School of Psychology and Exercise Science Research

Murdoch’s sports science programs among best in the world

September 20th, 2017

Murdoch University’s sports science programs have been ranked among the best in the world, according to the latest Shanghai Ranking.

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Exercise good for Alzheimer’s delay

September 12th, 2017

Dr Belinda Brown, a researcher from Murdoch University’s School of Psychology and Exercise Science, will compare the effects of high-intensity and moderate-intensity exercise on the onset of Alzheimer’s disease.

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Researchers investigate Australia’s relationship with smartphones

August 14th, 2017

Murdoch researchers are playing a leading role in Australia’s Biggest Smartphone Survey—the online project for National Science Week. Dr Lynette Vernon and PhD student Bep Uink will join a collection of Australia’s smart phone experts to ask how smartphones have changed our lives.

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Aboriginal health focus at forum

May 25th, 2017

From left to right, Professors Fiona Stanley, Rhonda Marriott and Eeva Leinonen

Research into improving the health and welfare of Indigenous Australians is being shared and discussed at the inaugural Aboriginal Health Research Forum.

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Teen peers an emotional tonic for daily stress

May 16th, 2017

Research has found that teenagers’ reliance on their peers is good for their development and sense of belonging, particularly in the immediate aftermath of a stressful event, like failing a test.

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Study helps vet mental health

April 18th, 2017

Veterinarians across Australia are being asked to fill out an anonymous survey on their mental health

A Murdoch University study is investigating why there is a high rate of suicide and mental health issues among veterinarians.

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Mobile music app offers new path for stroke rehabilitation

April 11th, 2017

A new study will investigate how an easy-to-use mobile phone could retrain the brains of stroke patients. Murdoch University neuroscientist Dr Ann-Maree Vallence is examining the effectiveness of GotRhythm, a mobile phone app which offers a simple individualised rehabilitation program.

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Spice a potential treatment for adolescent depression

March 30th, 2017

Murdoch University researchers are investigating whether the spice saffron could be used to treat depression and anxiety in adolescents.

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Improving mental health screening for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander pregnant women and new mums

February 28th, 2017

Murdoch University will participate in a collaborative study aiming to improve the mental health of expectant and new Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander mums living in remote communities.

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Fear of blushing could become a thing of the past

February 14th, 2017

Researchers at Murdoch University have been the first to investigate the underlying psychological mechanisms that leads to a fear of blushing.

Researchers at Murdoch University have been the first to investigate the underlying psychological mechanisms that leads to a fear of blushing. This research could greatly reduce the number of sufferers opting for nerve destroying surgery to treat blushing. For some people the fear of blushing, also known as Erythrophobia, is so intense they occasionally resort […]

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