Bias is a psychological process detectable in individual judgements. Noise is a different phenomenon affecting human decisions.
With last summer’s bushfires largely out of the headlines, has the psychological distance people might feel towards climate change increased?
Anxiety, depression, loneliness and stress are affecting our sleep patterns and how tired we feel. But we may be getting tired for another reason.
Find out more about some of the many mental health research highlights involving UNSW Sydney academics and students.
UNSW Sydney has partnered with a network of public primary schools and preschools to establish one of the world's first school-based clinics to provide evidence-based early intervention to young children with severe disruptive behaviour.
Understanding the science behind innovation, and what makes some start-ups thrive and others fail, is the focus of the world-first Future Minds Lab which launched at UNSW Sydney this week.l
Scientists from UNSW Science’s School of Psychology and St. Vincent’s Hospital are leading world-first research to learn more about a novel therapeutic approach for people who suffer from panic attacks.
A UNSW-led study into the phenomenon of emotion-induced blindness has shown that people who frequently play violent video games are more immune to disturbing images than non-players.
Mr Onie was there to discuss his ongoing initiative to foster science-based psychological understanding and intervention within his home country of Indonesia.
Sculpture by the Sea, one of the world’s biggest outdoor sculpture exhibitions, will this year feature a work exploring the complexity of mental illness through a video and sculpture created by a team at UNSW Sydney.
The popular notion of “nudging” is based on the idea we can push people gently towards doing what’s best for their health. But what is best? And who gets to decide? Is it your mum, your doctor, the health department or you?
Exercise may be the secret to retaining information, according to new research from UNSW that may encourage more physical activity in classrooms and nursing homes.
It’s time to re-assess the role of bad moods in our lives. We should recognise they are a normal, and even a useful and adaptive part of being human, helping us cope with many everyday situations and challenges.
With the advent of fMRI imaging and the proliferation of brain research, scientists have begun to find out more about how sadness works in the brain and influences our thoughts and behavior.
The majority of genuine arachnophobes are women, with some studies suggesting as many as 90 per cent of arachnophobes are female.
Since 1996, only eight people have been killed by terrorism attacks in Australia. There have been 186 shark attacks in the 20 years from 1990 to 2009. How should we think about these risks?
UNSW Scientia Professor Richard Bryant, a world expert in the mental health of people affected by adversity and trauma, has received Australia’s highest accolade in this year’s Queen’s birthday honours.
School of Psychology researchers have performed strongly to help UNSW secure the highest level of funding in NSW in the latest round of federal government’s industry-linked research projects scheme.