School of Psychology

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People with superior facial recognition abilities are being recruited for surveillance and security roles while the science behind the phenomenon is having to play catch-up.

Why sporting culture is important to well-being

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.

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Disturbing imagery disrupts perception, but not as much among violent video game players, UNSW Sydney psychologists have shown.

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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.

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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.

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Take care lovers, wherever you are, as Valentine’s Day can be a day of broken hearts and broken wallets, writes Lisa Williams.

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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.

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Feeling queasy? How about deceitful? New research shows feelings of disgust can encourage unethical, self-interested behaviours, writes Lisa A Williams.

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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.

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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.

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