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Radio NZ interview with Richie Poulton on new book that examines how childhood shapes later life
"In his new book, The Origins of You: How Childhood Shapes Later Life, University of Otago professor Richie Poulton and his co-authors set out their search to learn how much our origins shape our later lives »
One News Richie Poulton Interview "Unified approach needed to turn around 'pandemic of psychological distress' among NZ youth "
Richie Poulton is interviewed on One News following the release this morning of the paper "Youth Mental Health in Aotearoa New Zealand: Greater Urgency Required", which revealed a "pandemic of psychological distress" among teenagers, with nearly a quarter reporting symptoms of depression within the last year - almost twice as many as in 2012 »
New Book launched "The Origins of You: How Childhood Shapes Later Life"
After tracking the lives of thousands of people from birth to midlife, four of the world’s preeminent psychologists reveal what they have learned about how humans develop »
Recording of panel discussion : Cannabis use and the NZ referendum 2020 cannabisreferendum.co.nz
Thu 18 June, Auckland Museum Auditorium The recording of this important discussion is available on YouTube: https://youtu »
cannabisreferendum.co.nz - New website launched to inform voters in the 2020 cannabis referendum
A new website has been launched that highlights the consequences of using cannabis and inform voters ahead of the referendum »
New Report out today: Protecting and promoting mental wellbeing: Beyond COVID-19.
“Go early, go hard, go local,” is the message of a group of mental health experts calling on the Government to urgently redesign how it provides services to protect mental wellbeing following Covid-19 »
cannabisreferendum.co.nz - Arrests don't stop people smoking cannabis
"The risks of developing psychosis after cannabis use are significant for teenagers, but it was legalised, it would make it easier to teach high school students about the risks, says the director of New Zealand's longest running study" »
Radio NZ interview's Prof Richie Poulton: How does cannabis use affect New Zealanders' health?
"The risks of developing psychosis after cannabis use are significant for teenagers, but if it was legalised, it would make it easier to teach high school students about the risks, says the director of New Zealand's longest running study" »
TVNZ Newshub Interview's Richie Poulton: Cannabis referendum: Study finds most Kiwis have tried it, without negative effects
"A study has revealed that 80 percent of Kiwis who have used cannabis suffered little or no harm »
Studies of brain activity aren't as useful as scientists thought
Duke researcher questions 15 years of his own work with a reexamination of functional MRI data »
RNZ Sunday Morning interview "New blood test shows how quickly you are ageing"
"A new blood test has been developed to indicate a person's "pace of ageing", meaning it can estimate a person's biological age and help indicate whether they are more prone to develop chronic disease »
Seven reasons why Kiwis can cope with Covid
Professor Richie Poulton, has co-authored a Social Wellbeing Agency report which looks at why anxiety and fear have been a natural response to Covid-19, and cites seven reasons why New Zealanders might in a better position than they think to get through »
cannabisreferendum.co.nz - Evidence to inform voters in the 2020 cannabis referendum
"A leading international authority on cannabis use and abuse recently noted that New Zealand was blessed with two of the world’s richest sources of information about the natural history of cannabis use »
PUBLIC LECTURE: Cannabis use and the NZ referendum 2020
A panel discussion on cannabis use and the NZ referendum 2020: Evidence from the Dunedin and Christchurch longitudinal studies »
Salvation or stigma? Case made for targeted social intervention
Radio New Zealands Kathryn Ryan spoke to professor Richie Poulton, the director of the Dunedin Longitudinal Study about New Zealands' 'hospital revolving-door problem', the concentration of crime, and long-term welfare dependence in a relatively small cluster of New Zealanders »
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