An Unobtrusive Conversation with Dr. Joe Forgas

As a young man, Dr. Joe Forgas risked his life and liberty to travel from soviet-controlled Hungary to Australia. In doing so, he eventually forged a career that spanned the social and cognitive domains in Psychology, he became an authority on how affect influences decision-making, and he brought an unique voice and influential perspective to … Continue reading An Unobtrusive Conversation with Dr. Joe Forgas

Side note: Life on the other side of the road in New Zealand

In this Journey to Psychology we have now traveled about 7,000 miles/11,000 kilometres  in the United States and Canada, another 7,000mi/11,000km to get to Sydney,  Australia, and then another 1300mi/2200km to get to Aukland NZ with an additional 150 mi/250km north from Aukland towards Whangarei Falls (pronounced Fang-err-ai).  All told, our personal odometer for this … Continue reading Side note: Life on the other side of the road in New Zealand

Psychology: Thinking Small or Big?

I've been reading, preparing, and engrossing myself in the works of three Sydney-based researchers: Drs. Richard Bryant (UNSW), Max Coltheart (Macquarie), and Joe Forgas (UNSW).  In various ways each has developed scholarship demonstrating how our thoughts and the generation of those thoughts are affected by our emotions. Psychology has some history regarding these topics. Or, … Continue reading Psychology: Thinking Small or Big?

Running Down a Dream with Dr. Allison Harvey

Scalable, accessible, affordable interventions define the aims of Dr. Allison Harvey's research with mental illness.  She is a professor at the University of California -- Berkeley, the Director of the Golden Bear Sleep and Mood Research Clinic, and an award-winning scholar who is partnering with community clinics across northern California to work towards the realization … Continue reading Running Down a Dream with Dr. Allison Harvey