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How can we create a more socially cohesive society? Society

How can we create a more socially cohesive society?

September 5 2016

From racially motivated comments by some of our most well-known media personalities, to toxic debates about asylum seeker policy and extreme right-wing politicians’ surging popularity in western nations, our communities seem more fractured than ever. So what can be done to create a more cohesive and harmonious society?

The psychological impact of clergy-perpetrated child abuse Society

The psychological impact of clergy-perpetrated child abuse

September 1 2016

By - Honorary Professor, Psychology Department, Victoria University

Clergy-perpetrated child abuse can have a dramatic effect on children’s faith, family relationships and how they view the world.

Why do people join violent extremist groups Society

Why do people join violent extremist groups

August 23 2016

By - The Australian Psychological Society

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.

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