• Put down the phone girls

    Open Forum     |      August 15, 2019

    Very frequent use of social media could be harming teenage girls’ mental health through exposure to cyberbullying as well as reducing the amount of sleep or physical exercise they have.

  • Walking the tightrope of work and family

    Inga Lass     |      August 2, 2019

    Once working hours are taken into account it is still mothers who experience the most conflict in terms of balancing work and family.

  • Kids cartwheel to better mental health

    Open Forum     |      June 26, 2019

    “Circus takes your mind off some things…sad things…it’s my weekly pick-up and sort of an escape.”

  • Too many chiefs make for ineffective teamwork

    Rebecca Hoyle     |      June 17, 2019

    Some people are better team players than others, but people with goal-oriented and manipulative personality traits can actively undermine collaborative efforts and affect the team outcome.

  • Physical jobs take their toll in retirement

    Open Forum     |      June 15, 2019

    Men and women who have physically demanding jobs may experience poorer mental and physical health if they delay their retirement, new research led by Curtin University has found.

  • A new understanding of hoarding disorder

    Eric Van Buskirk     |      June 12, 2019

    Hoarding disorder is distressingly common, and was recently classified as a medical disorder by the World Health Organization, in a move hailed by both psychiatrists and hoarders themselves as “extremely significant.”

  • The internet is changing our brains

    Open Forum     |      June 8, 2019

    The Internet can change people’s cognition in both immediate and sustained ways, affecting our attention, memory, and social interactions according to an international team of researchers.

  • Girls and boys

    Sherine Al Shallah     |      May 21, 2019

    Society’s attitudes to gender stereotypes can prompt some tricky questions for children and parents alike.

  • The science behind your break-up binge

    Lori Youmshajekian     |      April 29, 2019

    Bad news, emotional eaters: food doesn’t deal with the underlying problem you are reacting to, but there are biological reasons for your eating choices.

  • Rethinking adolescence over time

    Susan Sawyer     |      February 22, 2019

    The concept of adolescence has changed significantly in the last century and researchers are still working to improve our understanding of the contemporary complexities of this much maligned – and misunderstood – age group.

  • Understanding the importance of your child’s middle years

    Lisa Mundy     |      February 16, 2019

    Far from being a quiet time, a child’s middle years – between ages eight and 12 – can be transformative but we need to do more to understand these changes to help our children adjust.

  • Preventing a relapse

    Kevin Repass     |      January 27, 2019

    Recovering from drug or alcohol addiction is a long and difficult process, but the support of peers can help individuals rebuild their lives and relationships.