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Alan Law, PhD @AlanLaw6 Auckland, New Zealand

PhD in Lifespan Psych. Especially interested in mental health and neurodivergence atm

459 Following   118 Followers   1,042 Tweets

Joined Twitter 7/13/12


@gtiso um... wow. All of those children are our children. This is a broken teacher who thinks some children are so… https://t.co/WFrwSNqSjt.@NZStuff quietly bringing the fascism. https://t.co/NpmWA3EFX8
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7/29
2021
Absolutely ecstatic to share that ‘A Conceptual Analysis of Autistic Masking: Understanding the Narrative of Stig… https://t.co/ENuPeDVZcB
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7/27
2021
Each year many New Zealanders grapple with being diagnosed with ADHD. Katie Harris speaks to three women about life… https://t.co/nLaiURWY1M
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7/25
2021
I wish this were me. https://t.co/OMT7w6qae1
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7/24
2021
@FoxyLustyGrover I've been eating this lately and I suspect you might like it. At the end of the day it's a bit lik… https://t.co/96htVJzzN0
7/23
2021
@Virgcatt @DavidSlack We were pretty happy with them there too. Dad had his first but no appointment for 2nd. Curio… https://t.co/FjKU7wbv4B
7/21
2021
@mikeythenurse @thatbikedad @KyleDChurch I stayed awake and appreciated the insights. I have a question about the c… https://t.co/TnpmsUv7KF
7/15
2021
@LostArcNZ https://t.co/cvkJRULj6p @LostArcNZ What was it? Sounds like the kind of thing I need in my life.
7/5
2021
"Lots of screen-time is not strongly associated with low wellbeing; it explains about as much of teen sadness as ea… https://t.co/5jBI6hzYtp
7/2
2021
@FoxyLustyGrover Every time someone replies to this, I have a vision of him ordering his coffee while leaning on th… https://t.co/ObqHicmxPj
7/1
2021
@FoxyLustyGrover Layers on layers of outdatedness? @we_dollar @BexGraham https://t.co/6UK9Biu3Kr the last author of the otago study has been at this for a while. @FoxyLustyGrover I'm reminded of the comment after the comic sans incidents to the effect that deliberate font mis… https://t.co/wbGUvc5fMU
6/29
2021
@lin_nah @otago Lol I've wandered down this track too. Did you find Magna-Chewd and https://t.co/6UK9Biu3Kr ?For those who read the 2021 story, here's one of the study authors in a story from 2002! Dental magnets will keep j… https://t.co/SvuticQkCq'nature' not 'Nature' - British Dental Journal @GonzoInNewPrint @alsortsx @JamesWafer85 @kvetchings Press release & statements today say that it's not. But the pu… https://t.co/SJ5mTHpQs3 @anarkaytie @FoxyLustyGrover In their publication, not the press release, they do seem to promote it as a potential… https://t.co/3nUrahuVqO @alsortsx @JamesWafer85 @kvetchings If you read their publication, you'll see that although that is the reported co… https://t.co/yOcrVeQU6X @JamesWafer85 @kvetchings Indeed. I'm guessing the device, ugly, embarrassing, and inhibiting as it was (as per the… https://t.co/3A0vzxpNwO @BexGraham I fear there's quite some backtracking to be done. Anything redeeming about the device to be used seems… https://t.co/8jZdOOxpjj @BexGraham In their publication: "Unlike bariatric surgery or jaw wiring, this device can be re-applied multiple ti… https://t.co/7dUz4b0AL1 @JamesWafer85 @kvetchings Only 1/7 subjects in the study reported 'cheating' by eating melted chocolate and fizzy d… https://t.co/TWPCPPwZ4j @taramcallister4 “The fact is, there are no adverse consequences with this device.” Brunton et al. (2021) in Nature… https://t.co/ixHwMZmbQH @conspiracism You tease... what's the other PhD in? Does it explain everything?
6/28
2021
@paulainauckland @ThatMaoriGirl @WhittakersNZ @WendyWings https://t.co/VTMaCJL3M7
6/23
2021
‘W.H.O. and U.N. Join Calls to Transcend the Medical Model’ Major change is on the horizon, reports @ReadReadj https://t.co/YuVobRdJ23
Retweeted by Alan Law, PhD @Virgcatt @sarahhbickerton Interesting to see this - I had the problem twice this week of expensive cars speeding u… https://t.co/TdJuSWfEZp @FoxyLustyGrover This tweet sent me to the cupboard to expose *just the end row* of the new Whittaker's peanut butt… https://t.co/BOPAMDw6Um @AngelaCuming @swarthy_swabs *are based @AngelaCuming @swarthy_swabs I think most complaints about screentime is based on an outdated conception of what ki… https://t.co/xdl5nry5jH @AngelaCuming @swarthy_swabs How self-directed is their screentime? It sounds like they've been quite active in mak… https://t.co/jXzybMc0in
