Most people don’t join violent extremist groups for ideological reasons. Instead, they join for social reasons – with someone they know, to connect with other people or to find a sense of purpose.
The experience of grief is very individual, and while death may end a life, it doesn't end a relationship.
Living with family violence affects how children see themselves and the world around them, leading to a raft of negative consequences.
Advertisers play on emotions and our desire to be part of the in-group, but contrary to what you might think, they’re not trying to make us buy things we don’t want.
Governments, police and the wider society often struggle to understand, control and prevent anti-social behaviour. Psychology has some of the answers.
Dr Susie Burke FAPS talks about how to aid people's recovery after a natural disaster.
Where one stands on “climate change” has been such a vexed and often confusing issue, at dinner parties, over coffee, with the taxi driver, and in terms of media reporting of where the Australian public is at.
The Bystander Effect is a term that describes the phenomenon whereby individuals or groups of people ignore someone in distress (calling for help, being attacked, being abused) rather than going to help. Research has found that the more bystanders there are at an event the less likely any one person is to help. The term…
Fear of dying – or death anxiety – is often considered to be one of the most common fears. Interestingly though, neither of the two widely used diagnostic psychiatric manuals, DSM-5 or ICD-10, has a specific listing for death anxiety.
Here Dr Susie Burke FAPS explains how to include children in home disaster-planning and how being involved can help allay their fears and anxieties.