SAGE Psychology & Psychiatry

Robyn Steward interviews Liz Pellicano and Damian Milton about participatory research methods and how they can shape the approaches and outcomes of research for the better.


Robyn Steward discusses ‘The prevalence of autistic traits in a homeless population’ with one of the authors Alasdair Churchyard (UCL).

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Category:Psychology & Psychiatry -- posted at: 10:14am EDT

Jessica Cotney (University of Sussex, UK) explains her research to understand the conceptualizations of kindness from six focus groups with 11-16 year olds. Posted Dec 2018. Read the associated article here.

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The movement to care for people with mental illness and intellectual disability in the general community rather than in large institutions shifted the priorities of care away from minimising risk towards increasing autonomy. It was equally unsurprising that most of those affected benefited from increased control over their lives, while some appeared to use their freedom unwisely. Notwithstanding difficulties with its implementation, the National Disability Insurance Scheme shows that there is still a broad appetite for ambitious efforts to increase the control of people with disability over their own lives and care.

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Category:Psychology & Psychiatry -- posted at: 4:51am EDT

In this episode of the Psychology of Women Quarterly podcast series, Editor Mary Brabeck interviews Jennifer Frederick on the published article "'I Became a Lioness': Pathways to Feminist Identity Among Women's Movement Activists." This podcast examines the various pathways to feminist identity and the research methodology she and her co-author, Abigail J. Stewart, employed.

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Category:Psychology & Psychiatry -- posted at: 12:44pm EDT

Dr William L. Dunlop (University of California, Riverside) discusses narrative identities and his research on how love-life narratives can indicate personality traits and authenticity  in the romantic domain. Posted October 2018. Read the associated article here.

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Mental health legislation balances competing aims including patient care, safety, and autonomy, with public expectations of justice, humane treatment, and professional discretion. The difficulty of satisfying all is shown by the recent comment by the United Nations Committee for the Rights of People with Disabilities that all people have legal capacity at all times, leading to the conclusion that involuntary treatment and substitute decision-making are unethical.

The October 2018 podcast interviews Associate Professor Christopher Ryan, Director of Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry at Sydney’s Westmead Hospital, and Associate Professor at the Sydney Health Ethics centre of the University of Sydney. Professor Ryan has numerous publications covering delirium, risk categorisation, and ethical practice in psychiatry. Professor Ryan highlights psychiatrists’ unique responsibility for the exercise of involuntary detention for the treatment of mental illness; discusses recent improvements in Australasian legislation governing this responsibility; and suggests that improved understanding of mental health legislation covering involuntary treatment should be a priority for psychiatric training and continuing professional development.

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Category:Psychology & Psychiatry -- posted at: 9:31am EDT

Relationship Matters 84 “When ‘we’ should be ‘me’”: Dr Jessica Borelli (University of California, Irvine) discusses her recent study which sought to discover how good lay people are at perceiving other peoples attachment to previous partners after their breakup with a focus on linguistic cues

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Category:Psychology & Psychiatry -- posted at: 1:30am EDT

It has been said that when the organic basis of a mental disease is understood, it ceases to be psychiatry. Discovery of the spirochaete and penicillin emptied the asylums of the victims of tertiary syphilis; understanding the brain’s electrochemical networks delivered epilepsy to neurology; while advances in immunology promise to transform incurable schizophrenia into eminently curable autoimmune encephalitis.

