Psychology in the News

Psychology Month is in the news!

A passion for life can fight the blues:
http://www.vancourier.com/news/passion-for-life-could-fight-the-blues-1....

 The dangers of using an unlicenced therapist

http://blogs.vancouversun.com/2015/01/31/the-hidden-dangers-of-therapy/

Police psychologist discusses the recent Vancouver riot
Police psychologist Dr. Mike Webster, R.Psych., looks at the moral reasoning and other factors behind the 2011 Vancouver riot. He explains why the riot cannot simply be blamed on thugs and anarchists, and tries to answer the question of whether... > read more
What makes sport fans riot?
Professor Ervin Staub, a psychologist at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, suggests that a drop in testosterone following the loss of one's team (or even one's party in an election) can make people feel “significantly more unhappy,... > read more
Canadian Soldiers & Mental Health
The CBC's Nancy Wood brings us the results of her investigation into the psychological problems Canadian soldiers are experiencing when they return from Afghanistan and a disturbing rise in domestic violence that some experts believe is directly... > read more
Harassment at work on the rise, study shows
A recent study published in the Journal of Applied Psychology reported that a number of bullying behaviours are becoming increasingly more frequent in the workplace. While this kind of behaviour is generally linked to some form of discrimination... > read more
When the Devil Knocks (The Passionate Eye)
Television Premiere Wednesday January 26 at 10pm ET and PT on CBC's The Passionate Eye For four decades, Hilary Stanton thought she was fine. But she had big gaps in her memory, and then a breakdown. She sought help and discovered she had been... > read more
Mental Health Special - The Current
The Current's guest host Steven Page interviews celebrities on the theme of mental health. This program is part of CBC's LIve Right Now campaign. The Mental Health Special is a part series; you can listen to it here. > read more
A look at modern marriage
A documentary soon to be shown on CBC Doc Zone, Thoroughly Modern Marriage,  looks at the impact of love and marriage on society... and on the human brain, and investigates what is behind a lasting marriage, and at links between health and... > read more
How to beat the holiday blues
The holiday season is one of the most stressful times of the year. Registered Psychologist and BCPA Board member Dr. Joti Samra offered some advice on how to deal with the stress of the holidays and with "winter depression" (a condition formally... > read more
Suicide tenth leading cause of death in Canada, second among young adults
Statistics Canada recently released a report on the leading causes of death in Canada. While the vast majority of deaths are due to cancer and cardiovascular disease, suicide also appears to be a leading cause of death, especially in youth. In fact... > read more
Virtually Speaking: Exploring Technological Forms of Workplace Mental Health Treatment
Dr. Stacy Sprague, Executive Director, Employee & Family Assistance Program for Vancouver Coastal Health, gave a presentation at the 2010 Mental Health Summit on the topic of virtual therapy -- therapy that is delivered via electronic means,... > read more
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