Saying “thank you” goes beyond good manners – it also serves to build and maintain social relationships, writes Lisa A Williams.
Brain studies are revealing why some people – and not others – can hold huge amounts of information in their mind and manipulate it, writes Joel Pearson.
Improving human performance in matching unfamiliar faces in passport control will help ensure the security and safety of Australians, writes David White.
Security systems based on photo identification could be significantly improved by selecting staff who have an aptitude for this very difficult visual task, a UNSW-led study of Australian passport officers suggests.
The new sporting pursuit of choice may soon be professional electronic gaming, writes Michael Kasumovic.
Our social identities lie at the core of many psychological processes, including the emotional reactions of football fans to their teams' victories and losses, writes Lisa Williams.
Science suggests winking is an inherently ambiguous gesture and context makes all the difference to interpretation, as Prime Minister Tony Abbott has discovered.
How couples interact can provide clues to the fate of their relationship but more research is needed, write Lisa Williams and Rebecca Pinkus.
By identifying genes and brain mechanisms that predispose people to violence it may be possible to tailor prevention programs to those who need them most, writes Tom Denson.
Uncertainty about climate change should not be a reason for doing nothing; it should be an even stronger call for action, write Ben Newell and Michael Smithson.