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applied psychology

28 Feb

During Black History Month, Black history is under attack, Northeastern experts say

The showdown between Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, a Republican, and the College Board, the nationwide testing organization, is the most recent and prominent battle being fought over education, Black history and race in the U.S.

7 Feb

How do videos of police brutality affect us, and how should we engage with them?

It’s been a week since the horrific video of five police officers fatally beating Tyre Nichols, a 29-year-old FedEx worker, was released to the public. In that time, the officers were fired, charged and arrested for Nichols’ murder, nationwide protests took place and Nichols’ family held an emotional funeral. But even as footage of a young Nichols skateboarding went viral and […]

27 Jan

A young mother is accused of killing her children. What is postpartum depression and psychosis?

A Massachusetts woman is accused of killing her 3- and 5-year-old children, and injuring her 7-month-old baby, raising questions how an apparently loving mother could turn on her young family.

27 Jan

It’s the trendy diet method, but does intermittent fasting really work?

Diet trends come and go, but intermittent fasting, a form of dieting based around periods of non-eating followed by periods of concentrated eating, has somehow endured. 

22 Dec

‘Let’s not talk about politics this year.’ Northeastern psychologist offers advice to survive the holidays

Why then do so many people approach the holiday season celebrations with a sense of dread?

8 Sep

Here is how parents can cope with dropping off their first-year students at college

Feeling anxiety or loss when your child starts college is a normal and universal experience, Northeastern psychology experts say.

26 May

How do parents talk to their children about the massacre at Robb Elementary School?

Laurie Kramer, professor of applied psychology at Northeastern, discusses how—and whether—parents should talk to their children about what happened in Uvalde, Texas.

17 Feb

Adidas bared it all in a new ad campaign. Who does it support?

Is Adidas' new ad a win for body positivity or an overly sexualized sales tactic? It may not be so black-and-white.