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  • 31 May 2023
    James F. Brennan

    That “Olde” Story: Faith and Reason

    Blog #2 in the, Psychology and its Antecedents, series In the previous blog about the emergence of psychology at the expense of the traditional intellectual provinces of the older disciplines of religion and philosophy, one important question centers on two sources of truth. Is there an equivalence between knowledge derived from faith and knowledge derived […]

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  • 30 Apr 2023
    Matthias Mahlmann

    Human rights secured? Don’t bet on it!

    1. Challenges ahead Human rights are contested. This comes as no surprise because they always have been. In recent years, however, new forms of criticism have emerged that merit close attention because of at least four reasons: First, these (often radical) criticisms may be justified and thus provide insights and a better guide to action […]

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  • 28 Apr 2023
    Robert Kugelmann

    The Soul in Soulless Psychology

    In a Word Association Test, someone is given a series of words as prompts and asked to reply with any word that pops into their head at the mention of each prompt. So here is a one-item Word Association Test. Your one and only prompt is: “soul.” … What comes to mind? … Probably the […]

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  • 25 Apr 2023
    Walter Feinberg

    Educating for Democracy: Preparing for The Office of Citizen

    Educating for Democracy provides a vision for preparing students to become active, competent citizens able to assume the responsibilities of democratic participation. This vision is guided by the idea that “the most important office in a democracy is citizen.

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  • 10 Apr 2023
    Susan M. Wolfe, Ann Webb Price

    Practicing in Communities: Is it for you?

    When we first met many, many conferences ago, my writing partner discovered we had a lot in common. Beyond some similar childhood experiences, we are both community psychologists and both enjoy working with community coalitions and mission-driven nonprofits. We practice in communities, often as evaluators.

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  • 15 Mar 2023
    C. Victor Fung, Lisa J. Lehmberg

    Unlocking the Groove: Our Journey to Uncovering the Transformative Power of Music
    for Older Adults

    We are excited to present our groundbreaking research on the quality of life of older adult clients of U.S. senior centers through the lens of music participation.

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  • 6 Mar 2023
    Front cover of History and Systems of Psychology featuring a teal background with a green circle and a bronze image of the 'Thinking Man' statue
    James F. Brennan

    Does Psychology Crowd Out Its Antecedents?

    Scholars have looked to various possible explanations of our world, from the spiritual realm to physical nature, as well as internally to ourselves. As a species, our intellectual life over time seems progressively effective. That is, our cognitive and intellectual capabilities and achievements have improved, so that we seem better able to thrive within our […]

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  • 4 Mar 2023
    Frederick Toates

    Understanding Sexual Serial Killing

    We are frequently asked “Sexual serial killing is such a hideous subject, so why on earth did you decide to invest so much time and effort investigating it?” “Don’t you need to have nerves of steel to live day-in and day-out with this subject?”

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