Psychology

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Take care lovers, wherever you are, as Valentine’s Day can be a day of broken hearts and broken wallets, writes Lisa Williams.

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Spending time on Facebook increases some young women’s concerns about their face, hair and skin, but it doesn’t necessarily affect how they feel about their body, write Jasmine Fardouly and Zali Yager.

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Why is it that we lose the information we have learnt? Is it still there but inaccessible, or is it gone forever, asks Amy Reichelt.

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Feeling queasy? How about deceitful? New research shows feelings of disgust can encourage unethical, self-interested behaviours, writes Lisa A Williams.

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Overweight people experience much more stigma in their daily lives than previously realised, with parents, friends and partners a common source of negative comments, research shows.

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Darkness can bring out the worst in us, and the nighttime announcement of a US grand jury decision could have exacerbated the ensuing social unrest, writes Lisa Williams.

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When the curious mind is stimulated, everyone from school kids to the elderly learn and remember more no matter the subject matter, UNSW psychology research fellow Amy Reichelt tells The Conversation.

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For those embarking on a long-term change in diet, it is important to recognise that we are not slaves to our desires, writes Amy Reichelt.

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Pain may have positive social consequences, acting as a “social glue” that fosters cohesion and solidarity within groups, new UNSW-led research suggests.

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Saying “thank you” goes beyond good manners – it also serves to build and maintain social relationships, writes Lisa A Williams.

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