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UQx PSYC1030.1x 3-4-8 Part B: Scarcity

UQx PSYC1030.1x 3-4-8 Part B: Scarcity

Scarcity also works for more general reasons, not just because of social factors. In that study, there was also a condition where the jar of ten biscuits was replaced by a jar containing two biscuits because of a mistake. The second experimenter had picked up the incorrect jar before they got there, you were meant […]

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UQx PSYC1030.3x 3-3-3 The causal models of depressive disorders

UQx PSYC1030.3x 3-3-3 The causal models of depressive disorders

There is good evidence that biological and genetic factors play an important role in the development of depressive disorders. Disrupted neurotransmitter functioning has been implicated – in particular, the neurotransmitters serotonin, dopamine and noradrenaline. However, it’s a very complex area. We know that first degree relatives – parents, children and siblings – of individuals with […]

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UQx PSYC1030.3x 3-5-3 Cognitive behavioural therapy for treatmenting anxiety disorders

UQx PSYC1030.3x 3-5-3 Cognitive behavioural therapy for treatmenting anxiety disorders

The frontline intervention for treating anxiety disorders is cognitive behavioural therapy or CBT. Meta-analyses examining the efficacy of CBT across the anxiety disorders have indicated that CBT is an efficacious treatment across diagnoses, resulting in superior outcomes compared to waitlist control conditions and expectancy control treatments. When outcomes for specific diagnoses have been examined, outcomes […]

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Why is it so hard to get good therapy?

Why is it so hard to get good therapy?

Good mental health to you! I’m psychologist Dr. Ali Mattu and I’m going to explain why it’s so hard to get good mental healthcare and what we can do to change that. A friend of mine asked me for help finding a therapist. Let’s call him Bob. Bob has anxiety. He’s been anxious for a […]

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Comedian Pete Holmes on depression and negative emotion

Comedian Pete Holmes on depression and negative emotion

Everyone’s experience with depression is different, but for comedian Pete Holmes the key to living with depression has been to observe his own thoughts in an impartial way. Holmes’ method, taught to him by psychologist and spiritual leader Ram Dass, is to connect to his base consciousness and think about himself and his emotions in […]

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