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The site of the Bali bombings has been a vacant lot for 16 years. It’s time to build a proper memorial

Wednesday, 15 May 2019

PhD candidate Carmen Jacques explains the background to the Bali Peace Park and why the way we memorialise terror events is so important.

Are we teaching our kids to be afraid of exams?

Tuesday, 14 May 2019

Exams are certainly challenging, but our rhetoric may be teaching young people to be afraid rather than encouraging them to see exams as a positive challenge.

5 tips on how to be a good mentor to someone twice your age

Wednesday, 08 May 2019

Changes in the modern workplace suggest we will increasingly see more circumstances in which mentors may be younger – sometimes much younger – than their mentees.

Helping dancers to find their balance

Wednesday, 08 May 2019 News > News > 2019 > 05

New Edith Cowan University research aims to help vocational dancers balance training demands, avoid burnout and reach the top of their game.

The role of psychological distress and emotional eating in obesity

Wednesday, 08 May 2019 News > News > 2019 > 05

New research has found that people on lower incomes may be more likely to have obesity due to psychological distress that gives rise to emotional eating to cope.

Why alcohol can become a problem after weight loss surgery

Tuesday, 07 May 2019 News > News > 2019 > 05

A new study by the University of Liverpool and ECU has provided insight into the psychological factors that influenced drinking behaviours following bariatric surgery.

Rethinking how we behave in the bedroom

Tuesday, 07 May 2019 News > News > 2019 > 05

In the #MeToo era, the concept of ‘intimate civility’ will enable us to move equity and respect between genders into the bedroom, according to ECU’s Dr Elizabeth Reid-Boyd.

Who’s looking after the parents of sick kids in hospital?

Tuesday, 07 May 2019 News > News > 2019 > 05

New ECU research finds parents’ decision-making skills are compromised by stress when their children are in hospital.

New tool in the fight against Huntington’s

Monday, 06 May 2019 News > News > 2019 > 05

A new assessment tool has been developed that can predict the clinical onset of Huntington’s disease.

Psychedelics to treat mental illness? Australian researchers are giving it a go

Friday, 26 April 2019

Australia needs a paradigm shift in the way we treat mental illness, according to Dr Stephen Bright in this article from The Conversation. Scientific research is increasingly pointing to psychedelic drugs like psilocybin and MDMA as viable options.

Homeschooled children are far more socially engaged than you might think

Tuesday, 16 April 2019

Whether homeschooled children have enough opportunities for socialisation is one of the most common questions homeschooling parents get asked.

Explainer: what is explicit instruction and how does it help children learn?

Monday, 15 April 2019

Explicit instruction is a type of teaching model where students are shown what to do and how to do it.

My girlfriend is intimated by the idea of having sex. What should I do?

Wednesday, 10 April 2019

Dr David Rhodes explains that communication is everything when it comes to intimate relationships in The Conversation’s ‘I Need To Know’ section for teenagers.

Poor food access impacts girls’ self-esteem

Wednesday, 10 April 2019 News > News > 2019 > 04

Girls who worry about getting enough food to eat are significantly more likely to have low self-esteem, according to new research.

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