Scientific research is central to the field of Psychology.
In this section of Psych-it, we would like to invite you to take part in some exciting new studies that are being conducted by Australian researchers covering a range of diverse topics, many of which may be personally relevant of of interest to you. By taking part, you will be able to learn about the latest research happening around you, get access to the most up-to-date, population specific results when they become available, and contribute to the process of involving members of the wider community in scientific endeavour. Sooner or later, everyone stands to benefit from these results.
Currently available online research projects:
Reaserchers from LaTrobe University are conducting an online survey concerned with romantic relationships.
The study looks at self-perceptions and perceptions of relationships and their associations with relationship behaviour.
To participate, you need to be aged 18+ and currently in a relationship that has continued for at least a year.
The survey only takes 15-30 minutes to complete, and your responses will be completely anonymous and confidential.
Swinburne University is currently running a research trial to indentify which people use Mindfulness Online, an internet-based program designed
to teach you skills to improve mental and physical wellbeing. We are interested in how often people use and for what reasons do they stop using the program.
The research trial is open to Australian adults 18 years or older, who have access to the internet. Participation will involve approximately three hours
spread over a seven-week period to complete a number of internet-based surveys and the three-week interactive Mindfulness Online program.
The program itself involves 20 minutes a week of online activities and five minutes a day of offline practice. You will receive free access to the program,
which is a convenient and motivating way to enhance your wellbeing.
An online program to improve your wellbeing. Researchers at Swinburne University are currently running a research trial
to test the effectiveness of Living Well Feeling Well (LWFW), an internet-based program designed to teach users skills to improve
mental and physical wellbeing and help people cope with challenging situations.
This study is conducted in Melbourne, Australia. Do you or someone close to you have significant memory problems? If you or someone close to you are aged over 60 and have been given a diagnosis of mild cognitive impairment by a medical specialist, we are looking for your help! If you choose to participate in this study, you will undergo brain scans and memory testing over a two year period. Curious? Read more...
Does ethnicity and culture affect health and well-being? Jessica Wong and Associate Professor David Mellor from the School of Psychology, Deakin University, Melbourne are currently seeking Australian adolescents aged between 12-18 years to fill out an online surey that will take approximately 30 minutes of your time. The survey includes questions on self-esteem, depression, anxiety, risky behaviours and ethnic identity. Interested in participating? Go to Ethnic Identity and Wellbeing Online to find out more!
Positive psychology, with its emphasis on promoting wellbeing, is assuming an increasingly central status within the mainstream psychology profession. For some, positive psychology is "the science of happiness". Joanna Mitchell from Monash University in Melbourne is currently seeking participants for an innovative and unique study that examines the effectiveness of an internet-based wellbeing program. Participation is open to users who are over 18 years of age. Interested in knowing more? Go to Wellbeing Online to participate!
The current research aims to explore the relationship between our
childhood experiences and the ways we percieve ourselves in the present.
Everyone is invited to participate in this important study.
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