Research

We have strengths across many areas of psychological science and we place a high value on the production of original research by our staff and students:

Areas

Read more about our five key areas of research: Developmental: Child, Youth, Aging; Clinical & Health; Cognitive & Perception; Research Methods; and Social & Organisational

Highlights

The stories rotating on this page are just some of the research highlights happening in the Research School of Psychology.

An evening on "Milgram, Obedience and Leadership"

Come and join us for the viewing of a new film "Shock Room" followed by a panel discussion. This event is by invitation so please contact donelle.claudianos@anu.edu.au if you have...

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The rise of prejudice and why facts still matter

Researchers at the ANU are calling on people around the world to take part in the biggest ever study into helping understand, and reduce prejudice. Lead researcher Professor Michael Platow...

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Could a nap help expand your toddler's vocabulary?

That's the question an Australian-first research project at the ANU's Research School of Psychology's Child Cognition Unit is attempting to answer. Unit director Dr Emma Axelsson said...

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Worrying about body image

Girls as young as seven have a poorer body image than boys, according to research to find out if a special exercise program for primary school children delivers physical and psychological health...

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Understanding difficult emotions

Young children’s understanding of their emotions develops within an environment of relationships initially with their parents, then siblings and later with peers. The quality of this emotional...

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Getting the words wrong

The first record of dyslexia as an identifiable condition came to light in the late nineteenth century amongst the many other medical curiosities that seemed to fascinate the Victorian imagination....

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