How zombies and gaming can help students learn.
Positive psychology isn’t just about thinking happy thoughts.
Research and practice in positive psychology aim to find ways to make life better for people, and ensure they're the best and most mentally healthy person they can be.
Balancing and doing tricks requires visual attention.
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Fidget items can have practical uses that help people calm down and stay focused. The problem with spinners may be that they require visual attention, which can distract users and others nearby.
People protest Comey’s firing in Los Angeles on May 10, 2017.
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The author of a seminal work in the field of political psychology reveals two big mistakes the president made.
Children currently in – or who have histories with – residential care services are more likely to have contact with the justice system.
Knowing why people with troubled childhoods may be more likely to engage in criminal activity is necessary to inform the development of effective prevention and early intervention initiatives.
The internet is changing how urban legends are spread – and helping to create new ones.
Feeling sad now and again is not only normal, but has many psychological benefits.
Even though sadness and bad moods have always been part of the human experience, we live in an age that ignores or devalues them. But we've much to gain from feeling sad now and again.
Little good comes when love turns to hate.
Could it be all just a terrible misunderstanding? Researchers are increasingly turning to love to understand hate.
Treating sleep problems first will help in treating anxiety and depression.
Sleep problems can lead to anxiety and depression, and vice versa. General improvements to sleep might be beneficial, whether a person has anxiety, depression, or both.
It’s time to stop being sniffy about the human sense of smell.
Move over, dogs. The latest evidence suggests humans can match most other animals when it comes to smelling – and even outperform them for certain scents.
Mental health remains chronically underfunded.
The latest federal budget leaves mental health chronically underfunded, with inequitable access to services, and without a clear national strategy.
Australians in the 1970s and 1980s were no more or less fond of themselves than Australians of the same age in the 2000s and 2010s.
Consider three propositions about how Australians see themselves. Young people today, with their preening selfies and their sense of entitlement, have a higher opinion of themselves than previous generations…
Chances are you won't make it through this article without wiping your hands.
Ricky Gervais has faced a lot of criticism for jokes perceived as offensive.
You may think a rape joke is harmless but research shows that it can have serious consequences.
Lennon in action.
Help with psychological issues for elite performers is not about reacting when problems bubble to the surface.
A statue celebrating Monty Python’s sketch The Dead Parrot near London’s Tower Bridge ahead of a live show on the TV channel Gold.
There are ways to pin down what a country laughs at – including who they like to make fun of.
We have inner conversations all the time, so what difference does it make if we have them out loud?
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What you say may matter more than how you say it.
Women can experience significant distress in the lead-up to their periods.
A new study found a woman's partner can help decrease PMS symptoms, rather than exacerbating them.
Social psychologists and sociologists have spent decades understanding how values are best assessed.
There has been much talk recently about “Australian values”. The new citizenship test will require aspiring Australians to demonstrate they possess them, or can at least reproduce them under exam conditions…
13 Reasons Why is the story of high-school student Hannah, who took her own life and left 13 tapes explaining why.
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While there are some some safety concerns about watching the show, 13 Reasons Why raises many issues relevant to adolescents – and we should learn from them.