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The Power of Fear is a Curious Thing

11/04/2015
The Power of Fear is a Curious Thing

The power of fear is driving many of our worst personal decisions and public policies. If we can find courage, maybe we can do what scares us the most.

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Improve Mental Health Treatment? If Only We Would!

10/10/2015
Improve Mental Health Treatment? If Only We Would!

The latest mass shooting has renewed calls for improvements in our mental health treatment system. If only they were serious about it, much could be done.

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Implicit Bias Training Reduces Racism

09/16/2015
Implicit Bias Training Reduces Racism

In order to combat racism, we must focus on solutions. Implicit bias training is something that can help people unlearn their prejudices.

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Forged in the Crucibles of Difference: The McKinney Texas Pool Party

06/14/2015
Forged in the Crucibles of Difference: The McKinney Texas Pool Party

Police brutality at a McKinney Texas pool party reinforced just how bad race relations have gotten in the U.S. It’s time for us to confront our implicit bias and move toward solutions.

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The Serial Podcast Raises Questions about Justice

05/30/2015
The Serial Podcast Raises Questions about Justice

The Serial podcast is simultaneously entertaining and disturbing. It is a fascinating story of a murder case but raised serious questions about whether justice was served.

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What To Make of the Atlanta Cheating Scandal

04/08/2015
What To Make of the Atlanta Cheating Scandal

Prosecuting educators in the Atlanta cheating scandal seems unnecessarily harsh. Perhaps there is more going on than we think.

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Bill Cosby: The Fall of America’s Dad

12/10/2014
Bill Cosby: The Fall of America’s Dad

The accusations of rape against Bill Cosby have been difficult to understand, mostly because of his beloved reputation. However, Narcissistic Personality Disorder could explain how he could explain both the horrible and great parts of his personality.

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The Cycle of Insanity: And Mass Shootings Continue

11/22/2014
The Cycle of Insanity: And Mass Shootings Continue

Yet another mass shooting illustrates the cycle of insanity in which we currently live. As long as we refuse to do anything about the systemic factors behind each incident, we guarantee that there will be others.

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Stop Talking about Abortion, Start Talking about Women’s Rights

11/13/2014
Stop Talking about Abortion, Start Talking about Women’s Rights

With the election finally over, it’s time we analyze what happened to women’s rights. Of all the conversations, abortion is perhaps the most important because it is the basis for women’s freedom.

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Why Identity Politics are Killing Our Democracy

11/07/2014
Why Identity Politics are Killing Our Democracy

Our political process has become so polarized that people are not critically thinking about the policies of particular candidates. Instead, they practice identity politics and align with whichever group they believe describes them. If our democracy is to survive, this must change.

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