FPR Blog

“Redeeming diagnosis in psychiatry: Timing vs. specificity” (Lancet Viewpoint)

Patrick McGorry (University of Melbourne) and Jim van Os (Maastricht University) propose a clinical staging model for psychiatry in the Jan 26, 2013 issue of the Lancet (link).

2013 International Cultural Neuroscience Consortium Conference Program (May 10–12, 2013)

We’re looking forward to the first meeting of ICNC (May 10–12, 2013) at Northwestern. Speakers include two CBDMH affiliated faculty – Xavier Cagigas and Mary-Helen Immordino-Yang of the Culture, Neuroscience and Psychosis) research group. For more information about the conference visit culturalneuroscience.org Tentative Program May 10-12, 2013 Day 1 – May 10, 2013 Population health […]

Announcement: International Association for Cross-Cultural Psychology Conference @UCLA

The next regional conference of the International Association for Cross-Cultural Psychology will take place at UCLA on June 20–22, 2013 (the scientific organizing committee is co-chaired by Patricia Greenfield of UCLA and Steven Heine of UBC). The theme of the conference is “Culture in Psychology: Variation Within and Across National Borders.” For more information about the […]

Strange or Just Plain Weird? Cultural Variation in Mental Illness

There’s an old saying that psychology has two model organisms: the rat and the American college student. As research subjects rats are fine, the problem is that that Americans are, as evolutionary psychologist Joe Henrich and his colleagues recently pointed out, WEIRD. That is, they’re Western, Educated, Industrialised, Rich and Democratic. In fact, most westerners are WEIRD, but […]