Tagged: Psychology

Why bodycam footage might not clear things up … - Guest Work

Guest Work Apr 05, 2018

Deryn Strange, John Jay College of Criminal Justice and Kristyn Jones, John Jay College of Criminal Justice This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. Stephon Clark, an African-American man, was killed by Sacramento police in his grandmother’s backyard last month, setting off protests and conflict over the police’s … Read More

Is psychiatry ready for medical MDMA? - Guest Work

Guest Work Mar 30, 2018

Gillinder Bedi, University of Melbourne This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. Within five years, science will likely have answered a controversial question: can methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA) treat psychiatric disorders? After some studies showing a positive effect, MDMA-assisted psychotherapy is entering final clinical trials as a treatment for post-traumatic stress … Read More

Yawn! Social jetlag is associated with decreased academic performance - News

Jean Balchin Mar 30, 2018

As a perpetually exhausted university student, I wake every morning to the shrill sound of my alarm clock, and curse myself for embarking on a course of tertiary education. Only yesterday I woke up at 7am to cram for an exam the same morning. It was a nightmare. I drank two coffees, gobbled down a chocolate bar, and executed a … Read More

#MeToo must also tackle online abuse - Guest Work

Guest Work Mar 23, 2018

Jennifer Beckett, University of Melbourne and Monica Whitty, University of Melbourne This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. Six months after the explosive allegations of sexual harassment against Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein came to light, giving impetus to the #MeToo movement, this series looks at the aftermath of … Read More

Why mental health treatment is not an easy solution to violence - Guest Work

Guest Work Mar 21, 2018

Sarah L. Desmarais, North Carolina State University This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. In the wake of mass shootings and other tragedies, a frequent refrain is: Why don’t we get those dangerous people off the streets? And, just as frequently, people suggest that mental health treatment is the answer. Read More

Opinion: Mike King on NZ’s suicide rates - Guest Work

Jean Balchin Mar 15, 2018

Last week, I was fortunate enough to interview comedian and suicide prevention advocate Mike King about his work. Over the month of March, Mike and a bunch of mates are riding Suzuki 50cc scooters from one end of the country to the other. Along the way they’ll stop at around 45 schools and community halls and talk to … Read More

Why social media are more like chocolate than cigarettes - Guest Work

Guest Work Mar 09, 2018

Babak Abedin, University of Technology Sydney This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey took to the social platform last week to announce a call-out for ideas about how to measure the health of online conversations. The initiative follows recent demands for government to regulate the … Read More

How landline phones made us happy and connected - Guest Work

Guest Work Mar 06, 2018

Barbara Keys, University of Melbourne This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. Smartphones and the internet have revolutionised society, commerce, and politics, reshaping how we work and play, and how our brains are wired. They have even revolutionised how revolutions are made. For enthusiasts, these technologies enhance freedom and … Read More

Yes the ‘cheerleader effect’ is real – and you can make it work in your favour - Guest Work

Guest Work Mar 05, 2018

Evita March, Federation University Australia This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. When it comes to presenting yourself online – such as your profile pic for Facebook or even Tinder – which type of photo do you chose? The selfie you’ve taken after careful consideration of lighting, hair and maybe makeup? … Read More

Why we put money into bizarre cryptocurrencies like ponzicoin and cryptokitties - Guest Work

Guest Work Mar 01, 2018

Brendan Markey-Towler, The University of Queensland This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. Some initial coin offerings seem like scams (and some are), but behavioural research shows our emotions are part of why people buy in to cryptocurrencies for fruits and vegetables or crypto trading even if cool-headed … Read More