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  1. 8 December 2016 - Learning & Teaching

    Is social media good for you?

    It can certainly be addictive, but whether social media boosts or harms your mental health comes down to how you use it.

  2. 29 October 2016 - Inside Business

    Using finance and psychology to fight fat

    Psychology is being married with financial modelling to see how dietary choices could help the fight against obesity.

  3. 27 October 2016 - Under the Microscope

    Positive psychology much more than ‘Happyology’

    Lifelong wellbeing is determined more by our patterns of behaviour over a trajectory rather than by any particular critical event.

  4. 21 October 2016 - Go Figure

    Why we show the whites of our eyes

    Of all the animals, only humans obviously show the whites of our eyes, making it easier for us to communicate and deceive with just glance.

  5. 13 October 2016 - Engineering & Technology

    Survivor: The sport of betrayal

    The reality TV show Survivor is a global phenomenon where betrayal and social skills are central to what is more a sport than a game show.

  6. Podcast7 October 2016 - Up Close

    Sifting pseudoscience from the real thing

    Psychology researcher Scott Lilienfeld explores the popular science myths that too often make fools of us in this episode of the Up Close podcast.

  7. Podcast29 July 2016 - Up Close

    Why isn’t treatment for depression leading to lower prevalence?

    Professor Tony Jorm asks why prevalence of anxiety and depression in North America, Australia and elsewhere hasn't decreased despite increased treatment.

  8. 25 July 2016 - Inside Business

    Finance + Psychology: Finding a way to fight obesity

    Could we be on our way to combating or controlling obesity? Researchers have discovered how the environment impacts obese people differently to others.

  9. 27 June 2016 - Under the Microscope

    Stepping up to the challenge of domestic violence

    Professor Kelsey Hegarty is working closely with health practitioners to recognise domestic violence as a health issue, so they can intervene and help

  10. 6 June 2016 - Go Figure

    Why smells trigger your memories

    Smell is very powerful at evoking memories, and while we don't know why it may be because we aren't good at it so that when we do pick a smell, we don't forget.