Living memories

Many people say that the first thing they would save if their house was burning down would be the family photo album. But why are people so attached to these flimsy paper images, and why do they hold such meaning?

Sunday, 6 May, 2012, 12:00am

Boy's behaviour shocks viewers

A video posted on YouTube showing a boy shouting at his parents has sparked a debate about how to discipline children when they misbehave. The video, which was uploaded last Saturday, was shot outside the Yata supermarket in the Tai Po Mega Mall.

13 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

digital era

Reading comprehension

1 In a recent study conducted by a psychologist at the University of Virginia, 13- and 14-year-olds were found to interact on Facebook and MySpace ...

a. in ways that were inconsistent with their character and personality.

b. in a dangerous manner, often befriending strangers.

2 Nov 2010 - 12:00am


Click by Ori Brafman and Rom Brafman Broadway Books HK$156

5 Sep 2010 - 12:00am

Police chief denies rumours over his retirement

Commissioner of Police Tang King-shing says his retirement next year will be in line with standard procedure, and denies rumours that he needs to seek psychological treatment for stress.

21 Apr 2010 - 12:00am

Turn off the TV

Television is a creamy filling that distracts us from the substance of our lives. When we go shopping, we pick and choose what we want to buy. However, when it comes to watching television, many of us just watch whatever is on. We seem to watch TV just out of habit.

25 Jun 2008 - 12:00am

Psychology testing for recruits unlikely

Police say effectiveness of analysis uncertain

Psychological testing of police recruits is unlikely to be introduced in the near future following doubts about its accuracy, according to a senior officer.

8 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Firms seek help from psychologists

Corporations in Hong Kong are turning to professionals who can solve a range of problems from different angles

5 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Faldo's mind games

Nick Faldo made an impressive start with a two-under-par round of 68 yesterday. 'I hit a lot of good shots and a few bad ones today, but that happens when you don't play for a long time,' said Faldo. 'Nothing was automatic today, I had to push myself to keep it going.

16 Nov 2007 - 12:00am



by Holly Hill

Random House, HK$215

1 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

Understand your co-workers

IF YOU ARE in a company that is trying to promote a constructive office culture, you have probably come to learn that judging others is politically incorrect. However, this is an area in which I find myself falling short, and perhaps that applies to you too.

3 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

Get it down and lift your spirits

Taking a course in writing therapy may be beneficial - but difficult to find in Hong Kong.

Psychologist Melanie Bryan says she uses writing as therapy for drug addicts. She asks them to write a letter to their drug, for example.

It might sound ridiculous, but she says the results speak for themselves.

19 Aug 2005 - 12:00am

Psychologist in court over molestation

A Social Welfare Department clinical psychologist appeared in court yesterday on five charges of sexually molesting a 14-year-old boy.

William Cheung Man-ban, 42, did not enter a plea to the charges, which allege the assaults took place in his Shau Kei Wan office.

19 Apr 2005 - 12:00am

An officer's life is on the up

Hong Kong police are going New Age. A more spiritual lifestyle is being promoted among officers as part of the force's 'Balanced Heart, Wisdom Starts' campaign.

16 Oct 2004 - 12:00am

Warning on shortage of psychologists

Not enough qualified professionals to treat mental problems

China has an acute shortage of trained psychologists to deal with the millions of people suffering from mental problems, according to participants at a national psychologists convention in Shanghai.

6 Sep 2004 - 12:00am