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# Psychology

This week
3rd December 2023 - 7th December 2023
Assistant psychologist hopefuls 'left in the dark' by HSE recruitment freeze
Applicants to HSE Assistant Psychologist roles — a stepping stone to crucial further training — have had their hiring process cut short.
This year
Relationships: We say opposites attract but really they complement and complete one another
Richard Hogan shares an extract from his new book, ‘Home Is Where The Start Is’.
Last year
Secrecy, shame, and getting help: Men and eating disorders in Ireland
Psychologists and men who have had eating disorders explain the warning signs and what can be done to treat EDs.
All time
How to talk to your loved ones about misinformation without ruining Christmas
We talked to experts about how to approach that Facebook theory-loving family member.
Farrell credits Gary Keegan for improving mental side of Ireland's game
The renowned high-performance specialist started working with Farrell’s squad last year.
'Your world gets very small': Irish researchers working to unravel what causes hoarding
A team of scientists at Trinity College Dublin are trying to advance the understanding of what causes people to hoard.
Return of household visits: How to deal with tense conversations this Christmas
A survey last month said 43% of people expected family disagreements about Covid risks when making festive plans.
Is your child worried about going to school? An expert has some tips for parents
Many children, and parents, are anxious about schools reopening.
Groupthink, fatigue and divilment: Why do people share fake news?
Misinformation has never been more widely shared in Ireland than during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Take a survey: How has the news affected your reaction to Covid-19?
A psychology study is kicking off in UCD and UCC.
Why you might feel uncomfortable or strange seeing large crowds on TV and in films at the moment
How have social distancing measures infiltrated our mindset?
'If I was to describe the way we want to play it’s ‘collective speed''
Ulster head coach Dan McFarland has a keen interest in psychology.
Where psychology meets engineering: Irish Rail has just hired its first 'human factors' specialist
Nora Balfe will be working with the company to reduce risks due to human error.
Psychological intervention proves 'life-changing' for women experiencing domestic abuse
They are three times more likely to suffer from depression than women in the general population.
What is the psychological impact of Christmas?
‘Christmas affects the human mind in many ways, capable of stimulating joy, nostalgia, excitement, trepidation, and stress – occasionally all at the same time’, writes Professor Brian Hughes.
More than 1,600 children and teens waiting over a year for psychology appointments
The HSE figures were released to Fianna Fáil’s mental health spokesperson James Browne.
Fake news in the referendum: Did you fall for it?
UCC and UCD psychological study ‘implanted’ false memories in survey to explore how they might affect votes.
Does the media influence your vote on the referendum? Have your say is partnering with UCC and UCD psychologists in study of factors that influence voting decisions.
Over 2,000 children waiting over a year for a psychology appointment in Ireland
New figures show that across the country there are close to 2,500 people waiting over a year for a psychology appointment.
NUI Galway looking for people with obsessive thoughts or compulsive disorders for survey
This research will examine the relationship between obsessional and compulsive symptoms and emotions such as guilt and self-disgust.
Do Irish people hoard things when we lose someone close to us?
Irish researchers want your help to answer this very question.
'Fear is an essential part of who we are': Here's why people watch horror films
“Why do we have Halloween? We like a bit of a purge to explore our darker side.”
'It shouldn't be laughed at': Study begins on effect bowel disorders have on women's minds
Researchers hope the study will recognise the seriousness of the chronic, painful condition.
The psychology behind Claudio Ranieri and Leicester's astonishing fall from grace
The Foxes earlier this week acted on a dire run of form by sacking their much-loved Italian manager.
'Chelsea are already Premier League champions'
Jose Mourinho has seemingly started the mind games, after his side drew the Blues in the FA Cup.
Weights, nutrition and psychology: What makes the modern rugby player?
The professional era has transformed rugby and its athletes.
'I was never interested in making friends in football'
The Secret Footballer tells The42 about psychology, performance-enhancing drugs and constant paranoia.
The man behind the minds: Ex-Arsenal psychologist on life inside the head of a footballer
“Leadership is also an expression of your inner story.”
7 mental tricks Olympic athletes use to perform under pressure
Allyson Felix tunes out distractions and other psychological strategies.
Anxious and full of self-doubt? It might be the quarterlife crisis
…And why this crisis is not actually a bad thing.
'The line between good and bad people can be thinner than you think'
Psychologist Ian Gargan says knowing what we are capable of, not being fearful of the darker sides of our personality and embracing the differences is important.
Friendship and colleagues: Can work friends become real friends?
Can workplace bonds cut it in the real world?
'We need to take a tin-opener to the top of our minds': Enda McNulty on elite performance
The former Armagh All-Ireland winner talks forensically about sports psychology, motivation and what makes the best.
Do you know your 'blind spots'? How to look after your mental health
The CEO of the Psychological Society of Ireland gives practical tips on how to encourage positive mental well-being.
Want to be happier? Try saving more money
Spending helps too (but you’ll need to save first).
Flying boots and naked head-butts - Inside the tricky art of motivating footballers
ESPN journalist Iain MacIntosh’s book ‘The Football Manager’s Guide to Football Management’ looks at the different methods to coaches madness.
Boks clash with the All Blacks is all mental, says 'machine' Vermeulen
‘We’re going to bash each other for 80 minutes.’
I've studied for years, so why does JobBridge advertise for the positions I should be filling?
Putting skilled graduates into underpaid positions does not address unemployment and leaves aspiring graduates feeling undervalued, writes Christian Korpos.
'Sleep was my only escape from injury agony'
The Bayern Munich midfielder has revealed the extent of his physical and mental anguish during his year out of the game.
Parents, violent video games DO make players more aggressive
But not necessarily violent.