Faculty of Human Sciences

Faculty of Human Sciences

Gaming headsets to help tackle concussion in sport
Gaming technology has been tested on a dozen GWS Giants players as well as players from Macquarie University's AFL, Rugby Union and Rugby League teams in a bid to improve player safety.
Hardship during the Great Recession linked with lasting mental health declines
People who suffered a financial, housing-related, or job-related hardship as a result of the Great Recession were more likely to show increases in symptoms of depression, anxiety, and problematic drug use, research shows.
HSC students, don't delay: here's how to beat procrastination right now
Procrastination affects all of us and is particularly concerning for students heading into the HSC exams. Macquarie University researcher Dr Carolyn Schniering offers advice to improve motivation and get the best results you can.
New research: Online treatment for obsessive-compulsive symptoms found to increase access to effective treatment
Researchers find internet-delivered cognitive behavior therapy effective in treating OCD, having potential to reduce extreme waitlists currently experienced at specialist anxiety clinics.
Enter the Panda Dad
He’s easy-going and wants his kids to have fun, giving the famous Tiger Mum a run for her money.
Why your 'couple song' could mean so much more, as time goes by
If you share a special song with your partner, chances are it could be more than a romantic connection - new research has revealed it could also have a positive effect on memory and well-being.
Smartphones are making us stupid – and may be a 'gateway drug'
Neuroscience research shows that smartphones are making us stupider, less social, more forgetful, more prone to addiction, sleepless and depressed, and poor at navigation – so why are we giving them to kids?
Children who have music lessons are quick learners
Music lessons may one day be used for treating children and adults with certain kinds of learning impairments, researchers say.
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 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.
Podcast: Time to ditch the textbooks on Indigenous culture
Australian teachers are often nervous about teaching Indigenous history and culture. But one simple approach can have remarkable results, as Associate Professor of Education Neil Harrison explains.
Fulbright Scholar elects Macquarie University to continue groundbreaking research
Macquarie University today welcomes Madison Hecht, a graduate in neuroscience (University of Virginia) and recipient of a Fulbright scholarship to our campus. Madison elected Macquarie University as the host institution for the duration of her award.