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UNSW Psychology Ranks in the World’s Top 30

10 November 2021

UNSW Psychology Ranks in the World’s Top 30

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School of Psychology Staff Excellence Award Winners

4 March 2021

Congratulations to our School members who have received 2020 Dean of Science Staff Excellence Awards! The award winners were announced during a virtual School meeting hosted by Dean of Science Professor Emma Johnston and Head of School Professor Simon Killcross.

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Congratulations to the 2019 School of Psychology Award Winners!

1 October 2020

Congratulations to the 2019 School of Psychology Award Winners!

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In the Media

Daniel Kahneman on 'noise' – the flaw in human judgement harder to detect than cognitive bias

31 May 2021

In his new book, Noise: A Flaw in Human Judgement, Daniel Kahneman (with Olivier Sibony and Cass Sunstein) explores our susceptibility to ‘noise’ – the random factors and mental distractions that interfere with the judgement and decisions of organisations and individuals.

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Dr Steven Most discusses his lab's research on visual perception among violent video game players on ABC News Channel (note: includes some graphic video game footage).

Skills in psychology make a strong and positive contribution to a career.

Meet the Neuropsychology group at UNSW, and find out more about the Moving Ahead Centre of Research Excellence in Brain Recovery and the important work that they do

Interested in Forensic Psychology?  The Master of Psychology (Forensic) program at UNSW is a demanding course that covers coursework, a research thesis and placements in forensic environments.  This video provides a brief overview of the program, its challenges and rewards.

Whiteboard animation based on a podcast interview of Dr Lenny Vartanian, made during the 13th Benjamin Franklin Lafayette Seminar (June 2015, Fréjus-France).

This video presents the effects of external cues and individual self control as means to improve food behavior. The concept of segmentation effect is also developed.

Dr Vartanian's research interests include Psychology of eating and weight, including body image, self-regulation, social influences and weight bias and discrimination. He is working at the University of New South Wales (Australia).

Jesse Hancock, a Psychology PhD student at UNSW, talks about how to control road rage on Channel 10's The Project.

Associate Professor Tom Denson appeared on an SBS Insight episode talking about anger.

This video explores the journeys and experiences of 5 UNSW Science Postgraduate Research Students, all studying different topics and at varied stages of their PhD research.