School of Psychology

Early 20th Century brain model

Aphantasia – being blind in the mind’s eye – may be linked to more cognitive functions than previously thought, new research from UNSW Sydney shows.

Dr Georgie Fleming conducting an I-PCIT session

A real-world trial has tested the effectiveness – and revealed the challenges – of adapting behavioural therapy to the online world.

Resilience is a process

Resilience is an adaptive process usually developed over a lifetime – but we’re taking a crash-course in it now.

Is your imagination strong, fuzzy or non-existent?

Highly excitable brain neurons in the visual cortex may reduce a person’s ability to visualise things clearly, neuroscience study finds. 

Children playing

Dr Georgie Fleming recommends five “pandemic parenting” strategies – including how to best use special play, praise, rewards, consequences and self-care.

Decision-making at the supermarket

Learned connections between stimuli and reward – like the positive emotions associated with popular brands – have a powerful influence over our future decisions. Scientists have started to discover why.

Coiuple embracing

Being in love. It can take the shape of a long-term intimate partnership, or become an obsessive source of emotional excitement and distraction. When does being in love become similar to addiction, and can you be addicted to it?

Climate denialism - person with head in sand

Even those who don't question human-induced climate change can fall on the spectrum of climate denialism if they are all talk and no action, a UNSW psychology researcher argues.

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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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