Teaching circus arts — from juggling to trapeze — in physical education classes increased children’s physical literacy, resilience and participation, with greater gender equity.
Our report examines Australia's educational performance against equity and excellence benchmarks. It finds the inequality gap is large and growing.
Confidence matters for men’s job promotion prospects.
But for women, it’s a different story.
The gender gap in computing performance has dramatically narrowed, but a confidence gap remains.
It will be possible to compare the outcomes of games with and without fans, giving new insights into the relationship between fans, home-field advantage and clutch performances.
When algorithms are at work, there should be a human safety net to prevent harming people. Artificial intelligence systems can be taught to ask for help.
High school girls who are more confident in their math abilities are more likely to pursue math in college and beyond.
The reason isn’t your astrological sign, but rather the role your birth date plays in deciding when you enter school. Children who are older than their peers in school tend to do better.
As long as there are no hidden agendas, it is surprisingly simple to reach the right decision when faced with contradictory information.
A podcast about confidence – from how it works in our brains and whether it can get us ahead at work to how confidence tricksters fool people into falling for their scams.
Societies that are happier than others would be reflecting more confidence and trust in their institutions and economic systems.
Research shows that exercise offers promise – as an alternative to prescription opioids – for relieving chronic pain.
Did you know there has never been a safer time to be a child in Canada? Research shows that kids need freedom outdoors to explore exhilaration and fear, and discover their own limits.
Confidence in sports, exams and other endeavours in life, can be counter-productive.
From ‘power poses’ to yoga poses, varying claims have been made about their effects on our health and happiness. But why do they work at all?
A revolt within the African National Congress against South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma has reached new heights. He has survived, but the repercussions will be felt for some time to come.
Women are no longer eating for two – or one, for that matter.
We now have access to an Internet containing a vast store of information much bigger than any individual brain can carry - and that’s not always a good thing.
Simply filling out a bracket – even with random or uninformed choices – is enough to boost your confidence in success, and to get you to put more money on the line.
Opposition inspires more confidence in one’s position than support and also helps to turn judgments into actions. This helps explain why attack ads are a crucial tool in politicians’ arsenals.