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Scientists propose a new taxonomy to classify cognitive style across disciplines

Educators have tried to boost learning by focusing on differences in learning styles. Management consultants tout the impact that different …

Misjudged counselling and therapy can be harmful, study reveals

Counselling and other psychological therapies can do more harm than good if they are of poor quality or the wrong type, according to a major new analysis of their outcomes.<p>Talking therapies are usually helpful to people who are distressed, but in a minority of cases where it goes wrong it can leave …

Channel 7 commentator will be 'educated and counselled' after gay slur

Channel Seven commentator Brian Taylor has apologised and will be put through “education and counselling” by the TV network after calling an AFL player a “big poofter” during a broadcast.<p>The remarks, which come amid an initiative by the AFL to stamp out homophobia, were made when Geelong defender …

Will Social Anxiety Keep Your Child From Succeeding in School?

With the ringing of the first classroom bell to signal the start of a new school year, two images often come to mind: children excited about seeing …

Character & Context | SPSP

Science in Society<p>Jun 06, 2018<p>The “Reasonable” Way to Respond to Being Sexually Harassed<p>In the cascade of sexual-harassment allegations now coming to …

The inheritance of the impact of traumatic stress across generations: A novel biological mechanism in sperm • SJS

By: Isabelle Mansuy, Ph.D.<p>Exposure to traumatic events in childhood or early adolescence can change a person and perturb her life for many years. It …

Victims Want to Change, Not Just Punish, Offenders

May 14, 2014—Revenge is a dish best served with a side of change.<p>A series of experiments conducted by researchers affiliated with Princeton …

The Psychology Behind Social Media Interactions

Arriving home after a long day at the office spent almost entirely in front of the computer, you take off your shoes, make yourself a drink and, …

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Child Psychology, Explained: What Makes Kids Tick?

Child psychology is one of the many branches of psychology and one of the most frequently studied specialty areas. This particular branch focuses on …

Psychology and Mental Health - Online Course

Online course<p>Psychology and Mental Health: Beyond Nature and Nurture<p>Learn how a psychological understanding of our emotions and behaviour gives us …

The Psychology of Writing and the Cognitive Science of the Perfect Daily Routine

Reflecting on the ritualization of creativity, Bukowski famously scoffed that “air and light and time and space have nothing to do with.” Samuel Johnson similarly contended that “a man may write at any time, if he will set himself doggedly to it.” And yet some of history’s most successful and …