What Does Our Zombie Attraction Say About Us?

Dr. Mike talks about how our love of all things undead reflects our own struggle with existential anxiety. Read article in Psychology Today: https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/brick-brick/201402/what-does-our-zombie-attraction-say-about-us

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The Psychological Impact of LGBT Discrimination

Dr. Mike talks about the various forms of bias and discrimination facing lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered people and the harmful effects of this discrimination. Read article in Psychology Today: https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/brick-brick/201402/the-psychological-impact-lgbt-discrimination

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Does Music Have Healing Powers?

Dr. Mike talks about the death of Pete Seeger and the evidence that music has psychological and physical benefits. Read article in Psychology Today: https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/brick-brick/201402/does-music-have-healing-powers  

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Psychologists Should Not Diagnose Celebrities

Dr. Mike talks about why mental health professionals should not diagnose celebrities or other public figures. Read article in Psychology Today: https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/brick-brick/201401/psychologists-should-not-diagnose-celebrities    

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Guilt and Weight Loss

Dr. Mike talks with Pop Sugar about how feelings of guilt and negative body image interfere with weight management. Read article at: https://www.popsugar.com/fitness/Guilt-Weight-Loss-31135665  

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Gay Conversion Therapy: A Dark Chapter in Mental Health Care

Dr. Mike talks about how the mental health field created gay conversion therapy, and now it is our responsibility to speak out against this harmful practice. Read article in Psychology Today: https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/brick-brick/201401/gay-conversion-therapy-dark-chapter-in-mental-health-care  

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The Psychological Consequences of “Fat Letters”

Dr. Mike discusses how the practice of “fat letters” or sending home letters to a child’s home stating that they are obese, has no empirical support and could increase harmful stigma. Read article in Psychology Today: https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/brick-brick/201401/the-psychological-consequences-fat-letters

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Are You At Risk for Facebook Envy?

Dr. Mike talks about the potentially harmful effects of social comparison based on Facebook profiles. Read article in Psychology Today: https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/brick-brick/201312/are-you-risk-facebook-envy  

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