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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.

Do you have a mental illness? Why some people answer ‘yes’, even if they haven’t been diagnosed

Jun 20, 2024 05:41 am UTC| Health

Mental illnesses such as depression and anxiety disorders have become more prevalent, especially among young people. Demand for treatment is surging and prescriptions of some psychiatric medications have climbed. These...

Mental illness, psychiatric disorder or psychological problem. What should we call mental distress?

Jun 05, 2024 04:07 am UTC| Health

We talk about mental health more than ever, but the language we should use remains a vexed issue. Should we call people who seek help patients, clients or consumers? Should we use person-first expressions such as person...

Best books of 2023: our experts share the books that have stayed with them

Dec 05, 2023 05:36 am UTC| Entertainment

We asked 20 of our regular contributors to nominate their favourite books of the year. Their choices were diverse, intriguing and sometimes surprising. Whether youre looking for something relaxing or stimulating,...

Why are the poor shunned? The reasons are complicated

Apr 11, 2023 11:11 am UTC| Insights & Views

In a study of 19th century ideas of poverty, the German historian Beate Althammer observes a strange dichotomy. On the one hand, there existed a deep-rooted tradition of ascribing to the poor a special proximity to God. As...

Is psychiatry shrinking what's considered normal?

Jul 21, 2020 14:56 pm UTC| Insights & Views Health

Psychiatric classifications catalogue the many forms of mental ill-health. They define what counts as a disorder and who counts as disordered, drawing the boundary between psychological normality and abnormality. In the...

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...

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Russia Poised for Aggressive 200 Basis Points Rate Hike to Tame Inflation

Russias central bank is set to raise its key interest rate by 200 basis points to 18% on July 26, according to a Reuters poll. The move aims to combat soaring inflation, currently at 9.2%, and cool the overheated...

China Cuts Key Interest Rates to Boost Economy After Disappointing Party Meeting

Chinas central bank has cut key interest rates to support the economy after a major Communist Party meeting disappointed investors by not announcing short-term stimulus measures. The rate cuts aim to bolster borrowing and...

Joe Biden Withdraws from Election, Asian Stocks Dip Despite China’s Rate Cut

Asian shares extended recent losses on July 22 despite Chinas rate cut, while Wall Street futures firmed after President Joe Biden withdrew from the election contest. This move is expected to influence economic and market...

Donald Trump's Tariff Threat Looms: China Faces Economic Decoupling Fears

As former President Donald Trump eyes a second term, Chinas economy braces for potential turmoil with new, severe trade tariffs anticipated. Analysts predict significant GDP declines and a dramatic decoupling from the U.S....

Politics

Kamala Harris’ Direct Approach on Abortion Poised to Influence 2024 Congressional and White House Races

With President Joe Biden stepping aside from the 2024 presidential race, Vice President Kamala Harris has taken the helm, bringing a forthright stance on abortion rights that Democrats hope will resonate with voters....

Hillary Clinton Champions Kamala Harris, Predicts She Will 'Prosecute A Compelling Case' Against Donald Trump

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has called on Democrats to rally behind Vice President Kamala Harris as she prepares to face Donald Trump in the 2024 presidential race. Clintons editorial, published in The New...

Donald Trump 'Regrets' Choosing J.D. Vance as Running Mate Amid Joe Biden Withdrawal Controversy

Former President Donald Trump reportedly has second thoughts about his decision to choose J.D. Vance as his running mate following their poor handling of President Joe Bidens withdrawal from the 2024 presidential race. The...

Donald Trump Considered RFK Jr. for Key Role in Potential Second Trump Administration, Sources Say

Former President Donald Trump and Robert F. Kennedy Jr. engaged in multiple discussions this month, according to sources familiar with the conversations, exploring the possibility of Kennedy joining a potential second...

Science

SpaceX Completes Heat Shield Upgrade for Starship Ahead of Critical Flight 5 Test

SpaceX has completed a significant heat shield upgrade for Starship ahead of its fifth test flight. The upgrade aims to improve reentry safety following the issues from the fourth flight. A critical static fire test is...

SpaceX's New EVA Spacesuits Pass Testing for Historic Commercial Spacewalk

SpaceX has finalized acceptance testing of its new EVA spacesuits, marking a significant milestone for the Polaris Program. The suits will facilitate the first commercial spacewalk, led by entrepreneur Jared Isaacman,...

NASA and SpaceX Reveal $843M Plan to Deorbit ISS Safely in 2031

NASA and SpaceX have unveiled plans to deorbit the International Space Station by 2031. The $843 million contract awarded to SpaceX includes designing and constructing a deorbit vehicle to guide the ISS to its final...

SpaceX Reveals Cause of Falcon 9 Anomaly After Engine Failure and RUD Incident

SpaceX announced a liquid oxygen leak caused the Falcon 9s second-stage engine failure, resulting in a RUD. Despite the anomaly, the second stage was passivated successfully. SpaceX Identifies Liquid Oxygen Leak as...

Technology

Elon Musk ‘Surprised’ If Tesla FSD Isn’t ‘Unsupervised’ by Next Year, Predicts Regulatory Shift

Elon Musk foresees Teslas Full Self-Driving (FSD) technology becoming unsupervised by next year, reflecting his confidence in the systems development. Annual Predictions from Musk According to Elon Musk, it would...

iPhone SE 4 Mass Production Kicks Off This October, Early 2025 Release Expected

Apples iPhone SE 4 will begin mass production in October, with its release anticipated in early 2025. Apples Plans to Introduce a Cheaper iPhone Are Beginning to Take Shape With the iPhone SE 4 set to enter full...

Musk's Poll: Should Tesla Invest $5 Billion in xAI? Early Votes Show Strong Support

Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla, has launched a poll asking if Tesla should invest $5 billion in his AI company, xAI, with early results favoring the proposal. Musk Characterized the Poll as an Experiment Elon Musk, CEO of...

Tesla Triples Cybertruck Production, Aims for 2025 Profitability

Tesla has announced a tripling of Cybertruck production rates, with a target of profitability by 2025. Tripled Cybertruck Production to Drive Profitability As part of its Shareholder Deck for Q2 2024, Tesla revised...
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