Holiday stress and how to beat it
The chaos of Christmas can leave many of us feeling stressed, but a University of Melbourne expert says some simple changes can make a world of difference.
Focusing on kindness, not consumption, this Christmas
With a bit of planning, parents can use Christmas to teach kids how to slow down and be kind to other people, says University of Melbourne expert Lea Waters.
We wish you a stress-free Christmas
Christmas time can be a source of stress and even ill-health, but a University of Melbourne expert recommends simple steps to a more relaxing festive period.
5 ways to cope with disappointing Year 12 results
Receiving disappointing VCE or HSC results at the end of Year 12 can be devastating but there are ways to cope, says a University of Melbourne expert.
Why feeling pain is key to our happiness
University of Melbourne psychologist Dr Brock Bastian on the value of experiencing pain and accepting unpleasantness in our pursuit of pleasure and happiness.
Parents: 24/7 CEOs of our kids’ lives
In The Strength Switch, Lea Waters from the University of Melbourne explains how strength-based parenting can help children become more optimistic and resilient
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.