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Most Popular Articles on Psychreg for 2019

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Another busy year lies behind us, and with 2019’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 2019 – 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 – 5,191 views

We Should Take Pet Loss More Seriously by Dr Roxanne Hawkins

People form strong, emotional bonds with their pets, similar to human-human attachments and in some cases, pets may be the only positive relationship someone has in their life.

Pets, particularly dogs, are important family members and even play the role of best friend for some people, especially for children. Some children even say they prefer their pet over their siblings.

Top 9 – 9,574 views

I Just Can’t Let Them Go: Dartitis Is an Extremely Debilitating Disorder by Dr Linda Duffy

A few questions come to mind is what’s happening to this dart player ever happened before? Does it ever happened in other sports? And, most critically, what can be done to help better understand this phenomena? The answer to the first question is yes. For example, in tennis, snooker, cricket and golf this unexplained breakdown in movement, resulting in impeded performance, has been witnessed, often referred to as the ‘yips‘.

Top 8 – 12,733 views 

Unfit to Lead? A Universal Standard for Leader Competence by Professor Thomas Bateman

Even those of us without legal or psychiatric expertise have a right to assess our leaders’ competence. It seems that more people than usual are asking whether President Trump is unfit for command – they are saying, definitively, no he is not, or yes he is.

Let’s leave the law to the lawyers and the psychiatric assessments to the psychiatrists. Instead, let’s work with some fundamentals that we all can use to appraise the competence of any leader in any sector.

Top 7 – 13,302 views

SEND National Crisis March on 30th May 2019 – Enough Is Enough! by Sharon Pratt

Parents have been fighting for their children’s educational rights for years, however, there continues to be a lapse of support and assessment resulting in tens of thousands of children and young people being left without an appropriate education. In some cases, left without any form of education; or even worse, left within an education establishment that is unable to cater for their needs. The latter resulting in some very damaging mental health, trust and confidence issues.

Top 6 – 13,478 views

How Can Social Media Help Education? by Dennis Relojo-Howell

The use of social media in education provides students with the ability to get more useful information, to connect with learning groups and other educational systems that make education convenient. Social network tools afford students and institutions with multiple opportunities to improve learning methods.

Top 5 – 14,400 views

We Should Cure the Ills of Society to Combat the Depression Epidemic by Dr Michael Hengartner

Depressive disorders have become the leading cause of disability worldwide and a major contributor to the overall global burden of disease.

Prospective epidemiological studies show that depression may affect about half of the population up to late adulthood. But what is a depressive disorder, why is it so prevalent and how should we address this epidemic in both practice and research?

Top 4 – 15,232 views

What Is Blog Psychology? by Dennis Relojo-Howell

It was estimated that in January 2017 there were more than 1.8 billion websites. And as we know already, a website can be a personal, commercial, governmental website, or a non-profit organisation website. Websites are typically dedicated to a particular topic or purpose, ranging from entertainment and social networking to providing news and education.

Top 3 – 21,782 views

Children with Autism More Able to Read Thoughts and Feelings Than Previously Thought by Kingston University

The ability of people with autism to read what someone is feeling or thinking by looking at their eyes and face may have been underestimated, according to research conducted by a developmental psychology expert from Kingston University.

Autism is a condition that affects social communication and it is widely believed people on the autism spectrum find reading expressions particularly challenging. 

Top 2 – 29,019 views

Stop Celebrating Obesity: Fat Acceptance Does More Harm Than Good by Anna Slatz

Healthy at Every Size (HAES) HAES is exceptionally similar to pro-ana; the pro-anorexia online trend that has so dangerously taken hold of so many eating disordered young women. It provides a way to defer pain, and provides the emotional support necessary to continue the disorder without critical assessment. 

Top 1 – 46,471 views

Shutting Out Dissent: Cambridge Divinity’s Rejection of Jordan Peterson by Dr Charleen Adams

Jordan Peterson is a Canadian psychologist, who has succeeded in reaching the public in ways that have enlivened the hearts and minds of people from a diverse range intellectual and religious backgrounds. He has engaged with theological literature more willingly and openheartedly than probably any living non-religious academic.

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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