Tagged: Psychology

Making New Year’s resolutions personal could actually make them stick - Guest Work

Guest Author Jan 07, 2019

Bernice Plant, Monash University If you feel you consistently fail at your New Year’s resolutions, you are not alone. Despite our good intentions, we’re pretty poor at changing our own behaviour. We continue to smoke, eat or drink too much, and exercise too little, all of which affect our health and well-being. In trying to change behaviour … Read More

What is the nocebo effect and why is it important? And what is a systematic review? - The Psychology Report

Sarb Johal Aug 27, 2018

In this Psychology Report, I talk with Rebecca Webster  who is based at King’s College in the University of London, UK.  In this conversation, we focus on Rebecca’s work on a systematic review of the ‘nocebo effect’ – what it is and how it might work.  R Webster: Yeah, so we all know what the placebo effect is, it’s … Read More

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