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From human rights and hate to peace and politics.
Linda M. Woolf Ph.D.,
Why you should care about the true history of Thanksgiving.
President Trump recently tweeted about Jewish people stating that those who vote for a Democrat are disloyal. What is the meaning behind such a tweet?
Does the discussion of causes of mass shooting deflect from an examination of the role of guns in such atrocities? What actions should be taken now?
Is arming teachers the solution to mass shootings in schools? What are the ramifications of such proposals?
Is it true the mental health concerns are the cause of mass shooting? Or is it bullying, video games, or hate? And what is the role of guns?
If your child asked if it was okay to have lunch with a stranger who is a Nazi or KKK, chances are you would say “No.” So, is your child at risk for exposure to a hate group?
Is "just love one other" a solution to rise of hate in the United States? Or do we need to take a deeper look at issues of social justice and human rights?
Why President Trump’s policy banning transgender Americans from military service promotes a culture of intolerance and is fundamentally flawed.
Should psychologists continue to participate in national security interrogations as a means to keep such practices "safe, effective, and legal" or does such involvement violate APA ethics and policy?
How did APA and psychologists become involved in possible collusion with torture and "enhanced interrogations"? Context matters.
What can the APA do to rectify the shameful legacy of psychology’s collusion?
Linda Woolf, Ph.D., is a professor of psychology at Webster University. She researches human rights, hate, peace and political psychology.