In psychological terms, interventions describe actions or therapies undertaken to bring about positive change in behaviour, thoughts or feelings. Once a difficulty, disorder or developmental issue has been recognised, a psychologist would recommend a proven ‘intervention’ – course of action or activity. For example, for children with autism this might be a particular focus on…
Psychologists use a range of ‘assessment’ strategies and tools, including interviews, questionnaires and various tests to better understand what is happening for a client; for example, to diagnose a mental health problem or learning difficulty.
Psychologists are university-educated experts in human behaviour, emotions and mental processes. They work with people across the lifespan to help individuals to improve their lives. Psychologists work in a vast range of settings including hospitals, community settings, private practice, correctional facilities, schools, the defence forces, research centres, government departments and organisations. Psychologists have a minimum…
Creating associations between food and emotions is easily done but can set up children for a lifetime of unhealthy eating.
Martin Seligman is the founder of positive psychology, a field of study that examines healthy states, such as happiness, strength of character and optimism. He asks what can modern psychology help us become as it moves beyond a disease focus.
Co-morbid refers to co-existing health or mental health conditions being experienced by one person. Many health conditions occur together, for example, a person with diabetes might also experience depression, or a person suffering anxiety might also have substance abuse issues. It is important to recognise co-morbidity so that this can be taken into consideration in developing…
Professor Jennie Hudson's research focuses on the prevention and treatment of children's emotional health problems using cognitive behavioural therapy.
A new TV show would have us believe a powerful hypnotist can make us do whatever he says while we are powerless to resist or even realise.
Bipolar disorder, once known as manic depression, is a mood disorder characterised by swings in mood: from highs that can tip into mania, to lows that can plunge into depression.
Memory is one of the most complex mental abilities.