Faculty of Human Sciences

Faculty of Human Sciences

Marriage? Babies? Bring it on, say Australia's young women
The future looks rosy for Mother’s Day as a survey of women in their twenties reveals 90 per cent want babies.
Faster, higher, stronger: Is there a limit to human endurance?
As world records keep falling during the 2018 Commonwealth Games, we ask how fast can humans run, swim, cycle and throw and when will we reach our limits?
How loud does music have to be to damage your hearing?
Dr Warwick Williams, Senior Research Engineer from the National Acoustic Laboratories, explains.
Monique Crane on improving resilience in the workplace
Why do some people flourish in the workplace while others struggle? We reveal some simple tips managers can use to help boost wellbeing at work.
Why do siblings fight?
Professor Julie Fitness, social-evolutionary psychologist in the Department of Psychology, Faculty of Human Sciences, explains.
What is the difference between sorrow and depression?
Professor Nick Titov, Project Director of the MindSpot Clinic, explains.
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.
Stop scrolling: social media detox improves your wellbeing
A new study on the impact of social media on mental health says just 10 minutes on Facebook looking at thin, glamourous people can trigger negative feelings.
Big events trigger a rise in hearing loss
Even though hearing loss can be prevented, a rise in the 'hidden' causes of hearing loss leaves many Australians struggling to hear in noisy environments.
Music may be key to returning memory to dementia patients
Music occupies a special place in our memories; so much so that it is being explored as a tool to help people who have lost their map to the past and their ability to remember.
Is there a right way to teach children?
Education plays a critical role in shaping the mental development of a child. But is there an optimal way to teach a child or do different children respond to different approaches?
The classroom of the future: Garry Falloon on digital learning
The classroom of the future is already here! With e-learning taking over and mobile devices aplenty, how significantly will these new technologies shape the ways in which we learn?