Macquarie University - Children and Families Research Centre (CFRC) The Children and Families Research Centre conducts research that contributes to understanding and knowledge about the well-being, development and learning of children and families within diverse communities, at local, national and international levels. The centre incorporates a rights based, social justice approach, emphasising the role of the early childhood sector in facilitating social change and economic development. We are committed to multidisciplinary and cross disciplinary research and to working with industry, government, organisations, other research centres and agents, to inform practice and policy developments. Theme 1Facilitating health and well-being of children and familiesTheme 2Enhancing educational opportunities for children
Discovering Psychology: Updated Edition 1. Past, Present, and Promise This introduction presents psychology as a science at the crossroads of many fields of knowledge, from philosophy and anthropology to biochemistry and artificial intelligence. With Dr. Mahzarin Banaji of Harvard University and Dr. Emanuel Donchin of the University of Illinois. Updated.
PsycPORT™: Psychology Newswire Home // News & Events // Psychology Newswire News & Events Contact APA Office of Public Affairs PsycPORT™: Psychology Newswire Prescription drug abuse tied to increased risk of teen suicide August 15, 2016, Fox News Suicide is a leading cause of death for teens worldwide, and the odds of suicide attempts may be higher when adolescents abuse prescription drugs. Resources for the Teaching of Social Psychology - Home Page YouTube Channel for Psychology Videos (including many social psychology videos) - Steven Ross has started an excellent compendium of video clips from movies, TV shows, advertisements, news programs, and other sources. It is well organized in playlists to find video clips in many areas of psychology. Making Connections -- Bridging psychological concepts and social issues -- Created by Susan Goldstein and colleagues, this site "was designed to provide instructors with psychological research findings and other scholarly information on specific social issues and assist them, both pedagogically and conceptually, in linking those social issues to the psychological constructs and theories discussed in their classes.
24 Spot-On Illustrations That Combat Mental Health Stigma Thinkstock Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is most commonly associated with winter blues, and it afflicts about 5 percent of Americans. But for less than 1 percent of those people, this form of depression strikes in the summer. Warm weather depression arises when the body experiences a “delay adjusting to new seasons,” says Alfred Lewy, MD, professor of psychiatry at Oregon Health and Science University, in Portland. Instead of waking and enjoying dawn, the body has a hard time adjusting, he says, which could be due to imbalances in brain chemistry and the hormone melatonin. More from Health.com:10 Tips for Dating With DepressionThe Most Depressing States in the U.S.Depressing Jobs: Career Fields With Hight Rates of Depression Thinkstock Smoking has long been linked with depression, though it’s a chicken-or-egg scenario: People who are depression-prone may be more likely to take up the habit. Thinkstock Depression is a side effect of many medications.
Criminal Minds Are Different From Yours, Brain Scans Reveal The latest neuroscience research is presenting intriguing evidence that the brains of certain kinds of criminals are different from those of the rest of the population. While these findings could improve our understanding of criminal behavior, they also raise moral quandaries about whether and how society should use this knowledge to combat crime. The criminal mind Black Boxes, Xboxes, and Other Current Concerns The articles in this Special Report, although far from comprehensive, address an intriguing sample of the many key topics in child and adolescent psychiatry today. The discussion of the black-box warning applied to SSRIs is a good place to start. We are all trying to practice evidenced-based medicine and yet defining risk/benefit, even with a common condition such as adolescent depression, is no easy task.
Mental health disorders 9 symptoms of mental illness When there has been a significant change to someone's behaviour, or they are having a hard time managing their feelings, they may be among the one in five Australians dealing with a mental health issue. Learn how to recognise the 9 signs of mental illness. Pokémon Go phenomenon now a workplace issue Exclusive The Pokémon Go craze that is sweeping the world has hit Australian workplaces, with a major logistics company issuing an all-sites warning for its employees not to play the game due to risks to health and safety. Qube Logistics, which provides services covering road and rail transport and warehousing, advised staff in a national safety alert yesterday (July 12) it had “noticed” a number of employees and contractors playing the Pokémon Go game on their phone at work. “There is a high risk of injury to employees/contractors who are not concentrating on hazards in the workplace, including potholes, debris on the ground, forklift activities etc,” it said. The alert, signed off by national health and safety manager John Fletcher, directed staff that “effective immediately this practice must STOP” and “employees/contractors who continued to do so would be disciplined immediately”. Pokémon Go an issue for ‘every company with young workers’: Qube
mindhealthconnect There are many different types of mental illness. They can range from mild disorders lasting only a few weeks through to severe illnesses that can be life-long and cause serious disability. Mental illnesses are also called mental disorders. They are very common in the Australian population. A recent survey showed that one in every five Australians suffered from a mental disorder in a given year, and almost half the population has suffered a mental disorder at some time in their life. Pokemon Go could put lives in danger. This feature might save them At this rate, it's only a matter of time. Someone will be playing Pokemon Go instead of watching the road -- and someone will be seriously injured or even die. Either the people in the car, or some unfortunate soul about their business, will pay the price. Estimates suggest that Nintendo's smash hit mobile game has been downloaded more often than Tinder, and is fast approaching Twitter in popularity.