By Karen L Smith MSS, LCSW on September 04, 2016 in Full Living
Few folks want to be accused of being racist. And hating certain protests and protesters isn't proof of racism. Failing to see the need for racial discrimination protest is proof.

Black Women Olympians Dominate the Games & Get No Love

We pose five possibilities as to why Black women athletes received less media coverage during the Olympics.

Pride and Prejudice

Despite its happy ending and persistent exploration of love, "Pride and Prejudice" is no romance. It is about the challenges of human discernment in a changing, newly mobile era

White Sexual Imperialism

By Sam Louie MA, LMHC on September 02, 2016 in Minority Report
The sexual conquest of an Asian woman is the confluence of racism, sexism, and imperialism. Learn how current misogynistic attitudes towards Asian woman coincided with imperialism

Are You One of Us?

By Kirby Farrell Ph.D. on August 31, 2016 in A Swim in Denial
The cognitive process of naming things comes with surprising—sometimes painful—liabilities.

What’s All the Fuss About Colin Kaepernick?

By Victor Lipman on August 30, 2016 in Mind of the Manager
I’m not saying I agree with Mr. Kaepernick or not. That’s irrelevant. What I am defending is his right to make this gesture... without being demonized.

Were We Ever a Civil Society? Bigotry's Threat to Democracy

By Kyle D Killian Ph.D., LMFT on August 30, 2016 in Intersections
Is explicitly bigoted language becoming the "new normal" in American politics?

Colin Kaepernick

By Sam Louie MA, LMHC on August 28, 2016 in Minority Report
Colin Kaepernick decided not to stand during the national anthem and his decision is being viewed as unpatriotic. While controversial, I believe this is a litmus test for us...

Is the “All Lives Matter” Slogan Racist?

By Gordon Hodson Ph.D. on August 25, 2016 in Without Prejudice
In the lead up to the 2016 US election, racial tensions are running high. Many Blacks are offended by White retorts that “All Lives Matter.” Racism may underpin this slogan.

Firebird Redux

The human spirit is imbued with an individual and social resilience worth celebrating.

Siena’s Sublimation of Neighborhood Rivalries

By Molly S. Castelloe Ph.D. on August 22, 2016 in The Me in We
The palio horserace shows the social significance of sacrifice and the sublimation of group rivalries.

Undermining "Black Lives Matter"?

The Blue movement can ALSO be legitimately viewed as co-opting the “Black Lives Matter” slogan, undermining its power; perverting its sentiment.

Anti-Racist Action and Becoming Part of the Solution

For many well-intentioned white people, it is easy to slip into despair and passivity when it comes to taking action on social issues related to racism.

Exploring Our Own Stereotypes and Biases

It is natural to want to deny our own biases, but trying to suppress negative thoughts doesn’t work. The good news is that you can have thoughts without being guided by them.

How We Color Our Lives With the Emotions We Desire

By Marianna Pogosyan Ph.D. on August 15, 2016 in Between Cultures
"Ideal affect" offers insights into the complexities of our emotional worlds, our preferences and our behaviors.

Clashes in Class: Tech Culture & Chronic Stress

Is chronic stress silently wearing you down? As a first generation white collar worker, these tips will get you back on track!

Accepting Difficult Emotions Surrounding Race

We all need to get better at accepting, rather than avoiding, difficult feelings. Anti-racism action requires embracing the discomfort.

What Well-Intentioned White People Can Do About Racism

A new civil rights movement is happening with racial justice at its core. The movement has a new language and for many white people this language is foreign.

Allies, Actors, and Activists

4 ways coalition work is more effective and less obnoxious than ally theater