Faculty of Human Sciences

Faculty of Human Sciences

New Artificial Intelligence can predict personality
In the near future, when you apply for a job or join a new team at work, a machine, rather than a human, may assess your personality traits to see if you are suitable.
New Macquarie StyleHub has the final word on written style
Macquarie University and Biotext announce the impending launch of the Macquarie StyleHub, a comprehensive online platform designed for academics, students, and professional writers and editors, to promote clear and effective communication.
Podcast: Hypnosis breakthrough in changing ingrained behaviour
Hypnosis is sometimes dismissed as a stage act or quick fix for those looking to quit smoking, without people realising that as a scientific discipline it can give fascinating insights into the inner workings of the mind and have tangible
Why do some young people take drugs at festivals and others don't?
Distinguished Professor Ron Rapee, Founding Director of Macquarie’s Centre for Emotional Health, explains.
Hearing health crisis among Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islanders
The high prevalence of ear disease among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders is linked with poor education and social problems, writes Professor Cath McMahon, who is dedicated to transforming hearing health in indigenous communities.
Tired and distracted doctors make more errors, study shows
Next time you rush to the emergency department, cross your fingers that the doctor who examines you doesn’t get interrupted often and has had a good night’s sleep. New research shows this could mean your doctor makes fewer errors.
Do mobile phones affect your sleep?
Dr Wayne Warburton, Senior Lecturer in the Department of Psychology explains.
Are left-handed people really more creative?
Nic Badcock, Senior Researcher in the Department of Cognitive Science, and Marietta Papadatou-Pastou, Lecturer in Neuropsychology, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece, explain.
How loud does music have to be to damage your hearing?
Dr Warwick Williams, Senior Research Engineer from the National Acoustic Laboratories, explains.
A hearing test can detect these four serious illnesses
Dementia, diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis and heart issues are among the serious health conditions which can be discovered by a simple hearing test.
How to know if you have undiagnosed hearing loss
Fatigue, headaches and increased falls - these are just some of the major signs that you may need a hearing test, explains Professor Catherine McMahon, Macquarie University's Director of Audiology.
New project helps kids with hearing loss learn to speak
Children with hearing loss face challenges learning language, but a new Macquarie University project will explore how to help them more effectively learn to listen and speak.