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You wouldn’t give a 6 year old alcohol; don’t give them porn
2 years ago

You wouldn’t give a 6 year old alcohol; don’t give them porn

Folks, the below press release is one I sent out yesterday to select press. It’s not for the fainthearted so consider this a strong language warning.

The sad reality …
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Artist turns social anxiety into success
3 years ago

Artist turns social anxiety into success

An Auckland, New Zealand based artist harnesses social anxiety and produces his best work yet, according to a top art critic, writer and mentor, Warwick Brown. Below: Tribute to Ben …
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Home show reveals psychology of space
3 years ago

Home show reveals psychology of space

When you see throngs of people herding themselves like cattle through an artificially lit maze of home renovation stands on a Sunday, you realise there must be more to the …
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Social isolation challenge for happy city
3 years ago

Social isolation challenge for happy city

In the world of city planning, attention is turning to the psychological impact of the built environment. Can a row of buildings make people as happy as they can make …
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Therapy helps beat diabetes
3 years ago

Therapy helps beat diabetes

Clinical psychologist Steve Malcolm talks to Sally Webster about his recent involvement in a diabetic trial and how value and belief work is vital in beating the now rampant disease. …
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Social isolation roots of female mental illness?
3 years ago

Social isolation roots of female mental illness?

If you’re female and have a good social life there’s less chance of you committing suicide – this was at the core of a recently published study, courtesy the Journal …
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Self-talk is not schizophrenia
3 years ago

Self-talk is not schizophrenia

Sally Webster re-examines the concept of self-talk after watching an interesting portrayal of Beach Boy Brian Wilson’s mental decline and recovery. 

One of the first scenes we see in currently …
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Zero certainty fuels mental illness
3 years ago

Zero certainty fuels mental illness

Image thanks to justiceeagan.                                                     …
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Industrial Organisational psychology reduces poverty
3 years ago

Industrial Organisational psychology reduces poverty

Image ‘Tanzanian Lunch’  thanks to Michigan State University

When Massey University Professor Stuart Carr received a Fellowship to the Society for Industrial and Organisational Psychology (SIOP) this June, he wasn’t …
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“Beauty flaws a rubbish notion” – photographer
3 years ago

“Beauty flaws a rubbish notion” – photographer

Featured image: Stephanie O’Connor, Clare, 2014, Giclée print, Collection of the artist

The enthusiastic ‘embrace your flaws’ encouragement offered by those who claim to support ‘natural’ female beauty is not something …
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