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Category Archives: Business

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 […]

4 Day eBook Pre-Order Sale on Amazon for my New Book – Steady STARTS NOW

For the next 4 days, my eBook will be discounted to US$2.99 on Amazon globally on pre-order. That’s over 60% off With the UK in lockdown, and the virus continuing to spread rapidly globally, we are not through this pandemic yet.  We know that looking after our mental health is important not only in crisis, […]

Audiobook Version of Steady: Coming Soon!

Audiobooks are definitely a thing. A thing related to, but separate from traditional books, but also eBooks too. I’ve had a few enquiries as to whether my new book, “Steady: Keeping calm in a world gone viral” will be available on audiobook. I’m pleased to say that I’ll be working with Findaway Voices to make […]

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 […]

The number of photos we take has increased hugely. How does this change our experience of life?

For many of you listening to this podcast, taking photos of things and people in our lives has become much more common, as well as documenting our experiences of life. Understanding how the act of taking photos may get in the way of or increase our pleasure in these activities seems like an important topic […]

If we write our name on an object, will we recycle it or trash it?

If you drink coffee and buy that in a shop, the barista might call out your name – which may be written on your disposable cup – when it’s ready. Does the fact that your name is written on the cup have an influence on whether you choose to recycle it or not? Even if […]

How do people with multiracial (or multicultural) backgrounds navigate their social identity?

In this episode, I talk with Dr. Sarah Gaither, Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience at Duke University in the USA. In this conversation, we focus on Sarah’s work on understanding multiracial identities and the costs and benefits of navigating that social terrain. Here is the link to the paper we talk about in this […]

Behaviour: Still the best (and only) tool we have to manage COVID19

When thinking about another outbreak of COVID-19 in New Zealand spread through community transmission of the coronavirus, it’s more a question of when rather than if. And at this point, we would do well to remember that aside from better technologies to detect the virus, the only tools we have are all based on behaviour.