social psychology

(NO MORE FAKE NEWS) – A federal bill, HR 3717, is being refined in the hope of gaining big support from both sides of the political aisle. Rep. Tim Murphy (R-Pa.) is the key point man for the American Psychiatric Association. This bill is playing off of Aurora, Sandy Hook, Boston, and other recent “mass events.” (more…)

    Filmmaker and entrepreneur Jeff Hays describes a recent trip to San Francisco where, while waiting for a table at a popular restaurant, found himself next to a Boeing engineer in town for a robotics conference. (more…)


    (NATURAL NEWS) – If you look around America today, mathematical mental illness is found everywhere. It’s found in the federal budget, where numbers only mean what we are told they mean, not what they really mean. (more…)


    (Shimi Cohen) – We, as human beings, think that through social networks, we’ve somehow become more social creatures.   The problem with this theory is, the more we “connect” online, the less actual human interactions we have, making us actually fairly unsocial.  (more…)


    30 Jul (SALON)  –  When my daughter failed to meet a developmental milestone, I realized how anxious parents these days have become.   Sometimes I wish I had never been trained to diagnose autism. (more…)


    7 May (JON RAPPAPORT) These days, we are witnessing an acceleration in the use of psychiatry to target Americans, to label them as dangerous, to take away guns they own, to blame gun violence in the US on mentally ill people. (see also this story by Dan Roberts). (more…)


    26 Apr (NYT) – One summer night in 2011, a tall, 40-something professor named Diederik Stapel stepped out of his elegant brick house in the Dutch city of Tilburg to visit a friend around the corner. It was close to midnight, but his colleague Marcel Zeelenberg had called and texted Stapel that evening to say that he wanted to see him about an urgent ma (more…)


    26 Apr (NYT) – One summer night in 2011, a tall, 40-something professor named Diederik Stapel stepped out of his elegant brick house in the Dutch city of Tilburg to visit a friend around the corner. It was close to midnight, but his colleague Marcel Zeelenberg had called and texted Stapel that evening to say that he wanted to see him about an urgent ma (more…)


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