Archive | October, 2020


23 Oct

Rep. John Lewis: Freedom is not a state; it is an act. It is not some enchanted garden perched high on a distant plateau where we can finally sit down and rest. Freedom is the continuous action we all must take.


17 Oct

The human brain is attuned to the Earth’s magnetic field. (In brief. The magnetic brain. Monitor on Psychology. 2019, 50 (6), p. 13)


11 Oct

Survey data from 1100 U.S. combat veterans showed a U-shaped curve in anxiety and depression over time. Symptoms decreased from the 40’s to the mid-60’s and then increased. (In brief. Combat stress, decades later. Monitor on Psychology, 2019, 50(6), p. 13)

APA Recommendations for Police Reform

9 Oct

The Monitor on Psychology (2020, 51(7),p. 38) reported on APA’s recommendations for police reform: 1) Promote community policing, 2) Ban chokeholds and strangleholds, 3) Invest in crisis intervention teams, 4) Increase the number of mental health professionals in law enforcement agencies, 5) Involve psychologists in multidisciplinary teams to implement police reforms, 6) Encourage partnerships between mental health organizations and local law enforcement, 7) Discourage police management policies and practices that can trigger implicit and explicit biases, 8) Strengthen data collection, 9) Bolster research.

Male Development

4 Oct

A longitudinal study of 920 kindergarten boys ages 5 and six found that those who were inattentive and distractible earned less at ages 35 and 36 than those who were sympathetic and inclusive of others. (In brief. Distractible boys. Monitor on Psychology, 2019, 50(5), p. 17)


1 Oct

Lee Radziwill: Everyone has regrets, and people who say they haven’t are either liars or narcissists.