• Under the (social) influence

    Behavioural change comes from the periphery of society – not from influencers.

    The modern-day influence economy would have us believe that the best way to sell a product – or an idea – is to have ...

    Behaviour July 20, 2021
  • Hermann Rorschach spills the ink

    What do you see when you look at this image?

    Splash red wine on a white tablecloth and, along with receiving a scolding, you might also be invited to partake in a...

    Behaviour July 18, 2021
  • Can I shed a virus after I get a vaccine?

    No – but sometimes misinformation is born from truth.

    Concerns about shedding coronavirus when out and about have been prevalent over the last year, but what about after r...

    COVID June 28, 2021
  • What do we want? (Human) rights around AI!

    Recently tabled in the federal parliament, a new human rights report into technology urges cautio...

    The Australian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has called for the appointment of an artificial intelligence safety com...

    Behaviour June 25, 2021
  • Magazine

    Mind readers

    What if Star Trek-style mind melding was more than a science fiction concept?

    by Paul BieglerBrain-to-brain interface is a challenge right on the limit of our understanding of neuroscience bu...

    Behaviour June 7, 2021
  • Who benefits from a little white lie?

    Brain scans reveal when selfish motivations are behind a white lie.

    Telling a friend that their new mullet looks fantastic might seem like a generous move, but according to Korean resea...

    People June 1, 2021
  • Video platforms normalise exotic pets

    Sharing ‘cute’ videos of exotic animals can end up being harmful to their protection

    By Kelly BrownResearchers at the University of Adelaide are concerned video sharing platforms such as YouTube cou...

    Animals May 31, 2021
  • Gender roles influence economic expectations

    Women expect higher rates of inflation than men.

    Socialised gender norms may influence the economic expectations men and women have.A recent study published in PN...

    Behaviour May 25, 2021
  • What do Australians find sexy?

    It depends – men and women want different things.

    Hey Australians, what do you find sexy? That is a question researchers asked in a study on sexual attraction preferen...

    Behaviour May 20, 2021
  • The psychology of missing a penalty

    How can football players with near-perfect ball control miss a goal?

    The moments before a penalty kick are incredibly tense, and new research shows that brain activity might be the reaso...

    Behaviour May 7, 2021
  • COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy on the rise

    Community engagement is key, experts say.

    A recent survey from the Melbourne Institute found that, in the past four months, Australians’ willingness to get vac...

    Behaviour April 23, 2021
  • Conversation

    Less than half of Australian adults know how to identify misinformation online

    A nationally representative survey shows that Australian adults need more help with understanding...

    By Tanya Notley, Western Sydney University; Michael Dezuanni, Queensland University of Technology; Simon Chambers, We...

    Behaviour April 14, 2021
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