Category: Blog

How to Make Someone Comfortable with You

I’ve always been very interested in the teeny, tiny micro-aspects of conversation. Whether we are speaking with a friend or a stranger often determines the types of language we use, what we decide to disclose and what we keep to ourselves, our body-language and facial expressions, and how we react and respond to what’s been…
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Statistics and Science

Statistics. It’s the word that makes almost every uni student cringe. Statistics is a strain of maths we use in most of our fields, whether psychology, biology or engineering, that forms the numerical backbone of evidence we use to present our ideas and theories to others. Statistics is the very basis of science, and it…
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Journal entry written by Communication Fascination's author Holly Pearce, about finding happiness in your own situation and by continuing to leave your comfort zone.

Love of Unknown

This one’s about climbing the mountain and finally seeing the magnificence from the top.

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Teammates not Tyrants

This one’s about letting go of people who make you feel unworthy.

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Child’s Play

This is my very first post about something I’ve studied. Though I’m very excited about mass communication! We’re learning about the effects of ‘play’ in Developmental Psychology at the moment. It is no secret that kids seem to be guided less towards play and curiosity and more towards instructed learning and literature these days. However,…
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University Fills my Heart

God I love university. It’s like a giant playground for me. UQ has truly opened me up as a person, and painted my mind with colour. It has been such an opportunity to learn from other people, expose myself to new and novel ideas, and to laugh, socialise and create with pupils of diverse cultures…
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Love for Others

I have realised (and I’m certain any psychologist will understand) that I do a lot of writing about myself and my own brain. But this post is a simple appreciation for others. Others are wonderful. They yearn to connect, they like to share, I generally find they want to positively impact your day in whatever…
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Warm Wisdom

I tend to surround myself these days not just with positive attitudes, but with positive knowledge. Research, studies and disciplines where there is a deliberately warm direction are what truly captivate me. As a deep-rooted optimist, I seek not problems but solutions. And for me to pursue the correct or most true decision in any…
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Healing Words for Anxious Thoughts

A lot of what I’ve learned about anxiety is all about perspective. Over time, I’ve been able to take control over it by turning my narrow-minded worry into an ecompassing wave of more grateful and reassuring thoughts. So I came up with this short passage to remember my feelings by: I’m not anxious, I’m curious.…
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Talk Less, Listen More

Continuing on from my last post, I’d like to share with you all the best wisdom I’ve learnt about giving advice: Don’t give advice. Now this is harder than you can possibly imagine! Next time you’re hearing a person vent, just try it for yourself and see how hard it is! It’s almost impossible not…
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