Psychology

PCIT therapy

One of the world's first Parent-Child Interaction Therapy school-based clinics has opened at Ingleburn Public School.

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UNSW psychology researchers have found evidence that controlling one’s own thinking can be thwarted by thoughts we do not even know are there.

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We like to think that we are in the driver’s seat when it comes to the choice and strength of our everyday thoughts, but new research from UNSW suggests they might be more automatic and unconscious than we think.

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Don't pursue happiness as a goal. Instead make sure what you do from day to day provides a sense of meaning in life.

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A study by UNSW researchers is evaluating a short, online-based therapy that holds great promise for people who suffer from panic disorder.

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Disturbing imagery disrupts perception, but not as much among violent video game players, UNSW Sydney psychologists have shown.

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The world-first therapy for children with severe behavioural problems who respond poorly to existing interventions has had an encouraging effect on the children's empathy levels and behaviour. 

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UNSW's Dr Ursula Sansom-Daly has received a $60,000 grant to develop a training program for healthcare professionals on how to have end-of-life conversations with young cancer patients.

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To determine why some people cannot create visual images of people, places and things in their mind’s eye, UNSW scientists are planning to conduct a world-first brain imaging study of people with this baffling condition, known as congenital aphantasia.

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To compensate for unmet social needs, people project lifelike qualities onto objects to feel connected. But this doesn’t fully meet people’s needs, so they collect more and more objects.

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