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Global study finds women hold different views of harassment

…t categories, ranging from forced sexual contact, physical harm and death threats to being asked out as friends, receiving gifts and a stranger striking up a conversation. Lead author Dr Lorraine Sheridan, from the School of Psychology at Curtin University, said the research found most female undergraduates agreed on the most overt inappropriate behaviours, but there was little consensus about less explicit actions. “There was no unanimous…

An unexpected education

…48 students and four supervisors provided more than 13,500 hours of supervised therapy to children in Jigalong and Punmu. Results from an independent assessment of the program by Associate Professor Cori Williams, School of Psychology, demonstrate the value of Jiji from the perspectives of the children and their families, community members, elders, teachers, funders, Curtin students and the supervisors. The children have shown strong evidence…

Young alumni stories: Sustaining an artful life

…logy … I have seen some of the less cheerful sides of what it means to be human, and being a person who is very empathetic, I hate to think of other people going through life unhappy.” Hannah made the decision to switch from psychology to a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Fashion in 2013 after realising that, while she enjoyed psychology, she didn’t want to pursue it as a career. Hannah became hooked on fashion after taking an optional unit in…

Curtin appoints new head of Health Sciences

…er of positions at the University of Queensland, including Professor and Head of the Infectious Disease Epidemiology Unit. Professor Clements will take over the leadership role from Professor Michael Berndt who retires from Curtin in early 2018. Curtin’s Faculty of Health Sciences contains seven schools including the recently established Curtin Medical School; Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences; Physiotherapy and Exercise Science; Psychology;…

YOLO link to alcohol mentions in pop songs, research finds

…20 songs mentioned alcohol and/or illicit drugs, before declining steeply in the following years, which was linked to the ‘YOLO’, or You Only Live Once, phenomenon. Lead author Professor Simone Pettigrew, from the School of Psychology and Speech Pathology at Curtin University, said young people were heavily exposed to popular music with estimates of about three hours per day among 15 to 18-year-olds. “Music is one form of popular culture that…

Fake news: how do we deal with it?

…e fixed by demanding that the prevailing rules and the dictates of professionalism are observed.” The spread of misinformation can obviously have a profound effect on power and politics. A 2012 article in Europe’s Journal of Psychology by a Central Washington University researcher found “simply exposing participants to false information will increase belief in the false information”. Meanwhile, an analysis by Buzzfeed News of the final three…

School leavers need the confidence to say no to alcohol, study finds

…2 per cent) reported they intended to drink alcohol at levels associated with a short-term risk of harm, which included more than five drinks on a single occasion. Lead author, Dr Michelle Jongenelis, from Curtin’s School of Psychology and Speech Pathology, said the survey results documented high rates of alcohol consumption at large-scale school leaver celebrations. “This research found that those school leavers who believed they would not be…

Want to stop worrying? Try improv

…aching practice and was put on the Vice-Chancellor’s List for finishing in the top one per cent of my year,” he says. “My degree has given me the knowledge to think about my own thinking, and to bring all of that educational psychology, classroom management and behaviour profiles into my teaching.” Hall says that he has no regrets about pursuing a non-traditional teaching career, and believes that his unique combination of improvisation and…

Peer support key to uni success

…rt and advice and generally enhance the experience of the new student.” Since the program began in 2008, over 5,400 students have been trained as mentors, and have assisted more than 90,000 new students. Senaida D’Souza is a psychology student who joined the mentor program in 2016 after her own positive experience as a mentee. “My mentor was very on top of things and always willing to help whenever I had questions,” says D’Souza. “He helped me…

Alumni perspectives: Dr Susan Barkdoll on who teaches who

…ass, you’re in my heart forever. It doesn’t matter if you’re five or thirty-five-years-old: you’re still my kid. I carry pictures of my former students. I’ll go to their high school graduations. I’ll go to their weddings. In psychology, you learn a child’s personality is formed by the time they’re around five-years-old, so I’ve always thought of them as little people. Now many of them have become medical doctors or forensic scientists. It’s…