51% #1570: Women In Psychology Activism Caucus Speaks Out On Gun Violence

Aug 28, 2019

On this week’s 51%, we’ll spend the show with a feminist psychologist whose activist caucus felt compelled to speak out about what it calls a public health crisis: gun violence.

Following an early August weekend of mass shootings, in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio, the Association for Women in Psychology Activism Caucus issued a statement about what it calls the horribly damaging psychological aspects of ongoing gun violence. Dr. Paula Caplan is with the Association’s Activism Caucus, and her group is calling for a few actions, including the passage of state and federal gun control legislation. Caplan is a clinical and research psychologist, award-winning author and playwright. She also is an associate at the Hutchins Center at Harvard University, and has written several books, including about bias in psychiatric diagnosis.

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