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Nick Haslam

Nick Haslam

Professor of Psychology, University of Melbourne

Nick is a social psychologist whose interests include prejudice, psychiatric classification and refugee mental health. His books include Psychology in the Bathroom, Introduction to Personality and Intelligence, Yearning to Breathe Free: Seeking Asylum in Australia, and Introduction to the Taxometric Method.

Is the 'midlife crisis' a real thing?

Jan 07, 2019 12:19 pm UTC| Life

Middle age is often seen as lifes pivot point. A hill has been climbed and the view over the other side is unsettling. As Victor Hugo said: forty is the old age of youth and fifty the youth of old age. The idea adults...

People who see men and women as fundamentally different are more likely to accept workplace discrimination

Aug 27, 2018 15:26 pm UTC| Insights & Views Life

How should people who care about gender equality in the workplace argue their case? The most popular approach is to make the business case argument: that greater inclusion of women enhances profits and...

Is there such a thing as a 'true self'?

Jul 31, 2017 09:01 am UTC| Life

To thine own self be true, the saying goes. It is often taken as sage advice, a remnant scrap of Elizabethan life coaching, but Shakespeare may have meant it to be heard as a stale platitude. He puts it in the mouth of...

The strange links between intelligence and prejudice

Jul 18, 2017 12:18 pm UTC| Insights & Views Life

Human judgement often becomes less accurate when we train it on ourselves. Self appraisals commonly flatter our strengths and minimise our weaknesses. The average man overstates his height by 1.2cm and the average woman...

Snout, sniff and sneeze: the language of the nose

Apr 11, 2017 04:42 am UTC| Health

Ralph Waldo Emerson once said that language is fossil poetry. It is made up, he said, of images which have long ceased to remind us of their poetic origin. Some of that poetry is on the nose. An extraordinary number of...

Distress, status wars and immoral behaviour: the psychological impacts of inequality

Mar 28, 2017 11:18 am UTC| Insights & Views Economy

It is well known that economic inequality is rising. In most industrialised nations the distribution of wealth and income is becoming increasingly concentrated. In the United States, the top 10% of earners make more than...

Goosebumps, tears and tenderness: what it means to be moved

Feb 09, 2017 12:52 pm UTC| Health

Emotion embodies motion. When we experience emotions were are agitated and stirred, transported and animated. Motion is at the root of the word itself: emotion comes from the Latin, meaning to move out or away. Many...

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Economy

Australian bonds sag as U.S.-China trade talks progress; 10-year yield jumps 3bps

Australian government bonds slumped across the curve during Asian trading session Friday as better-than-expected U.S. economic data and progress in U.S.-China trade talks helped investors to move from safe-haven...

Britons locked up in political drama after PM May narrowly survives no-confidence vote; watch what Labour Party does next

The United Kingdoms citizens locked up in a political drama over the countrys divorce deal with the European Union after an array of events puzzled market reactions. Last nights no-confidence vote raised by opposition...

UK gilts suffer after PM May survives no-confidence vote; Brexit drama continues to intensify

The United Kingdoms gilts suffered during Thursdays afternoon session Prime Minister Theresa May survived a no-confidence vote yesterday at the House of Commons, triggered by opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn....

New Zealand Q4 2018 CPI seen flat, annual inflation slipping to 1.8 pct: ANZ Research

New Zealands headline CPI is expected to have remained flat in the December quarter, with annual inflation slipping from 1.9 percent to 1.8 percent. Tradable inflation is expected to print at -0.8 percent q/q, while...

JGBs narrowly mixed ahead of December national core CPI, November industrial production

The Japanese government bonds remained narrowly mixed Thursday amid a quiet session ahead of the countrys national consumer price inflation (CPI) data for the month of December and industrial production for November,...

Politics

Donald Trump 2019: White House Dismisses Health Concerns Over Blood & Band-Aid on President's Hand

An adhesive bandage covering a dot of blood on U.S. President Donald Trumps right hand earlier this week stirred speculations about his health. But the White House immediately issued a statement telling the public there is...

