Psychology

Person being anxious in a crowd

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.

Two women looking at each other and eating

A special event for UNSW’s mental health month will explore the links between diet and mental health.

Pink origami elephant on black background

Why is it so hard to control our thoughts? New research led by UNSW Sydney shows suppressed thoughts could be hiding in the visual part of our brains – without us even knowing.

A young woman involved in a conversation looks to the side

New research suggests people with autism may not have as much difficulty imagining the thoughts of others as previously believed.

A bushfire in the Australian outback

With last summer’s bushfires largely out of the headlines, has the psychological distance people might feel towards climate change increased?

House with a face

Face pareidolia – the phenomenon of seeing faces in everyday objects – uses the same brain processes that we use to recognise and interpret other ‘real’ human faces.

A person presenting to the board.

Commitment to act and the courage to be vulnerable should form the foundation of any leadership model – not just inclusive leadership.

man meditating

Mental health is more than just the absence of mental illness. Positive mental health involves feeling good and functioning well, and there are ways to improve even if you don't have a mental illness.

anxious woman in mask

How do you know if your fears of coronavirus are out of control? And what can you do about it?

gardening

A group of UNSW cross-discipline experts discuss the benefits of plants, gardening and green spaces during COVID-19.

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