What is... psychology series

What Is… Victim Blaming

In this series, I dig a little deeper into the meaning of psychology-related terms.  This week's term is victim blaming. I got thinking about this while reading a recent post on domestic violence on Mental Health 360º.  Victim blaming commonly occurs in connection with domestic assault, but also in a variety of other contexts, including… Continue reading What Is… Victim Blaming

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Psychology, What is... psychology series

What Is… the Just World Fallacy

In this series, I dig a little deeper into the meaning of psychology-related terms.  This week's term is the just world fallacy. Just world fallacy as cognitive bias The just world fallacy, also known as the just world hypothesis, is a common type of cognitive bias – a shortcut that the mind unconsciously takes when… Continue reading What Is… the Just World Fallacy

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What is... psychology series

What is… a DARVO Response to Sexual Assault Allegations

In this series, I dig a little deeper into the meaning of psychology-related terms.  This week's term is the DARVO response to sexual assault allegations. DARVO is an acronym to describe a pattern of responses that sexual offenders may display when faced with accountability for their actions.  Before getting into what DARVO stands for, I'll… Continue reading What is… a DARVO Response to Sexual Assault Allegations

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Social issues & social justice

Why don’t more people understand consent?

Source: SUNO When it comes to sexual interactions, it seems like the notion of consent should be pretty simple. Yes means yes, no means no, easy peasy, right?  Except obviously, it's not that simple for a disturbingly large number of people, which begs the question, how have we gotten it so wrong as a society that… Continue reading Why don’t more people understand consent?