Faculty of Human Sciences

Faculty of Human Sciences

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.
PODCAST: Prof Ingrid Piller on how bilingualism can help strengthen communities
Professor of Linguistics Ingrid Piller talks to us about her research into migrant English language learning, generational patterns of language transmission, and how bilingualism can be an asset for Australian communities.
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.