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Life of the Rich & Famous: The Psychology of Celebrity Worship

Channel E!, JustJared.com, US Magazine, TMZ, People Magazine, the list is endless, the obsession with celebrities is everywhere, it has become a part of our lives. “Did you see the dress Sarah Jessica Parker wore to the red carpet last weekend?” “Did you see what JLaw did at the Oscars last night?” The lives of …

Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) – Stress Induced Food Cravings

Continuing with the Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition series, here is Adila Alias’ research titled “Stress Induced Food Cravings.”   My research looks at stress induced food cravings with race being the manipulating variable. Race, in this context, represents the ethnicity or the ethnic group For example; would it be safe to say that I, …

3rd Year Modules: Cognitive Neuroscience of Ageing

The most obvious signs of ageing are physical changes, for examples developing wrinkles and your hair turning grey.  Other changes include the slowing down of motor movements, and being more prone to chronic illnesses (such as hypertension, rheumatism, osteoporosis, heart disease, diabetes and asthma (e.g., Oskvig, 2005).  This can reduce the ability of an older …

Mental Healthcare; Still a Long Way to Go

In the 21st century most of the major projects that are being conducted to improve the living conditions of people, as well as smaller projects, mostly focus on what’s believed to be basic needs. This is perfectly justified considering that basic needs logically earn their place as a priority that should at once be met, …