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Taking positive psychology to a group level
Research psychologist Lindsay Oades explains how positive psychology is moving to a systems level to promote more skillful interaction within organisations.
Making big sense of big data: The quest to improve human reasoning
US intelligence is investing millions of dollars in a global research effort to boost analytical thinking by unlocking the reason in crowds
10 great books you should read in 2017
Looking for something new to read? Let the University of Melbourne's experts guide you through some classics you might not have discovered yet.
Unpicking the myth of Testosterone Rex
Testosterone is what makes men different to women, right? Not so, says Cordelia Fine in her latest book, which uses science to break down gender myths.
Homeless: Why making it a crime won’t fix the problem
Homeless people are already at the mercy of the law, so a ban on sleeping rough in city centres will do nothing to help the situation.
It takes two to write and laugh
Sisters Lisa Gibbs and Bernadette Hellard have found fun and success in writing children's books that aim to build the resilience of younger readers.
Investigating state crime
On the Up Close podcast, criminologist Penny Green on what it means when nation-states shift from protector from crime to perpetrator.
The medical student who helped change Australia
Melbourne graduate Ismail bin Abdul Rahman forged a path for overseas students in Australia – and sparked a debate that helped end the White Australia Policy.
Aboriginal voices in the afterlife of photographs
A project to connect Aboriginal faces in 19th Century photographs to their contemporary descendants aims to inject Aboriginal voices into Australian history.
Finding the Hidden Hellenism in Melbourne
From the Hoddle Grid to the State Library of Victoria, tour Melbourne through a Greek lens and discover how Hellenic culture has shaped the city.