I have just joined the society. I am a New Zealand Emergency Department Physician and lecturer in Psychological Medicine at Auckland School of Medicine. I am interested in research related to how our thinking affects our health and emotions and have written 2 international bestsellers on Healthy Thinking. I have invented an attitude profiling psychometric test and am about to conduct research on how specific thought patterns and beliefs can create stress while healthy alternatives can lead to reduced blood pressure and cardiovascular disease. My belief is that Healthy Thinking can create healthy neural networks and generate healthy neurotransmitters. We run a Healthy Thinking Foundation that runs our cognitive training program in low decile and low socioeconomic areas.
I though this may be an interesting forum to join and get feedback and potentially help with our research.