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Exploring Careers in Clinical and Counselling Psychology - Feb 4, 2013

Health Psychology 2015

Forensic psychology: witness investigation

When evolutionary science is used to justify sexism

Looking to the unimaginably distant past to explain very modern problems. <i>Photo: Stocksy</i><p>Evolutionary psychology strikes again! Everyone's favourite* …

Psychology

Our Psychological Crisis: Making Sense of the American Psychological Association's Collusion with Torture

The recently released Hoffman Report, the independent investigation conducted by former Inspector General of Chicago David Hoffman into the American Psychological Association's (APA) collusion in the torture of prisoners at Guantanamo and other CIA "black sites," has sent shock waves through the …

Psychology

Artificial intelligence: how clever do we want our machines to be?

From <i>2001: A Space Odyssey</i> to <i>Blade Runner</i> and <i>RoboCop</i> to <i>The Matrix</i>, how humans deal with the artifical intelligence they have created has proved a fertile dystopian territory for film-makers. More recently Spike Jonze’s <i>Her</i> and Alex Garland’s forthcoming <i>Ex Machina</i> explore what it might be like to have …

The Most Powerful Way To Respond To Negative People

Most families have at least one relative whose modus operandi is to shoot people down. While your best approach may be avoidance, there are certain times of year when there's no escaping these characters at big family gatherings.<p>On an episode of "Oprah's Lifeclass," television host and author Steve …

Eating on the Move May Lead to Later Overindulging

Eating on the go may be worse than eating in front of the television, a new study reports, and may lead people to overindulge later.<p>Researchers recruited 60 adult women, split them into three groups and asked women in each group to eat a cereal bar under different conditions: while walking, while …

Scientists find secret of reversing bad memories

Bad memories could be reversed after scientists discovered the part of the brain which links emotions to past events<p>Bad memories of past trauma can leave people emotionally scarred for life.<p>But now neuroscientists believe they can erase feelings of fear or anxiety attached to stressful events, in a …

Can psychology explain our dumb financial decisions?

Harold Evensky, who leads financial planning for the firm Evensky & Katz, has long tried to protect his clients from allowing their personal psychological hang-ups to undermine sound financial decisions.<p>While such is the goal of most, if not all, financial planners, some of Evensky's inspiration …

Behavioral Economics

Neuroscience Reveals That Long-Term Meditation May Increase Brain Function

If you're looking for yet another reason to dedicate yourself to a consistent meditation practice, consider the big neurological benefits it may offer you down the road.<p>Over the years, research has suggested that moments of mindfulness can help improve concentration, reduce stress and boost …