Anna’s work explores stories and film and research and well being and performance and thriving. She is passionate about everything she does and that passion spills forth in every word of this conversation.
'It’s ‘digital heroin’: How screens turn kids into psychotic junkies'
That was the NY Post headline that sent the internet into meltdown in 2016. The article went on to state that 'your kid’s brain on Minecraft looks like a brain on drugs' and every parent who has ever experienced a pang of guilt watching their child immersed in a screen-based game felt that guilt engulf them.
But is it true? Are video and screen-based games as terrifying as the headlines suggest?
In late May of 2019 the World Health Organisation officially recognized "gaming disorder" as a mental health condition — adding the disorder to the International Classification of Diseases, or the ICD-11, the organisation's official diagnostic manual.
Screen time, video games and internet gaming are confusing topics. Everyone has an opinion. Parents feel guilt and uncertainty. 'Screen time' creates a huge amount of conflict within families. I wonder whether the conflict, anxiety and stress around internet games and screen time does more harm that the screens themselves?
Today on the podcast we’re talking to e-safety expert Martine Oglethorpe about technology, fear and parenting in the digital age…
Can you imagine what it's like to be a judge presiding over a court? To maintain calm in the court room, absorb and synthesise complex information, listen to sometimes deeply difficult stories and make decisions that affect the lives of others- and at times our society - in critical ways?
These are just some of the tasks facing our judicial officers - our judges and magistrates. They are tasks that can have a significant impact on their stress and well being and today we’re exploring new research exactly that…
What do you know about therapy?
Did the producers of The Sopranos get it right?
And are we all a little bit mad?
And if common childhood experiences can lead to struggles later in life, should parents be worried about 'screwing up' our kids?
I explore these questions and more with my guests, the authors of a new book ‘The Talking Cure: Normal people, their hidden struggles and the life-changing power of therapy'
We're taking a break from regular programming for a special mini episode celebrating the winners at the 2019 Australian Podcast Awards.
Australians were on tenterhooks on Saturday 18 May 2019 as we awaited news of the winners and losers. Yes we had a Federal Election but more importantly, it was the 2019 Australian Podcast Awards!
Mr Potential Psychology and I headed north to Sydney to join in the festivities and fun, mingle with audio royalty and learn a little more about what's great on the Australian podcast scene.
Listen in to discover my pick of the winners, who I'm listening to right now to live, learn, laugh and flourish, and whether the Potential Psychology Podcast walked away with a gong.