A growing chorus of female Liberal MPs are calling for their party to preselect more women to address the party’s gender imbalance. Sharman Stone wants mandatory quotas, while Teresa Gambaro has called for a 30% target.
Imagine a prototypical thug. A real bruiser. Chances are they are male – no surprises there – but picture what his face looks like.
If you’ve imagined a man with a short, wide face, then you’ve picked up on what we believe is an evolved cue we have for rapidly identifying potentially dangerous individuals.
People are so poor at picking good likenesses of their own faces that strangers make better selections, a study by UNSW's Dr David White and colleagues shows.
There is abundant research and controversy on the effects of playing violent video games. But, strangely, there’s precious little looking at why people choose to play violent games at all.
Our ability to visually interpret the environment around us is easily taken for granted. But what about when we start to see things that aren’t there?
The School of Psychology's Dr Jessica Grisham recently appeared on Channel 7's Daily Edition to discuss the psychology of hoarding. She looked at some of the warning signs of unhealthy hoarding and tips to declutter.
An innovative UNSW program designed to help traumatised refugees overcome the stigma associated with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) has received a $450,000 grant from beyondblue.