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The Unfortunate Consequences of Disbelieving in Free Will

Dov Michaeli, MD, PhD - 8/12/2020 - 1

Studies about the concept of belief or non-belief in free will shed light on the question of how ostensibly religious people commit atrocities.

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Can You Believe in Science and Still Vote for Trump?

Dov Michaeli, MD, PhD - 7/5/2020 - 10

Most people understand the primacy of scientific facts in ordering our personal and public life, but a more primal imperative, tribalism, often wins out.

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Mental Health After a Disaster: Lessons from Katrina

Patricia Salber, MD, MBA - 7/4/2020 - 0

The RISK studies on survivors’ mental health after the Katrina disaster provide a road map of how we should respond to disastrous hurricanes in the future.

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Prioritizing Healthcare Workers’ Mental Health During COVID-19

Husseini Manji, MD, FRCPC and Jennifer Turgiss, DrPH, MS - 7/4/2020 - 0

For some frontline healthcare workers, symptoms of stress will subside with the crisis, but others will need additional help to restore their mental health.

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Anxiety in Children: What is It and What Can You Do About It?

Nihit Kumar, M.D. - 7/2/2020 - 0

Anxiety is an essential part of children’s normal development but if it’s excessive, interfering with quality of life, seek help a health professional.  

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What Can We Learn About Fatherhood From Science?

Dov Michaeli, MD, PhD - 6/19/2020 - 17

A scientist explores what we can learn about fatherhood from the science of the brain, hormones, and behavior. Read more!

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The Phases of a Disaster: Are We Headed Towards Disillusionment? 

Erick Messias, M.D., Ph.D., M.P.H. - 6/15/2020 - 1

A model of the phases of disaster suggests that we’ve passed through the first four phases and are now headed into the fifth: the phase of disillusionment.

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