Psychology

Psych superstars

In the Spring Issue of UNSW magazine, we meet psychology's emerging research stars; we unveil the collaboration boosting the fortunes of a local high school; and we talk to Brenda L Croft about her artistic journey of self-discovery in the shadow of the Stolen Generations.

mean preschooler

Indications of psychopathic traits can be reliably observed in children as young as three, allowing children at risk to undergo earlier treatment, a new study suggests. 

Psych superstars

They’re young, smart and forging new frontiers in the science of the mind. Meet psychology’s emerging research leaders.

Thug face

Are people with shorter, wider faces really more dangerous? The short answer is yes, but only for men.

Abbott government

Can we judge merit without gender bias? And is merit really the right measure for ability anyway, asks Lisa A Williams.

Lottery

Our expectations of randomness are often wrong, write Daniel Little and Chris Donkin.

video game

The motivation to play violent video games is closely connected to people’s desire for sex, write Michael Kasumovic and Tom Denson.

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Achieving true happiness requires valuing negative experiences as well as positive ones along the journey, writes Brock Bastian. 

Inside Out

Inside Out’s five emotions are not a bad reflection of the emotional diversity within our own minds, writes Lisa A Williams.

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The idea that we can achieve happiness by maximising pleasure and minimising pain is both intuitive and popular, but untrue, writes Brock Bastian.

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