Run, Hide, Fight: The Psychology of School Shootings

Therapists analyze our culture’s changing response to these tragic events.


With the sudden increase in school shootings, our panel of Shrinks is discussing the psychology of school shootings, including the impact of active shooter trainings on mental health, gun control, and our culture’s changing response to this event.

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the fact that kids are feeling like they have to be the ones responsible for [stopping an active shooter] is tragic.

–  dr. dave verhaagen

Being Human

Every week our panel of Shrinks breaks down trending topics of psychology in the news that we call Being Human.

Why does political satire tend to lean more liberal? The need for cognition — a psychological term used to describe the enjoyment of thinking and analyzing problems — could help explain the differences in humor appreciation between liberals and conservatives.

Our panel of Shrinks breaks down their thoughts on these findings.

You can read the study that inspired our discussion here.

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