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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Intramural Research Programs (IRP) Webinar » Webinar: Are You Concerned About Your Child’s Irritability?
7 Nov 2018, 5:00 am
On Wednesday, November 7, 2018, from 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM EST, join the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) for a webinar on irritability in children, discussing common signs of severe irritability, how parents can help a child with severe irritability, treatment options, and ongoing resea

Intramural Research Programs (IRP) Webinar » Webinar: Coping Strategies for Anxious Kids, What Parents Need to Know
2 Nov 2018, 4:00 am
On Friday, November 2, 2018, from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. ET, join the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) for a webinar on coping strategies for anxious kids.

Twitter Chat » NIMH Twitter Chat: Depression
11 Oct 2018, 4:00 am
In recognition of National Depression Screening Day, NIMH is hosting a Twitter chat on depression, a common but serious mood disorder. The event will be held on Thursday, October 11, 2018, 11:00AM―12:00 PM ET. This chat will cover the signs and symptoms, risk factors, and treatments for depres

Blog Post » Moving Stress Research Forward
2 Oct 2018, 4:00 am
Research tells us that severe stress can cause all kinds of adverse health outcomes, including an increased risk for mental illnesses. Dr. Gordon discusses how NIMH is trying to move the field of stress research forward, toward the translation of basic findings into clinical advances.

Concept Clearance » The Trans-NIH baby Brain Cognitive Development (bBCD) Study
20 Sep 2018, 4:00 am
The goal of this project is to understand the long-term impacts of pre- and perinatal drug and adverse environmental (e.g., parental neglect, physical abuse) exposures on brain development and social/behavioral/academic achievement and how these in turn impact risk for substance use and mental illne

Alleviating Middle-Class Guilt and Shame
17 Oct 2018, 2:36 am
Most middle- & upper-income people work hard to get and keep what they've earned

31 Knights of Halloween: Candyman
17 Oct 2018, 2:35 am
Discover the psychology behind urban legends through analysis of Candyman Candyman Candyman Candyman Candy...

5 Tips for Perfectionists About Getting Along With Others
16 Oct 2018, 11:21 pm
How to stop perfectionism ruining your relationships.

Talking about Race and Ethnicity in Undocumented Families
16 Oct 2018, 11:01 pm
How do undocumented parents teach their children about race relations in the US?

What is Peace in a World of Information Warfare?
16 Oct 2018, 11:01 pm
Are we victims of a war being waged by armies of digital truths and armies of digital lies? How can the power of truth give us hope and a sense of security?

Supervisor perceptions of relational competence: Core components and developmental considerations.
2 Jul 2018, 4:00 am
This study aimed to explore clinical supervisors’ perspectives on the components of the relationship competency. The constituents of relational competence have been articulated by expert committees, and the present study sought to add to this literature through understanding these competencies

Achieving ethical mentoring and mentee professional integrity through formal mentor training for practicing psychologists.
2 Jul 2018, 4:00 am
Ethical integrity is paramount in the field of psychology. Cross-disciplinary research has consistently demonstrated that mentors are crucial in professional development and are often considered role models for professional conduct. However, mentors seldom are instructed how to teach their mentees e

Development and initial validation of the Rutgers Instrument for Evaluation of Students in Psychology.
2 Jul 2018, 4:00 am
A rating scale was developed to measure the progress of graduate students in psychology programs toward competence. Content for the scale was based on American Psychological Association’s (APA) Standards of Accreditation for Health Service Psychology. Content validity evidence was collected on