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Why I moved to Darwin to study Psychology

Victorian native Matthew Cartwright was on a road trip from Darwin to Katherine in July last year, when he saw a sign on the road for Charles Darwin University. At the time, Matt was in his final year of a Bachelor of Psychology down in Melbourne, and was planning his next move.

I went back to uni at 55 to better understand human behaviour

Darwin-born Cathryn Doney had a professional IT consulting career before she decided to study Psychology at CDU. Cathryn plans to draw on her life experience and skills to succeed. She is aiming to pave her way to a future in research, academia, applied learning, or in a consulting capacity at the junction of technology, organisational design and psychological science. 

Being afraid effectively: Cross-cultural perspectives on disaster risk reduction

Fear is generally considered a negative emotion. But while fear can be sometimes irrational and keep you from chasing your dreams, it can also keep you safe and prevent you from putting yourself in danger and taking unmitigated risks.

How to be a great therapist

By Dr Simon Moss, Associate Professor - Psychology at CDU. A great therapist often mirrors a great steak: rare, tender, expensive—and not too hot. Yet, many therapists are not great.  Indeed, some therapists are downright horrid. In one instance, a woman, approaching 30, plagued with issues of abandonment, complained that her therapist would often forget to arrive.  And, if the therapist did arrive, he would dedicate most of the session to filing his nails or completing errands. One session was even convened in his car, while he drove to buy lotto tickets and KFC.  While waiting in the drive-through, the client began to discuss her problems. 

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