Faculty of Human Sciences

Faculty of Human Sciences

Fragments from an ancient time reveal new insights into the human story
Dr Ronika Power works on human remains from ancient sites to build pictures of life and death in human societies from our shared past.
Why do we dream?
There are many different theories about why we dream, but of all of them, Sigmund Freud’s has proven to be the most provocative. Associate Professor Simon Boag, from the Department of Psychology, explains.
Girls and boys are taught science differently, new study finds
A new research paper reveals why we need to address gender stereotypes before more women will win the Nobel Prize for Physics.
Why you should take a guilt-free mental health day
Days off work are essential both for performing well and protecting yourself from exhaustion and work-related stress, says psychologist Dr Monique Crane.
There's no 'I' in team
Research into the language of sport helps us understand how to create high-performing organisations.
Meet Elias, trilingual at 3
The benefits of language education are vast, and yet in our multicultural society, we're lagging behind.
Mysteries of dyslexia unravelled
Scores of children are being helped to overcome literacy problems at a Macquarie clinic that puts into practice the university’s world-leading research into reading.
How parents can help children learn
Is there a right or wrong way to teach children?
Digital therapy works: 80,000 people seek help from online mental health service
A revolutionary digital mental health service is providing support for anxiety, depression and chronic pain distress through the privacy of free online therapists.
When trust is broken
The acrimony between former PM Malcolm Turnbull and senior Liberal figures is a classic example of how relationships rarely survive betrayal, whether they're personal, in business or political.
Macquarie University researchers awarded funding to improve older Australians’ mental health
The Centre for Emotional Health at Macquarie University has been awarded $1.8 million in funding from the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) and beyondblue for two innovative projects to improve treatment for older adults with
Why your grumpy grandpa could need help
Poor mental health is undertreated in older Australians, who should be having the time of their lives.