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Quake psychology focus at conference

John Kerr posted in on August 24th, 2011.

The trauma and resilience of Cantabrians in the wake of earthquakes has been the focus of research presented at a psychology conference in Queenstown this week. More than 300 psychologists and scientists from New Zealand and overseas met in the scenic resort town to take part in the New Zealand Psychological Society Annual Conference. The […]

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TVNZ/NZPA: Study questions power of ‘truth-telling’

Peter Griffin posted in on September 14th, 2010.

New research from the University of Otago is questioning whether ‘truth-telling’ – retelling stories of the trauma and grief experienced during war – is actually a beneficial exercise for people. The research instead suggests that it could worsen mental health, although it may have other benefits. An excerpt: (read in full here) “Brouneus explored interviewees’ […]

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