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Why we sabotage romantic relationships – and what we can do about it.

May 19, 2019 | 0 Comments

May 19th, 2019. By Mai Farouq Retrieved from Just Wholehearted By examining our actions and attitude, we can start to break the cycle, says psychology researcher Raquel Peel.

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Why we sabotage romantic relationships — and what we can do about it.

May 16, 2019 | 31 Comments

By Daniella Balarezo 16 May, 2019. Retrieved from TED.COM By examining our actions and attitude, we can start to break the cycle, says psychology researcher Raquel Peel. This post is part of TED’s “How to Be a Better Human” series, each of which contains a piece of helpful advice from someone in the TED community; browse through all the posts […]

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Are you sabotaging your relationships?

September 8, 2018 | 0 Comments

For some people, love is a series of catastrophes. But could self-sabotage play a role? If you believe you’re unlucky in love, and your relationships falter over and over, it might be time to look at your approach to romance. Written by Sarah Marinos. 8 September, 2018 Retrieved from The House of Wellness Many people successfully start a romantic relationship, […]

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Psychology behind Self-Sabotage in Romantic Relationships

June 24, 2018 | 0 Comments

24 June, 2018. Retrieved from SIM Psychology Society News Site Mind Self-sabotaging Self-sabotaging signs include having difficulty in trusting people, believing the failure in a relationship and insecurity in serious relationships. According to Raquel Peel, PhD lead researcher at James Cook University, people who self-sabotage, have insecure views of romantic relationships. They do not realise there is a negative belief of relationship […]

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What makes someone more likely to be bullied at work and how companies can help them.

March 5, 2018 | 2 Comments

By Raquel Peel 5 March, 2018. Retrieved from The Conversation Being bullied as a child, being female, young, and neurotic are significant predictors of whether you might be bullied in the workplace, our online anonymous survey shows. Our team investigated the personality traits and coping styles of workplace bullying victims which might contribute to their victimisation. Neuroticism is defined as […]

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Relationship sabotage is a rarely studied phenomenon, but now researchers look for answers.

February 17, 2018 | 1 Comment

ABC News. (2018, February 17th). Relationship sabotage is a rarely studied phenomenon, but now researchers look for answers. Retrieved from http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-02-17/why-do-we-sabotage-romantic-relationships/9425844?pfmredir=sm ABC Far North By Anna Hartley Updated 17 Feb 2018, 7:39am Are you someone that pulls the plug on a relationship when things start to get serious no matter how ‘perfect’ your potential partner might seem? You’re not alone. […]

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Reasons Why We Should Be Talking About Suicide.

May 4, 2017 | 0 Comments
Reasons Why We Should Be Talking About Suicide.

4 May, 2017. Retrieved from PsychReg Why is the new Netflix TV series 13 Reasons Why causing such a heated conversation? The reason is simple: We are talking about suicide! Although suicide is one of the leading causes of death worldwide, especially among 15-19-years-old, it remains a taboo – controversial and largely misunderstood. According to the World Health Organization over 800,000 […]

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About Me

I am an internationally recognised TEDx speaker, an emerging researcher, and passionate lecturer.

I work as a Psychology and Counselling Lecturer at the University of Southern Queensland.

I hold a PhD and a Bachelor of Psychology with Honours from James Cook University (JCU) and a Bachelor of Arts with a double major in Art History and Music from Sydney University.

I am interested in research on relationships, suicide, bullying, stigma, medical education and research methodology.

A highlight of my research includes giving a TEDx Talk on romantic self-sabotage. This talk has been well received globally and was featured in the TED series titled “How to Be a Better Human”.

I enjoy promoting scientific research to engage both academics and members of the general public, and I believe in creating awareness, promoting individual responsibility, and challenging people to act towards changing their reality. Overall, my work has received extensive media coverage including TV and radio interviews, newspaper articles and publications on The Conversation, ABC News and Psychology Today.

My work as an educator has been recognised with a prestigious Inclusive Practice Teaching Award. I am also passionate about raising awareness of mental health in higher education and have developed the Mental Health Program for Higher Degree by Research Candidates for JCU.

Overall, I am passionate about people and the expression of life. I am originally from Brazil and I have travelled and lived in many places around the world. I currently live in Brisbane, Australia, with my husband Matthew, our two cats Tigre and Patera, our Miniature Pinscher, Lobinha, and our Doberman, Urso.

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The Raquel Peel Editorial Team is composed of writers who contribute to this site’s overall message. It is our mission to help and inspire individuals to pursue and maintain healthy and loving relationships.