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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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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 finds friends play vital role in teenage wellbeing

May 4th, 2016

A realtime survey with smart phones found that good friendships are the key to adolescent wellbeing.

Good friendships are the key to adolescent mental health, according to a new study published by Murdoch University. Supported by the Young and Well Cooperative Research Centre, the study was conducted by the ‘How do you feel’ lab, which is part of a larger project examining how young people use technology. Results showed that adolescents […]

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