It’s more complicated than you think

(excerpted from my book The Minds of Mass Killers: Understanding and Interrupting The Pathway to Violence (McFarland, 2021).

Mass killings have been blamed on violent video games since the Columbine murders in 1999. The idea is a simple one: ban violent video games and…

You’ve likely got more going on than you realize

(Excerpt from my book The Minds of Mass Killers: Understanding and Interrupting the Pathway to Violence. The holidays bring incredible stress for many people due to unhappy/unhealthy family dynamics, financial limitations, and unrealistic expectations.)

We can be too quick to diagnose…

Consequences can be hard to overcome, but there is hope

The following is excerpted from my book The Minds of Mass Killers: Understanding and Interrupting the Pathway to Violence (McFarland, 2021). Available through all booksellers.

How the brain adapts to trauma

The fight/flight response is the nervous system’s natural response…

Shavaun Scott

Psychotherapist and writer, exploring uncommon bravery and shining light on the human experience.

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