Category Archives: Short articles (<500 words)

Understanding and working with the psychology of risk in the financial sector

From driving on the streets of London, speaking one’s mind in a challenging situation, to taking a position in the market, taking risks is part of everyday life. Becoming aware of what motivates our positions towards risks in our professional and private spheres enables us to act with greater consideration for ourselves and others, and, in time, to show true … Continue reading Understanding and working with the psychology of risk in the financial sector

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Nature versus nurture – more grist to the mill

This recent article by the Guardian, “Why do identical twins end up leading such different lives?” adds yet more weight to the argument that even though our genes may predispose us to certain traits, and therefore give us strengths and vulnerabilities, our epigenetic makeup, i.e., the pattern by which certain genes are expressed or not through of our interactions with the world, will make a huge contribution to the building of our personality.

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In a few words: depression combined with anxiety

Depression with Anxiety: a common problem Very often, psychotherapists in London and elsewhere will mention under the same breath that they help people with “anxiety and depression”, almost as if it were one and the same thing. This is probably because, according to the ONS, there are almost three times more people who suffer from both depression and … Continue reading In a few words: depression combined with anxiety

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