The meaning in our stars
Humans have long seen meaning in the stars, showing difference and similarities across cultures; University of Melbourne researchers are looking at how and why?
Could your smartphone become your therapist?
Digital mental healthcare can potentially help people, but University of Melbourne research finds the relationship between patient and therapist remains key.
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
Sexual objectification harms women
By having women use mobile phones to log whenever they feel sexually objectified, University of Melbourne researchers have shown that it harms their wellbeing.
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.
How can we tell if an animal is depressed?
Professor Mike Mendl is developing new ways of assessing animal welfare that work to improve the wellbeing and conditions of all animals.
The language of colour, kinship and climate
A University of Melbourne expert uses computational models to understand how different languages organise the world into different categories.
The mental cost of keeping a secret
On average, we keep around 17 secrets we've been told; but according to new University of Melbourne research, they often comes with strings attached.
What is déjà vu? What is déjà vu?
Many of us have seen or done something that's felt eerily familiar; two University of Melbourne experts explain what the brain's doing when we get déjà vu.
The I’m-trying-to-get-around-you dance explained
Two people walk towards each other, both try and get out of the way - suddenly, they’re doing the ‘sidewalk salsa'; two University of Melbourne experts explain.