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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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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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Students gather for Common Purpose

November 13th, 2016

Prof Andrew Taggart congratulated the successful students heading on the Common Purpose course in Singapore.

Australian and Singaporean university students will learn from each other during the Common Purpose Study Abroad program hosted by Murdoch University in December.

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Social media at bedtime linked to poor sleep and poor mental health for teens

September 29th, 2015

Lynette Vernon

Teenagers with high social media use at bedtime suffer disturbed sleep, which in turn leads to depressed mood, according to new research from a Murdoch University PhD candidate.

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Contributors wanted for public sector conference Research Day

July 29th, 2014

The deadline for abstracts for an international public sector conference Research Day, which will be held at Murdoch University on October 31, has been extended.

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