Cul♦ture | \kəl-chər\ | noun
The totality of all the individual artifacts, behaviors, and mental concepts transmitted among the members of society by learning; what remains of a man's past working on his present to shape his future.¹    

¹Campbell, M.D., Robert J. (1996)  Psychiatric Dictionary: Seventh Edition. New York: Oxford University Press.

New Report Shows Increase in ADHD Diagnosis among Girls, Hispanic Children
By: Brittney Dunkins 


Diagnosis of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder or ADHD—the most-diagnosed mental disorder among U.S. children—continues to rise, according to a report published Tuesday in the Journal of Clinical Psychology.


ADHD diagnosis among U.S. children ages 5 to 17 increased 43 percent between 2003 and 2011, according to the report, “Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Parent-reported Diagnosis of ADHD.”



The jump equates to 5.8 million—or nearly 1 in 10—children and young adults in the United States with ADHD.

Why Mindfulness Is a Superpower: An Animation

Narrated by Dan Harris, author of 10% Happier
Animation by Katy Davis (AKA Gobblynne)
Animation assistant: Kim Alexander


Practicing mindfulness is one of the single most powerful things you can do for your wellbeing. Want to give it a try? Visit for guided meditations and other mindfulness-building activities designed by experts.




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NIMH Research Domain Criteria Roundtable - Data-Driven Refinement of Psychopathology: Toward Precision Diagnostics
28 Sep 2022, 12:00 pm
This meeting will address two fundamental needs that could serve as a foundation for identifying meaningful clinical signatures.

NIH Announces Winners of High School Mental Health Essay Contest
26 Sep 2022, 12:00 pm
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is pleased to announce the winners of 2022 Speaking Up About Mental Health! This Is My Story essay contest.

NIH BRAIN Initiative Launches Projects to Develop Cell Atlases and Molecular Tools for Cell Access
22 Sep 2022, 12:00 pm
The National Institutes of Health has launched two transformative projects supported by the Brain Research Through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies® (BRAIN) Initiative: The BRAIN Initiative® Cell Atlas Network and the Armamentarium for Precision Brain Cell Access.

Office for Disparities Research and Workforce Diversity Webinar Series: NIH Scientific Workforce Diversity Initiatives: Promoting Inclusive Excellence in the Extramural Research Ecosystem
22 Sep 2022, 12:00 pm
This webinar is an opportunity to hear from experienced scientific workforce diversity thought leaders about exciting and innovative initiatives at the National Institutes of Health designed to promote inclusive excellence in the extramural research ecosystem.

Workshop on PET-MRI
21 Sep 2022, 12:00 pm
Much work in advancing research with combined PET-MRI has been done, and the invited experts in this workshop discuss these advances and avenues of research.

The Ironic Effect of Kindness in Interrogations
28 Sep 2022, 5:24 pm
This discovery from interrogation science can help you get the truth from people in your everyday life.

Hope, Faith, and Depression
28 Sep 2022, 5:20 pm
Faith flies out the window when suffering from depression but is rekindled when treated.

Acceptance for Self and Others: It Is What It Is
28 Sep 2022, 5:15 pm
Once you can accept the past and not try to rewrite it, ignore it, or run from it, you can do something quite remarkable: Change the future.  

What Marketing Can Learn From Social and Cultural Psychology
28 Sep 2022, 5:12 pm
When it comes to understanding consumers, behavioral economics is just the start. Here's what else marketing can learn from psychology.

7 Simple Rules of Sexual Consent
28 Sep 2022, 5:04 pm
Consent is essential for a safe, respecting, and caring sexual environment. Here are some basic sexual well-being rules that everyone must understand.

Health service psychology doctoral training during the early stage of the COVID-19 pandemic: May 1st to June 25th, 2020.
24 Feb 2022, 12:00 am
Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) began its rapid spread around the world in December 2019. By March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the COVID-19 outbreak a pandemic. Stay-at-home orders and increases in U.S. infection rates had a profound impact on doctoral-level health service

Addressing diversity: Clinical assessment and outcomes in a psychology training clinic.
20 Sep 2021, 12:00 am
Assessment of client diversity can be a complex process, particularly for trainee therapists. Utilization of existing frameworks, such as ADDRESSING (Hays, 2016), can structure students’ attention toward diversity factors when conducting psychological assessments. In addition, coding of demogr

Sexuality as a competency: Advancing training to serve the public.
20 May 2021, 12:00 am
Sexual health and sexual well-being are vital components of overall physical and mental well-being, yet remain largely understudied, approached mainly from disease prevention and intervention perspectives, and generally excluded from most health service psychology training programs. People of color;