Thu June 26, 2014
Out in the Bay ~ 6/26/14 ~ 7pm Thursday

Teaching Toddlers About Gay Pride & Relationship Diversity

Psychology professor Gayle Pitman has just published her first children’s book, This Day in June, a picture book about Pride parades, to help parents and teachers introduce sexual orientation concepts to very young kids. Its reading guide gives adults high points of LGBT culture and history.  Among other subjects, Pitman teaches the psychology of sexual orientation. She finds today’s queer college students largely ignorant of LGBT history and is doing what she can to fix that. Time allowing, she'll also talk with Out in the Bay host  Eric Jansen about her forthcoming adult book Fringe: On the Edges of the Mainstream Gay Community, and her award-winning past book, Backdrop: The Politics and Personalities behind Sexual Orientation Research.  Live interview 7pm PDT Thursday, 6/26/14.

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Wed February 5, 2014

Are teens today more narcissistic?

From our partners at Youth Radio.
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February 3rd, 2014 Are teens today more narcissistic than ever before? Some psychologists are pointing to a personality test called the Narcissism Personality Inventory, which seems to indicate that millennials have a historically high sense of self-obsession.


Tue September 17, 2013
Health, Science, Environment

Is it love? The relationship between dogs and humans

Under CC license from Flickr user Anthony Citrano


What’s the emotional connection between dogs and humans? KALW’s Chris Hoff explored that relationship with Amy Cook. She is a researcher in dog cognition in the Psychology Department of UC Berkeley and has trained dogs for 20 years.

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Wed July 24, 2013
Cops & Courts

Policing theory suggests fixing broken windows helps fix crime

When we think of policing, we don’t always think about psychology. One is academic; the other, relentlessly real-world. But many police departments, including San Francisco’s, assign patrols based on a psychological theory: The Broken Windows Theory.

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Mon June 4, 2012
Cops & Courts

The psychology of racial profiling in policing

Photo courtesy of Flickr user allan.rojas

Law enforcement agencies across the country have policies protecting people of color from being racially profiled.

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