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By Hank Davis on May 02, 2019 in Caveman Logic
We're punishing singer Kate Smith for the casual racism of another century. Is banishing her really the solution?
By Sam Louie MA, LMHC on May 02, 2019 in Minority Report
If you've ever wondered how culture impacts identity, then look no further at the differences between traditional Asian collectivist values and more individualistic ones.
By Melissa J. Williams Ph.D. on May 01, 2019 in Powers That Be
What does your face have to do with whether people think you're good at math?
By Mona S Weissmark Ph.D. on April 29, 2019 in Justice Matters
Commanding people to get rid of their biases, memories, and histories is akin to asking them to shed their very identities.
By Stanton Peele Ph.D. on April 25, 2019 in Addiction in Society
Jared Kushner’s coming from a liberal background to support his father-in-law’s conservative regime is puzzling, unless you recognize that people seek to protect their privileges.
By Ravi Chandra M.D., D.F.A.P.A. on April 23, 2019 in The Pacific Heart
"The Farewell" by Lulu Wang, starring Awkwafina, is based on the true story of an Asian American family dealing with a matriarch's terminal diagnosis.
By Gordon C. Nagayama Hall, Ph.D. on April 17, 2019 in Life in the Intersection
Higher-education faculty are less diverse than the general population. Increasing contact with diverse colleagues can provide access to a more diverse pipeline.
By Haruna Miyamoto-Borg LCSW on April 14, 2019 in Couples and Culture
What happens when culturally prescribed dating rituals collide in action?
By Black Mental Health Graduate Academy on April 12, 2019 in Achieving Excellence Through Diversity in Psychology and Counseling
How health psychologists of color can shape the future of health care.
By The Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues on April 09, 2019 in Sound Science, Sound Policy
Interested in better understanding interracial encounters? This is Part 1 of a blog series by Dr. Kim Case, "How Not to be an Ally."
By Jeffrey B. Rubin Ph.D. on April 07, 2019 in The Art of Flourishing
What we don't know about color.
By Bella DePaulo Ph.D. on April 07, 2019 in Living Single
In later life, lifelong single people may find unmarried life less difficult than divorced or widowed people do. Black women may experience less strain than White women.
By Glenn Geher Ph.D. on April 06, 2019 in Darwin's Subterranean World
Outgroup homogeneity, or the tendency to see "all of them as the same," sits near the core of prejudice. And it is one of these processes that is hard to stamp out.
By Berit Brogaard D.M.Sci., Ph.D on March 31, 2019 in The Mysteries of Love
Hannah Arendt conjectured that anyone would have acted like the Nazis if thrown into the same situation. She called it the banality of evil. But is it true that we are all evil?
By Benjamin Radcliff Ph.D. on March 27, 2019 in The Economy of Happiness
Social diversity, and thus immigration, is frequently argued to reduce our quality of life. New research tells a different story.
By Robert W Firestone Ph.D. on March 27, 2019 in The Human Experience
Unless we understand the nature of the defense mechanisms that play a part in intolerance and hostility, the human race will be threatened by extinction.
By Erlanger A. Turner Ph.D. on March 27, 2019 in The Race to Good Health
In light of recent deaths, suicide appears to be a public health issue. It is important to increase access to treatment and risk assessment.
By Mark Travers Ph.D. on March 25, 2019 in Social Instincts
New research shows that media attention can reduce racial bias in some domains.
By Arash Javanbakht M.D. on March 23, 2019 in The Many Faces of Anxiety and Trauma
When ideologies manage to get hold of our fear circuitry, we often regress to illogical, tribal and aggressive human animals, becoming weapons ourselves.
By Tia Powell MD on March 19, 2019 in Dementia Reimagined
Could a scholar from long ago have been right about dementia all along?
By Glenn C. Altschuler Ph.D. on March 19, 2019 in This Is America
The latest research in social psychology and recent bias incidents illuminate the unconscious lens people use to process, categorize, and judge other individuals and groups.
By Deborah Rivas-Drake, Ph.D. on March 17, 2019 in American Me, American We
How can we support racial unity without requiring uniformity in youth?
By Stanton Peele Ph.D. on March 16, 2019 in Addiction in Society
Addiction and Islamaphobia bear crucial similarities.
By Dawn X. Henderson Ph.D. on March 09, 2019 in The Trajectory of Race
Learning conditions are quite different for racially diverse youth in America's public schools.
By Benjamin Mitchell-Yellin, Ph.D. on March 08, 2019 in Life, Death, and the Self
What the shooting of Stephon Clark can teach us about the need for changes to the laws governing use of deadly force.
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