Quick links from the past week in mind and brain news:
Slate has a piece on developmental psychology’s WEIRD problem. Most kids in child psychology studies are from very restricted social groups – rich, educated families.
Facebook manipulated stories in users’ newsfeeds to conduct experiments on emotional contagion. Don’t remember signing the consent form for the study that appeared in PNAS?
Time covers the massive prevalence of PTSD among US veterans. The Pentagon’s PTSD treatments “appear to be local, ad hoc, incremental, and crisis-driven” with no effective evaluation.
Excellent analysis of a new study: FDA’s antidepressant warning didn’t actually backfired and cause more suicides. Neuroskeptic on the case.
Time magazine has an interesting piece on the under-reported problem of violence in women.
Interesting National Geographic piece about how new finds of human skull bones show even more complexity in the evolution of human and hominid species.
Slate has a piece on how that a lot of zoo animals are on antipsychotics because they become mentally ill when enclosed.