Tagged with violence

Invisible Wounds of War

Invisible Wounds of War

Summary of Veterans Statistics for PTSD, TBI, Depression and Suicide. There are over 2.3 million American veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars (compared to 2.6 million Vietnam veterans who fought in Vietnam; there are 8.2 million “Vietnam Era Veterans” (personnel who served anywhere during any time of the Vietnam War) At least 20% of … Continue reading

When Ads Add Up & Divide

When Ads Add Up & Divide

In the most recent issue of the journal Sex Roles, psychologists from the University of Manitoba examined the prevalence of hypermasculinity – the ideology of exaggerated male traits as the epitome of masculine identity – in advertisements in popular men’s magazines including Maxim, Playboy, Game Informer, Fortune, Esquire and Wired. Continue reading

Harming Half Harms the Whole

Harming Half Harms the Whole

The National Review Online posted this suggesting a repeal of the 19th Amendment. The 19th Amendment prohibits any United States citizen to be denied the right to vote based on sex.  This is the 21st century and yet there are some who have yet to evolve beyond the Iron age.  This is not an isolated … Continue reading

It’s Not the ‘Bad Apples’ – It’s the Barrel

It’s Not the ‘Bad Apples’ – It’s the Barrel

The basic paradigm to be presented illustrates the relative ease with which “ordinary,” good men and women are induced into behaving in “evil ways” by turning on or off one or another social situational variable.  This body of research demonstrates the under-recognized power of social situations to alter the mental representations and behavior of individuals, … Continue reading

Protect the Brain – Change the World

Protect the Brain – Change the World

Specific brain injuries greatly contribute to suicide and many social ills.   Th­e United States is renowned for ha­ving one of the most sophisticated judicial systems in the world, yet the system remains far behind the research with regard to behavior.  Character is judged and punishment is the outcome.  It’s an archaic system.  Violence experts … Continue reading