Flinders' best in teaching receive awards

Posted 12 December 2012, Flinders News

Three individual academics were the recipients of the 2012 Vice-Chancellor's Award for Excellence and Innovation in Teaching, including the School of Psychology's Dr Paul Williamson. Congratulations Paul.
Collective apologies: heartfelt or harmful?

Posted 27 November 2012, Flinders News

Group and public apologies may not always fulfil their desired outcomes, according to the School of Psychology's Associate Professor Michael Wenzel.

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Flinders University researchers launch green glasses to beat jet lag and insomnia  

Posted 22 November 2012, News.com.au

Flinders University researchers today launched world-first glasses that reset your body clock - and could end insomnia and beat jet lag.

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Re-Timer ready to reset sleep

Posted 21 November 2012, Flinders News

Today saw the launch of Re-Timer, a wearable green light device invented by Flinders University sleep researchers to reset the body's internal clock. Psychologist Professor Leon Lack, the device's chief inventor, said that the light from Re-Timer stimulates the part of the brain responsible for regulating the 24-hour body clock.
Flinders scores $3.3 million funding boost

Posted 6 November 2012, Flinders News

Researchers from Flinders University will share a pool of $3.3 million, awarded this week as part of the Australian Research Council's 2013 Discovery and Linkage Infrastructure Equipment and Facilities funding scheme including the School of Psychology's Professor Mary Luszcz (pictured), Dr Tim Windsor, Professor Mike NichollsDr Tobias Loetscher, Associate Professor Michael Wenzel, Associate Professor Eva Kemps, and Professor Marika Tiggemann
Cancer support just a click away

Posted 26 October 2012, Flinders News

Flinders researchers Dr Lisa Beatty (pictured), Professor Bogda Koczwara and Professor Tracey Wade will soon begin a three-year study to assess the efficacy of the internet Cancer Coping Guide (iCanCope) - a free program individuals with early stage cancer a chance to elarn important facts and practical tips about cancer at their own pace.
Flinders honours its top professors

Posted 22 October 2012, Flinders News

Flinders University has honoured a group of its most eminent professors with the inaugural award of the title of "Matthew Flinders Distinguished Professor" including the School of Psychology's Professor Neil Brewer, Professor Mary Luszcz, and Professor Marika Tiggemann.
Video games and sleepless nights

Posted 18 October 2012, Flinders News

Teenagers should steer clear of prolonged video gaming if they want a good night's sleep, new research from Flinders University's Sleep Laboratory shows.

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Moderate iPad use won't keep teens up at night

Posted 4 October 2012, Flinders News

Teenagers who use an iPad for an hour before bed are still likely to get a good night's sleep, new research from the School of Psychology's Dr Michael Gradisar shows.
Study aims to improve diagnosis of adult autism

Posted 19 September 2012, Flinders News

Developing better tools of dianose autism in adulthood is among the key aims of a new study by the School of Psychology's PhD candidate Clare Holmes (pictured).
Genes may reveal insights into anorexia

Posted 13 September 2012, Flinders News

The School of Psychology's Professor Tracey Wade and a team of researchers at Melbourne's Murdoch Childrens Research Institute are only months from what may be an important turning point in the treatment of anorexia.
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Eating disorders flying under the radar

Posted 21 August 2012, Flinders News 

Eating disorders are increasingly overlooked in Australia because society is too focused on obesity prevention, body image expert Professor Tracey Wade says.
Free autism screening as part of study

Posted 20 August 2012, Flinders News  

Researchers at Flinders University are excited about growing overseas interest in their screening tool for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders.  Associate Professor Robyn Young is hoping that a current study will assist in its uptake world-wide.
Neighbourhood links to health and wellbeing

Posted 13 August 2012, Flinders News 

People who live in safer, cleaner and friendly neighbourhoods experience higher levels of health and wellbeing as they age, a new Flinders University study led by Dr Tim Windsor shows.
Pills no answer to insomnia

Posted 9 August 2012, Flinders News 

Sleeping tablets are "counter-productive" and offer no real benefit in treating insomnia, Flinders University sleep expert Professor Leon Lack says.
The psychology behind safer airport screening

Posted 30 July 2012, Flinders News

Flinders University researcher Professor Jason McCarley is on a mission to make airport security scanners more effective by tailoring them to the psychology of the user.

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Best memory? You're likely to decide as a teen

Posted 20 July 2012, Flinders News

Whether the subject is your favourite songs or the greatest footballer of all time, surveys that rely on remembering the past will be skewed towards one particular decade of the participants' lives, according to psychologist Dr Steve Janssen.
Perceptions trick memory

Posted 11 July 2012, Flinders News 

New research by Flinders research associate Dr Chris Materne has found that an inflated sense of memory function in people with dementia may influence their likelihood of seeking help.

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Boost for body image program

Posted 4 July 2012, Flinders News 

A popular school-based eating disorder prevention program created by Dr Simon Wilksch and Professor Tracey Wade of the School of Psychology, is set to become an iPhone app.

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Psychology hits new heights

Posted 9 May 2012, Flinders Indaily

The School of Psychology's high level of research activity is elevating Flinders University's local, national and international profile in the field.
New front on disorders

Posted 26 April 2012, Flinders Indaily

Self-compassion could be the next best weapon in the battle against eating disorders, Flinders University psychologist Tracey Wade says.