The new psychology of health: Unlocking the social cure

The new psychology of health: Unlocking the social cure

If you are over 50 and you join one social group today you will cut your risk of being diagnosed with depression in the next two years by 24%. 

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How play impacts language learning in toddlers

How play impacts language learning in toddlers

A new study from The Australian National University (ANU) has found that symbolic play in toddlers, which involves use of the imagination, is more beneficial

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Machine learning to unlock Parkinson’s disease mystery

Machine learning to unlock Parkinson’s disease mystery

Psychology researchers will use machine learning to help solve the mystery of how to determine the progression of Parkinson's disease.

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Finding the fairest way to judge the Olympic medal count

Finding the fairest way to judge the Olympic medal count

Australians think the fairest way to judge the Olympic medal tally is by medals per capita while Americans think it should be judged on total medals.

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More to hallucinations than meets the eye

More to hallucinations than meets the eye

"Have you ever seen the blue light flash in the corner of your phone? And when you looked at the phone there were no new messages?"

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Three Minute Thesis (3MT)

Three Minute Thesis (3MT)

Congratulations to Paula Ozola, supervised by Dr Bruce Christensen, who won the Honours section of the ANU 3-minute thesis competition recently. 

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Higher Degree & Mid-year Honour Graduates 2016

Higher Degree & Mid-year Honour Graduates 2016

Psychology Higher Degree Research students Rosemary Allen,Lisa Chinnery, Danielle Clout, Laura Crowe, Kate Fenton, Alicia Franklin, Lisa Olive, Sara Quinn, D

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Psychology PhD student honoured at the 2016 Vice-Chancellor's Awards for Excellence in Education

Psychology PhD student honoured at the 2016 Vice-Chancellor's Awards for Excellence in Education

Congratulations to Timothy Hatfield, a recent recipient of an 'Award for Excellence in Tutoring or Demonstrating', for his outstanding teaching in PSYC3020  

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The ANU Research School of Psychology (RSP) is one of the best places in Australia to study psychology. In 2015 RSP received the highest rating for its research performance (a score of 5/5) and was ranked in the top 30 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.

At RSP there are world-leading academics right across the different areas of psychology (e.g., clinical, cognition, developmental, health, methods and statistics, neuroscience, organisational, perception, social). Our students learn from experts and tackle big ideas while relating them to real-world contexts. RSP is committed to translating research so it is impactful in policy domains and organisations, and is applied to improve people's lives. RSP has strong links with government, business, hospitals and health practitioners and serves the community through the Psychology Clinic.

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