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Most Popular Articles on Psychreg in 2016

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Another busy year lies behind us, and with 2016’s end comes the opportunity to look back and recap what happened.

What better way to do this than to look at what you, Psychreg readers, found most interesting. Here are the top ten most popular Psychreg articles for 2016 – click the title to read the article in full.

Note: View counts are accurate at the time of publication; counts get updated in real-time. 

Top 10 – 138 views

Body Image and Sex for Married Couples by Ruxandra LeMay

Ruxandra explains that our body image affects us tremendously and, although we shouldn’t, we do constantly compare ourselves to other women. Of course, we don’t really have a fair chance when we are up against the unreasonable message the media uses to sell their work.

Top 9 –142 views

Decolonising Psychiatry: The Danger of a Single Story by Jeff Friedman

While employed as a psychiatric social worker at an inpatient facility in Florida, Jeff Friedman witnessed the intersection of racism and psychiatric practice. Jeff observed the danger of a single story which is the hegemonic biological explanation for mental disorders. 

Top 8 – 190 views

Creativity and the Fear of Social Exclusion by Dr Scott Furtwengler

Scott suggests that it is time to explore the construct of creativity across a broader, social context. By doing so, we may be better positioned to develop social environments (school, work, community) that influence creativity and innovation, the honey badger mindset, in a more productive, less threatening, approach.

Top 7 – 211 views

The Psychology of Deadlines by Daniel Frings

One way to explain why sometimes deadlines help and sometimes they do not is through ideas of intrinsic and extrinsic motivation. Intrinsic motivation come from inside yourself- you do things because they bring you satisfaction in and of themselves, says Dr Daniel Frings. 

Top 6 – 245 views

How Attachment Styles Impact Your Relationship by Elizabeth Earnshaw

Relationships are integral to life. Beginning in the womb, our lifeline is the umbilical cord attached to our mother. Once born, we scan for caregivers, crying for them and latching to them. As we grow we look for other people to accept and attach to us – friends, teachers, and strangers. Then, when we are old enough to yearn for romance we woo, love, struggle with, leave, and connect with partners.

Top 5 – 265 views

7 Tips for Attending a Conference Alone (and Having a Good Time) by Yuanyuan Zhou

This one is a useful tip from Whova, written by its CEO and Founder Yuanyuan ‘YY’ Zhou. After two million frequent flyer miles, she gradually found some ways to deal with all those negative feelings associated with attending a conference and shares her tips. 

Top 4 – 267 views

World’s Top 10 Universities for Psychology in 2016 by Dennis Relojo-Howell

Last 21st September, the result of Times Higher Education World University Rankings (THEWUR) 2016–17 was announced. The University of Oxford has emerged to be the first UK university to top the league table in its 12-year history. It knocked the five-time leader, the California Institute of Technology, into second place. 

Top 3 – 269 views

How Can You Improve Your Self-Esteem in Just Two Weeks by Michelle Winter

We all process events and reality through spectacles, depending on how we feel at the time and what the experience is, dictates the colour of the lenses.  If you’re feeling good the lenses will be rosy, however if you’re feeling rubbish the lenses will be badly tinted. This processing adds more weight to our already established belief system. 

Top 2 – 985 views

Who Can Benefit from Art Therapy by Justin Davis

Anyone can benefit from art. I’ve worked with kids as small as four years old and senior adults in their 90s, and everyone in between. . The one thing that is vital is that you have enough of an open mind to be willing to get a little messy, deal with some messes, and have some fun while doing it. What have you got to lose?

Top 1 –1,559 views

Demystifying the Misconceptions of Art Therapy by Karissa Patel 

Although art therapy (also interchangeable with art psychotherapy) has various definitions, its common element includes it being an expressive therapy that uses art and the creative process as a primary mode of communication. This, however, does not explain the therapeutic and psychodynamic aspects of the therapy, rather the simplistic definition that I seem to say as if on autopilot, explains Karissa Patel. 

Thank you to all the authors

Well done and massive thank you to the authors who shared their articles! Until next year!

Dennis Relojo-Howell is the founder of Psychreg. He is also the editor-in-chief of Psychreg Journal Psychology, and writes a weekly column for Free Malaysia Today


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