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.
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
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.
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.
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.