How to Stop the Racist in You

In the wake of racially charged bloodshed in Baton Rouge, Minneapolis, and Dallas, the city of Cleveland hosted the Republican National Convention. There Iowa Rep. Steve King argued that only whites had made contributions to civilization, while other “sub-groups” did not. Asked to clarify his remarks, King—who keeps a Confederate flag on his desk—did not... Read more

The Science of Gratitude

Written by Summer Allen, Ph.D. Over the past two decades scientists have made great strides toward understanding the biological roots of gratitude, the various benefits that accompany gratitude, and the ways that people can cultivate feelings of gratitude in their day-to-day lives. The studies comprising this science of gratitude are the subject of this paper.... Read more

Positive Neuroscience

Written by Summer Allen, Ph.D. This white paper focuses on the research that has emanated from these awards. In particular, it discusses the neuroscience of social attachment and relationships (“the social brain”), compassion and generosity (“the compassionate brain”), musical talent and musical appreciation (“the musical brain”), and emotional regulation and resiliency (“the resilient brain”). Download... Read more

No health without mental health

Martin Prince, Vikram Patel, Shekhar Saxena, Mario Maj, Joanna Maselko, Michael R Phillips, Atif Rahman Mental health awareness needs to be integrated into all aspects of health and social policy, health-system planning, and delivery of primary and secondary general health care.No health without mental health, Lancet 2007; 370: 859 Download PDF Lancet 2007; 370: 859–77Published... Read more