School of Psychology Research

Murdoch academic encouraged to Aspire

June 12th, 2014

A Murdoch University academic has received a $5000 Professional Development Award from the Perth Convention Bureau (PCB) Aspire Program. Senior Lecturer from the School of Psychology and Exercise Science, Dr Chris Lee, was named the winner at an award ceremony at the Crown Perth on June 10.

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Opinion: What underlies public prejudice towards asylum seekers

May 12th, 2014

Dr Anne Pedersen and fellow Curtin University researcher Dr Lisa Hartley have jointly contributed an article to The Conversation about the underlying causes of prejudice in Australia towards asylum seekers.

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FIFO workers receive reduced fee counselling

April 19th, 2013

The Murdoch Psychology Clinic is offering reduced fee counselling sessions for fly-in fly-out (FIFO) workers and their partners for the months of May and June.

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Research informs healthy body image for girls

January 8th, 2013

If you want your daughter to feel better about her body, a Murdoch University researcher says to shift the focus from appearance to function.

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Study examines weight and stress links to circulation

December 11th, 2012

Murdoch University’s School of Psychology is seeking female participants for a study on how stress and being overweight/obese affect blood flow in the skin.

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FIFO workers: companies don’t care

December 10th, 2012

Preliminary findings from two fly-in fly-out (FIFO) studies reveal partner dissatisfaction and a distinct perception among workers that companies don’t care about their wellbeing.

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Research ARC-ed up for four projects

December 3rd, 2012

Murdoch University researchers have received support for four projects in the latest round of Australian Research Council (ARC) funding.

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Researcher says gender puts Gillard at a disadvantage

October 15th, 2012

A new study on media attitudes to Prime Minister Julia Gillard suggests she is held to a different standard because of her gender and that female ambition in Australia remains 'ideologically problematic'.

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Link between relaxation and eczema relief studied

May 16th, 2012

A Murdoch University student is investigating the link between relaxation and its ability to reduce the severity of eczema.

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Unravelling the psychology behind mass generosity

February 14th, 2012

A Murdoch University researcher has won funding to investigate the psychology behind why certain humanitarian relief campaigns are more successful than others.

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