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The Psychology of First Impressions

Everyday Psychology | Posted by Shane McSweeney | October 3 2017 | | Tags: , , ,
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First impressions are important, you only make one of them! As humans, we make judgements on other people quickly. A study from Princeton University has found that people make judgements on attractiveness, likability and trustworthiness within a fraction of a second after seeing someone. Even if presented with lots of opposing evidence, we tend to […]

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How to manage the critical inner voice

Uncategorized | Posted by Alannagh Kelly | August 23 2017 |
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We are all familiar with that nagging inner voice that attacks us on different areas of our life, relationships, careers, our mood, psychological state, appearance, to name a few. For example: “I’m stupid,” “I’m not attractive,” “I’ll never be successful,” “He doesn’t really care about me,” “I’m better off on my own,”. Have you ever […]

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Spotlight: Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)

Uncategorized | Posted by Alannagh Kelly | August 16 2017 |
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Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) is an effective combination of cognitive behavioural therapy, the mindfulness practice of Zen Buddhism, and the philosophy of dialectics. DBT was developed back in the ’80s by a psychologist, Marsha M. Linehan to treat people with borderline personality disorder (BPD). This therapy was used initially to help treat people experiencing suicidal thoughts, self-harming […]

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OCD- What is it, and how can it be managed?

Everyday Psychology | Posted by Nicola Keane | July 14 2017 | | Tags: , , ,
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When you think of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) you may picture someone who constantly washes their hands, or who must have the house perfect at all times. However, there’s a lot more to OCD than you may think. According to The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (5th ed.; DSM-5) “OCD is characterized by […]

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The Benefits of Volunteering

Everyday Psychology | Posted by Nicola Keane | April 21 2017 | | Tags: , , , ,
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 “To serve others and do good”                                                             Aristotle.  Volunteering with and helping others is a great way to enhance your mood and satisfaction with life. Studies […]

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Suicide – Recognising the Warning Signs

Uncategorized | Posted by Tess O'Leary | December 20 2016 | | Tags: ,
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Unfortunately, Ireland is a nation that has suffered from a high suicide rate throughout the years. Although almost everyone in Ireland has been affected by suicide in some shape or form, people still find it difficult to discuss this topic. It can be very frightening when you realise that someone you know has been considering […]

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Healthy Technology Use for Better Sleep

Everyday Psychology | Posted by Nicola Keane | October 25 2016 | | Tags: , ,
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Technology such as mobile phones and tablets have become indispensable tools in the way we live our lives. They help us to work efficiently, to stay in touch with friends and family and to keep up to date on the world around us.  For many of us, they are within reach at all times, including […]

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Dr Ian Gargan – ‘The Line’

Uncategorized | Posted by Sam Henson | October 6 2016 |
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What does it take to make good people do bad things? Unlock the door to the criminal mind in The Line, the outstanding debut from Ireland’s leading criminal psychologist. Here Dr Ian Gargan unravels the motives of some of the nation’s most violent and prodigious offenders, mapping the fine line between right and wrong – […]

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