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What is Industrial Psychology?

Industrial psychology is also known as organisational psychology – or as I-O psychology. It is one of the many fields of psychology, and deals with issues pertaining to the psychology of the workplace. Furthermore, industrial psychology aims to maximise productivity in working environments, and to tackle matters regarding workers’ mental and physical health. I-O psychologists [...]

By |October 19th, 2016|psychology|0 Comments

What is Psychometric Testing?

Psychometric testing is a scientific and standard method of testing used to measure an individual’s behavioural style and mental capabilities. Psychometric testing is a combination of two techniques of measurement, namely cognitive ability and personality or behavioural tests. The purpose of psychometric testing is to measure an individual’s suitability for a role based on given [...]

By |August 8th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Louw Alberts, psychologist Centurion & Pretoria – Can a psychologist help with workplace trauma?

Any event that a person finds distressing or frightening can cause trauma for that person. Trauma refers to when the individual has difficulty coping or functioning normally after a specific experience or event. Generally, a psychologist can help council a person through the trauma, teaching them coping mechanisms and giving them the support that they [...]

By |June 1st, 2016|counselling, psychology|0 Comments

Will You Talk about Sex during Marriage Counselling?

If you and your partner are thinking about marriage counselling, you might be wondering if, how, and when the topic of sex will come up. Most couples beginning marriage counselling are terrified of the thought of having to talk about their sex lives with a complete stranger. Other couples might be seeking help specifically because [...]

By |April 25th, 2016|counselling, psychology|0 Comments

Myths of Psychology and how they developed

Psychologists are Mind Readers: Common Myths about Psychologists and how they are Perpetuated by Film The attitudes towards psychologists and their practice are very different today than what they were in the eighteen and nineteen hundreds. In comparison, therapists today are not as heavily criticised or viewed with as much scepticism. Overall, there is an [...]

By |April 25th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The difference between a psychologist and a psychiatrist

If you have mental health concerns, it is important that you seek help. Knowing whether to see a psychologist or psychiatrist can be tricky, as there are many similarities between the two. However, there are also many differences, so it is important that you know the difference so that you can find a professional who [...]

By |April 1st, 2016|counselling, psychology|0 Comments

What is Psychotherapy Really?

The word ‘psychotherapy’ tends to freak people out, and with little wonder. It conjures images of a dark underground psychiatric ward where patients are locked up and tended to by a sadistic doctor. The thrills of the cinematic industry are to blame for this fictitious image. While it makes a useful show in horror films, [...]

By |March 30th, 2016|psychology|0 Comments

Could you benefit from Anger Management?

Strategies in anger management allow you to control and safely express your anger instead of letting it control you. Anger, which can vary from mild and fleeting irritation to full-blown rage, is a regular emotion. The physical changes that accompany anger – such as that strong beating heart and rush of adrenaline – and the [...]

By |February 17th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments