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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.

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...

Is there such a thing as a 'true self'?

Jul 31, 2017 09:01 am UTC| Life

To thine own self be true, the saying goes. It is often taken as sage advice, a remnant scrap of Elizabethan life coaching, but Shakespeare may have meant it to be heard as a stale platitude. He puts it in the mouth of...

The strange links between intelligence and prejudice

Jul 18, 2017 12:18 pm UTC| Insights & Views Life

Human judgement often becomes less accurate when we train it on ourselves. Self appraisals commonly flatter our strengths and minimise our weaknesses. The average man overstates his height by 1.2cm and the average woman...

Snout, sniff and sneeze: the language of the nose

Apr 11, 2017 04:42 am UTC| Health

Ralph Waldo Emerson once said that language is fossil poetry. It is made up, he said, of images which have long ceased to remind us of their poetic origin. Some of that poetry is on the nose. An extraordinary number of...

Distress, status wars and immoral behaviour: the psychological impacts of inequality

Mar 28, 2017 11:18 am UTC| Insights & Views Economy

It is well known that economic inequality is rising. In most industrialised nations the distribution of wealth and income is becoming increasingly concentrated. In the United States, the top 10% of earners make more than...

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Economy

Indonesia subjects Facebook, Apple, Disney, Tiktok to 10% VAT

Indonesia has included Facebook, The Walt Disney Company (Southeast Asia) Pte Ltd., Tiktok Pte Ltd, and Apple Distribution International Ltd, among technology companies to be charged 10 percent value-added tax on sales to...

Malaysia urges ASEAN to purchase COVID-19 vaccine as a bloc

Malaysias Foreign Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein urged the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) members to procure the COVID-19 vaccine as a bloc to increase its availability in the region....

Tencent targetted in US-China tech war

US President Donald Trump has issued executive orders that would ban messaging app WeChat and short-form video app TikTok in the US in 45 days if their parent companies do not sell them. The announcement sent shares of...

S. Korea to launch 6G project in 2026

The South Korean government will invest 200 billion won for five years from 2021 en route to launching a 6G mobile services pilot project in 2026. The target is for commercializing 6G services between 2028 and...

US slaps 5.41% anti-dumping tariff on S. Korean, Vietnam wind towers

The US slapped a 5.41 percent anti-dumping tariff on imported wind towers from South Korea and Vietnam for being sold at less than fair value. The US Department of Commerce is set to make an official order imposing the...

Politics

Ivanka Trump brings in $4 million in latest fundraiser

Despite the current economic and health crisis that is currently affecting the United States as well as the rest of the world, Donald Trump is still up for reelection this year and is set to receive a formal renomination...

Melania Trump: Expert says FLOTUS is like a 'mentor' to stepdaughter Ivanka Trump

First lady Melania Trump is an influential presence in the White House, even to her stepdaughter Ivanka Trump. A body language expert shares how much influence Melania may have had over Ivanka over time in her role as a...

Donald Trump: Facebook and Twitter clamp down on misinformation on POTUS' posts

Donald Trump is known for insisting his own claims and theories about the COVID-19 pandemic, which has hit the United States the hardest. Recently, social media platforms Facebook and Twitter have now clamped down on posts...

Melania Trump: Body language expert says the First Lady's 'regal vibes' was copied from Queen Elizabeth

Melania Trump is currently the First Lady in the U.S. and with her position, she is bound to have many formal engagements and public appearances that may require her to give a speech. Delivering speeches is not easy...

Science

NASA reveals how ingredients for life is distributed through space

The entire universe is made up of bits and pieces of stars and planets, with the possibility of there being life in each one. Scientists at NASA looked into how there could be life on other celestial objects, in the form...

Asteroids: Space rock traveling 38,880 kilometers per hour to pass by Earth this weekend

Space agencies such as NASA are constantly keeping tabs on asteroids that are coming our way. One particular asteroid is Earthbound this weekend, traveling at a speed of 38,880 kilometers per hour. Express reports that...

Asteroids: NASA and University of Hawaii release footage of space rock completing fly-by past Earth

Asteroids regularly pass by Earth, but it is not everyday that we may get to witness one completing its fly-by. Recently, NASA and the University of Hawaii released footage one of asteroid completing its approach to...

NASA: Mysterious red rectangle in space captured by the Hubble Space Telescope

NASA and the European Space Agencys Hubble Space Telescope is busy making its rounds all throughout space, taking photos of unusual and spectacular occurrences lightyears away from Earth. This time, NASA revealed one of...

Technology

iOS 14 beta 4 delivers missing Apple TV widget, 3D Touch

Apple has rolled out the iOS 14 beta 4 this week. The new build comes with a few tweaks while also adding some missing features such as the Apple TV widget and 3D Touch. iOS 14 beta 4: Whats new? The addition of the...

Pixel 5 very likely features 120Hz as Google confirms release in fall

Google broke its months-long silence about its plans for its smartphone lineup. While the company recently confirmed the release of Pixel 5 in the coming months, an industry analyst also reported that a 120Hz display is...

iPhone 12 announcement and retail release currently set in October

If there was one thing tech fans could count on every year, it was Apples consistent product launch event every September with the newest iPhones being the main stars. However, well-known leaker Jon Prosser reported that...

‘GTA 6’ location in Vice City hinted by music rights requests reportedly made to synthwave artists

Another potentially leaked information emerged online adding to the speculations that GTA 6 could be set in Vice City. Synthwave music artists were reportedly contacted with requests for clearing music rights for a radio...
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