My latest blog post addresses the horrific mass shootings in Atlanta and Boulder, which have reignited debate over gun laws. Some argue that the problem of gun violence is mostly attributable to mental illness, not access to guns. However, research debunks the presumed link between mass shootings and mental illness, while also showing that access… Continue reading
In response to recent news events, my latest Psychology Today blog post examines gender, sex, and gender identity. Understanding Gender, Sex, and Gender Identity US Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene hung a sign in the Capitol saying there are only two genders. Psychologists disagree. Here’s why.
New blog post at Psychology Today. Excerpt: If you avail yourself of all the phenomenal things that college has to offer, both in and out of the classroom, then you will suspend many of your long-held assumptions and open yourself up to new experiences and new points of view. You won’t let your fear—which always… Continue reading
Check out my latest Psychology Today blog post. Here’s an excerpt: Despite oft-heard complaints about it, the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) continues to be the primary diagnostic manual used by mental health professionals. However, in the last few years there has been a lot of discussion about potential alternatives to the DSM-5.… Continue reading