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When the sorrow doesn't end: Could chronic grief be a medical condition?
When the sorrow doesn't end: Could chronic grief be a medical condition?
After Stephanie Muldberg's 13-year-old son Eric died of Ewing's sarcoma, a rare type of cancer, in...
Decolonising psychology creates possibilities for social change
Decolonising psychology creates possibilities for social change
The issues raised by South...
Mental shift: Yoga makes its way behind the walls of South African prisons
Mental shift: Yoga makes its way behind the walls of South African prisons
Raeez Safar sits in a grassy courtyard, his eyes closed as he lifts his hands to his face. As the sleeves of his white top fall past his wrists,...
​Psychologists can’t practice in a vacuum, ignoring SA’s social conditions and rights
​Psychologists can’t practice in a vacuum, ignoring SA’s social conditions and rights
Psychology in South Africa is at a crossroads in terms of its identity – as are individuals, communities and society at large.
​Psych the metrics of your soul
​Psych the metrics of your soul
THE FIFTH COLUMNWe at the ministry of silly hats take our duties very seriously. In fact, we like to think of “ministry” in the religious...
8 things you should never say to a depressed person
8 things you should never say to a depressed person
Experiencing the peaks and plunges of feeling down or having a bad day is universal - clinical depression is an enduring and debilitating...
Psychologist RATs on hackers
Psychologist RATs on hackers
“A humanistic, cognitive psychology approach to hacking would be to consider an emotion such as revenge. But my favourite explanation for the...
Why do women become violent?
Why do women become violent?
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Most mentally ill South Africans won't be helped
Most mentally ill South Africans won't be helped
Of the 20% of South Africans who suffer from a mental illness, 75% do not receive the care they need. That's according to Fatima Seedat from the...
Getting closure from the other side
Getting closure from the other side
"I don't know if someone had an accident in a hang-glider or air balloon, or with a bungee cord. I'm getting a sense of an 'oops' in the air," John Edward says, walking across the stage and staring at a young blonde woman in the 2 000-plus audience....
The unhappy rich: Antidepressant use soars in developed nations
The unhappy rich: Antidepressant use soars in developed nations
The use of antidepressants has surged across the rich world over the past decade, according to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and...
Hypnosis is not just about making you cluck like a chicken
Hypnosis is not just about making you cluck like a chicken
"The gentleman I'm touching right now," the hypnotist says as he places his hand on the shoulder of a chubby young man wearing a...

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