Does social media usage really make people miserable? Fact-checking claims about the psychology of Facebook

Does social media usage really make people miserable? Fact-checking claims about the psychology of Facebook

There’s been a lot of talk in the news recently about Facebook, and much of the discussion has centered on Facebook’s role in politics and journalism and user privacy. But there are other discussions about Facebook’s product itself, focusing on users’ well-being and psychological health . Specifically, some political commentators are making somewhat inaccurate and exaggerated claims about the psychology of Facebook—that it’s unhealthy, making users feel depressed and/or lonely. It’s important that we think critically about this topic, so... / more

In-Mind Selected as a Top Psychology Blog!

In-Mind Selected as a Top Psychology Blog!

In-Mind Magazine was selected by Feedspot as one of the top 15 psychology blogs on the web! https://blog.feedspot.com/social_psychology_blogs/ / more

"We are ready to move!" An interview with Daniel Lakens and Klaus Fiedler on the current challenges in the field of psychological research

"We are ready to move!" An interview with Daniel Lakens and Klaus Fiedler on the current challenges in the field of psychological research

Can psychological research still be trusted? In-Mind interviewed Daniel Lakens and Klaus Fiedler-two of the most prominent voices in the debate on how psychological science can be improved. In this interview, they offer a personal view on how psychology has changed and how it should change in the future. They describe their personal motivation and how the debate has affected their own work. Distrust in science is on the rise. Whether it concerns climate change or creationism, politicians such as... / more

Invoking Pocahontas: An act of racism disguised as politics

Invoking Pocahontas: An act of racism disguised as politics

At a recent event honoring Navajo Code Talkers who are World War II Veterans, President Donald Trump stated, "You were here long before any of us were here. Although we have a representative in Congress who they say was here a long time ago. They call her Pocahontas" [1] . This was not a first offense, as Trump has a history of referring to Senator Elizabeth Warren as Pocahontas. Trump’s “name calling” stems from Warren’s (albeit controversial) identification as Cherokee... / more

The Force is Too Strong with This One? Sexism, Star Wars, and Female Heroes

The Force is Too Strong with This One? Sexism, Star Wars, and Female Heroes

The newest installment of the Star Wars saga, The Last Jedi , was released last month. Despite critical success, the film has been met with a polarized audience reaction online. Although likely not the primary reason for polarization, some of the negative reaction can be attributed to the perceived progressive, feminist political message of the main characters [1] : The primary protagonist, Rey, is a woman; the two most prominent White men, Kylo Ren and General Hux, are villains. Behind... / more

Call for Blogs and Bloggers

Call for Blogs and Bloggers

Call for Blogs: In-Mind Magazine We invite you to submit a blog entry (1,000 words or less) for In-Mind Magazine, the flagship online journal of the In-Mind Foundation. In-Mind Magazine is a peer-reviewed online journal that publishes short reviews of topics in all fields of psychology. Our outlet is unique—articles are written for a broad audience, and intended to inform the general public about psychological trends and research. Our blog section at In-Mind complements our peer-reviewed review articles and includes... / more

Call for Book Reviews and Reviewers

Call for Book Reviews and Reviewers

Call for Book Reviews: In-Mind Magazine In-Mind Magazine is currently seeking reviewers interested in contributing short (< 2,500 words) book reviews. This may include retrospective discussions of classic works in psychology or reviews of more contemporary edited volumes, monographs, or popular books of interest to psychologists. Single submissions are welcome, and a handful of positions are available for those who would wish to be regular contributors. In-Mind Magazine is a peer-reviewed online journal that publishes short reviews (about 2,500 words)... / more

Call for Papers

Call for Papers

Call for Papers: In-Mind Magazine We invite you to submit short review articles for In-Mind Magazine, the flagship online journal of the In-Mind Foundation. In-Mind Magazine is a peer-reviewed online journal that publishes short reviews (about 2,500 words) of topics in all fields of psychology. Our outlet is unique—articles are written for a broad audience, and intended to inform the general public about psychological trends and research. We wouldn't call ourselves pop-psychology, but we aren't a typical peer-review journal either... / more

Adverse Childhood Experiences and its lifelong consequences

Adverse Childhood Experiences and its lifelong consequences

Unfortunately, some children grow up with maltreatment and household dysfunction. In this post, I will explain how these adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) not only have a negative influence during childhood, but later on in life as well, and I will give some advice about how to prevent these long-lasting negative outcomes. / more

Marginal and Happy – How can people be culturally detached and well adjusted?

Marginal and Happy – How can people be culturally detached and well adjusted?

Belonging to several cultural groups at the same time can be associated with complex feelings of group membership. In this post, I will provide an explanation for the phenomenon whereby many immigrants marginalize—feel detached from the mainstream culture they live in and the heritage culture they grew up in—while feeling happy. / more