Media Archive

Website: UNSW launches program to help refugee men overcome mental health stigma

19 April 2016

A new website will help traumatised refugee men overcome the stigma associated with post-traumatic stress disorder and encourage them to seek help.

'Tell Your Story’ is the first program of its kind and was developed following research that found the prevalence of PTSD in refugees is five times higher than the general population in Australia.

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EPIC vision

14 March 2016

UNSW’s Expanded Perception and Interaction Centre (EPIC) program will launch with 10 groundbreaking medical and mental health research projects, known collectively as M+. Among them, UNSW Psychology’s Professor Simon Killcross will tackle the visualisation of mental illness, including phobias and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, to help clinicians better understand their patients.

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FactCheck: Does eating chocolate improve your brain function?

3 March 2016

You won’t be able to rely on the findings of a new study to justify your chocolate binges, writes Amy Reichelt.

Everyone loves a study that turns one of our favourite vices into a health benefit. Recent news headlines tell us “eating chocolate improves brain function” and that it “could help protect against normal age-related decline”.

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Study: New theory linking brain activity to brain shape could throw light on human consciousness

1 February 2016

Complex human brain activity is governed by the same simple universal rule of nature that can explain other phenomena such as the beautiful sound of a finely crafted violin or the spots on a leopard, UNSW scientists have shown.

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Opinion: self-control or government regulation? Squaring the blame for overeating

12 January 2016

People overeat. And people don’t always make the healthiest food choices. That much is clear. But who is to blame for overeating and poor food choices? And can we do anything about it?

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Opinion: time for a reset? How to make your New Year’s resolutions work

7 January 2016

New Year’s resolutions are set with the best of intentions. But they notoriously fail to translate into lasting behavioural changes.

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Opinion FactCheck: is there a link between early access to violent TV and domestic violence?

7 December 2015

Viewing violent television as a child probably increases aggression toward women later in life, writes Tom Denson and Andy Ruddock.

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The psychology of climate change

25 November 2015

How we react to the greatest challenge of our generation is all in the mind. Ben Newell explains.

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Study: Expert passport officers better at detecting fraud using face recognition technology

15 October 2015

Face-matching experts at the Australian Passport Office are 20 per cent more accurate than average people at detecting fraud using automatic face recognition software, new research shows.

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