Media Archive

Putting it off: why we procrastinate

14 November 2013

With so many daily distractions, we live in a procrastinator's paradise, but accepting we are prone to delaying unpleasant tasks can allow us to manage our behaviour and become more productive, writes Amy Reichelt.

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Tall poppies are pick of the crop

1 November 2013

UNSW scientists carrying out research on mental health, the laws of the universe, energy storage and climate extremes have won five of this year’s nine NSW Young Tall Poppy Science Awards.

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Hormones and anxiety therapy

23 October 2013

A UNSW psychologist has been awarded an international fellowship to carry out the first study of whether psychological treatment for anxiety disorders in women is more effective if administered at the optimum time during their menstrual cycle.

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Celebrating National Science Week

7 August 2013

An evening of science and humour with some of the world’s top online science communication celebrities – including Facebook phenomenon, Elise Andrew – will be a highlight of National Science Week.

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PNG plan could worsen asylum seekers' mental health

25 July 2013

Resettling refugees in PNG has the potential to create a class of traumatised individuals who arrive without family or support services to meet their intense needs, writes Belinda Liddell.

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Portion size affects how much you eat

23 July 2013

People eat more from larger portions, even when they are not particularly hungry and even when the food doesn't taste very good, writes Lenny Vartanian.

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No oxytocin benefit for autism

18 July 2013

The so-called trust hormone, oxytocin, may not improve the symptoms of children with autism, a large study led by UNSW researchers has found.

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Does thinking about professors make you smarter?

16 May 2013

Studies have shown that thinking about "smart" words can make you perform more intelligently in subsequent tasks, and vice versa. But it's a contentious area of research, writes Ben Newell.

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Deep brain stimulation: a fix when the drugs don't work

14 May 2013

Recent advances in deep brain stimulation have brought relief to patients with a range of neurological disorders, writes Dr Amy Reichelt.

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What is intuition?

3 May 2013

The take-home message from a study of intuition is that we need to exercise caution in relying on gut feelings, writes Ben Newell.

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