Faculty of Human Sciences

Faculty of Human Sciences

Young women most likely to have poor mental health
The prevalence of anxiety disorders in young women points to a crisis that needs serious attention.
Do mobile phones affect your sleep?
Dr Wayne Warburton, Senior Lecturer, Department of Psychology explains.
Building digital wisdom: how to spot unreliable websites
As the internet becomes more sophisticated and deceptive, how do we work out what are ‘good’ websites?
Faster, higher, emotionally stronger: risks help kids avoid anxiety
Take off the kid gloves … playing boisterously with your children is good for their mental health, a new Macquarie University study suggests.
The strict media diet that helps fight screen addiction
Approaching technology in the same way we look at nutrition is key to preventing screen use becoming an addiction, says leading psychologist and family researcher.
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.
Boarding school is tough for parents too
It's normal to worry about how children will cope with a significant transition like going to boarding school - but its important to learn to manage your emotions to reduce stress for both you and your child.
Toddlers in child care need rich conversation: new study finds
Research shows the number of words toddlers hear daily from carers influences the way they learn to speak and ultimately their readiness for school.
Partnership puts new focus on sensory disabilities
In a first for Macquarie University and Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children (RIDBC), a new partnership has been established to foster research and professional studies in the field of education for people with sensory disabilities.
What is the easiest language to learn?
Dr Nan Xu Rattanasone, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, ARC Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders (CCD) explains.
Clinicians struggling to help patients quit smoking before surgery
Smoking can lead to serious complications after cardiothoracic surgery, but a new study shows that clinicians are lacking resources and training to help patients quit.
Marriage? Babies? Bring it on, say Australia's young women
More than 90 per cent of young Australian women want to have babies - but careers are an equal priority, a survey reveals.