Media Archive

‘Nudging’ people towards changing behaviour: what works and why (not)?

5 June 2014

A nudge is an attempt to make judgements and choices easier, but why do some nudges work and others fail, asks Ben Newell.

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Happily disgusted? It could show all over your face.

1 April 2014

A computer algorithm that can identify complex emotions from facial expressions is a step towards improving the human-machine interface, write Lisa Williams and Eliza Bliss-Moreau.

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Why superannuation isn't the key to a golden retirement

9 March 2014

According to Dr Joanne Earl, Senior Lecturer at the UNSW School of Psychology, a healthy nest egg is just one of many requirements for a successful transition to retirement.

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Outstanding result in medical research funding

18 February 2014

UNSW has won $22.8 million in National Health and Medical Research Council grants, the second largest amount Australia-wide and far ahead of any other university in the State.

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Expert insight on ADHD

7 February 2014

UNSW child psychologist Mark Dadds features in a new documentary series on ABC TV that explores the controversial childhood condition Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.

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Age is not the perfect gauge in DIY super

15 January 2014

Research being undertaken by Dr Jo Earl represents a vital step to understanding the impact of potential cognitive decline on decision-making regarding self-managed super funds, according to an analysis published in the Sydney Morning Herald.

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