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GOP Lawmaker in N.H. Seeks Ban on ‘Conversion Therapy,’ PTSD Can Affect Female Vietnam War Vets, Too, and More – In Case You Missed It – October 13, 2015

Welcome back to In Case You Missed It (our weekly roundup of articles touching on psychology, health, mental health and social justice issues from multiple news and commentary websites). This week, we address conversion therapy, PTSD for female Vietnam War vets, positive benefits of delaying kindergarten, and anti-bulling laws. GOP Lawmaker in N.H. Seeks Ban on ‘Conversion Therapy’ – Boston Globe New Hampshire State Representative Eric Schleien is proposing legislation in New Hampshire […]

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In Case You Missed It – May 15, 2015 – Black girls matter, abuse of mentally ill prisoners, 40 years of bullying research

In Case You Missed It

In this week’s In Case You Missed It (a roundup of articles related to psychology, health, mental health and social justice collated from multiple news and commentary websites) we cover the impact of race and poverty on black girls, the routine physical abuse experienced by mentally ill inmates, the link between chronic depression and risk of stroke in later life and 40 years of research on bullying and more. Make sure to […]

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How Can We Prevent Bullying? Involve Parents and Start Early

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By Michele Knox, PhD and Kimberly Burkhart, PhD Did you know that nationwide, nearly 1 in 3 U.S. students say they have been bullied at school? Does it make you wonder what we’re doing wrong? What are we missing? Maybe we’re missing parents. Research has shown that youth violence prevention and intervention are most effective when parents are involved. Further, interventions that have the goal of preventing violent behavior are […]

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The Richie Incognito Case: Workplace Bullying or Just “Locker Room” Culture?

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UPDATE: On February 14, 2014, the NFL’s independent investigator, Ted Wells, released a 144-page report on the allegations of workplace misconduct within the Miami Dolphins that concluded there was a consistent pattern of harassment by Richie Incognito and two additional offensive linemen, Mike Pouncey and John Jerry, of Jonathan Martin and other Dolphins players and personnel. You can also read Dr. Gary Namie’s (Director, Workplace Bullying Institute) blog post on the […]

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What Do Kids Have to Say About Bullying?

By Susan P. Limber, PhD (Professor of Psychology, Clemson University) In recent years, adults have had a lot to say about bullying.  Members of the press have produced thousands of news articles and reports about bullying.  Legislators in 49 states have written and rewritten laws requiring school districts to develop policies about bullying.  And researchers, like myself, have published hundreds of articles and books each year about the nature of […]

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APA’s New Safe and Supportive Schools Project Takes on Bullying

By Lacey Rosenbaum, M.Ed. (Director, APA’s Safe and Supportive Schools Project, Office of LGBT Concerns) You cannot escape the headlines: “Bullying may have motivated Nevada school shooter” or “Funeral held for Illinois teen who committed suicide after bullying” or “Two girls arrested on bullying charges after suicide.” What is going on?  Do we have a bullying epidemic? October is National Bullying Prevention Month and October 17th was Spirit Day when people […]

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