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# psychology - Thursday 27 August, 2020

Is your child worried about going to school? An expert has some tips for parents

Many children, and parents, are anxious about schools reopening.

# psychology - Sunday 16 August, 2020

Groupthink, fatigue and divilment: Why do people share fake news?

Misinformation has never been more widely shared in Ireland than during the Covid-19 pandemic.

# psychology - Saturday 23 May, 2020

Take a survey: How has the news affected your reaction to Covid-19?

A psychology study is kicking off in UCD and UCC.

# psychology - Saturday 25 April, 2020

Why you might feel uncomfortable or strange seeing large crowds on TV and in films at the moment

How have social distancing measures infiltrated our mindset?

# psychology - Thursday 26 December, 2019

'If I was to describe the way we want to play it’s ‘collective speed''

Ulster head coach Dan McFarland has a keen interest in psychology.

# psychology - Thursday 4 July, 2019

Where psychology meets engineering: Irish Rail has just hired its first 'human factors' specialist

Nora Balfe will be working with the company to reduce risks due to human error.

# psychology - Wednesday 2 January, 2019

Psychological intervention proves 'life-changing' for women experiencing domestic abuse

They are three times more likely to suffer from depression than women in the general population.

# psychology - Thursday 6 December, 2018

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.

# psychology - Saturday 3 November, 2018

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.

# psychology - Saturday 2 June, 2018

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.

# psychology - Thursday 17 May, 2018

Does the media influence your vote on the referendum? Have your say is partnering with UCC and UCD psychologists in study of factors that influence voting decisions.

# psychology - Wednesday 20 December, 2017

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.

# psychology - Saturday 9 December, 2017

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.

# psychology - Sunday 12 November, 2017

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

Irish researchers want your help to answer this very question.

# psychology - Saturday 28 October, 2017

'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.”

# psychology - Saturday 22 July, 2017

'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.

# psychology - Saturday 25 February, 2017

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.

# psychology - Monday 20 February, 2017

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.

# psychology - Tuesday 31 January, 2017

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.

# psychology - Sunday 22 January, 2017

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.

# psychology - Saturday 31 December, 2016

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.”

# psychology - Friday 23 December, 2016

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.

# psychology - Friday 11 November, 2016

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

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

# psychology - Monday 17 October, 2016

'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.

# psychology - Friday 7 October, 2016

Friendship and colleagues: Can work friends become real friends?

Can workplace bonds cut it in the real world?

# psychology - Sunday 25 September, 2016

'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.

# psychology - Saturday 17 September, 2016

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.

# psychology - Friday 16 September, 2016

Want to be happier? Try saving more money

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

# psychology - Monday 21 December, 2015

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.

# psychology - Wednesday 21 October, 2015

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.’

# psychology - Tuesday 15 September, 2015

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.

# psychology - Wednesday 26 August, 2015

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.

# psychology - Monday 17 August, 2015

Parents, violent video games DO make players more aggressive

But not necessarily violent.

# psychology - Thursday 9 July, 2015

Explained: why we think bubble wrap is so great

There’s some science in them there hills.

# psychology - Thursday 25 June, 2015

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.

# psychology - Sunday 7 June, 2015

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

Just blame it on those bad genes.

# psychology - Wednesday 22 April, 2015

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.

# psychology - Sunday 19 April, 2015

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?

# psychology - Sunday 5 April, 2015

How do early relationships shape our brains?

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

# psychology - Sunday 29 March, 2015

'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.

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