Psychology

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Why is it so hard to disengage from daily case numbers? What should you do if, like a car crash, you can’t look away?

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It isn’t mandatory to be vaccinated and some regard it as a private matter. So what is the best way to way to ask someone their vaccination status?

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As we embark on Mental Health Week 2021 and begin to emerge from months of lockdown, employee mental health is at risk. But there are ways to reinforce psychological safety, says UNSW Business School's Frederik Anseel.

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Information may be changing as quickly as the COVID-19 virus mutates, but being open and transparent about it fosters trust and social cohesion.

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Psychology researcher says the COVID restrictions governments have put in place may undermine trust and the stability of liberal democracies.

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Chemical ‘messengers’ called neurotransmitters help regulate our emotions – but scientists have noticed a disruption to their levels in people with chronic pain.

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Why do some people make the same bad choices over and over? An inability to see how actions lead to outcomes, rather than recklessness, could be to blame.

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Bias is a psychological process detectable in individual judgements. Noise is a different phenomenon affecting human decisions.

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UNSW Sydney has excelled in the 2021 ShanghaiRanking’s Global Rankings of Academic Subjects, appearing in 52 of the 54 subjects ranked for the fourth consecutive year.

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It's helpful to remember you're in an unusual situation with no perfect map of how to cope, or a 'right' or 'wrong' way to get through it.

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