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  1. 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.

  2. 19 June 2016 - Public Affairs

    Facebook debate verdict: A potential goldmine for the politicians

    Facebook's Great Debate between Malcolm Turnbull and Bill Shorten shows social media can reach new audiences, even if the viewing was a little awkward at times.

  3. 5 June 2016 - Public Affairs

    Social media politics: for and against

    Social media has brought unprecedented access and power to ordinary citizens but is it improving the political discourse – or making it worse?

  4. 27 May 2016 - Learning & Teaching

    How gender shapes our Facebook chats

    Gender shapes our conversations on social media, a collaborative, worldwide study by psychologists and computer scientists shows.

  5. 16 March 2016 - Inside Business

    The science behind viral videos

    There are four key ingredients that make videos more shareable and help us understand why they go viral, says a University of Melbourne researcher.

  6. 17 December 2015 - Health & Wellbeing

    Share the love with positive posts

    Sharing good news on social media can have a positive effect on the mood of people around you says a University of Melbourne researcher.

  7. 14 December 2015 - Engineering & Technology

    The digital roadmap to better health

    When it comes to our health, why are we more likely to trust the advice of e-strangers than strangers we might meet in the street?

  8. 30 September 2015 - Inside Business

    It takes more than sex + controversy to go viral

    It takes more than sex and controversy to achieve the marketer's holy grail - a social media campaign that goes viral.