Newcastle- A surprising city.

To decide on where to go for my latest holiday, we literally googled “places to go in January in Australia” and Newcastle was one of the suggestions. I have explored very little of New South Wales (Australian state) and Newcastle promised good beaches, good wine, & good food- all things that I enjoy! Newcastle is actually the 7th largest city […]

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‘Operation GTFO’- Using Operant Conditioning to get s*&t done.

  Being a psychology PhD student, I wanted to discuss one of my favourite psychology theoretical frameworks that I use to motivate myself. Operant Conditioning is a learning theory identified by Skinner (for more info click here) which in basic terms says that being rewarded encourages behaviour to continue (or increase) and receiving consequences encourages behaviour to stop (or decrease). […]

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Participants (over 18) wanted for anonymous online survey about sharks & the media

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Shark_Psychology Would you like to participate in an anonymous study about sharks in the media, which involves completing an online survey? The survey will take approximately 15 minutes. Follow the link  above to participate. Please copy and paste the link with other people whom you have online access to (e.g., email, social media, online blogs). Anyone over the age of […]

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PhD Update, January

  In my last PhD update post from November I was whinging about my lack of motivation. I am happy to report that I am back on track with motivation (as much as one can be whilst trying to complete their thesis) and I have had a productive December and start of January. I have submitted what I hope is […]

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