Keys to successful behaviour change

  All professional psychology is about helping people to make and sustain successful changes in their behaviour, to prevent, solve or at least alleviate problems. This is particularly true in the field of health promotion and illness prevention. Most people … Read More

Dying of a broken heart: Heart disease, depression and risk of mortality

    Compared to otherwise healthy people, individuals who have heart disease are significantly more likely to suffer from depression. Prevalence estimates of depression following acute myocardial infarction (heart attack) range as high as 40-65 per cent (Januzzi, Stern, Pasternak, … Read More

How Parents Know when to Really Worry

  Almost 10 years ago, while kicking a football in a local suburban park with my son, I came upon an oak tree with six or seven bunches of flowers at the bottom of it. Stuck to the tree with … Read More

Getting to Know You is as Easy as A, B, C or D.

    AFTER a long interview process during the summer, Dionne Glenn was told she had to do one more thing before learning whether she would be hired as a branch manager for Central Bank of Houston: take a simple … Read More