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#Psychology

From TheJournal.ie What is the psychological impact of Christmas? Opinion

What is the psychological impact of Christmas?

‘Christmas affects the human mind in many ways, capable of stimulating joy, nostalgia, excitement, trepidation, and stress – occasionally all at the same time’, writes Professor Brian Hughes.

From TheJournal.ie More than 1,600 children and teens waiting over a year for psychology appointments Waiting Lists

More than 1,600 children and teens waiting over a year for psychology appointments

The HSE figures were released to Fianna Fáil’s mental health spokesperson James Browne.

From TheJournal.ie Fake news in the referendum: Did you fall for it? False Memories

Fake news in the referendum: Did you fall for it?

UCC and UCD psychological study ‘implanted’ false memories in survey to explore how they might affect votes.

From TheJournal.ie Does the media influence your vote on the referendum? Have your say Abortion

Does the media influence your vote on the referendum? Have your say

TheJournal.ie is partnering with UCC and UCD psychologists in study of factors that influence voting decisions.

From TheJournal.ie Over 2,000 children waiting over a year for a psychology appointment in Ireland Mental Health

Over 2,000 children waiting over a year for a psychology appointment in Ireland

New figures show that across the country there are close to 2,500 people waiting over a year for a psychology appointment.

From TheJournal.ie NUI Galway looking for people with obsessive thoughts or compulsive disorders for survey Psychology

NUI Galway looking for people with obsessive thoughts or compulsive disorders for survey

This research will examine the relationship between obsessional and compulsive symptoms and emotions such as guilt and self-disgust.

From TheJournal.ie Do Irish people hoard things when we lose someone close to us? A Way Of Grieving

Do Irish people hoard things when we lose someone close to us?

Irish researchers want your help to answer this very question.

From TheJournal.ie 'Fear is an essential part of who we are': Here's why people watch horror films Here's Johnny

'Fear is an essential part of who we are': Here's why people watch horror films

“Why do we have Halloween? We like a bit of a purge to explore our darker side.”

From TheJournal.ie 'It shouldn't be laughed at': Study begins on effect bowel disorders have on women's minds Nui Galway

'It shouldn't be laughed at': Study begins on effect bowel disorders have on women's minds

Researchers hope the study will recognise the seriousness of the chronic, painful condition.

From The42 The psychology behind Claudio Ranieri and Leicester's astonishing fall from grace Heroes To Zeroes

The psychology behind Claudio Ranieri and Leicester's astonishing fall from grace

The Foxes earlier this week acted on a dire run of form by sacking their much-loved Italian manager.

From The42 'Chelsea are already Premier League champions' Psychology

'Chelsea are already Premier League champions'

Jose Mourinho has seemingly started the mind games, after his side drew the Blues in the FA Cup.

From The42 Weights, nutrition and psychology: What makes the modern rugby player? Class Of 95

Weights, nutrition and psychology: What makes the modern rugby player?

The professional era has transformed rugby and its athletes.

From The42 'I was never interested in making friends in football' Feature

'I was never interested in making friends in football'

The Secret Footballer tells The42 about psychology, performance-enhancing drugs and constant paranoia.

From The42 The man behind the minds: Ex-Arsenal psychologist on life inside the head of a footballer Sports Psych

The man behind the minds: Ex-Arsenal psychologist on life inside the head of a footballer

“Leadership is also an expression of your inner story.”

From The42 7 mental tricks Olympic athletes use to perform under pressure Mind Games

7 mental tricks Olympic athletes use to perform under pressure

Allyson Felix tunes out distractions and other psychological strategies.

From TheJournal.ie Anxious and full of self-doubt? It might be the quarterlife crisis Under Pressure

Anxious and full of self-doubt? It might be the quarterlife crisis

…And why this crisis is not actually a bad thing.

From TheJournal.ie 'The line between good and bad people can be thinner than you think' Opinion

'The line between good and bad people can be thinner than you think'

Psychologist Ian Gargan says knowing what we are capable of, not being fearful of the darker sides of our personality and embracing the differences is important.

From TheJournal.ie Friendship and colleagues: Can work friends become real friends? Change Generation

Friendship and colleagues: Can work friends become real friends?

Can workplace bonds cut it in the real world?

'We need to take a tin-opener to the top of our minds': Enda McNulty on elite performance

The former Armagh All-Ireland winner talks forensically about sports psychology, motivation and what makes the best.

From TheJournal.ie Do you know your 'blind spots'? How to look after your mental health Column

Do you know your 'blind spots'? How to look after your mental health

The CEO of the Psychological Society of Ireland gives practical tips on how to encourage positive mental well-being.