Melania Trump 2019: FLOTUS Flew to Palm Beach After Donald Trump Canceled Nancy Pelosi’s Afghanistan Visit

Melania Trump has been notably absent in the last few weeks amidst the government shutdown, the longest in U.S. history. But there is precedence to the FLOTUS actions as she behaved similarly last year, although the...

Vladimir Putin Reportedly Backed the Russian’s NRA Infiltration In a Bid to Create Conflicts in the US

Vladimir Putin and his government have repeatedly denied their involvement in the infiltration of the National Rifle Association (NRA) but a U.S. intelligence report showed otherwise. It was said that the Kremlins are...

Donald Trump’s Ratings Plunge as Shutdown Continues; POTUS Reportedly Won’t Negotiate Reopening Government Without Wall Funding

A Rasmussen poll report, on Monday, showed Donald Trumps ratings plunged to its lowest for the past year. A source said the President of the United States is unlikely to negotiate the reopening of the government until his...

Donald Trump Allegedly Furious, Let Out Expletives As Michael Cohen Is Set to Testify Before House Next Month

Donald Trump is allegedly furious after learning that his former lawyer, Michael Cohen, is set to testify before the House committee in February. The hearing would be televised, and the lawyer would be questioned about the...

Science

Will China's moon landing launch a new space race?

China became the third country to land a probe on the Moon on Jan. 2. But, more importantly, it became the first to do so on the far side of the moon, often called the dark side. The ability to land on the far side of the...

China goes where no one has gone before – the moon's far side

In a spectacular few days for solar system exploration during which NASA whizzed the New Horizons spacecraft past the Kuiper Belt object 2009 MU69 (somewhat controversially nicknamed Ultima Thule) and eased OSIRIS-REx...

Why microbeads are such a threat and why they're so hard to handle

Plastic is everywhere. It is used across a spectrum of applications from durable industrial equipment, household appliances to throw-away single-use items and even the clothes we wear. This wide scope of uses is ascribed...

Microbial aromas might save crops from drought

In her book Silent Spring, Rachel Carson writes: The sense of smell, almost more than any other, has the power to recall memories…. You might wonder how this relates to microorganisms. In fact, they produce most...

A neuroscientist's tips for a new year tuneup for your brain

Unlike the effervescent bubbles that stream to the top of champagne flutes on New Years Eve, what I call brain bubbles are far from celebratory. These bubbles are metaphorical rather than physical, and they distort the...

Technology

'The Last of Us Part II' Latest News & Update: Series Creator Throws Shade at ‘RDR2’

One of the most highly anticipated PlayStation 4 exclusives that fans are dying to play, The Last of Us Part II owes its hype to the excellent quality of the first game. One of the folks behind that title is Bruce Straley...

'Resident Evil 2' Remake Latest News & Update: Video Shows Capcom’s ‘RE2’ Bias, DLC Talks Begin

The impending release of the Resident Evil 2 Remake is a video game event of 2019 that many fans have been looking forward to the most, and Capcom clearly understands this. In a new video that was recently posted, the...

'Fortnite' Latest News & Update: Pedophilia & Money Laundering Scandal Infects Battle Royale Game

Video games and pedophilia getting tangled together is nothing new, with many multiplayer online games featuring predators trying to lure young players for sexual reasons. However, when it is done with a game as popular...

PlayStation 5 Latest News & Update: Sony Asking Fans What They Want from PS5?

It has been a widely accepted notion for a few years now that Sony has been developing the PlayStation 5 for the next generation of console gaming. However, there have been no official confirmations with regards to the...

‘Fortnite’ Latest News & Update: Battle Royale Game Threatening Netflix Bottom Line, Online Streaming Diverting Customers

In a rather surprising recent development, Netflix revealed that it had more to fear from the hugely popular Battle Royale game Fortnite than it did from mainline competition like HBO. This might initially come across as...
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