Exploring Facial Recognition for 'Out Groups'

Psychology's Dr Amy Dawel explores facial recognition for 'out-groups' in a feature in the American Psychological Society's 'Particularly Exciting Experiment

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Why Good Politics And Good Climate Science Don’t Mix

Dr Eryn Newman, from the ANU Research School of Psychology, helps explain 'Why Good Politics And Good Climate Science Don’t Mix'.

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Vulnerable narcissists more susceptible to eating disorders

Vulnerable narcissists are more likely to develop eating disorders, according to a new study from The Australian National University (ANU).  

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Welcome new students

Today ANU Psychology welcomes a new cohort of postgraduate students - six Clinical Masters, seven Clinical PhD and seven PhD.  Next week we will welcome 42 H

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The truth about truthiness

For psychologists, fake news provides a worrying insight into human cognition, as Tabitha Carvan reports.

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Research reveals the key to reducing prison radicalisation

New research from The ANU shows people imprisoned on terrorism offences stand a better chance of being rehabilitated when placed in general prison population

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I’ll believe it when I meme it: ANU study

Memes can be used to spread prejudiced messages and are more likely to be believed if they are paired with a lot of likes from like-minded people, researcher

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Welcome to the Research School of Psychology

The ANU Research School of Psychology (RSP) is one of the best places in Australia to study psychology. In 2015 we received the highest rating for our research performance (a score of 5/5) and were ranked in the top 50 out of 1000s of Departments around the world.. This rating is important for students because it includes measures of teaching quality, the employability of graduates and international outlook. 

We have world-leading academics right across the different areas of psychology (e.g., clinical, cognition, developmental, health, methods and statistics, neuroscience, organisational, social, perception) and serve the community through the Psychology Clinic. Students learn from experts and tackle big ideas while relating them to real-world problems. At RSP we translate research so it is impactful in policy domains and organisations, and is applied to improve people's lives. With strong links with government, business, hospitals and health practitioners your future is very bright with an ANU Psychology degree. Come and join us — to find out more contact enquiries.psychology@anu.edu.au

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Check out our education offerings, as well as resources and announcements for current students.


Learn about our research initiatives in all major areas of psychology, and read highlight stories about our discoveries.

Psychology Clinic

We offer treatment and training via the ANU Psychology Clinic. Find out about our services and how to contact us.

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