Posts By: Samoon Ahmad

Misremembrance of Things Past: The Continued Influence Effect and Memory

by Samoon Ahmad • December 16, 2020

As seen in Psychology Today. Misinformation is endemic in our society, but it is not a new problem. There has never been a shortage of either false or inaccurate information in this world, nor has there ever been a want of misguided beliefs based on misinformation. In most cases, we tend to become more adept […]


The Psychology of Extremism

by Samoon Ahmad • November 2, 2020

As seen in Psychology Today. Few would disagree that preventing extremism is a laudable goal, but even discussing extremism and radicalization may seem problematic within the field of psychiatry. Psychiatry’s legitimacy is largely based on its impartiality and independence from power structures associated with political regimes and religious organizations. Without this independence, there is clear […]


Your Brain and PTSD: Biomarkers and high-stress states

by Samoon Ahmad • August 27, 2020

This article was also published on KevinMD and Psychology Today. If you’re reading this, you’re probably stressed. Whether it’s related to work, household chores, parenting, school, politics, or, yes, COVID, stress is a normal part of life. Because stress is a normal part of life, our bodies have adapted to react to stress through a series of neurophysiological […]