Under pressure: Australia’s mental health emergency
This report argues that addressing access to mental healthcare will require substantial, long-term changes to the provision of health services in Australia.
Teachers’ and principals’ application of positive psychology strategies: impacts on wellbeing, professional practice and student learning
This report presents the findings of a novel Australian study whereby Australian teachers’ and principals’ used four positive psychology strategies in their daily professional practice.
10 National Principles for child safe organisations: a guide for psychologists
This resource offers suggestions on how to promote child safety by working with the professional and support staff in an organisation. Each page outlines one of the 10 National Principles and gives examples of how to apply to practice and strengthen processes to improve safety...
To comply or not comply? A latent profile analysis of behaviours and attitudes during the COVID-19 pandemic
How and why do people comply with protective behaviours during COVID-19? This study adopts a person-centred approach to identify complex patterns of compliance, and holistically examine underlying psychological differences, integrating multiple psychology paradigms and epidemiology.
Nomophobia: is the fear of being without a smartphone associated with problematic use?
Mobile phones are changing behaviour, relationships, communication and the dynamics of physical environments. This article aims to determine if 'nomophobia' (the fear of being without one’s mobile phone) can increase the likelihood of problematic dependent, prohibited and dangerous mobile phone use.
Three steps for regulators to embrace behavioural science
This article outlines three rules to help regulators gain the greatest benefit from new and applied research in behavioural science.
Lean, psychological safety, and behavior-based quality: a focus on people and value delivery
Psychological safety is a construct that can help to bridge the gap in our knowledge of the influence of human factors in the design and success of construction processes, and is based on assessments about the risks associated with an action. Lean principles, such as...
Self-control: determinants, life outcomes and intergenerational implications
This paper studies self-control in a nationally representative sample. Using the well-established Tangney scale to measure trait self-control, we find that people's age, as well as the political and economic institutions they are exposed to, has an economically meaningful impact on their level of self-control.
Transformation to Low Carbon Living – social psychology of low carbon behavioural practice (RP3012)
This document is the final report for a CRC Low Carbon Living project called “Transformation to Low Carbon Living: Social psychology of low carbon behavioural practice". As outlined in the introduction, the purpose of this project was to identify low carbon behaviours and then both...
Pacific Islands Families (PIF) Study: housing and psychological distress among Pacific mothers
The Pacific Islands Families longitudinal study follows a cohort of Pacific children born in Auckland in 2000, and their parents. At the 14‐year phase, mothers were asked about housing conditions and psychological distress.
Guidelines on the management of co-occurring alcohol and other drug and mental health conditions in alcohol and other drug treatment settings
These guidelines aim to increase the knowledge and awareness of co-occurring mental health conditions among the AOD workforce; improve the confidence and skills of AOD workers; increase the uptake of evidence-based care; and ultimately improve outcomes for people with co-occurring AOD and mental health conditions.
Transitioning to low carbon living: a review of environmental psychology and associated literature
This literature review is a project document produced for the CRC Low Carbon Living project “Transformation to Low Carbon Living: Social psychology of low carbon behavioural practice". The purpose of this project is twofold. First, it will develop an integrative understanding of how psychological factors...
World happiness report 2015
The World Happiness Report 2016 ranks 158 countries by their happiness levels. This year's report also looks at gender and age as a factor, the mental health of children, and the neuroscience of happiness.
Domestic violence and society's response in the Cook Islands: the psychological impacts on victims in 'Paradise'
Research conducted in small isolated island states in the South Pacific has been very limited in scope and frequency. This was particularly true in the Cook Islands, an archipelago of 15 tiny islands scattered across an area of the Pacific that was equivalent in size...
Developers, users and consumers beware
Traditional checklists and rating instruments used to assist in the diagnosis of children and adolescents with behavioural problems - particularly inattentive behaviours - have long since passed their use-by date, according to Ken and Kathy Rowe.