School of Psychology and Exercise Science Research

Psychology students gain valuable experience in the Kimberley

June 28th, 2018

Two clinical psychology students have returned from a life-changing trip to assist those with mental health issues in the Kimberley as part of their studies.

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Antidepressants during pregnancy: what are the effects?

June 21st, 2018

A small association between pregnant women who take antidepressants and the motor skills of toddlers has been found by a Murdoch University-led team, after a systematic review of research studies.

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Murdoch Counselling Clinic attracts international career counsellors

May 23rd, 2018

Students from all over the world are coming to Murdoch University to gain valuable experience working at the Caladenia Counselling Clinic.

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New research to help MS sufferers alleviate symptoms through exercise

April 12th, 2018

While the benefits of exercise for people affected by multiple sclerosis are widely known, participation in regular physical activity is still a challenge for many sufferers. Dr Yvonne Learmonth from Murdoch University’s School of Psychology and Exercise Science has recently launched an investigation into ways to increase the numbers of Australians with MS participating in exercise programs.

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New research investigates whether electrical stimulation can delay dementia

March 14th, 2018

Murdoch University researcher Dr Hakuei Fujiyama has received $50,000 to investigate whether the delivery of small electrical currents to the scalps of older people with mild memory, language and reasoning difficulties can delay the onset of dementia.

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Teenage moods brightened by spice

March 9th, 2018

In a world first, research has shown that the key to lifting teenage moods could be sitting in the kitchen pantry. Murdoch University researchers Dr Adrian Lopresti and Professor Peter Drummond have just completed an investigation into the potential for the spice saffron as a natural treatment for depressive and anxiety symptoms in adolescents.

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Researcher seeks participants for scar sensitivity study

February 15th, 2018

A Murdoch University researcher is seeking participants for his study on the effectiveness of a topical cream to reduce the pain experienced by skin with keloid scarring.

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Preventing injury in junior cricket fast bowlers

December 4th, 2017

New research from Murdoch University aims to reduce non-contact injury in teenage cricket pace bowlers.

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Hope for more independence in old age

December 1st, 2017

New Murdoch research using non-invasive brain stimulation offers hope for older Australians to live independently for longer.

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Smartphone study highlights a ‘digital divide’

November 9th, 2017

A research project into smartphone use across the life span has shone a light on some interesting insights into modern Australian life. Dr Lyn Vernon and PhD candidate Bep Uink from Murdoch University and Dr Kathy Modecki from Griffith University surveyed more than 14,000 Australians about their relationship with their smartphones.

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