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
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
Dr. Richard Bryant is the one to call when you need to understand the impact of a soul-taxing, high-stress, life-on-the-line kind of situation. He's gone on the front line of wildfires with the men and women fighting it, he's worked with emergency medical teams, he's met with refugees at camps and spoken with them as … Continue reading Dr. Richard Bryant Gets it Done
Visiting Sydney and speaking with influential Psychologists at University of New South Wales and Macquarie University was a really incredible experience. Here are some of the images from that visit: The university of New South Wales campus. It is a beautiful, modern, tree-lined area that, even during the New Year's break, was fairly active. I … Continue reading Photo Journey: Sydney
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?
"Something special!" Those were the words spoken time and time again for those who accompanied Mrs. Terwilliger on her nature walks. I was fortunate to have done so many times with my family -- although I was far too young at the time to realize just how special those somethings might be. On a fungus … Continue reading Photo journey: Marin/SF California
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