When children learn about news like the deadly school shooting that claimed more than a dozen lives on 14 February 2018 in Broward County, Florida, a logical question for them to ask is: Will the same thing happen to me? As researchers and clinicians who have studied the problem of violence over the past three decades, we have [...]
The reckoning of Trump’s racism must become the reckoning of American racism. Because the American creed of denial — “I’m not a racist” — knows no political parties, no ideologies, no colours, no regions.Source: The heartbeat of racism is denial | GulfNews.com
“We write as mental health professionals who have been deeply concerned about Donald Trump’s psychological aberrations,” the statement read.“We believe that he is now further unraveling in ways that contribute to his belligerent nuclear threats. ... We urge that those around him, and our elected representatives in general, take urgent steps to restrain his behavior [...]
Thailand had become the "webcam centre for child pornography", warns experts.Source: Australian child sex abusers on notice in Thailand
Even though we all know from life experience that scent is directly tied to many of our long-term memories, the complex neural mechanisms behind this process have remained a mystery.Source: How Do Nostalgic Scents Get Woven Into Long-Term Memories? | Psychology Today
Source: Do You Have Video "Gaming Disorder," A Newly Recognized Mental Health Condition?
Nurturing Young Minds is a wake up call in understanding young people, the issues they are facing and how to deal with them.Source: Nurturing Young Minds – Mental Wellbeing in the Digital Age book review | Daily Review: Film, stage and music reviews, interviews and more.
The researchers found no child experienced serious deterioration in their eyesight. However, in two cases their stereo-acuity – the ability to detect differences in distances – was disrupted, while another child showed a “drastic worsening” of balance immediately after finishing the VR game. These effects were short-lived but were nevertheless noticeable, even though the children [...]
We cannot eliminate our biases, but we can understand them and know that there are things that we can do to reduce the impact of biases on our decision-making and to better reflect diversity. Being aware of biases also allows us to guide others towards certain decisions or behaviours without taking away their freedom to [...]
It's disheartening to consider that even the most naturally attractive model cannot match the beauty of her own images once they've been airbrushed. Yet even this level of perfection is flogged as achievable, provided you buy whatever it is she's selling.To ease the insane pressure placed on girls, governments and media standards bodies must create [...]