A Psychologist’s take on the new movie – Inside Out

It’s not very often that a movie comes onto mainstream cinemas that fits so nicely into the theme of a ‘psychology blog’ than the new movie, Inside Out. For those of you who haven’t heard of Inside Out, it’s the...

Transition to University – Some Things to Consider

By Adam Wright, Psychologist. On the 28th February this year, summer will officially end for thousands of people across Australia, as they begin the first semester of university or TAFE for 2015. This group of people will be very diverse,...

Unlocking the Secrets of the Brain –What’s happening in psychology research right now?

Last year, I was quite taken by news reports that physicists had managed to identify the Higgs Boson. This extremely miniscule and elusive particle was finally revealed, which left scientists around the world cheering and the rest of us scratching...

Navigating Mental Health Online: Four Websites Worth a Visit

As we all know, the internet is a vast repository of information, and the topic of mental health is no exception. Just a quick search of the words, “Mental Health” on Google elicits a staggering 592 million hits. For whatever...

Beating Back the Winter Blues

Given that we’re heading into the final month of winter before things start to warm up and the days start to get a little longer, I’ve been reflecting on the seasons and how they can make a difference to the...

Living life to the full – Values and a values-directed life.

Do you ever wonder “where am I going?”  Do you find it hard to set goals?  Society these days seems to be focused a lot on goals. You’re probably rolling your eyes at the mention of the word. The workplace...

Bipolar – I’ve heard the word, now what does it mean?

A phrase heard more and more commonly these days is describing someone as bipolar. “She seems really bipolar,” “He’s acting weird, he probably has bipolar.” To describe someone as bipolar has become a fashionable label. But what does it really...