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Holiday Break

I have to say that I am very lucky this year. Tom and I are heading to Columbia after Christmas – so for the first time in a long time, I can say I am really taking advantage of this whole holiday “break” that is upon us (HOW DID THAT HAPPEN SO FAST??) But what if you can’t get away? 668 more words


Researchers ID New Early Warning Signs of Psychosis

Researchers ID New Early Warning Signs of Psychosis

By TRACI PEDERSEN Associate News Editor
Reviewed by John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on December 13, 2014

Researchers have identified a new cluster of preclinical symptoms that may indicate when a young person is at greater risk for developing a psychotic illness, including schizophrenia. 572 more words

Open Thread on the Subject of Torture: Does An Eye for an Eye Make the Whole World Blind?

By Elaine Magliaro

I’ve come across some articles on the subject of torture that I thought readers of this blog would find interesting and/or informative. 1,310 more words

United States

Reprise on Torture - Why Ken Pope Resigned from APA - in 2009

The issue of torture by our government, and the role of psychologists in that policy, has been a concern of some psychologists since as early as 2009. 40 more words

Psychology In The Media

BGSP Faculty Member Contributes to National Debate on CIA Interrogation Programs

BGSP Faculty member Dr. Stephen Soldz has been a vocal participant in the debate regarding the use of torture in CIA interrogation programs and was recently featured as a guest on the “ 50 more words


Comfortable cats: science made me get a cat, I swear!

Life is stress, deal with it. It’s the rallying cry of the “walk it off generation.”

Nobody, besides perhaps your loving mother, cares about your mental well-being when you’re feeling down or stressed out. 557 more words

Journalism For The Web

Psychology and torture - a literature overview

Content warning: some of the materials referred to below may contain content that some may find distressing.

There has been a lot of media coverage of the US Senate intelligence committee’s report on CIA torture since the publication of the summary yesterday. 623 more words