Why The Mental Health System Is Failing Us

Why The Mental Health System Is Failing Us

In the 13th century, medics commonly treated mental illness by drilling a hole into a person’s head, thus releasing demons and evil spirits, in the hopes of “curing” the person.   Up until the 19th century, medics also believed that if bodily fluids got out of...
Take a Knee and Feel the Pain of Others

Take a Knee and Feel the Pain of Others

Racism runs deep in the fabric of our cognitive networks, driven by fear, objectification, failures of perspective taking, and self-avoidance. Almost all of us will recoil at the video of George Floyd dying before our eyes. But racism is vastly deeper and darker than...
Six Psychological Steps To Do in Corona

Six Psychological Steps To Do in Corona

  The Corona pandemic is putting us all in front of new challenges. There are economic challenges, because entire businesses can no longer operate, putting millions of people out of work. And there are health challenges – not only due to Corona itself, but...
How to Stop Touching Your Face

How to Stop Touching Your Face

  In this era of COVID-19 you have a hard time avoiding advice about washing your hands frequently and avoiding touching your face. As a public health matter, it is clearly good advice. I’m all for both of these things.    As a psychologist, however, I can...