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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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