Blog Articles From July 2016

Blog Articles From July 2016

Big Brother – Unethical Psychology On Our TV Screens?

  Inspired by George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four, in short Big Brother is a game show in which strangers live with each other, isolated from the outside world, instructed by Big Brother in various tasks and assignments for the entertainment of the public and nominate one another each week for eviction by public vote – eventually leaving one housemate to win a cash prize.  Over the years the contestants have become privy to the structure of the show, many attempt to foresee the day’s events and so ensues paranoia, speculation and […]...

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How To Cope With Brexit Anxiety? Part 2

“Today is a gift, that’s why they call it the present” Bill Keane Brexit fallout continues as the future of European migrants living in the UK becomes unclear and the Bank of England announces risks to the financial stability of the country.  Understandably many people are experiencing elevated levels of stress, anxiety and even depression in response to such uncertainty. When faced with uncertainty and a sense of increasing danger we all cope in the best ways we know how.  The human mind can be wonderful time traveller, revisiting the […]...

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The Psychological Effects Of Brexit So Far…

On Thursday June 23 Britain voted to leave the European Union (EU). The referendum has divided the nation with those who voted to remain at 48% and those who chose Brexit trumping with 52% of the vote. The status of our economy, our NHS and political leaders are uncertain and change is inevitable. Already we have encountered many changes since Brexit was announced last Friday. The pound fell to its lowest level since 1985, David Cameron resigned as Prime Minister, and unsurprisingly, promises from the leave campaigners were swiftly backtracked, […]...

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How To Cope With Brexit Anxiety? Part 1

“Be the change you wish to see in the world” Ghandi A week of unprecedented political turmoil can take its toll.  Following last week’s referendum, the social and economic future of the country seems unclear, with a divided population and leaders on both sides of the debate fighting for control. As individuals repeatedly bombarded by scaremongering headlines and alarmist articles shared on social media our sense of threat can naturally rise – especially for those who themselves have migrated to the United Kingdom, or were born to parents who did, […]...

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