Over the last decade we’ve seen a great rise in the availability and quality of self-help techniques. This has been a result of shifts in popular culture, the rising demand for mental health care and the growing body of scientific evidence in support of self-help techniques. Continue reading “Self-Help: Not For Everyone Please” »
Over the course of the past 20 years, eating disorders have grown significantly, affecting both males and females of all ages. While this issue has been nationally recognized, it appears as though it’s only becoming worse. With stick thin models gracing every magazine and the “ideal” body being almost unattainable, the risk of eating disorders is increasing, especially among the younger generation.
Over 50% of teenage girls use unhealthy weight control behaviors including excessive fasting, improper dieting, skipping meals completely, vomiting, taking laxatives and smoking cigarettes (Lyness, 2011). While boys experience these difficulties to a lesser extent, they are not completely immune to them. Continue reading “The Rise of Eating Disorders in Children” »
Does supermarket design influence what we purchase? Watch as Peter Rowsthorne talks with Dr Paul Harrison from Deakin University, about some of the psychological strategies that food marketers employ. We learn that factors such as light, layout, music and placement all play key roles in our shopping experience.
- Supermarket Secrets (Full Version) (undergrounddocumentaries.com)
More often than not in professional football, we hear managers talking up their team’s chances prior to the start of the season, demonstrating a hundred per cent belief in its ability to succeed and fulfill the expectations of their supporters. Continue reading “Roberto Mancini – Reverse Psychology in Title Talk” »