Psychology


What should schools do about bullying?

Tamara Rajakariar | 06 February 2014
Video 4 of 4 with developmental psychologist, Dr. Gordon Neufeld.

How to tell if your child is a bully

Tamara Rajakariar | 05 February 2014
Video 3 of 4 with developmental psychologist, Dr. Gordon Neufeld.

Can a bully be reformed?

Tamara Rajakariar | 04 February 2014
Video 2 of 4 with developmental psychologist, Dr. Gordon Neufeld.

Why do kids bully?

Tamara Rajakariar | 03 February 2014
Video 1 of 4 with developmental psychologist, Dr. Gordon Neufeld.

Chin up, chest out!

Carolyn Moynihan | 13 July 2011
A poke between the shoulder blades was the way teachers used to encourage good posture in their students, but today they would have to use subtler persuasion to get kids to stand or sit straight. Or they could blind them with science.

Really Dumb Advice on marriage - from the New York Times

Carolyn Moynihan | 10 January 2011
The New York Times has published a piece headed, "The Happy Marriage Is the 'Me' Marriage". Really?

Kids are ‘interested’ in TV, but so are apes

Carolyn Moynihan | 10 August 2010
I promised something more on Aric Sigman, the (American-born, as it turns out) psychologist who has made a name for himself in Britain as a fiery critic of the way television and other screen media are dominating the lives of children. So here is the next instalment.

Lead us not into temptation…

Carolyn Moynihan | 05 August 2009
In a refreshing change from research that looks for excuses for everyday vices in people’s genes or family background, a study from the Kellogg School of Management looks at things like temptation, willpower and humility (yes, really) in impulsive and addictive behaviour.

Can you talk yourself into feeling loveable?

Carolyn Moynihan | 01 July 2009
One of the most influential ideas of the twentieth century was summedup in the title of Norman Vincent Peale’s book, The Power of PositiveThinking, published in 1952. “It is of practical value to learn to likeyourself. Since you must spend so much time with yourself you might aswell get some satisfaction out of the relationship,” Peale is quoted assaying. Now some Canadian researchers are saying it doesn’t work -- forthe people who need it most.
 

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