Media Archive

Aboard the World Cup emotional rollercoaster

24 June 2014

Our social identities lie at the core of many psychological processes, including the emotional reactions of football fans to their teams' victories and losses, writes Lisa Williams.

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Explainer: how we understand people and why it’s important

5 June 2014

Understanding social cognition and how it can be disrupted in different kinds of brain disorders holds great promise for helping people with social difficulties, writes Skye McDonald.

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‘Nudging’ people towards changing behaviour: what works and why (not)?

5 June 2014

A nudge is an attempt to make judgements and choices easier, but why do some nudges work and others fail, asks Ben Newell.

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Happily disgusted? It could show all over your face.

1 April 2014

A computer algorithm that can identify complex emotions from facial expressions is a step towards improving the human-machine interface, write Lisa Williams and Eliza Bliss-Moreau.

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Why superannuation isn't the key to a golden retirement

9 March 2014

According to Dr Joanne Earl, Senior Lecturer at the UNSW School of Psychology, a healthy nest egg is just one of many requirements for a successful transition to retirement.

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Outstanding result in medical research funding

18 February 2014

UNSW has won $22.8 million in National Health and Medical Research Council grants, the second largest amount Australia-wide and far ahead of any other university in the State.

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