6/22
2021
Next we have the Scholarcy plug-in for Chrome. I'll note that there's a paid option that's slightly more functional… https://t.co/LhX2yr0zYF
Retweeted by Alan Law, PhDFirst up: Connected Papers This outputs a network graphic, list of titles and abstracts of the most relevant prior… https://t.co/VyGqwTeaeq
Retweeted by Alan Law, PhD @adrianvstanciu Have you seen Connected Papers? https://t.co/WEg8A6vdy9 https://t.co/n2YFcUbIOk
6/21
2021
@MichaelJay8888 There's a lot of it, even some research showing it's common with autism -but not exlusively. Oliver… https://t.co/8tNmNYSOBt @sgowsmith1988 It's a really competitive year, and with a lot of injury drama. There'll be some good stories out of… https://t.co/2CpLOqKpNG
6/20
2021
@Rob_Briner I think they're describing parasites.
6/19
2021
@komhuus @SNeurotypicals @MichaelJay8888 That's a popular question https://t.co/xhl9AiVy3m. Seems like people who s… https://t.co/ssUIkuDCwE @MichaelJay8888 Are you interested in other tests for more understanding/discovery? Some find doing a range of them… https://t.co/i2uO0R6hMg @MichaelJay8888 I doubt anyone will give you a cutoff point because subjective judgement and a proper understanding… https://t.co/c9srTkgsrr
6/18
2021
1/ What happens when WHO says almost identical things to the supposed 'anti-psychiatrists'? 🤔 "The predominant foc… https://t.co/kdHu4FFwdd
Retweeted by Alan Law, PhD @sinuousMaestro @roryreckons And it's exactly the metaphor I was thinking of today as I was packing my son into the… https://t.co/Hdtgk69KBR @aut_psych Duck and Pond (1989) https://t.co/aY4p1gB70JBright and Earl (2015) is surprisingly difficult to type accurately.
6/17
2021
Demonstrating grammar and spelling are in fact not required.... Maybe leave some imperfections in your work so empl… https://t.co/cv62Mu1avYI don't think this is intentional: "You’re CV and cover letter provides the first impression of you to your potenti… https://t.co/RLZ3PsShlo @MichaelJay8888 @SuburbanGargoyl I'm on a similar journey with a 6yr old, with diffnt resources. You've got the lin… https://t.co/jmpgPBIPC5 @arshveenjhora Have you had the list of Auckland-based people who diagnose ASD from Autism NZ? I got it recently so… https://t.co/8ifTXCQIPP @conspiracism As much as 2020 was a different time and your situation is quite different, and not knowing what your… https://t.co/VXI8aLxy6x
6/16
2021
@aut_psych I suspect real authenticity is valuable, but therapist faking is not. If advice and validation follow fr… https://t.co/HLlVQkD4de @aut_psych It sounds like this is based on NT empathic failures: if you can't connect empathically with an autistic… https://t.co/XV3tyxPkXj @TeamPumfy It's exactly the attempts to control BP that intrigue me. Reducing stress and improving sleep seem to be… https://t.co/Hree6S8Onn @TeamPumfy @aut_psych @autietoons *wonder whether @aut_psych @TeamPumfy @autietoons Intuitively, this makes sense, but it needs doctors to look beyond obesity, diet,… https://t.co/AJV8svIVls @TeamPumfy @aut_psych @autietoons Masking serves to reduce the anxiety of others, but e.g. https://t.co/PDvcD3kF9Zhttps://t.co/MIrFkW1k5q @TeamPumfy @aut_psych @autietoons I'm not even self-dx at this stage so reluctant for this to be taken as anything… https://t.co/UDs7Ivl2ov
6/13
2021
@aut_psych @autietoons I keep searching for information about autism and blood pressure. I have some thoughts about… https://t.co/imQZwzSvc1Private school in London introduces new teaching practices and dedicated spaces to benefit introverted kids. But ho… https://t.co/Q6BKqzTKxT
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6/12
2021
Neuroscience remains so conceptually immature “and still collecting factlets” https://t.co/U9qJS6ySZi
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6/10
2021
@utahjazz That shot gave me shivers I haven't felt since 1997. Love it.
6/9
2021
BREAKING - Fiji, pop 900,000, has 94 new cases today of Covid Delta - official
Retweeted by Alan Law, PhDI would urge you to read this if using personality tests/profiles is one of your things. Also article is FREE to a… https://t.co/RrCCkuBdRw
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6/8
2021
