Psychology

fake news

In the era of fake news, lightning-quick news cycles and algorithm-determined social media feeds only make matters worse, writes Rachel Visontay.

brain trauma

Survivors of traumatic brain injuries might have behavioural issues or have problems holding down a job for years after a blow to the head or a bad fall, write Travis Wearne and Emily Trimmer.

Steven Pinker

In this public talk six years after the publication of his bestselling book, scientist Steven Pinker returns to the topic of violence to examine why people mistakenly believe the world is becoming a more dangerous place.

high bar

As retirement looms for elite sportspeople, there is a need to prepare for the transition to post-sport life. But there are important things to consider long before this, writes Andrew Martin.

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Female popular musicians die younger – and from more unnatural causes like suicide, homicide and accidents – than women in the general population, write Dianna Theadora Kenny and Anthony Asher.

Tom Frame

Even the most stable moral compass can be damaged by war. UNSW Canberra researcher Tom Frame explains the inner injury that arises when good people witness terrible things.

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Complex human brain activity is governed by the same simple universal rule of nature that explains other phenomena such as the beautiful sound of a finely crafted violin or the spots on a leopard, UNSW scientists have found.

New Year

Recent psychological research highlights several reasons why your New Year's resolutions might actually work, writes Lisa A Williams.

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How we react to the greatest challenge of our generation is all in the mind. Ben Newell explains.

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Media reports of natural disasters may reduce our perception of risk, writes Ben Newell.

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