Have you seen the latest research out of University of California, Berkeley (my alma mater-but don’t hold that against me or the article) on animal social behavior? As a social psychologist, I have been trained to be interested in group behavior and its social consequences –the field did […]
I love to travel, try new foods (both simple and "exotic"), ingest caffeine, and watch political news coverage. Im a big pop culture junkie who isnt afraid to say she loves "In Touch" Magazine! A social marketing expert and psychologist by training who works in the public health field trying to bring a little common sense to it all.
All the world is my television and I like to provide commentary on it.
Growing up in the South Bronx I dreamed of traveling the country in a Winnebago. The Price Is Right just made it seemed so fun, sexy and free-spirited. I thought those were the coolest thing ever-you mean you can ride in a car and still use the restroom? […]
Where was I? I heard the cop sirens going on by. But I was pretty sure I wasn’t in New York. I open my eyes slowly. Yup, my sinuses still hurt. I get up and look out the hotel window. Ah, yes, I was in Kentucky. I put […]
The concept of peer review has been deconstructed and reconstructed by countless others, but I still feel compelled to add my two cents, particularly in light of recent journal articles on how scientists may feel disenchanted with the whole process. Not that many articles actually get entirely rejected, […]
Have you ever had a moment where you felt that you were part of the “Truman show” movie? I don’t mean being watched and living a fake life. Although, I am sure we have all felt that way at one point. What I mean is the moment […]
Oh, here we go again. Point that finger, walk around and give that smirk a workout. Yes, I am watching the debate. The gloves are off. They are jabbing and punching: Metaphorically-speaking of course. Although, they have come quite close to each other a few times there on […]
In Observation of National Latino AIDS Awareness Day During my college tenure the United States had its first Hispanic Surgeon General, who also happened to be the first woman to ever hold that position. Unfortunately, I was so immersed in my studies and overall college experience that I did […]
Space, the final frontier! That sounds so exciting and adventurous. Shouldn’t Americans who psychologically signed on wholesale onto the Manifest Destiny want to explore space further? But today, the Endeavour arrived at an L.A. museum after many delays. Pretty typical. On May 5 1961, that Alan Shepard blasted off atop […]
Apologies, Madame? Are you human? How many times a day are you asked about your human credentials? Have you created a new email account? Have you purchased concert tickets online? Have you “shared” an article on Reddit? Have you transferred money online between accounts? Have you done any […]
In Observance of the International Day of the Girl Child Girls across the world are disproportionately impacted by stereotypes, discrimination, violence and economic disparities. As we become advanced technologically and find new ways to address global disparities (e.g. use of mobile technology to encourage health seeking behaviors), we […]