UNSW School of Psychology

Face in shadow where only an eye is visible

Good with faces? New research suggests that your ability might be more akin to piecing together a jigsaw puzzle than taking a photograph.

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The pioneering researchers have been honoured for excellence in biological sciences, physical sciences and innovation. 

Hands of a young person holding phone scrolling through Instagram images

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

A man with a stereo on his head screaming

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.

Social isolation

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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