Understanding the Impacts of Body Positivity and Its Alternatives

In this article, we attempt to address what effects body positivity and body shaming have on these problems. What is the evidence for and against body positivity? Are there unintentional negative consequences to body positivity and, if so, what are some alternatives?

Who should we vote for to promote health and well-being?

For better or worse, the US has a two-party political system. This means that when a voter enters a voting booth, they often must choose between a member of the Republican party or the Democratic party. Given this system, most people are “partisan” in the sense that they vote exclusively for one party or the…

“Grooming” discourse will make sex abuse prevention harder

Conservatives have started calling their political opponents “groomers.” This term is shorthand for an accusation of sexualizing children or grooming them for sexual advances. The term has been used by online extremists since at least last year, but it has gone mainstream more recently as conservative writers have started using the term to defend Florida’s…

Unlearning the Learning Styles Myth

Belief in “learning styles” is widespread despite there being no compelling scientific evidence for the theory. Read more on the problems with learning styles, how widespread beliefs in learning styles are, and why these beliefs persists. Are you a visual learner? You know, someone who needs to see a diagram or picture to really learn something. Or…


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About Me

Hi, I’m Manuel Galvan. I am a doctoral psychology student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. I study how psychological forces maintain and exacerbate economic and racial inequality. I am also interested in sharing a science-based perspective on problems that we face in society.

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