UNSW School of Psychology

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New information Instagram makes teens feel worse about their bodies is an opportunity for parents to start a conversation with their children.

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Bias is a psychological process detectable in individual judgements. Noise is a different phenomenon affecting human decisions.

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If we want to change the world for the better, we need to learn how to act wisely, a new book says.

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Places where there is a lot of misogynistic tweeting going on are likely to have a lot of domestic violence as well, a study by UNSW has found.

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Social isolation can trigger sugar and cigarette cravings, but socialising may offer relief, a study in rats has shown.

Using virtual reality to ease nerve-related pain following spinal cord injury.

A researcher from UNSW Sydney and NeuRA will undertake research to investigate whether virtual reality can ease pain following spinal cord injury.

Jill Newby

Associate Professor Jill Newby has received a 2020 Young Tall Poppy Science Award for her work in raising awareness of mental health in the community.

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A new study will assess the long-term impacts of COVID-19 on the mental health of thousands of people – from the womb to old age.

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There's a good reason to seek out a hug. Research shows having a hug can help you deal better with arguments. 

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UNSW researchers have for the first time shown that prolonged exposure to extreme volatility in financial markets may distort a trader’s perceptions, making them potentially blind to risk.