Save the Internet!
Jul12

Save the Internet!

The Internet is becoming the town square for the global village of tomorrow. — Bill Gates By the end of 1969, four computers worldwide made up the Internet. By the mid-1980s, this “networking system” had expanded to dozens of universities as it let scholars easily search and collaborate on research all across the country. In 1992, the first web browser (i.e., Netscape) was developed, allowing people everywhere to access this...

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Black Criminality
Feb15

Black Criminality

I’m for truth, no matter who tells it. I’m for justice, no matter who it’s for or against. — Malcolm X Although the United States has progressed substantially in its treatment of Black Americans, empirical data show that Blacks have yet to receive the equality they have been promised for over 150 years. For example, a report by the US Department of Health and Human Services shows that compared to Whites, Blacks...

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Black History Month
Feb08

Black History Month

We are not the makers of history. We are made by history. — Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. In honor of Black History Month, this week we will honor some of the contributions that Black Americans have provided the field of psychology. So to begin, we will start with the first Black American to receive a PhD in it: Dr. Francis Ceil Sumner. Dr. Sumner received his PhD in 1920 and is often cited as the “father of Black...

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The History of Humans Pt. 2
Jan25

The History of Humans Pt. 2

But if thought corrupts language, language can also corrupt thought. — George Orwell, 1984 Language is powerful. Probably more powerful than you think. For although “sticks and stones can break bones,” words can topple nations. It is language that provides the basis for record keeping. It is language that allows us to have laws that govern  society. It is language that grants us the ability to hold ideologies and beliefs that...

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The History of Humans
Jan18

The History of Humans

Man still bears in his bodily frame the indelible stamp of his lowly origin. —Charles Darwin Today, I left for San Antonio to attend the annual conference for the Society of Personality and Social Psychology, where I (my mouth still speckled with BBQ sauce I’m sure) will engage with the research of thousands who are trying to understand and explain human behavior.  But to really see the “why” behind what humans...

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