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Tuesday 23 August 2005
What impact does childhood adversity have on our growth and development?
A large body of research connects childhood adversity directly with later psychological difficulty, and there is a well established link with mental illness. But, up until now, there has been little information about the effect of childhood adversity in the wider population.
Psychiatrist Dr Stephen Rosenmanfrom the Centre for Mental Health Research at the Australian National University discusses his study which aims to increase our knowledge in this area.
PSYCHOLOGY OF DANCE
What is it about bodies moving in unison that is so captivating and how are we affected psychologically when we observe dance? Neurological research has now pinpointed the part of the brain that is activated when we see movement.
Raj attends a dance rehearsal at The Place in London and meets choreographer Shobana Jeyasingh and neuroscientist Dr Daniel Glaserfrom University College London to find out more.
GEOGRAPHY OF THINKING
Psychologist Professor Richard Nisbettof Michigan University is challenging the traditional view in his field that thought processes are the same around the world. In his book The Geography of Thought, he argues that the way East Asians and Westerners think is very different.