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  1. 11 December 2018 - Health & Wellbeing

    How difficult decisions change our brains

    New University of Melbourne research finds making a difficult choice between two desirable things can change the way our brains think about future preferences.

  2. 7 December 2018 - Learning & Teaching

    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.

  3. 20 November 2018 - Health & Wellbeing

    Q&A: Talking to kids about the bad things that happen

    As Victoria remembers Sisto Malaspina – killed in the Melbourne terror attack– a University of Melbourne expert looks at how to talk to kids about terrorism.

  4. 7 October 2018 - Legal Affairs

    Coercion in mental health care: Finding a new way

    University of Melbourne researchers have identified practices from around the world that aim to reduce coercion in mental health care settings, for a UN report.

  5. 24 August 2018 - Health & Wellbeing

    Nanette, self-deprecation and when not to use it

    Hannah Gadsby's Nanette highlights why Australians' tendency to self-deprecate needs to be handled with caution, says a University of Melbourne psychologist.

  6. 17 August 2018 - Health & Wellbeing

    Why mindset matters for junior doctors

    Teaching junior doctors how to have a 'growth mindset' can help them cope better with the pressures of the job, says a University of Melbourne researcher.

  7. 16 August 2018 - Health & Wellbeing

    Mental health in a changing climate

    University of Melbourne research confirms a link between climate change and mental health, and calls for more mental health support in a changing climate.

  8. 14 August 2018 - Health & Wellbeing

    Every day, we’re actually seeing into the future

    University of Melbourne researchers are helping to explain how the human brain can accurately predict where a fast-moving object will end up.

  9. 3 August 2018 - Learning & Teaching

    Teaching your child to cope

    Parents and teachers can help young people learn coping skills to better deal with the stresses of everyday life, says a University of Melbourne expert.

  10. 11 June 2018 - Science Matters

    Does the smell of blood make us hungry?

    Does smelling the scent of blood make us hungry, even for vegetables? Maybe, says an exploratory pilot study run by University of Melbourne research students