Marcus Clarke BSc MSc

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Marcus has a degree in psychology, a masters degree in health psychology and has worked within the NHS as well as private organisations. Marcus started psysci a psychology and science blog in order to disseminate research into bitesize, meaningful and helpful resources that are interesting and insightful and often help people on the right track to improving their lives.

The Thin Line Between Work and Home

The boundaries between work and home have been of great interest to researchers and practitioners for some years and if anything is becoming an increasingly pertinent issue. As work and home can be thought of as incompatible – success and commitment to work often leads to diminished participation at home, researchers aimed to consider the conflicts that […]

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Mental Illness: Stigma by Association

People living with mental illness are often stigmatised but they are not the sole recipients of stigmatism, family members and other people close to those with mental illness are often also stigmatised by association. Therefore the stigma suffered by association is an area that researchers are interested in. Researchers from The Netherlands and the USA […]

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Flow: The Secret to Happiness?

Former president of the American Psychological Association, Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi is best known for his work examining happiness and creativity, fitting in nicely with the recent popularity of positive psychology. Considered by some as his pioneering work into happiness Csikszentmihalyi is the architect of the notion of ‘Flow’ The Psychology of Optimal Experience. Czikszentmihalyi asks, “What makes a life […]

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Psychology Dictionary

Students and psychology professionals are increasingly opting to use an online ‘Psychology Dictionary‘ due to ease of use and regular updates when a new term is created or modified. There is also an opportunity to provide instant feedback to the creators of the psychology dictionary if you do not agree with a term. Which online […]

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How to Increase and Sustain Positive Emotion

Fundamentally psychology is concerned with peoples mental functions and subsequent behaviours. As people generally want to be ‘happy’ positive psychology is specifically concerned with achieving a satisfactory life and happy life, rather than focusing on illness. Research published in the Journal of Positive Psychology examined how regularly practicing positive mental exercises could impact on positive emotional outcomes. […]

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