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Blog Articles by Daisy Sunderalingam

Blog Articles by Daisy Sunderalingam


Daisy Sunderalingam

About Me

I am an aspiring Clinical Psychologist hoping to complete a PhD in Clinical Psychology in the near future. Last year I graduated with a First Class Honours BSc in Psychology, currently I am studying for an MSc in Occupational Psychology. Once qualified I plan to combine Clinical and Occupational to provide interventions for those suffering with neurodiversity and physical disabilities, with the objective to help these individuals successfully enter the world of employment.


The views expressed here are entirely my own and do not necessarily represent the views of the British CBT & Counselling Service

Was Top Gear Doomed From The Start?

The much anticipated new series of Top Gear returned last month with millions tuning in and over 100k tweets circulated the Twittersphere, the majority criticising the rebooted TV show. Matt Le Blanc escaped most of the blame and it seems many feel he saved the programme from being a total disaster. It was however, Chris Evans’ shouting, general hosting style and Jeremy Clarkson-esque jokes that received the greatest disapproval from viewers. But, was the show doomed before it even aired? In amongst the plethora of anti-new-top-gear tweets were admissions of […]...

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How To Help Zayn Malik’s Performance Anxiety

Former One Directioner, Zayn Malik has pulled out of Capital’s Summertime Ball due to anxiety. In a message to fans, Zayn has expressed his struggle quoting the ‘magnitude of the event’ has caused him to suffer the worst anxiety of his career. Performance anxiety is very common and while low level anxiety can be productive for a performer, it becomes a problem when the common level of nervousness manifests in destructive symptoms such as dizziness, nausea or palpitations. What is important to remember is that celebrities are just like us, […]...

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Why Do Football Fans Riot? – A Psychologists’ View

The UEFA Euro 2016 is just a few days old, yet violence, clashes between fans and riots have been plentiful in the host city of Marseille, France. On Saturday after England drew with Russia, fans broke over barricades in place to separate them from one another. A brawl ensued with many injured taken to hospital, with one Briton said to be in critical condition. The media are branding the fans in Marseille as ‘hooligans’ and the ‘real terrorists’. Football is widely acknowledged as the world’s most popular single sport and […]...

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Psychology Within Politics – The EU Referendum

Stronger Together & Stronger Apart On 23rd June Britain will be voting to remain or leave the European Union.  At present, polls demonstrate a divide with those wanting to stay ‘in’ the EU slightly trumping those who want ‘out’.  Below are some leading arguments from both camps, interpreted using psychological research. Remain Those that want to remain in the EU claim ‘we are stronger as part of the world’s largest market’.  These statements can develop a strong group identification within the British public in relation to the EU.  It is […]...

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