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Stigma, His and Hers

The mentally ill don’t get a fair shake in this country. Many employers don’t want to hire them, and health insurers don’t want to pay for their treatment. Even within […]... More>

Presidential Column

This Stigma of Obesity


In the food and health sciences, the medical effects of obesity are well-documented and well-publicized. But, just as obesity may be associated with a variety of health issues, it can also bring a less well-understood effect: stigma and discrimination. In 2005, the battle against obesity stigma got a new champion: The Rudd Center at Yale. This is a beautiful example of psychological science making the world a better place. ... More>

Observer Article

Vive la Difference (Not la Deficit)

The study of human differences has been an important part of psychological science, but comparing people — in terms of intelligence or various measures of personality or ability — has […]... More>