Psychology

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UNSW child psychologist Mark Dadds features in a new documentary series on ABC TV that explores the controversial childhood condition Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.

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With so many daily distractions, we live in a procrastinator's paradise, but accepting we are prone to delaying unpleasant tasks can allow us to manage our behaviour and become more productive, writes Amy Reichelt.

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A UNSW psychologist has been awarded an international fellowship to carry out the first study of whether psychological treatment for anxiety disorders in women is more effective if administered at the optimum time during their menstrual cycle.

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People eat more from larger portions, even when they are not particularly hungry and even when the food doesn't taste very good, writes Lenny Vartanian.

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The so-called trust hormone, oxytocin, may not improve the symptoms of children with autism, a large study led by UNSW researchers has found.

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Recent advances in deep brain stimulation have brought relief to patients with a range of neurological disorders, writes Dr Amy Reichelt.

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The take-home message from a study of intuition is that we need to exercise caution in relying on gut feelings, writes Ben Newell.

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People given large servings of food eat more than those given smaller servings, even after they have been taught about the impact, UNSW research shows

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Two UNSW partnerships focusing on the mental well-being of rural children and people with intellectual disabilities have won significant federal government funding.

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Science alone is not enough to swing the pendulum of public opinion towards supporting policy that will slow the quickening pace of climate change, argues Ben Newell.

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