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  1. 10 June 2022 - Health & Wellbeing

    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

  2. 20 May 2022 - Health & Wellbeing

    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

  3. 7 February 2022 - Health & Wellbeing

    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

  4. 4 January 2022 - Health & Medicine

    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

  5. 6 December 2021 - Inside Business

    Distress signals

    HILDA shows Australians increasingly report feelings of psychological distress in a trend likely exacerbated by the pandemic says University of Melbourne expert

  6. 5 September 2021 - Health & Wellbeing

    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.

  7. 15 August 2021 - Health & Wellbeing

    Public attitudes to immunity passports

    As Australia and the world navigates a way to a post-COVID-19 normality, University of Melbourne research examines international attitudes to immunity passports

  8. 19 July 2021 - Health & Medicine

    There is no ‘normal’

    Science Gallery Melbourne's MENTAL: Head Inside finds dreams, hallucinations or reality are a product of the same thing – so there's no such thing as normal.

  9. 19 July 2021 - Health & Medicine

    Mental Health ≠ Wellbeing

    Science Gallery Melbourne's MENTAL: Head Inside explores the tendency to link mental health and wellbeing as an inseparable conceptual couple, when they're not.

  10. 21 June 2021 - Health & Medicine

    The difficulty with measuring creativity

    An international study including the University of Melbourne aimed to establish a unique new way of measuring problem-solving ability and creative potential.