Articles tagged with mind-and-psychology

Micki McElya

The gender politics of Positive Psychology valorize the nuclear family and heterosexual monogamy. But few of the millions who encounter it through self-help books and therapy have any idea.

Marco Ramos

Decades of biological research haven’t improved diagnosis or treatment. We should look to society, not to the brain.

Annie Howard

Ursula K. Le Guin’s The Lathe of Heaven reminds us of the radical power of collective imagination.

John Summers

The Judge Rotenberg Center, a Massachusetts school, still uses electric shock therapy to punish disabled students. How can an entire field of mental health accept this as fine?

Oded Na’aman

How philosophical thinking can make truthfulness possible even when the truth can barely be fathomed.

Greg Eghigian

This summer, an intelligence report and a new Harvard research project have renewed the public’s interest in UFOs. But neither is likely to change many minds.

Jonathan Metzl White Anxiety
Jonathan M. Metzl

Trump is the latest in a long line of politicians who have leveraged the fear of white voters. A new path forward must address the structures and finances that propagate, sustain, and shamelessly benefit from it.

Mark Jordan Our Identities Ourselves orientation LGBT
Mark D. Jordan

Adhering to a particular sexual or gender identity may mean abandoning the things that make us most unique. So why has identity become the default for talking about who we are and what we desire?

decision making agnes callard
Agnes Callard

A new book wants us to navigate life’s crossroads with the precision of a military exercise. But personal decisions are more difficult than even the most consequential political decisions.

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Merve Emre Deborah Chasman

The Myers-Briggs Bias: An Interview with Merve Emre