Tagged: Psychology

Out of the Cave: Now What? - Guest Work

Guest Author Jul 11, 2018

Karen Nimmo So the psychological recovery begins. With the physical ordeal behind them, the 12 Thai footballers and their coach who survived underground terror and a high-risk rescue must now re-engage with life. Physical injuries will heal; hopefully any infections will too. But the invisible wounds will bear tending for the rest of their lives. It is not possible to … Read More

What are the possible psychological effects of being stuck in that cave? - The Psychology Report

Sarb Johal Jul 06, 2018

I was asked by the Science Media Centre for NZ to provide some commentary of the possible psychological and physiological consequences of being stuck in a cave (for an extended period of time). With reference to the situation in Thailand, this is clearly a rapidly evolving situation and decisions are being taken on the … Read More

Refugee crisis: the immediate and lasting impacts of powerful images - Guest Work

Guest Author Jun 23, 2018

Emma Thomas, Flinders University; Craig McGarty, Western Sydney University, and Laura G. E. Smith, University of Bath This article is about the power of emotive images to create social and political change. However, we have chosen not to display distressing images, including those of Aylan Kurdi, for ethical reasons. Recent images and footage … Read More

Why short ‘unconscious bias’ programs aren’t enough to end racial harassment and discrimination - Guest Work

Guest Author Apr 30, 2018

Victor Sojo, University of Melbourne and Melissa A. Wheeler, University of Melbourne This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. An evaluation of 40 years of research has found that diversity training workshops have only a small effect in reducing bias against members of minority groups. The research also … Read More

Cannabis and psychosis: what is the link and who is at risk? - Guest Work

Guest Author Apr 27, 2018

Jerome Sarris, Western Sydney University and Joe Firth, Western Sydney University This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. There has been a recent global rise in “green fever”, with various jurisdictions either decriminalising or legalising cannabis. But alongside relaxing the rules comes concern about the health implications … Read More

Dementia an extra challenge in natural disasters - News

Jean Balchin Apr 26, 2018

As anyone who has experienced a natural disaster such as a tornado or flood will attest, natural disasters are very traumatic experiences for everyone involved. Yet they are even more dangerous for people with dementia. To this end, the QUT-based Dementia Centre for Research Collaboration: Carers and Consumers (DCRC-CC) has published a new guide, which aims to prepare those who care … Read More

Mind the gap – does age difference in relationships matter? - Guest Work

Guest Author Apr 25, 2018

Gery Karantzas, Deakin University This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. Romantic couples with a large age gap often raise eyebrows. Studies have found partners with more than a ten-year gap in age experience social disapproval. But when it comes to our own relationships, both men and women prefer … Read More

Night owls may have 10 percent higher risk of early death, study says - Guest Work

Guest Author Apr 24, 2018

Kristen Knutson, Northwestern University and Malcolm von Schantz, University of Surrey This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. Do you wake up bright eyed and bushy-tailed, greeting the sunrise with cheer and vigor? Or are you up late into the night and dread the sound of your alarm clock? … Read More

Narrative phototherapy in disaster? - Guest Work

Sarb Johal Apr 19, 2018

As my photography practice grows and evolves, I find myself thinking about how my training and practice as a psychologist and my interest in disaster mental health overlaps with my photography. I have been thinking about the role of photography as archival memory, but also as a process for recognising, documenting, representing, showing and healing. And as I’ve been thinking … Read More