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Department of Psychology news

Top of cliff approach to suicide prevention

Wednesday, 10 March 2021 10:20am

By looking at suicide prevention from a different perspective, University of Otago researchers hope to improve identification and support for people in suicidal crisis.

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Psychology welcomes two new Māori academic staff

Thursday, 4 March 2021 7:25am

Two new Māori academics have been warmly welcomed to the Department of Psychology.

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Tongan student realises dream to enter Clinical Psychology programme

Wednesday, 24 February 2021 11:43am

Tongan postgraduate student Jordan Quensell is celebrating reaching his ambitious goal of entry into the competitive postgraduate Clinical Psychology programme.

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Dunedin Study data provides evidence that youth mental health issues impact adult physical health

Thursday, 18 February 2021 9:11am

A new study by researchers from Otago and Duke Universities makes the case that mental health struggles in early life can lead to poorer physical health and advanced aging in adulthood.

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Dunedin study finds relationship between youth mental health issues and later adult physical health

Thursday, 18 February 2021 9:53am

Dunedin study finds relationship between youth mental health issues and later adult physical health.

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Eating disorder project wins Christchurch summer studentship awards

Wednesday, 3 February 2021 1:53pm

A project summing up the financial cost of eating disorders in New Zealand took out the top prize at this year’s Christchurch Summer Studentship programme awards.

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Four researchers in top one per cent of citations 

Thursday, 21 January 2021 11:03am

Four Otago researchers have been named on the Clarivate Highly Cited Researchers list for 2020.

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Focus on sleep quality, over social media quantity, to improve young people’s well-being

Monday, 18 January 2021 9:48am

Worried about how social media use is affecting your teenager’s well-being? University of Otago research has revealed you may be focusing on the wrong issue.

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Vale Professor Jim Flynn

Friday, 18 December 2020 2:35pm

Professor James Flynn FRSNZ, a University of Otago academic renowned for his intelligent approach to research and teaching, and his internationally recognised work on race and IQ, died on 11 December, aged 86.

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Otago study identifies ‘three pillars’ of good mental health for young adults

Monday, 14 December 2020 3:28pm

Getting good quality sleep, exercising, and eating more raw fruits and vegetables predicts better mental health and well-being in young adults, a University of Otago study has found.

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'Glass Ceilings in New Zealand Universities' study highlights inequities in promotions and earnings

Wednesday, 2 December 2020 11:41am

'Glass Ceilings in New Zealand Universities' study highlights inequities in promotions and earnings.

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Ability to counter negative body image messages provides lessons for all – Otago study shows

Monday, 16 November 2020 11:24am

Viewing media with an engaged and sceptical eye allows young women to protect their body image, a University of Otago study has found.

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Dunedin Study exhibition now in Nelson

Friday, 13 November 2020 11:23am

The Dunedin Study 'Slice of Life' exhibition is now in Nelson.