Benjamin Hill

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Psychology's reproducibility crisis: why statisticians are publicly calling out social scientists

Princeton University psych prof Susan Fiske published an open letter denouncing the practice of using social media to call out statistical errors in …

Neuroscientists figured out what happens in your brain when you finish someone else’s sentence

Do you finish people’s sentences, filling in the blanks before they do? It turns out this reaction is linked to memory, which isn’t separate from language after all, though scientists have long considered the two functions distinct.<p>A new study measured activity in the hippocampus, the part of the …

UC Berkeley

Trauma and Poverty Alters the Brains of Black People, and It Will Take Black Institutions to Stop It

The shame is not ours. That holds true of the horrors and the trauma of the Middle Passage, and the toll it exacted on the bodies and psyches of …

Watching black death online over and over again is a special kind of trauma for black people

When we are repeatedly exposed to viral videos and graphic depictions of black death, it can trigger PTSD-like symptoms, according to Monnica …

From Trauma to Transcendence Through Neuroplasticity

“Neurons that fire together, wire together,” Dr. Max Cynader puts it, and it’s difficult to come across a more pertinent adage in today’s era. …

Consciousness

How a University Is Training Its Police to Take a Trauma-Informed Approach to Sexual Violence

• In-depth articles about current issues faced by universities<br>• Data and analysis on the latest higher education trends, statistics, and salaries<br>• Special …

Vicarious Trauma: How Much More Can We Take?

Another week, another tragedy. It’s hard to take it all in, let alone make any sense of it.<p>How does bad news affect us?<p>We can all be affected by …

Trauma's epigenetic fingerprint observed in children of Holocaust survivors - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

Philadelphia, PA, September 1, 2016 – The children of traumatized people have long been known to be at increased risk for posttraumatic stress …

The Effect Of Stress And Trauma On Female Sexuality

I'm a fan of the podcast "On Being" and it's host Krista Tippettt. I listen to them while I walk in the woods. Krista has introduced me to so many new ideas and it was on one such walk, that this sex educator that specializes in the needs of women met Dr. Rachel Yehuda and the brand new science of …

How Poverty Affects the Brain

Tech & Science Brains poverty<p>The video tells the story of Malala Yousafzai, the Nobel Peace Prize winner from Pakistan who at 15 survived being shot …

It's Called "Battered Race Syndrome." Or, Something Like That

We are ridiculed for being angry<p>We are pressured to quietly pacify our pain<p>We are mocked for feeling victimized<p>We are urged to 'forgive' in the face of incessant wounding<p>Our hearts hurt. Our souls weep.<p>And our minds whisper: <i>Stay woke. Still rise.</i><p> Imani Michelle Scott<p><i>"I asked an African American</i> …

This is your brain on pot

Staci Gruber vividly remembers her first hit of marijuana, back when she was in college. It made her so paranoid, she locked herself in a bathroom. …

The psychology of evil

Philip Zimbardo knows how easy it is for nice people to turn bad. In this talk, he shares insights and graphic unseen photos from the Abu Ghraib …

Best Mental Health Podcasts (2018)

These Games Explore the Struggle to Seek Psychological Help

We speak to developer Eli Piilonen about using games to show people struggling with mental health that they're not alone.<p><b>This article is the first entry in a new VICE Gaming series, Mental Health Bar, examining the relationship between video games and mental health.</b><p>According to mentalhealth.org, …

Mental Health

How Mental Illness Can Lead to Overspending and Poverty

A "frictionless" cash system is creating the perfect shitstorm for people with money trouble. It's making people ill—and it's making ill people poorer.<p>Illustration by Marta Parszeniew<p><i>This post originally appeared on VICE UK.</i><p>It's never been easier to spend money. You may never touch hard cash before …

Mental Health

Can Psychiatry Turn Itself around?

Psychiatry needs help.<p>Mental health has become a national issue, as growing numbers of mentally ill people have filled our streets and our jails. Yet …

12 Things I Should Have Considered Before Buying My First Home

Several years ago, my wife and I were in a bit of a personal bind. We lived together in what was about the tiniest two-bedroom apartment you can …

You Can Now Set Up and Launch IFTTT Recipes From Third-Party Apps

If This Then That (IFTTT) is one of the best automation services around, and starting today, it’s going to get a lot better. Until today, you always …

Here are 25 habits that psychologists have linked with happiness

It's the little things.<p>Some habits just seem to have the power to lift your spirits.<p>Whether it's taking a few minutes to dive deep into your favorite …

Stress Literally Shrinks Your Brain (7 Ways To Reverse This Effect)

We all know that living under stressful conditions has serious emotional, even physical, consequences. So why do we have so much trouble taking action to reduce our stress levels and improve our lives?<p>Researchers at Yale University finally have the answer. They found that stress reduces the volume …

Emotional Intelligence

As a psychiatrist I've seen how culture affects views of mental illness

Persuading one south Asian family that their mentally ill daughter was not possessed by a demon showed me NHS staff need greater cultural awareness<p>“I am already dead! I have been buried.” said a young south Asian girl on the psychiatric ward. Prior to her admission she had stopped going to school, …

Mental Health

What Experts Wish You Knew about False Memories

Every memory you have ever had is chock-full of errors. I would even go as far as saying that memory is largely an illusion.<p>This is because our …

Some Psychotic Disorders May Be Induced by Drugs Designed to Combat Epilepsy's Effects

<i>Summary: According to researchers, some anti-epileptics drugs may also induce psychosis in some patients.</i><p>Source: Oxford University Press.<p><b>Today Brain</b> …

Racism Does THIS To Your Mental Health

A new study from England's University of Manchester has determined that repeat exposure to racial discrimination can have a negative effect on a …

Veterans with mental health issues being trained as peer supporters for other veterans - PM - ABC Radio

MARK COLVIN: An Army psychiatrist in Hobart is training veterans in how to support their fellow veterans who have mental health problems such as PTSD.<p>…

Mental Health

Gender identity disorder, or being transgender, is poised for reclassification under WHO’s ICD-11.

It’s a bit embarrassing to remember that it was less than half a century ago that being gay was listed as a mental illness by the American …

Veterans Still Need Far Better Treatment

Not all veterans in this country suffer from PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder). But virtually all veterans need our help in the form of freedom …

3 Reasons Writing Is Great for Your Mental Health

According to a stack of studies, regular writing is great for your mental health.<p>In an age when many people get by never writing anything longer than a text message, you may have heard that clear written communication is a much in-demand business skill.<p>Companies are spending billions to bring their …