School of Health and Life Sciences

Social World

Mission: The Social World researchers at FedUni Psychology are promoting mental and physical health by advancing understanding of human behaviour in social contexts.

Social World researchers at FedUni Psychology are committed to supporting physical and mental health in the social world. Our research emphasises resilience, adjustment to illness and self-care, help-seeking, and the development of interventions that optimise social skills among individuals with developmental disorders and disabilities. We seek to understand the determinants and consequences of human behaviour in social environments in diverse populations. To do this, we explore personality and social relationships, moral reasoning, deception and communication in a range of social contexts, and risky behaviours among adolescents and young adults. We are committed to promoting and supporting the mental health of at risk individuals, including older adults and individuals who identify as LGBTIQ .