Dr. Anthony Jorm and a Quest for Global Literacy with Mental Health

Paraphrasing from Dr. Tony Jorm, I'll make a prediction. You know someone who is suffering from a mental illness. Each year close to 20% of adults will experience a mental health issue that might include anxiety, a drug problem, clinical depression, an eating disorder, schizophrenia, dementia -- and quite possibly more than one. Despite the widespread … Continue reading Dr. Anthony Jorm and a Quest for Global Literacy with Mental Health

Side Note: Australia and New Zealand Highlights

Really good decisions tend to "good" because they are the summative outcome of multiple determining factors. Hence when considering what to do for a sabbatical project, I tried to craft something that would incorporate multiple interests and that weigh the real and probabilistic consequences of those choices to determine the best approach. Having said that, … Continue reading Side Note: Australia and New Zealand Highlights

The Polythematic Approach of Dr. Max Coltheart

Dr. Max Coltheart has drawn together people and ideas to form an understanding of  thought and belief systems. He has done so with studies of visual perception, speech and language processes, computational modeling, clinical patients and their delusions, and a range of other fascinating phenomena. While Dr. Coltheart is Australian, his career has taken him … Continue reading The Polythematic Approach of Dr. Max Coltheart

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