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Tag Archives: empathy

Talking about Steady on the RunRunLive! Podcast – Out Now

A few years ago, I was a regular contributor to the long-running RunRunLive! podcast, run by Chris Russell over in Massachusetts in the USA. This was back in the day when I was running marathons and ultra-marathons. That all stopped with Daia (who is now 3) came along, with my last big even being the […]

Steady review: “Dare I say, it is a masterclass in science communication…”

“This book is like a pocket pandemic/disaster psychologist” Yesterday, I was amazed and very thankful to receive a review from Dr Johnrev Guilaran, Assist. Prof. of Psychology, University of the Philippines Visayas. He is a fellow clinical psychologist, working in the realm of disaster psychology, and he obtained his Ph.D. here in New Zealand at […]

Steady – now available for pre-order globally in paperback and ebook: links

It’s exciting to be able to let you know that my upcoming book is now available for global pre-order in both paperback and ebook formats. And of course, you can still buy it directly from me right here on my website. It’s loaded up into bookseller catalogues, so if you prefer to buy from an […]

Lockdown Relief: Are You Putting On A Brave Face?

I’ve heard lots of people talking about how they feel like they need to put on a brave face on things – for their children, for others that care about them – even though they may be feeling very differently on the inside, compared to the brave face they’re showing on the outside. Should you […]

Lockdown Relief: Practice Gratitude – It Really Helps

So, you can’t go out for coffee, you can’t see people you love and you are worried about, and you can’t go further than the super-local area where you live. I get it. It’s frustrating. But let me flip you around a second. What’s good? What are you grateful for right now? What are you […]

Can meditation help us to do good?

Many people think that meditation can not only have an impact on stress and illness, but can also improve prosociality. But meditation and prosociality are multi-dimensional constructs: so what exactly are we talking about here? Listen to my conversation with Dr Ute Kreplin at the School of Psychology, Massey University in New Zealand as we […]

How do 3-4 year olds think about hide and seek?

Have you played hide and seek with a small child and found them in seconds as they sit in the middle of the room with their eyes covered, convinced that you can’t see them? In this episode, I talk with Asst Professor Henrike Moll, in the Department of Psychology at the University of Southern California […]

Is human language underpinned by gestures?

In this episode, I talk with Emeritus Professor Michael Corballis, who is based at the University of Auckland in New Zealand. Professor Corballis is an internationally acclaimed scholar and one of his most recent accolades is the ward of the Rutherford Medal by the Royal Society of New Zealand. In this conversation, we focus particular on […]