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The Difficulty of Transitioning to College for Students with Mental Health Issues, PTSD in WWII Veterans, Resilience of Refugees – In Case You Missed It – September 18, 2015

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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 the challenges affecting first year college students with mental health issues, PTSD affecting World War II veterans 70 years post conflict, the resilience of refugees streaming into Europe and more. For Students with Mental Health Issues, Transition to College Is Complicated – NPR.org All over […]

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Addressing Biased Policing Through Science-Based Training

This is part of our ongoing series of blog posts about race, racism and law enforcement in communities of color. By Lorie Fridell, PhD (Associate Professor of Criminology, University of South Florida) Do you claim to be color-blind?  Do you believe that you do not notice when a person is Caucasian, Black, Hispanic, or Asian?  Well then, you need to wake up to the modern science of bias!  Not only are we not […]

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In Case You Missed It – April 10, 2015

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Welcome to In Case You Missed It, a weekly roundup of news articles related to issues of psychology, health and mental health, social justice and the public interest that you may be interested in. We collate these articles from multiple news and commentary websites. Make sure to also check out these APA publications: Monitor on Psychology – our monthly magazine APA Access – our monthly member newsletter and In the Public […]

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In Case You Missed It – February 27, 2015

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Welcome to our new feature – In Case You Missed It, a weekly roundup of recent news articles related to issues of psychology, health and mental health, social justice and the public interest that you may be interested in. Why Are Homeless LGBTQ Youth Trading Sex for Shelter? Many of our nation’s homeless youth include LGBTQ youngsters forced to leave homes unwelcoming to their sexual orientation or gender identity. Once […]

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Counting Down Our Top 5 Blog Posts

By Efua Andoh (Public Interest Communications Staff) This is our 150th post and given that it is the end of the year, we would like to reflect on our blogging journey so far. When Public Interest began this venture in March 2013, we were total novices to blogging. We’ve come a long way since then and we want to thank the psychologists, other social scientists and providers, policy makers, educators […]

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Close to Home: A Psychologist Reflects on Providing Crisis Counseling in Ferguson

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This is part of our ongoing series of blog posts about race, racism and law enforcement in communities of color. By Jameca Falconer, PhD (Counseling Psychologist, Logan University) After watching the horrors in Ferguson, Missouri, unfold only a few miles away from where I live, I began looking closely at social justice strategies as a way to heal my community. Much of psychology has been involved with issues of social justice, defined here […]

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