OPINION: Because of the pandemic, I couldn’t visit him in his nursing home, and because of his dementia he couldn’t understand why. Mismanagement of this crisis has failed the elderly and caused incalculable hurt.
Nov. 9, 2020 • ~8 min
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Researchers and companies are harnessing computers to identify the emotions behind our written words. While sentiment analysis is far from perfect, it manages to distill meaning from huge amounts of data — and could one day even monitor mental health.
Sept. 14, 2020 • ~16 min
Psychotropic drugs have severely narrowed how we treat psychiatric disorders — to the detriment of patients and society as a whole. A look at the past suggests a better way forward.
July 17, 2020 • ~12 min
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Public health messages should be loud and clear, so that everyone listens and stays safe. But that’s easier said than done — especially with a case as complex as Covid-19.
July 9, 2020 • ~12 min
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Psychologists have yet to find a way to diminish hidden prejudice, but they do have strategies for thwarting discrimination
June 4, 2020 • ~19 min
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From mask wearing to physical distancing, individuals wield a lot of power in how the coronavirus outbreak plays out. Behavioral experts reveal what might be prompting people to act — or not.
May 26, 2020 • ~15 min
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