When Real News is Fake

Roger Klein, PhD University of Pittsburgh rklein@pitt.edu Can real news be fake? Of course. While most news stories are based upon real events, I use the term “fake” here to suggest that with a variety of production strategies, purposeful exaggerations, and other intentional decisions by management, producers, and reporters, the end product—what the audience sees…

Interdisciplinary Research on Cyber Security and Privacy

Robert W. Proctor and Isis Chong Purdue University rproctor@purdue.edu; ichongde@purdue.edu Aiping Xiong Pennsylvania State University axx29@psu.edu Cyber security and privacy are areas of concern not only to organizations but to individual end users. Computer scientists can devise algorithms and security measures that help protect organizations and systems from attack, but the success of these measures…

Media’s Role in Public Health: Suicide and Mass Shootings

Jared Boot PsyD Student, Michigan School of Psychology jboot@msp.edu The recent twin weekend shootings in El Paso and Dayton and the high-profile suicide of Jeffrey Epstein, have raised concerns over media depictions of mental illness and suicide. Mass media has an immense potential to positively or negatively impact health-related behavior and perception of individuals with…

Friendship With Fred

Frank Farley Temple University frank.farley@temple.edu A Review of the film A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood Director: Marielle Heller This is the ultimate feel-good film, which of course makes sense as it involves that ultimate feel-good TV figure Fred Rogers, of TV’s Mister Rogers’s Neighborhood. With Rogers played brilliantly by Tom Hanks, it traces the…

Member News

Helen Friedman, PhD, a clinical psychologist in private practice in St. Louis, MO, is among the first to receive the WPATH (World Professional Association for Transgender Health) Certified Provider Certificate. WPATH is an international interdisciplinary, professional organization whose mission is to promote evidence-based care, education, research, advocacy, public policy, and respect in transgender health. Congratulations…