Must Reads Article Listings

Our Justice System is Failing Teens of Color But One Alternative-to-Jail Program Seems to Have an Answer
30May

Our Justice System is Failing Teens of Color But One...

 Here in America, we have a serious issue with how we treat our nation's troubled youth. More specifically, we have a serious problem with how our judicial courts perceive, alienate, and fail to "rehabilitate" millions of minor,...

Talk With Your Kids and Teens About Dating Porn and Sex
12April

Talk With Your Kids and Teens About Dating Porn and Sex

First Step: Get Past The Fear Factor Unsure how to talk with your kids about dating, sex, and porn? Parental silence speaks volumes, so read these tips, take a deep breath, and start talking. Does anything strike fear into the heart of...

Autism and job interviews: what it's like trying to find work when you have ASD
12April

Autism and job interviews: what it's like trying to...

I've come to the conclusion that the job application process sucks for pretty much everyone involved. However, no single part of that process feels worse than the rare occasions when I actually got brought in for an interview. Most of...

Decision Making and the Education Policymaker
12April

Decision Making and the Education Policymaker

Education Policy is an Instrument for Social-Cultural Change "How do education policymakers make their decisions, and how might educational psychologists best engage with education policymakers to influence their decision-making...

Grief and Recovery
06March

Grief and Recovery

Voices Voices. I heard voices when the doctor told us our baby was dead. “Your wife is going to need you to be strong for her,” one voice said. “It’s going to be hard for her for a while,” added...

Autism and Research on What Causes It
23February

Autism and Research on What Causes It

The Autism Epidemic and the Race for a Cure Autism Shouts One of my autistic students smashed a classmate’s calculator in a fit of rage about making too much noise. Part of his consequence was to go to the store with the...

Teen Addiction and the Science of Mindsight
23February

Teen Addiction and the Science of Mindsight

"Mindsight" and Heading Off Addictions Before They Can Take Root A. What can teenagers get addicted to? Let me count the ways. Let’s see, drugs, alcohol, smoking, eating, sex, and cell phones, right? B. How about the...

Smartphone Addiction is Not Just an Imagined Condition
08February

Smartphone Addiction is Not Just an Imagined Condition

Smartphone Addiction is as Real and Serious as Cancer, No Joke “The very first thing every morning, and the last thing every night.”  --Dean Martin My friends joke about their phone being the least used...

Trauma-Sensitive Schools for All Students
02February

Trauma-Sensitive Schools for All Students

Not ‘What’ Schools are For, but ‘Who’ "Teach your children well, Their father's hell did slowly go by, And feed them on your dreams The one they pick, the one you'll know by." --Crosby, Stills and Nash...