Tag: Research

  Enlighten Up

This article examines the work of American geologist Gregg Braden, who contends that our society is being negatively influenced by an outdated understanding of the evolutionary model, due to the fact that it does not account for the significant progress humans have made by employing a collaborative, rather than a distinctly competitive approach to each other.

  Synchronicity and Data Collection

This is Chris’s podcast interview with Amy Felman on We All Wear It Differently (Episode 46), Amy’s podcast series for early career psychologists.

  Advances in Positive Psychology

Last week I attended the fifth world congress on Positive Psychology in Montreal. Having attended all five congresses, I’m struck by the field’s rapid increase in reach, sophistication and evidence base. What struck me most at this congress was the greater weight of research findings on the connection between mind and body. There was also… Read more »

  Think Healthy

An article reflecting some of the advances in the field of positive psychology in recent times, particularly about the way that the mind-body connection relates to the complex ways in which psychosocial factors can impact on our physical health.

  Positive Force

An article emphasising the need to develop our understanding of the mind-body connection, due to an over-reliance on external biological interventions, such as medication.

  What Do we Know About Happiness?

Many of us would say that what we most want in life is to be happy. But what does this mean? If we work extra hard to achieve goals, but that restricts our family or leisure time, the increased demands on us can compromise our happiness. So pursuing happiness is not as simple or straightforward… Read more »

  How Many Hours Should We Work?

What is the upper limit to the number of hours we might best work each week? This question relates to the issue of burnout, which occurs when the demands on us outstrip our resources. However resilient we are, we all have limits beyond which extra demands can lead to a range of stress-related symptoms. Such symptoms… Read more »

  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.

  Optimism Needed for Mental Health

Mental health ought to be a significant issue in every federal election. Recent statistical findings highlight this need. Firstly, suicide is now the leading cause of premature death in Australia, and the leading cause of death in 15 to 44 year-olds. Eight Australians deliberately take their lives each day, double our road toll. Furthermore, one… Read more »

  Synchronicity, The Lost Soul of Psychology and Psychiatry

Synchronicity relates to meaningful coincidences that occur with such uncanny timing that they seem to go well beyond chance. To the uninitiated, this may result from someone looking out for such coincidences, or merely responding to the human tendency to find patterns in what we perceive. To those who have experienced striking synchronicity on innumerable… Read more »