Monthly Archive: March, 2013

New Research: Menstrual Cycle and Male Vulnerability as Factors of Attraction.

Taken from Female attraction to appetitive-aggressive men is modulated by women’s menstrual cycle and men’s vulnerability to traumatic stress. ABSTRACT Many studies have reported that during high fertility points in the menstrual cycle,… Continue reading

DIR®Floortime™ Model – An Overview

This week I have the privilege of working with a family friend, Virginia Speilman, in an Occupational Therapy Clinic (SPOT) in Hong Kong, so I thought I would share some of the new… Continue reading

New Research: Pain Relief.

While there has been much research into the physical symptoms of pain, and how to relieve them with medicines and therapies, the emotional effect of things like stress and pain are not as… Continue reading

If Only Freud Knew…

With the digital age coming into it’s own over the last decade, it seems that Freud’s theory of psychoanalysis may no longer work. At present, people want their information faster, and want faster… Continue reading

What Would You Do if You Witnessed a Murder?

This may come as a surprise to most, but in psychology it is widely assumed that when witnessing a crime most people will just stand by and not do anything to help. Don’t… Continue reading

Amy Cuddy: Your Body Language Shapes Who You Are.

  If you haven’t already watched this video I would serious recommend it. Here, Cuddy describes how you can often feel like you don’t belong, and takes the “fake it ’til you make… Continue reading

The Key, or Keys, to a Healthy Marriage.

I may not have ever been married, but I have witnessed some of the strongest marriages I’ve ever known. People who have been together since high school, those who have met after a… Continue reading

A Brief Insight into Sport Psychology.

As the last six nations matches are today (the Wales v England match in particular) I thought I would have a look at Sport Psychology. In this article, posted in, Tim Goodenough… Continue reading

Positive Psychology.

  As someone who would probably be classed as a “negative thinker”, I thought I would share the idea’s of positive psychology, published in Although it has often been viewed as New… Continue reading

New Research: Mild Uncertainty Promotes Checking Behavior in Subclinical Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

Taken from: Marieke B. J. Toffolo, Marcel A. van den Hout, Ignace T. C. Hooge, Iris M. Engelhard, and Danielle C. Cath Individuals with obsessive-compulsive disorders (OCDs) will often compulsively check to make… Continue reading

New Research: Expressive Writing Can Impede Emotional Recovery Following Marital Separation

  Taken from:   David A. Sbarra, Adriel Boals, Ashley E. Mason, Grace M. Larson, and Matthias R. Mehl Expressive writing (EW) is a therapeutic exercise in which individuals write about their… Continue reading

The El Greco Fallacy.

Looking a El Greco’s paintings, you may notice something odd; they all seem strangely distorted. The figures he painted, in particular (Saint John the Baptist, The Repentant Magdalen, and his own self-portrait) seem… Continue reading

How do you Treat Deaf People with Psychological Disorders?

Treating psychological disorders has never been easy, but what about when the patient cannot hear? Members of the Deaf community suffering from psychological disorders need more sensitive treatments in order to avoid any… Continue reading

Developmental Roots of Depression?

  It has now been suggested, by two recent studies, that the mental disorder, depression, has developmental roots. The first study, by Moore and colleagues (2012), focused on depressive rumination. This is the… Continue reading

Develop Your Intuition.

    It is widely believed that the “wise inner guiding system” that we call “intuition” is something that everyone has. We all use it in our day-to-day lives, helping us to make… Continue reading

  • Philippa Berry

    Bsc(Hons) Psychology, Mental and Physical Health at the University of Reading. Interested in Occupational Therapy, and Developmental and Social Psychology.