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Email Apnea

Recently, New York Times best-selling author Sharon Salzberg, (Real Happiness at Work) spoke about email apnea (or screen apnea), a finding by Linda Stone, a writer, researcher, and former executive at Apple and Microsoft. Stone noticed that a majority of people (possibly eighty percent) unconsciously hold their breath, or breathe shallowly, when responding to email…

Self-help Mantras Can Do More Harm Than Good

Self help mantras do more harm than good If you've got low self-esteem, you might want to avoid uttering positive mantras such as "I'm a lovable person". A 2009 study found that people lacking in self-belief who spoke this phrase to themselves didn't feel any better afterwards. In fact they felt worse, possibly because the…

On the Edge of a New Frontier: Is Gerontological Social Work in the UK Ready to Meet Twenty-First-Century Challenges?

We use cookies to enhance your experience on our website. By continuing to use our website, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. You can change your cookie settings at any time. Find out more Skip Navigation Oxford Journals Social Sciences British Journal of Social Work Volume 44 Issue 8 Pp. 2307-2324. Sally Richards*,…

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Pregnancy Loss in Rural Ireland: An Experience of Disenfranchised Grief

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Can psychologist and psychiatrist expert witnesses be trusted to know how memory works?

Psychologists and psychiatrist are frequently called on to provide expert testimony in court. When the memories recalled by an alleged victim, suspect and/or eye-witness become an explicit issue, is it safe to assume that the psychologist or psychiatrist in the expert role will have up-to-date scientific knowledge about the reliability of memory? Worryingly, a new…

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After this training regime, people saw letters of the alphabet as being alive with colour

A training regime at the University of Sussex has successfully conditioned fourteen people with no prior experience of synesthesia – crossing of the senses – to experience coloured phenomena when seeing letters. The regime took place over nine weeks, a half hour session every workday together with extra homework. Again and again, the trainees were…

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Link feast

Our pick of the best psychology and neuroscience links from the past week or so (psychosis special): Understanding Psychosis and Schizophrenia The British Psychological Society’s Division of Clinical Psychology (DCP) publishes a major new report that concludes: “psychosis can be understood and treated in the same way as other psychological problems such as anxiety or…

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