What makes a good psychologist or psychiatrist and how do you find one you like?

Authors Jade SheenAssociate Professor, School of Psychology, Deakin University Amanda DudleyPsychologist and Lecturer, Deakin University Disclosure statement Jade Sheen is a recipient of an Australian Government Office and Learning and Teaching grant and several Department of Health and Ageing grants. Amanda Dudley does not work for, consult, own shares in or receive funding from any company or organisation that would benefit from this article, and has disclosed no relevant affiliations beyond their academic appointment. Hi, I have mental health issues and I would like to know what makes a good or bad psychiatrist, psychologist or neuropsychologist. Key points Understanding the … Continue reading What makes a good psychologist or psychiatrist and how do you find one you like?

How To Use Mental Models To Change Your Life

written by Emmaline Soken-Huberty  When you look at the world, what do you see? Are you an optimistic, a realist, or leaning more into pessimism? The answer is most likely a bit complicated. Everyone has mental models that you use to make sense of things around them. A mental model is essentially another term for a worldview. They shape what you think and how you act, either consciously or subconsciously. You use mental models in every area of your life, such as decision-making, problem-solving, and personal growth. Most people have only a few that they use again and again, but to … Continue reading How To Use Mental Models To Change Your Life

How Mathematics Can Save Your Life

In “The Math of Life and Death,” Kit Yates shows how mathematics is crucial to understanding everything we see and do. BY DAN FALK THE ITALIAN MATHEMATICIAN and astronomer Galileo Galilei is often credited with discerning the vital role played by mathematics in our attempt to understand the universe. In a 1623 essay titled “Il Saggiatore” (“The Assayer”), Galileo compares nature to a book that is laid open for us to read — but cautions that the book “cannot be understood unless one first learns to comprehend the language and read the letters in which it is composed. It is written in the … Continue reading How Mathematics Can Save Your Life

Death of the individual. There is no such thing as self, argues professor

by Sarah Knapton, science editor John Donne, the English cleric and poet, wrote in the 17th century:  “No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main” And now a British academic has claimed that human individuality is indeed just an illusion, because societies are far more intertwined at a mental, physical and cultural level than people realise. In his new book, The Self Delusion, Professor Tom Oliver, a researcher in the Ecology and Evolution group at the University of Reading, argues that there is no such thing as ‘self’ and … Continue reading Death of the individual. There is no such thing as self, argues professor

Riot acts

History shows that tumult is a companion to democracy and when ordinary politics fails, the people must take to the streets Antonia Malchik writes essays and articles on science, travel and other topics for a variety of publications. Her first book is A Walking Life (2019). She lives in northwest Montana. Edited by Pam Weintraub One evening in 1992, my parents, younger sister and I sat on the fold-out futon on the living room floor, petting our cats and watching fires consume buildings in Los Angeles. The images that spilled from the screen are only vague memories now: a dark night, broken windows, … Continue reading Riot acts

Yes, Men Can Be Abused By Women

By Christine Hammond, MS, LMHC Matt was ashamed and embarrassed. For years, he tolerated physical, mental, and verbal abuse from his wife, yet he told no one. Knowing he would not strike back at her, she hit him, twisted the truth, threw things at him, called him every name in the book, physically blocked him from leaving the room, and followed him with yelling insults. Sex was used as manipulation, if at all. When William did what she wanted, he could have sex. If not, there was no sex for months. Matt was so humiliated by the abuse that even when … Continue reading Yes, Men Can Be Abused By Women


by Jacob Devaney, Guest Waking Times Can thought, intention, and emotion influence the physical world? Many people believe that they can, but scientific models for testing and quantifying this idea often fall short. Classical physics has been very successful at understanding the physical nature of the universe, yet this world-view assumes that reality is limited to matter. This leaves classical physics ill-equipped to measure or quantify non-physical phenomena. This has led to a movement towards post-material science. If you experience intuition and other non-physical phenomena, you will be excited to learn that science is beginning to validate this realm. You will be inspired to explore the … Continue reading SCIENCE VALIDATES COLLECTIVE INTENTION