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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

BNM likely to ease monetary policy again this year, says Capital Economics

Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) is expected to ease monetary policy again later this year, after having already cut its policy rate from 3.00 percent to 2.75 percent, and with growth set to slow further over the next couple of...

Australian bonds mixed on better-than-expected December employment report

The Australian bonds traded mixed during Asian session Thursday after the countrys employment report for the month of December exceeded market expectations, amid the increase in the number of cases and geographical spread...

U.S. Treasuries jump ahead of 10-year TIPS auction, initial jobless claims

The U.S. Treasuries steadied during Wednesdays afternoon session amid a muted trading session that witnessed data of little economic significance ahead of the countrys 10-year TIPS auction and initial jobless claims,...

UK gilts remain tad higher ahead of January flash PMIs

The United Kingdoms gilts remained tad higher during European trading hours Wednesday ahead of the countrys flash PMIs for the month of January, scheduled to be released on January 24 by 09:30GMT. The yield on the...

German bunds flat in silent session ahead of ECB’s monetary policy meeting

The German bunds remained flat during European trading session Wednesday ahead of the European Central Banks (ECB) monetary policy meeting, scheduled to be held on January 23 by 12:45GMT. The German 10-year bond yield,...

Politics

Michelle Obama and daughter Malia once mingled with the crowd incognito outside the White House

When Barack Obama was still the president, his wife Michelle Obama and their two daughters were one of the most well-guarded personalities in the world. This is understandable since the U.S. has a lot of enemies who...

Melania Trump tweet: Stephanie Grisham calls Stephen Colbert ‘irrelevant’ for mocking FLOTUS

Melania Trump honored civil rights activist Martin Luther King Jr. by posting a message on Twitter on MLK Day. But her critics quickly found fault with the tweet with some netizens accusing her of not knowing what the...

Melania Trump: First Lady's latest embarrassing moment caught on tape

Melania Trump had an embarrassing moment when she experienced wardrobe malfunction early this week. It was said that it happened while the FLOTUS was coming down from Air Force One with her husband Donald Trump and son,...

Donald Trump revelation: POTUS considering cutting Medicare and social security if he is reelected

It is not far along to assume that President Donald Trump is already planning on cutting several programs in the event that he gets re-elected this year. Trump admitted that he may be considering cutting Medicare and...

Science

Asteroids: NASA spots space rock traveling 25,433 mph towards Earth

Another asteroid is set to make an approach towards Earths orbit, as NASAs asteroid trackers have noticed. It is now down to whether or not the asteroid will strike, and if it does not, how close is it going to...

Black holes: Astronomers make use of cosmic echolocation to map black hole behavioral patterns

Black holes produce x rays as a result of the material that gets sucked into it. A new report reveals that scientists can now manipulate these rays of radiation to be able to map these black holes and their...

Asteroids: NASA discovers small moon orbiting space rock the agency plans to visit

As far as asteroids are concerned, we only know of them when they decide to approach the planet, or at least be on their way towards Earth. However, one particular asteroid that NASA plans on visiting seems to have a small...

Asteroids: NASA spots asteroid hurtling towards Earth at over 37,000 mph

The asteroid trackers at NASA spotted another space rock headed in the Earths direction. The agency predicted that it would be approaching the planet today. Express reports that an asteroid formally referred to as 2020...

Technology

Huawei P40 Pro Premium Edition: Fifth sensor of its penta-camera setup still unknown

The Huawei P40 is one of the most highly anticipated smartphone releases this year. While waiting for its launch, take a look at some of the exciting rumors doing their rounds online. Huawei P40 camera According to...

Google Pixel 4a rumors: Affordable handset will have thinner bezels and rear-mounted fingerprint sensor

Recent rumors swirling around say that Google Pixel 4a will be launching this year. The model will be a more affordable version of the companys current flagship phone, the Pixel 4. While the company is yet to confirm...

Poco F2 could land in Q1 2020 with top-tier SoC

For more than a year since the Poco F1 was released, the tech brand kept its silence about its plans, including devices that would follow the success of its first offering. The scarcity in new information was finally over...

Nintendo Switch ports of ‘Paper Mario’ and a 2D ‘Metroid’ rumored for 2020 release

There have been plenty of rumors about the next-generation hybrid portable console from Nintendo, but new reports claim the company might first release a Pro version of the Nintendo Switch this year. The rumored gaming...
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