Category: Geelong Advertiser Articles

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

  So, How Many Hours Should We Work?

This article looks at the optimal number of hours that we should work per week, and how burnout may develop if our demands outweigh our available resources to deal with any problems that may arise.

  Trump May Leave Us with Quite a Mess

An article examining the aspects of narcissistic personality disorder in the context of recent implication from the mainstream media that Donald Trump displays the characteristics of a narcissist.

  Act Now to Create Climate of Change

This article looks at Donald Trump’s history of climate change denial and explores the need to act politically in order to contain the ongoing and future risks currently being assessed by climate scientists.

  Why We Must Make the Effort Not to Let Fear Win

This article reflects upon a terrorist attack in Berlin and a thwarted terror attack in Melbourne. It reiterates the need for those in power to avoid polarising and scapegoating groups of people where possible and highlights the dangers that scapegoating people causes when enshrined in law.

  What Drives People to Dress as Creepy Clowns

  This article relates to the instances of people dressing up as creepy clowns in order to deliberately intimidate people, sometimes armed with real or fake weapons.

  Focussing on the Power of the Positive

This article relates to a number of talks that took place in the Geelong Library, centred around the idea of improving wellbeing in Geelong on an individual and community level.

  Positivity Borne Out by Roll of the Dice

This article relates to how we can use synchronicity to help us in business. Often, the acknowledgement numinous coincidences can lead us towards a positive outcome, and this also extends to business.

  Power of Positive Psychology Pays Off

This article relates to a number of recent findings in regards to the how positive thinking affects our brain chemistry. It used to be thought that if people would benefit from a placebo, they must have a weak mind. We now more fully appreciate the potential human capacity to positively alter our brain chemistry through… Read more »

  System Should Aim for Peace of Mind

This article outlines some of the limitations with the current WorkCover system. Instead of helping injured workers return to work, the WorkCover system often exacerbates people’s psychological difficulties partly due to an inherent suspicion with which their claims are reviewed and the need to highlight the extent to which they have experienced psychological harm.