From TheJournal.ie Want to be happier? Try saving more money Sponsored By Electric Ireland

Want to be happier? Try saving more money

Spending helps too (but you’ll need to save first).

From The42 Flying boots and naked head-butts - Inside the tricky art of motivating footballers Psychology

Flying boots and naked head-butts - Inside the tricky art of motivating footballers

ESPN journalist Iain MacIntosh’s book ‘The Football Manager’s Guide to Football Management’ looks at the different methods to coaches madness.

From The42 Boks clash with the All Blacks is all mental, says 'machine' Vermeulen Psychology

Boks clash with the All Blacks is all mental, says 'machine' Vermeulen

‘We’re going to bash each other for 80 minutes.’

From TheJournal.ie I've studied for years, so why does JobBridge advertise for the positions I should be filling? Opinion

I've studied for years, so why does JobBridge advertise for the positions I should be filling?

Putting skilled graduates into underpaid positions does not address unemployment and leaves aspiring graduates feeling undervalued, writes Christian Korpos.

From The42 'Sleep was my only escape from injury agony' Woe

'Sleep was my only escape from injury agony'

The Bayern Munich midfielder has revealed the extent of his physical and mental anguish during his year out of the game.

From TheJournal.ie Parents, violent video games DO make players more aggressive Gaming

Parents, violent video games DO make players more aggressive

But not necessarily violent.

From TheJournal.ie Explained: why we think bubble wrap is so great It's Science

Explained: why we think bubble wrap is so great

There’s some science in them there hills.

From TheJournal.ie We need to recognise that emotional wellbeing is linked to early childhood experiences Opinion

We need to recognise that emotional wellbeing is linked to early childhood experiences

The new Suicide Prevention Strategy launched this week misses one essential point: preventing suicide begins in infancy.

From TheJournal.ie Miserable all the time? Don't worry, you can explain it away with science Cheer Up!

Miserable all the time? Don't worry, you can explain it away with science

Just blame it on those bad genes.

From TheJournal.ie I’m a cynic by nature but I was surprised by how mindfulness helped me Opinion

I’m a cynic by nature but I was surprised by how mindfulness helped me

Mindfulness is not about feeling better, it’s about being better at feeling. Without a doubt it has helped me to take charge of my emotions.

From TheJournal.ie We have qualified psychologists eager to work – so why are waiting lists so long? Opinion

We have qualified psychologists eager to work – so why are waiting lists so long?

Why are counselling psychologists deemed ineligible to work in certain areas of mental health treatment when they have been trained to do so?

From TheJournal.ie How do early relationships shape our brains? Opinion

How do early relationships shape our brains?

As infants, we develop best in an environment of love and fun.

From TheJournal.ie 'Sexual depravity and necrophilia were stuff of fiction - until Graham Dwyer' Psychology

'Sexual depravity and necrophilia were stuff of fiction - until Graham Dwyer'

A criminal psychologist analyses why people were so fascinated by the Elaine O’Hara murder trial.

From The42 Gymtimidation? Why most people at your gym seem way fitter than you are Perspective This post contains videos

Gymtimidation? Why most people at your gym seem way fitter than you are

It’s partly because they just go there more often than you do.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Have we reached the beginning of the end for mental health stigma? Mental Health

Opinion: Have we reached the beginning of the end for mental health stigma?

After years of silence about our emotions, we as a society can lack a language to talk about our inner experiences. But that is finally changing.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Too much “stuff” – what causes hoarding? Opinion

Column: Too much “stuff” – what causes hoarding?

Hoarding is far from rare, and yet it remains largely misunderstood.

From The42 'The intensity is at ridiculous levels under Schmidt and it's 24/7' Psychology

'The intensity is at ridiculous levels under Schmidt and it's 24/7'

32-times capped Ireland prop Tom Court continues to march to his own unique beat at London Irish.

From TheJournal.ie Here's what makes you so stupid and unreasonable Guardians Of The Fallacy

Here's what makes you so stupid and unreasonable

Yeah – YOU.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Is suicide a preventable cause of death? Mental Health

Column: Is suicide a preventable cause of death?

Suicide is the most preventable cause of death if people will talk and we can listen.

From TheJournal.ie How this project took inspiration from Pacman to help students study better Motivation

How this project took inspiration from Pacman to help students study better

A final-year psychology project used gaming principles inspired from games like Pacman and Pokémon to help college students work more efficiently.

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