Anti-social behaviour online - trolling, cyberbullying - is a growing concerning phenomenon but research shows ignoring these mostly faceless angry attention-seekers could be the best response.
Violent lone wolf extremists are looking for acknowledgment and attention as they feel overlooked, aggrieved and insignificant.
Incidences of bullying are occurring in preschools. With bullying linked to a range of poor outcomes in adulthood, psychologists are urging schools to adopt best practice to protect students.
A behaviour management approach which focuses on understanding what individuals are trying to achieve by their behaviour. Problem behaviour persists because it serves a purpose and is an attempt to meet a person’s needs, however imperfectly. Psychologists work to understand the individual’s motivations and reinforce more constructive methods. This approach has proven useful in addressing…
A psychological approach that assists in behaviour change by focusing on a person’s motivations for problem behaviour, examining the consequences of it and addressing their ambivalence about making positive change. The approach arose from work in the area of substance abuse and is now thought to be effective in addressing bullying and the management of…
Donald Trump has famously professed an aversion to germs. But when does distaste become a disorder?
Insights from positive psychology reveal the factors that can help people be happier and more satisfied.
Amplifying strengths helps children reach their full potential and improves wellbeing.
Use of physical restraint in detention settings is outmoded, according to a leading expert, and amounts to a physical assault that would be unacceptable in any other setting.
In our modern world, the internet has become an integral part of our daily lives, enabling us to be more connected and efficient than ever before. But our move online has also resulted in the serious and growing global phenomenon of internet addiction.