Being part of a sporting club is not just about the time spent on the field each week. A sense of belonging is just as important for members.
Disturbing imagery disrupts perception, but not as much among violent video game players, UNSW Sydney psychologists have shown.
UNSW researchers have identified new brain pathways linked to addiction and shown that by manipulating them, drug seeking behaviour and motivation for alcohol can be reduced.
Looking for cheap therapy? Lisa A Williams and Owen Churches discuss new research that finds watching cat videos boosts energy levels and increases feelings of happiness.
Take care lovers, wherever you are, as Valentine’s Day can be a day of broken hearts and broken wallets, writes Lisa Williams.
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.
Feeling queasy? How about deceitful? New research shows feelings of disgust can encourage unethical, self-interested behaviours, writes Lisa A Williams.
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.
Just like crossing the Grand Canyon on a tightrope, the path to good decision-making needs to be followed one careful step at a time, writes Ben Newell.
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.