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The Butterfly Effect by Alan Creedon

The Butterfly Effect by Alan Creedon

The Butterfly Effect. My daughter spotted it yesterday while we walked the dog in the hills. Can we take it home and look after it?, she begged, and a conversation began. I suggested that in the wild this ‘deformed’ creature would not survive, that we shouldn’t take it home but leave it to its fate,…

202006.12
‘Surviving and Thriving amidst COVID-19’

‘Surviving and Thriving amidst COVID-19’

‘Surviving and Thriving amidst COVID-19’ By Mairead Carroll “Allow yourself to sit with your deepest hidden emotions, become friends with the shadow part of you. Sit under the moon and stars and fall back in love with yourself again like you did when you were three, riding wild with a carefree ease. Write away your…

201911.15
Finding Your Signture Strengths by Dr. Phil Noone

Finding Your Signture Strengths by Dr. Phil Noone

FINDING YOUR SIGNATURE STRENGTH Dr. Phil Noone *(Chapter reproduced with permission from the series editors from the book, ‘Mental Health For Millennials, Vol 3’, Published by Book Hub Publishing, 2019). Introduction What is happiness? According to the Dalai Lama the purpose of our existence is to seek happiness (Dalai Lama & Cutter 1998, 5). His…

201910.24
Some Introductory Thoughts on Autism

Some Introductory Thoughts on Autism

About Autism By Dr. Niall MacGiolla Bhuí I’ve just completed co-editing a book on the theme of autism and how one family, Áine and Gerry Crosse, in the west of Ireland, are navigating their way in life with not one, but three of their children who have been diagnosed on the autism spectrum. To say…

201905.27
Can Neuroscience Add to our Understanding of Mindfulness? Dr. Phil Noone

Can Neuroscience Add to our Understanding of Mindfulness? Dr. Phil Noone

Can Neuroscience Add to our Understanding of Mindfulness? Dr. Phil Noone @dr_philnoone  Introduction Mindfulness practice has existed for many centuries and has traditionally been associated with Eastern culture and spirituality (Siegel et al. 2008). From the mid-20th century onwards, mindfulness became incorporated into psychological based interventions as a means of reducing psychological distress and enhancing…

201902.24
Reading Resources for Doctoral Students

Reading Resources for Doctoral Students

Cone, J. D., & Foster, S. L. (2006). Dissertations and theses from start to finish: Psychology and related fields (2nd ed.). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association. Grimm, L. G., & Yarnold, P. R. (1995). Reading and understanding multivariate statistics. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association. Grimm, L. G., & Yarnold, P. R. (2000). Reading and understanding…

201902.13
‘Kurt Cobain and his Sideways Stance’ by Dr. Conor Hogan

‘Kurt Cobain and his Sideways Stance’ by Dr. Conor Hogan

​’Kurt Cobain and his Sideways Stance’ by Dr. Conor Hogan I had minor scoliosis in junior high, and since I’ve been playing guitar ever since, the weight of the guitar has made my back grow in this curvature. So when I stand, everything is sideways. It’s weird.”  -Kurt Cobain in taking with Jon Savage in Weddle,…