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  • MOOCs 2.0: Massive Open Online Courses in Psychology
    Source: APA MonitorMassive open online courses, known as MOOCs, offer a way to get psychological science into the public sphere. more...

  • On Dalai Lama's Birthday, Students Pledge to Live #withcompassion
    Source: USA Today - U.S. NewsFor the Dalai Lama’s 80th birthday on July 6, he’s not asking for presents. Instead, he and the Friends of the Dalai Lama — a nonprofit that advocates for global compassion and innovation — have started a social media campaign to honor a more noble birthday wish: that we all live #withcompassion. more...

  • Exam Focus Harms' Pupils Mental Health, Says Teachers Union
    Source: BBC News - UK NewsSchools are on the verge of becoming exam factories that damage pupils' mental health and self-esteem, says the NUT. more...

  • British Army Appoints First Female General
    Source: The GuardianThe British army has appointed its first female general. Susan Ridge will be promoted to the rank of major general in September when she will become the army’s top legal adviser. Ridge, 52, will be the new director general army legal services (DGALS), responsible for advising commanding officers on discipline and complaints. The role has taken on added significance in light of court rulings enforcing human rights legislation in the armed... more...

  • Married Sunday, Fired Monday: Next U.S. Gay Rights Fight
    Source: Yahoo News - Top HeadlinesGay marriage may now be legal across the United States, but that doesn't mean people won't get fired if their boss sees the wedding photos. A week after celebrating a landmark Supreme Court ruling overturning same-sex marriage bans in 13 states, activists are gearing up for the next stage of a decades-long battle for equal rights. "There's a lot of work that remains," said Sarah McBride, researcher at the Center for... more...

  • New Zealand Makes Cyberbullying a Crime
    Source: Yahoo News - BusinessNew Zealand has passed a law that criminalizes one of the least desirable facets of the internet: cyberbullying. The legislation effectively prohibits sending messages to people that are racist, sexist, ... more...

  • New Research Finds Ways to Help People Overcome Poverty
    Source: APA MonitorNew research is finding ways to help people overcome poverty and avoid the mental and physical health problems associated with low socioeconomic status. more...

  • To Rename or Not? Institutions Reconsider Honors for Racists
    Source: ABC News - US NewsTo rename or not? After shooting, institutions reconsider honors for figures tied to slavery. more...

  • Hearing Voices: Not Always a Sign of Mental Illness
    Source: U.S. News and World ReportAt least 2.5 percent of the population hears sounds – including voices – that other people don't. more...

  • Google Frees Its Dream Robots to Run Wild Across the Internet
    Source: The GuardianTech firm opens up its image processing neural-network algorithm and people create awesome images. Google has made its “inceptionism” algorithm available to all, allowing coders around the world to replicate the process the company used to create mesmerising dreamscapes with its image processing neural-network. The system, which works by repeatedly feeding an image through... more...

  • How Psychology Can Reduce Global Health Inequalities
    Source: APA MonitorThe eighth annual Psychology Day at the United Nations focused on how psychology can help reduce health inequalities around the world. Psychologists have an important role to play in achieving the United Nations' post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals, which include promoting health and well-being and reducing inequality, Ambassador to the U.N. Ruben I. Zamora of El Salvador told more than 350 attendees at the eighth annual Psychology Day at... more...

  • Norway Proposes Extending Transgender Rights to Children
    Source: Globe and Mail - WorldThe suggested overhaul of the laws would let people as young as 16 decide for themselves whether they are male or female. more...

  • Treating "Whole Person" by Bringing Behavioral Health into Primary Care
    Source: Google News - HealthIn a new position paper, the American College of Physicians (ACP) lays out six strategies for bringing mental health and substance abuse care into primary care to better treat each patient as “a whole person... more...

  • Are Preschoolers Being Overmedicated?
    Source: APA MonitorBehavioral therapy is recommended as the first line of treatment for very young children. So why is medication use rising among this group? more...

  • Brain Activity Predicts Promiscuity and Problem Drinking
    Source: ScienceDailyA new pair of brain-imaging studies suggest that researchers may be able to predict how likely young adults are to develop problem drinking or risky sexual behavior in response to stress. The research is part of the ongoing Duke Neurogenetics Study or DNS, which began in 2010 to better understand how interactions between the brain, genome, and environment shape risky behaviors predicting mental illnesses including depression, anxiety, and... more...

  • U.S. Police Kill Someone in Mental or Emotional Crisis Every 36 Hours
    Source: Time MagazineIn most cases, police were called not because of a crime but by a concerned bystander or loved one. more...

  • Antipsychotics Prescribed More Often for Boys Than Girls
    Source: ScienceDailyBoys are more likely than girls to receive a prescription for antipsychotic medication regardless of age, researchers have found. Approximately 1.5 percent of boys ages 10-18 received an antipsychotic prescription in 2010, although the percentage falls by nearly half after age 19. Among antipsychotic users with mental disorder diagnoses, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder was the most common among youth ages 1-18, depression was the most... more...

  • There's a Sign Women Are Ovulating, But Men Can't Detect It
    Source: Yahoo News - ScienceWomen's cheeks get redder when they are the most fertile, but this color change is so subtle that it is undetectable by the human eye, a new study finds. After analyzing the photos, the researchers concluded that the women's faces got redder around the time they ovulated. "This is the first study to conclusively show that women's faces do change in redness over the course of the menstrual cycle," said Robert Burriss, a co-author of the study and... more...

  • Do Cholesterol Drugs Affect Aggression?
    Source: U.S. News and World ReportStudy finds it's possible, but more research is suggested. more...

  • Episcopalian Church Votes to Approve Same-Sex Marriage
    Source: CBS News - U.S. NewsFollowing the landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling, the denomination makes religious weddings open to all couples. more...

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