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Category:Psychology & Psychiatry -- posted at: 7:21am EDT

Relationship Matters podcast 83 “How many hours does it take to make a friend”: Dr Jeffery Hall contextualises and explains his study on the amount of time it takes to increase closeness with people

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Relationship Matters Podcast Number 82 “Through your partner’s eyes: Perspective taking tempers optimism in behaviour predictions”: Dr Johanna Peetz answers questions about her recent research on how considering a partner’s perspective can affect the amount they expect their partner to do for their relationship and how this can improve relationship quality

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Relationship Matters Podcast Number 81 “Nothing ventured, nothing gained: People anticipate more regret from missed romantic opportunities than from rejection”: Dr Samantha Joel talks about her study on the conflict between the anticipated regret from rejection and the anticipated regret of missed opportunities when it comes to decision making for romantic opportunities

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Category:Psychology & Psychiatry -- posted at: 7:56am EDT

The June 2018 podcast features Dr John Kasinathan, Clinical Director of Adolescent Mental Health at Justice, Health, and Forensic Mental Health Network in NSW. Dr Kasinathan suggests that the growing number of mentally ill and intellectually impaired offenders alongside a plateau of public mental health resources may mean that forensic psychiatry in Australasia is at a tipping point. The reasons why the otherwise admirable drive for autonomy underlying the NDIS may be making it more difficult for the most vulnerable patients to access appropriate least restrictive care, and how to approach the mix of organic, psychiatric, and personality factors presenting in the forensic population are discussed.

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Category:Psychology & Psychiatry -- posted at: 9:10am EDT

Relationship Matters Podcast Number 80 “Partners’ attachment insecurity predicts greater physiological threat in anticipation of attachment-relevant interactions”: Dr Brett Peter discusses his study which sought to discover whether anticipating interacting with a partner higher in attachment insecurity predicted greater physiological threat in an emotion regulation context

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Psychology of Women Quarterly editor Mary Brabeck interviews Dr. Rita Seabrook on the published article "Sexual Object or Sexual Subject? Media Use, Self-Sexualization, and Sexual Agency Among Undergraduate Women." This podcast examines the connection between media use and self-objectification among undergraduate women and Dr. Seabrook explains the findings within her article by illustrating the research methodology she and her co-authors, L. Monique Ward, Petal Grower, Soraya Giaccardi, and Julia R. Lippman, employed.

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Category:Psychology & Psychiatry -- posted at: 1:40pm EDT

The April 2018 podcast features Professor Helen Christensen, Director and Chief Scientist at the Black Dog Institute, a prominent Australian Non-Government Organisation dedicated to the identification, prevention, and treatment of mental illness. Professor Christensen leads the Digital Dog team, which is developing youth-friendly methods for early detection and treatment of mental illness. In the podcast the Black Dog’s innovative approach to health care delivery and ambitious research leveraging social networks, wearable technology, and big data to predict and prevent mental illness and suicide, are discussed.

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Category:Psychology & Psychiatry -- posted at: 5:54am EDT

Relationship Matters Podcast Number 79 “Realistic Love: Contemporary college women’s negotiations of princess culture and the “reality” of romantic relationships”: Dr Amanda Koontz answers questions about her recent study on the perception of princess culture amongst college-aged women and the possible impact it has on their constructions of romantic relationships

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Category:Psychology & Psychiatry -- posted at: 4:14am EDT

The February 2018 podcast interviews Dr Mark Daglish, Director of Addiction Psychiatry at Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital. Dr Daglish has been involved in research into the neurochemistry of craving, the role of craving in relapse, and brief interventions for young people presenting to emergency departments with alcohol related injuries. In the podcast the importance of integrated care of patients presenting with addiction across medical, social, legal, and other services, and the search for maintenance treatments for stimulant users is discussed. Dr Daglish also mentions exploratory efforts to use psychoactive substances such as psilocybin to alter the natural history of addiction, speculating on the possibility of manufacturing the sort of epiphanies that can lead to abstinence.

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Category:Psychology & Psychiatry -- posted at: 8:35am EDT

Relationship Matters Podcast Number 78 “Depression, emotion regulation and the demand and withdraw pattern during intimate relationship conflict”: Dr Sarah Holley discusses her paper which investigates the relationship between depression and the demand/withdraw pattern common in conflict in romantic couples.

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Category:Psychology & Psychiatry -- posted at: 3:51am EDT

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