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Olympian Jack Green On Mental Health Care

Sprint athlete, Jack Green is representing Team GB in Rio and earlier last week qualified to compete in the semi-finals of the 400m hurdles.  Speaking with the BBC shortly after qualifying, Green commented on the mental and physical difficulties of the sport and stated he had made “steps forward” in relation to improving his mental health.  Green previously claimed he had been ‘hard on himself’ with regards to his ranking and believes this contributed to his struggle with depression.  Sometime after the last Olympics, Green made the decision to take […]...

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Positive Effects Of Pokémon Go

Pokémon Go launched in the UK last month, and with more downloads than Tinder and more average daily users than Twitter, it’s safe to say the world has been taken over by pocket monster hunters. With GPS tracking – to play the game – Pokémon Go requires you get out and about.  On your travels Pokémon appear at random with the ability to switch to augmented reality (AR) in order to ‘catch them’ by swiping Pokéballs at the creatures.  Pokéstops exist to supply players with Pokéballs and various game play […]...

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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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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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