As psychologists continue to do important work through research and by practicing in the community, it is critical that the contributions of psychologists are highlighted and shared. This is where advocacy comes in!
Over the last quarter century, as public education has made a hard shift towards “accountability” and increased standardized testing, the trend towards the use of research-based instruction in classrooms has become nearly as ubiquitous as the Scantron sheets students are asked to bubble in multiple times each semester.
Happy Friday! Summer has officially arrived in Washington, DC. I am celebrating by fleeing for the weekend to colder temperatures in the mountains. Before I go here are your articles for this week. Enjoy and stay cool.
Every day the news media trumpet psychology-related findings with the potential to affect our lives directly and indirectly. And we do mean every day.
Michelle, a secretary for a huge law firm, gets into a huge fight with her boss, Tom. She’s angry, so she begins to raise her voice. In an instant, he’s screaming back at her. Tom starts insulting her, and eventually she gets so nervous that she spills her cup of coffee on herself. Humiliated, Michelle takes the rest of the day off, unsure of how to handle the issue.
What comes to mind when you hear the words “sex trafficking”?
If you’re like a lot of people, you might think of a sinister alley in a foreign country serving as the local red light district.