Author Archives: Bhatia Maneet

Reflecting on Vancouver: Why do people riot?

Reflecting on Vancouver: Why do people riot?

What a difference a year makes for Vancouverites? Last February the streets were filled with people cheering, elated that their country had brought home hockey gold in the 2010 Winter Olympics. Fast-forward a year and the scene is much different. With over 100,000 individuals, and hundreds of police officers crowding the downtown streets, something was bound to happen, and it did.

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Interview on Sportsnet Radio the FAN 590: Is crying acceptable in sports?

Interview on Sportsnet Radio the FAN 590: Is crying acceptable in sports?

Listen to my conversation with Jeff Sammut on the Jeff Sammut Show on Sportsnet Radio the Fan 590 (Canada’s number one sports talk radio station) where we discuss my latest article in the Good Men Project Magazine on men’s emotional expression in the NBA.

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What can the NBA teach us about expressing emotions?

What can the NBA teach us about expressing emotions?

As seen in the Sports section at the Good Men Project Magazine read my article on how the NBA reinforces certain stereotypes about men’s emotional expression.

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Changing your behaviours Part II: How to increase acceleration behaviours

Changing your behaviours Part II: How to increase acceleration behaviours

In Part I of this series on changing behaviours, I outlined a few strategies on how to reduce unwanted behaviours. In Part II, I will focus on how to increase acceleration behaviours. With acceleration behaviours, the key is the desire to increase the frequency of behaviours we deem to be adaptive and important (e.g. exercising, finishing homework, eating vegetables, etc.).

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Changing your behaviours Part I: How to reduce unwanted behaviours

Changing your behaviours Part I: How to reduce unwanted behaviours

As humans we are constantly striving towards improving ourselves, and those around us. Improvement inevitably requires a change in behaviour. Whether it is improving your diet by eating less junk food, increasing exercise, communicating better, studying harder, or sleeping earlier, all of these goals require the implementation of different behavioural strategies.

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The Psychology of Erectile Dysfunction

The Psychology of Erectile Dysfunction

As seen in a featured article in the Good Men Project Magazine, read about the Psychology of Erectile Dysfunction co-authored by myself and Psychologist Christopher MacKinnon.

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A lesson from the Miami Heat: “Big boys don’t cry.”

A lesson from the Miami Heat: “Big boys don’t cry.”

As I was gathering information for my first blog entry on Emotions, I came across the recent drama surrounding the Miami Heat and what is now being dubbed ‘Crygate.’

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Is self-esteem bad? Consequences for children’s development.

Is self-esteem bad? Consequences for children’s development.

If you are reading this you are probably a member of Generation Me, a term Social Psychologist Dr. Jean Twenge, Ph.D., coined to characterize anybody born since 1970 in her 2006 book titled Generation Me: Why Today’s Young Americans Are More Confident, Assertive, Entitled- and More Miserable Than Ever Before.

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Welcome to Psych State of Mind

Welcome to Psych State of Mind

With the proliferation of social media and the unprecenteded level of connectedness that we face today, I felt it was time to venture into ‘blogsphere.’ Enter: Psych State of Mind, a blog that will provide you, the reader, with a view of the world from a psychological perspective.

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