Why can’t some people admit defeat when they lose?

Tradition dictates the losing US presidential candidate concedes defeat. Why hasn’t Donald Trump done that?

Health news

Weird and wonderful facts about dreaming

Whether you remember it or not, you dream every night. Sometimes they’re happy, other times sad, and often bizarre. Here are some interesting facts about dreaming.


The questions that could be the key to retirement bliss

You probably had myriad ideas about what you wanted to do in retirement. But do you remember them?

Mental Health

Harness the power of positive thinking

Lauren Taylor speaks to psychologists about the power of perception and how to shift your mindset towards more positive thinking.


Five things the pandemic has revealed about the Australian psyche

We pride ourselves on being larrikins, but are we really law-abiding citizens?


Requests for mental health help skyrocketing

Psychologists say the coronavirus pandemic is profoundly affecting the mental health of Australians, with demand for such services as Beyond Blue skyrocketing.

Why are we so obsessed with true crime?

TV shows, books, podcasts – you can find true crime in almost every medium. Prudence Wade asks a psychologist about society’s unnerving preoccupation with real-life violence.


Lowy poll reveals Australia’s record angst over economy, China, Trump

An annual Lowy poll reveals that Australians have never been more anxious about the economy, the role of China and a United States led by Donald Trump.


Has hoarding taken over your home?

We talk to a hoarding specialist and the leader of a hoarding support group about what hoarding is, why it happens and whether it can be helped.

Alternative Therapies

‘Psychological acupressure’ technique grows in popularity

What is Emotional Freedom Technique? How ‘tapping’ can help with everything from anxiety to post-traumatic stress disorder.


We all do it: and if you say you don’t, you are

Whether we want to admit it or not, we all lie or have told a lie, and if you say you haven’t, well, you’re probably lying. So, what makes people lie?


Researchers have discovered exactly what makes a person creepy

We’ve all met someone who’s a little creepy. We’re not sure why, they may just emanate a certain something that makes your skin crawl. So, what makes a person creepy?


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