There’s a Sucker Born Every Minute…

Today’s blog will be a little different, but touches on human credulity, especially in the modern world of mass distribution of (mis)information. As a person trained in science, it pains me to see the amount of crap being pumped through social media, and the remarkable Read More …

Psychologists vs. psychology: It’s time we started practising science…

This week, I’m going to rant. Actually I’m going to rant about my own profession. As you probably know, I’m a psychologist. I first became involved with psychology as a student 25 years ago. Since then, I’ve spent 11 years at university studying it, and Read More …

The science and practice of Meditation (cultivating your inner daily llama)…

Today’s post comes to you from onboard a train to London – normal service should resume next week on my return home to Melbourne. I realised recently that I’ve spent a lot of time in my posts talking about the importance of meditation, including how Read More …

Evidence versus hearsay: Learning to think like a scientist…

Welcome to Eclectic Moose’s 50th blog – yup, been doing this for almost a whole year. Hope you’re still enjoying. Please let me know if there are any topics you’d like me to write about or incorporate into future blogs. So, onwards. Today I thought Read More …

The science and practise of compassion: Why we don’t need to invoke spirituality to understand and benefit from compassionate action…

Last week I wrote about how to incorporate the basics of mindfulness into your life. I also promised a follow-up on compassion, but┬árather┬áthan to another ‘Dummies guide’, I thought I’d take a stab at both the science behind compassion and some of the things we Read More …