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Manchester attack and trauma in young people — Expert Q&A

Tessa Evans posted in on May 24th, 2017.

On the 22nd May 2017, a suicide bombing took place at a pop concert at the Manchester Arena, with the latest reports indicating 22 dead and a further 59 injured. With the UK ramping up police presence in the streets and increasing the terror alert to from severe to critical, Theresa May noted in a statement that […]

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 […]

Queensland floods: the aftermath – experts respond

Dacia Herbulock posted in on January 14th, 2011.

Our colleagues at the Australian Science Media Centre have released the following expert commentary on the aftermath of the Queensland floods. Journalists requiring assistance in tracking down Australia-based experts on the floods, please contact the Australian Science Media Centre on +61 8 7120 8666. ———– Professor Beverley Raphael is from the University of Western Sydney’s […]

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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