Associate Professor Peter Koval

Associate Professor in Psychology, Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences, University of Melbourne

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Health & Medicine

Your phone, your emotions and everyday life

Although digital technology helps us manage emotions, we need better education on its overuse and healthier ways of dealing with challenging feelings

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Health & Medicine

More resilient than we thought during lockdown

New research finds that many people coped relatively well emotionally during Melbourne’s long COVID-19 lockdowns – but with caveats.

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Arts & Culture

Being open to emotion in art

Art can provoke, plague and preoccupy. But what can our interactions with art teach us about fully experiencing emotions in our everyday lives?

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Health & Medicine

Dealing with feelings about COVID-19

In a time when we feel we can’t manage our environment, there are still some effective ways to manage our feelings

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Health & Medicine

Sexual objectification harms women

Research that asked women to log the times they felt sexually objectified on their smartphones has found it harms their wellbeing – even when they are witnessing other women objectified

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Health & Medicine



Exercising your emotions

Dr Peter Koval wants to make you emotional - and it’s for your own good

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