Catherine Haslam
Feature article
At one of the School's recent Seminar Series, Catherine Haslam talked about the value of relationships for our health and wellbeing. Social factors are a key predictor in keeping us alive and healthier for longer, and have a major impact on our mental abilities. Her research in this field has led to the creation of an intervention program called Groups 4 Health. watch video
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woman taking selfie with Donald Trump
Evidence suggests those most likely to be interested in protectionism and curbing immigration are not the most vulnerable economically. read more
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A session at BBC's World Changing Ideas Summit: Time travelling in the human mind and what new technology might have in store. watch video
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James Sherlock looks at the biology of bigotry, and poses the question 'Is prejudice in our genes?'
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Derek Arnold writes about how pink cricket balls can be extra difficult to see in those crucial minutes when day turns to night during play. read more
On ABC Radio, Winnifred Louis talks about the role of activists, the nature of protests, and the psychology of social change. listen here
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Genevieve Dingle appeared on ABC News to discuss her work with the inspiring School of Hard Knocks.
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Thomas Suddendorf featured in the Reddit Science AMA Series, answering questions about what makes humans unique. read more
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