Psychology

New Year's Resolution

Why do New Year's resolution notoriously fail and how do we make sure we stick to them? Dr Lisa A Williams from UNSW School of Psychology explains the psychological reasons why your New Year's resolutions might actually work.

Christmas table setting

A psychologist weighs in on why our brain tells us to overeat during the holidays – and how we can manage those signals.

Dr Lisa A Williams

Does the perfect gift exist? Dr Lisa A Williams from UNSW School of Psychology gives her top tips for choosing the best gift.

mental health

We found refugees with insecure visas had poorer mental health than refugees with secure visas. But social interaction with the wider community seems to help.

Dr Google

If Googling your health symptoms is taking over you're day-to-day life and is distressing you, here are some ways to get help.

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This World Mental Health Day, UNSW is highlighting the ways its researchers and students are working towards improving mental health for people all over the world.

Climate change rally

Mass strikes help target the psychological factors most important for acting on climate change, by emphasising social norms and reinforcing the effectiveness of collective action.

Sandersan Onie

Psychology PhD student Sandersan Onie is working on removing the stigma surrounding mental health and improving science-based interventions in his home of Indonesia.

Emotional Brain Study app

Researchers from UNSW and UCL are hoping that a newly launched app that tracks an individual’s moods and emotions could lead to better management of mental health disorders such as anxiety and depression.

Refugees' mental health

A world-first intervention for refugee men who suffer from PTSD has shown promise in a trial, encouraging them to get help.

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