Wheat Field with Cypresses, by Vincent Van Gogh.
Finding your creative space with meaning.
It’s important to find a psychologist you connect with and who seems to understand you.
Priscilla Du Preez
Psychologists use a number of different methods, including cognitive behaviour therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, and behavioural activation. Here's how they work and who they might suit best.
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From Strictly Come Dancing to the Tour de France 'curses' have rational explanations. Here, psychologists discuss why belief in them persists.
The American Survival Research Foundation offered a reward of $1,000 for cracking one of Thouless’s two codes within three years of his death. It was not claimed.
Computer capabilities have boosted our decryption technology to great heights. How will the future compare to a past, one in which codes were thought to be a means of communicating after death?
You've no one to blame but yourself, according to science.
Dwelling on the past, like writing in a diary, is part of being human and helps us form our identity. But not all memories are helpful.
Remembering past events, experiences or emotions is a big part of being human. But if dwelling on the past is distressing, here's what you can do to help.
Winston Churchill, Joseph Stalin and Franklin D Roosevelt at the Yalta Conference, 1945.
New research suggests people from Germany, Russia, the UK and US all think their own country was the most important in World War II.
Controversial picture of President Trump and the First Lady holding an orphaned child following the mass shooting in El Paso.
The White House
You can't be gaslighted if you don't get confused and you won't get confused if you are not misled in the first place.
Consumers want to embrace sustainability, but still need some guidance.
There's a buzz around sustainability, but consumers still struggle to develop new habits. Here's how to change that.
The research doesn’t say what some lawmakers suggest every time there’s a mass shooting.
On the whole, results from psychology research studies don't support a direct connection between playing violent video games and aggressive behavior.
Kids have no problem remembering who plays fair.
Do children understand the lesson that if you scratch my back, I'll scratch yours? Developmental psychologists suggest they're more likely to punish bad behavior than they are to reward good deeds.
Animosity between partisan voters has grown in recent years.
A person's political identity is wrapped up in almost everything they do. Exposure to opinions from the other side actually makes it worse.
Your happiness and self care is more important than anything else right now.
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Coming to live in Australia on your own and studying in an unfamiliar education system is extremely hard. There are ways to make it a bit easier.
The practice of bride price has evolved.
Bride price practice has both social and psychological implications for the men who pay and those women for whom it is paid.
What adults with autism told us about their everyday experiences.
Some people feel so disconnected, they don’t even recognise themselves in the mirror.
Dissociation occurs when a person experiences being disconnected from their memories, feelings, actions, thoughts, body and even their identity. And one in ten might be affected.
Inequality, poverty, austerity, pollution and a faster pace of life all put strains on city-dwellers – but insights from psychology could help create a more supportive urban environment.
Big worries can feel scary and confusing. Sometimes a little worry can feel like a big one too.
Worrying a lot or a little has nothing to do with being brave, strong or your character.
A waxwork likeness of Tom Hanks as Forest Gump at the Hollywood Wax Museum.
Three classic examples of the "Mandala Effect" debunked.
In episode 2 of The Conversation's new podcast series, we look at how people reacted to the moon landing – and why some still believe it was a hoax.