School of Psychology

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Sylvia Gustin’s research will facilitate spinal cord injury cure and improve therapies for chronic pain.

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Picture this, if you will: Aphantasia can be detected with an eye-opening look into our pupils.

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More than two years into the pandemic the world is a very different place. But this only partly explains different people’s responses to COVID.

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Psychologists find evidence that while ageing results in overall cognitive decline, we become better at positively reframing distressing episodes.

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Is it possible that up to half the side effects reported in medical trials are all in people's heads? Is someone's expectation of a negative side effect strong enough to make it actually happen? And if so, how do medical researchers break this dangerous cycle?

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UNSW psychology researchers have shown how to better communicate key messages and avoid misinformation.

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Our brains are wired to recognise faces holistically, but focusing on two standout features can improve performance, a new UNSW study shows.

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New Fellows elected in recognition of their excellence in the social sciences.

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Why is it so hard to disengage from daily case numbers? What should you do if, like a car crash, you can’t look away?

Covid testing for children

The thought of having a COVID-19 test can be harrowing for some children, but these helpful tips may help ease the nervousness. 

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