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Not always reaching your potential is okay, but overthinking it is a problem

Tuesday, 18 June 2019

New Edith Cowan University research has found that it’s not failing to make progress toward our ‘ideal-self’ that is problematic but rather the tendency to focus on that lack of progress in a negative way that leads to psychological distress.

A $12 pill test could save the lives of first-timers

Friday, 07 June 2019

New ECU research has found pill testing services at music festivals may be most effective in reducing harm for people trying ecstasy for the first time, but less so for prior users.

Ironing out your exercise routine

Thursday, 06 June 2019

Up to 35 per cent of female athletes are iron deficient, a review of research has found.

Jokes in the office are no laughing matter

Wednesday, 05 June 2019

Working for a ‘David Brent’ isn’t just irritating – it’s bad for your mental health, according to new ECU research.

When should you call 000?

Friday, 31 May 2019

A lack of public understanding about when to call an ambulance is putting a strain on paramedic services and potentially risking lives, new research has found.

Aboriginal Australians want care after brain injury – but it must consider their cultural needs

Friday, 24 May 2019

It’s not commonly known that Indigenous Australians are three times more likely to suffer a stroke or brain injury than non-Indigenous Australians – and they’re far less likely to receive vital rehabilitation. This ECU research is a game-changer.

How animal activist organisations respond to vegan stereotyping

Friday, 24 May 2019

New research demonstrates how a stereotyped framing of veganism is being used to challenge animal activists' work, but also how activists have employed the tactic of not directly contesting the stereotype.

Here’s how we can better measure the success of our uni graduates

Wednesday, 22 May 2019

Research from ECU argues that University graduates should be able to choose their own measures of success in job outcome surveys, rather than the current measure of full-time employment.

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

Friday, 17 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?

Wednesday, 15 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

Thursday, 09 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

Thursday, 09 May 2019

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

Thursday, 09 May 2019

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

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

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.

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