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Psychology research in the era of Covid- Is it Groundhog day?

As the reality of the coronavirus pandemic set in a few months ago, psychologists set to work to understand how COVID-19 is going to affect us and try to inform a response to it. A few months later, hundreds of studies are in progress, examining everything from the spread of conspiracy theories to the characteristics … Continue reading Psychology research in the era of Covid- Is it Groundhog day?

Why psychologists are using social media for mental health research

This article contains discussion of suicide and self-harm  In 2014, the Samaritans launched what seemed like an innovative new project: Radar. Designed to provide what the charity described as an “online safety net”, users could sign up to Radar to receive updates on the content of other people’s tweets, with emails sent out based on … Continue reading Why psychologists are using social media for mental health research

Stitches

Hey, How are you all this week? This week has gone so fast again- I can't even blame work as it is the holidays. My daughter fell off her bike this week- which resulted in a trip to A&E, three stitches later and a broken pinky. But what really made me in stitches of laughter, … Continue reading Stitches

Notes on self-worth:

Self-worth is at the core of our very selves—our thoughts, feelings, and behaviours are intimately tied into how we view our worthiness and value as human beings.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀We constantly measure our worth, this is sometimes developed through comparisons. Most of us use our own internal measures to judge our value as humans on our appearance, how … Continue reading Notes on self-worth:

A closer look at the brain differences of people with ADHD. A cognitive neuroscience review of The aetiology of ADHD

ADHD is the most common neurodevelopment disorder of childhood and has a strong persistence throughout the individual's lifespan. ADHD is characterised by age-inappropriate behaviour is thought to affect between 3% and 5% of all school-aged children (Buitelaar, 2002) age-inappropriate behaviour typically characterises it. ADHD is a lifelong disorder which can increase morbidity, including impaired academic … Continue reading A closer look at the brain differences of people with ADHD. A cognitive neuroscience review of The aetiology of ADHD