Restoring the lives of Australians with PTSD
Australia’s largest ever treatment trial of PTSD in military personnel and veterans is delivering ground-breaking results, say University of Melbourne experts.
Do you feel lucky?
Two new University of Melbourne studies find that beliefs in luck, magic and precognition vary around the world – for unexpected reasons.
Seeking authentic mindfulness in this era of ‘wellness’
Given the boom in meditation and mindfulness practices it is time for evidence-based principles to help guide people, says University of Melbourne expert
How big data is unlocking insights into psychology
The personal data we are now all generating is allowing researchers to take psychology out of the lab and into the field, says University of Melbourne expert
How fear-appeal advertising works
Research shows that fear appeals in advertising can be effective in changing behaviour, but they need to be done well, says University of Melbourne expert
Why are we so vulnerable to bad information?
Identifying misinformation is difficult, but we can make it easier by being aware of our biases and wary of strong emotions, says University of Melbourne expert
What makes us mistake 1 number 4 another?
Research shows that number confusion is shaped not just by the symbols but also the culture and experience of the viewer, says University of Melbourne expert
What we know about our resilience after 2021
The strengths we have built during a tough 2021 will help us cope individually and collectively in an uncertain 2022, explain University of Melbourne experts
HILDA shows Australians increasingly report feelings of psychological distress in a trend likely exacerbated by the pandemic says University of Melbourne expert
V is for Victoria – and it can still be for Victory
A University of Melbourne expert behind Victoria’s roadmap out of lockdown in 2020 reflects on the last 18 months and reminds us we're not helpless or hopeless.