@aut_psych Yes, agree, but it also resonated with things you'd said about family history. Other work on shyness loo… https://t.co/igxAlFYP84 @aut_psych Curious about broader autism phenotype symptoms. 'Broader autism phenotype symptoms were highly prevalen… https://t.co/X2MSRVTIAC @aut_psych This is what I was getting at - not that shyness is autistic, or autism is shyness, but that some autism… https://t.co/ht4dSysLsi#actuallyautistic folks, I've seen disagreements about whether shyness is an autistic trait. How relatable is this… https://t.co/NZ7mdcUPhy
6/5
2021
I get why people like the idea of #authenticity and bringing their whole selves to work. It's an appealing idea for… https://t.co/Mn7vl0TPCi
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6/4
2021
Word of the day is ‘spuddle’ (17th century): to work ineffectively; to be extremely busy whilst achieving absolutely nothing.
Retweeted by Alan Law, PhD @autie_anna @_curly_ju Was just going to warn against and recommend that group. Wife found it last night and I may never see her again. @roryreckons (Specifically the psychiatrist Dr Dipti Pereira at 92 but when I looked last, I think all their psychi… https://t.co/SmHX7INumR @roryreckons I'm assuming psychiatrist rather than psychologist, but I have come across a psychologist doing online… https://t.co/ZiGcx9vz8O @roryreckons Practice 92 - I know it hasn't been great for some people but I also know it's been just fine for othe… https://t.co/o6X39m1bca
6/3
2021
@Virgcatt I think that $1000 is pretty amazing. That 42 mins of exercise a day is quite a thing too. Let me know when you're at $1970. @Virgcatt You're there. Aim higher...
6/2
2021
How common and severe are six withdrawal effects from, and addiction t... https://t.co/TcKEppRH4f
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6/1
2021
@aut_psych Also if your headset's wired, it's harder to step away from the computer... @aut_psych I used to do the same! Reading out loud was the only way to get to the end. Also discovering that dictat… https://t.co/v6yyuFeVNe @aut_psych I'm uncertain of why it works for me but I suspect it's a clash between executive/focus and wandering mi… https://t.co/fhE408OonQ
5/31
2021
Anti-distraction revelation today. Recording myself talking while completing my work, verbalising internal thoughts… https://t.co/r8umWZ7WGq @roryreckons Intriguing enough for me to look, but I didn't get to the end of it. Seems like a lot of this stuff st… https://t.co/q3wmABuJfL
5/30
2021
Had 'The Reason I Jump' from a library over a month without reading past the foreword. Started taking it back today… https://t.co/UGwygeWMNM
5/26
2021
@conspiracism They both participated in a sort of a debate some time ago. It's on Youtube. It was quite uncomfortable viewing.
5/25
2021
@roryreckons Interesting that many joint pain sufferers say they sense changes in barometric pressure at the joint.
5/23
2021
@roryreckons One thing I like about this is that it seems to acknowledge the importance of expression, space for th… https://t.co/5Cdr7tMbjr @roryreckons Where was it when you found it?
5/22
2021
@aut_psych That would be great. No hurry. Also curious about your opinion about how common it is among psychologist… https://t.co/dnsX59faoL @aut_psych Any chance you'd be able to expand on the family history of traits? Even in DM to me? I've been consider… https://t.co/QGMn6Ni5sC
5/20
2021
@Dianne_Khan I've heard that Headspace is good but haven't used it myself. @Frances_Larina @AutSciPerson I would say a strangely close parallel is John Watson's now rather controversial 'emo… https://t.co/sSf4xnYz7khttps://t.co/vumRdM18y3 @David_Cormack This one was excellent. I remember some of it well. https://t.co/PJictvnKW4 https://t.co/kYyxv4Qkqy
5/19
2021
Hi @MicheleACourt, My two beautiful autistic sons aren’t your punchline. Just so disappointed in you. https://t.co/SbnHgrCEhe
Retweeted by Alan Law, PhD"I will adapt myself to everyone and everything around me, whether or not it's beneficial or good for me, and becau… https://t.co/eZB7HLkFAb
Retweeted by Alan Law, PhD @AutSciPerson Wow. Also 01:09:10 How Abuse Shapes Our Psychology is very good. He's talking about BPD but not exclusively...
5/16
2021
A client centered approach must also include a client adapted approach to enable equity. The norms of therapy are not fit for everyone.
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5/14
2021
@roryreckons In that sense, the WEIRD problem is one of external validity and I say you were right first time... @roryreckons Reliability is usually about the consistency of a measure across times or raters in relatively stable… https://t.co/xrc50qOsk3
5/12
2021

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