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Researchers Identify Gene Linked to PTSD

The Compassionate Mind

Violence: An American Archetype

Alone: The Mental Health Effects of Solitary Confinement

People See Sexy Pictures of Women as Objects, Not People

Children in U.S. and U.K. Share Risk Factors for Behavior Problems

Kudzu May Curb Binge Drinking, New Study Suggests

The Pain of Social Rejection: As far as the brain is concerned, a broken heart may not be so different from a broken arm.

Foul-Mouthed Characters in Teen Books Have It All


The Red Couch Sessions: Dr. Dieter Wolke

January 13, 2014—In this video interview, University of Warwick researcher Dr. Dieter Wolke presents research into peer and sibling bullying and responds to, "What can schools and parents do to prevent bullying?"

The Red Couch Sessions: An Interview with Enrico Gnaulati

January 6, 2014—Enrico Gnaulati is a clinical psychologist and author of Back to Normal: Why Ordinary Childhood Behavior Is Mistaken for ADHD, Bipolar Disorder, and Autism Spectrum Disorder (Beacon Press, 2013).

Daniel Kahneman: Thinking, Fast and Slow

Daniel Kahneman is a psychologist who won a 2002 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences for his research on decision making. His 2011 book, Thinking, Fast and Slow, was honored as one of the best books of that year by the New York Times Book Review, the Globe and Mail, the Economist, and The Wall Street Journal. It also won the 2011 Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Current Interest.

Elyn Saks: A Tale of Mental Illness—From the Inside

If you know anyone with schizophrenia, please watch this TED talk.

From TED: "'Is it okay if I totally trash your office?' It's a question Elyn Saks once asked her doctor, and it wasn't a joke. A legal scholar, in 2007 Saks came forward with her own story of schizophrenia, controlled by drugs and therapy but ever-present. In this powerful talk, she asks us to see people with mental illness clearly, honestly and compassionately."

Martin Seligman: The State of Psychology Today

How has psychology been good, how has it been "not good," and when will it be "good enough?"

Sir Ken Robinson: Bring on the Learning Revolution!

Creativity expert Sir Ken Robinson follows up his popular 2006 TED talk with this entertaining but compelling call to shift from standardized schools to personalized learning. Robinson argues that a radical change is required in prevailing approaches to education if we are to provide optimum conditions for kids' natural talents to bloom.

Philip Zimbardo: What Makes People Go Wrong?

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 trials. Then he talks about the flip side: how easy it is to be a hero, and how we can rise to the challenge.

Transform Your Mind: Change Your Brain: Google Techtalk with Richard J. Davidson

In this talk, Richard J. Davidson explores the neuroscience of positive human qualities and how they can be cultivated through mindful practice.

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