Is psychiatry shrinking what we think of as normal?
Worries that "normality" is being medicalised by systemic inflation of psychiatric diagnosis criteria are overblown, University of Melbourne research finds.
Can your personality be good, or bad, for your health?
The University of Melbourne's HILDA Survey 2019 finds links between personality traits and the onset of illness, but experts say it's likely an indirect effect
Is Freud’s legacy fading?
Despite reports of the death of psychoanalysis, Sigmund Freud’s ideas are alive and well in some parts of the world reports a University of Melbourne study.
Treating depression to economically empower mothers
A University of Melbourne evaluation has shown cognitive behavioural therapy for women with perinatal depression in Pakistan can be economically empowering.
The grim cycle of homelessness and unemployment
Research by a University of Melbourne expert finds homelessness impairs people’s capacity to keep a job more than their ability to gain employment.
What is mindfulness? Nobody really knows, and that’s a problem
Mindfulness is all the rage in mainstream Western culture, but University of Melbourne research raises questions over how poorly defined and researched it is.
Five things about...Poo
Why is poo a taboo? University of Melbourne's Prof Nick Haslam and PhDc Naomi Francis from the Nossal Institute discuss all things fecal.
The science behind love songs
Valentine's Day is full of love songs. This is how love works on our mind, body and soul ... and why we want to write beautiful music about it.
Why we show the whites of our eyes
Of all the animals, only humans obviously show the whites of our eyes, making it easier for us to communicate and deceive with just glance.
The secret life of the professor
Code-breaking and the Enigma machine, clandestine missions and scouring Hitler’s lair – all this before Oscar Oeser came to the University of Melbourne.