Category: Geelong Advertiser Articles

Chris Mackey’s articles appear regularly in the Geelong Advertiser newspaper in Geelong, Australia.

  Attitudes Shaped by Evolution

An article about the potential reasons for the range of very different attitudes that many people have to Covid vaccines and how this might relate to various evolutionary systems for dealing with threat.

  Look Past the Impact and Into the Future

The second article in a series on the mental health of teenagers featuring Bianca Tassone. The series looks at a number of factors impacting the mental health of teenagers following the extended lockdowns, as well as what parents can do to best support their kids.

  Be a Shoulder, Listen to Your Teenager in their Time of Need

The first article in a series on the mental health of teenagers featuring Bianca Tassone. The series looks at a number of factors impacting the mental health of teenagers following the extended lockdowns, as well as what parents can do to best support their kids.

  Lockdown Reveals Substance Abuse

The third article in a series on the mental health of teenagers following the pandemic. The series looks at a number of factors impacting the mental health of teenagers following the extended lockdowns, as well as what parents can do to best support their kids.  

  The Passing of a Psychology Great

This article is about the enormous lasting contribution of Aaron Beck who passed away earlier this month. This article accompanies a podcast episode from our podcast Psych Spiels and Silver Linings. You can listen to the episode, The ABC of CBT, in the player below, or wherever you get your podcasts. 

  Regaining Our Social Connections

An article about the importance of social connections to our mental health, something which we can hopefully gain even more from as our Covid restrictions ease.

  Overcoming has its Silver Linings

An article is about silver linings that can result from going through trauma, loss or prolonged stress, including dealing with the pandemic.

  It’s a Time for Compassion

This article describes the stress-relieving power of showing compassion in our relationships. For a more in-depth discussion about these themes, please listen to our podcast episode, Strengthening Self-Compassion. You can listen on the player below or on your favourite podcast player.  For more episodes of our practice podcast, Psych Spiels and Silver Linings, click… Read more »

  Agency Helps Us In Tough Times

An article about a main theme from the recent World Congress of the International Positive Psychology Association – the importance of having a sense of agency, especially when facing adversity.