Psychology & Science is a British website that examines the latest research as well as discussion of topical stories, concerning the areas of psychology and science that contribute to our understanding of health and well-being. Psysci blogger, Marcus Clarke, is a guest writer today for The Psychology of It, adding to our articles on Social Anxiety Disorder and the evolution of anxiety, Marcus writes for us about how social connection rewires the brain.
Earlier this year, six-year-old Scarlett (she's 7 now!) wrote to us at The Psychology of It asking a very important question - "Why do people live if they're only going to die?" We answered Scarlett in an open letter. So impressed by the curiosity and intelligence of this young lady, we thought it only fitting to invite her over for a cup of tea and what turned out to be a very special Conversation on the Couch. You can see it here.
Sandra Bucci is of Swiss-Italian heritage and a Novacastrian now residing in Manchester, U.K., with her husband and two beautiful children. She is a Dr of Clinical Psychology and an academic at The University of Manchester; her academic interests lie in understanding the development and maintenance of psychotic experiences such as hearing voices and having unusual beliefs. She is motivated to develop novel ways to help people have better access to mental health support and intervention. Sandra is a world citizen who has travelled extensively. She is a former competitive aerobics champion, tennis player and doesn't particularly like being in a field of cows (one might go so far as to say she has a bovine phobia!).
Paul is a loving and adoring husband, father, son and grandfather whose everyday begins with the unconditional love of his two mischievous puppies. He's just finished a wonderful renovation on his country home and he took some time out to sit down and have a Conversation on the Couch with us! Thanks Paul.
First there was the silverback gorilla shot and killed at an Ohio zoo when a toddler fell in his enclosure. The video went viral across social media.
My biggest problem for the week has been that I haven't been able to cry. I'm not a crier anyway, I know that, but this week I should've cried but I couldn't. No tears. No matter how hard I squeezed my eyes shut and tried to force them out. Nada.
Rocky Hatley was born in Memphis, Tennessee and was held by the King himself - Elvis Presley! You just know he's going to have a lot of stories to tell in this latest Conversation on the Couch...