Join Dr. Janet Werker, one of the world’s leading developmental psychologists and director of UBC’s Infant Studies Centre, as she explores foundations of language learning, including multi-language acquisition in infancy. This event is SOLD OUT but you can join the waitlist.
Dr. Peter Suedfeld’s latest research gets a boost from the Canadian Space Agency to support a multi-centre, multi-investigator research project that investigates the psychological aspects of isolation inherent to spaceflight.
Kiley Hamlin is the recipient of a 2015 Association for Psychological Science (APS) Rising Star Award in recognition of the exceptional work she has achieved early in her research career. Join us in congratulating Dr. Hamlin on this honour.
The Early Development Research Group (EDRG) advances knowledge of how language, learning, and social understanding develop in infants and children. Learn more about the EDRG, its six research centres, and how this unique collaboration is making science fun for kids.
Dr. Janet Werker is the first UBC professor to win the Gold Medal Award, the highest research honour from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council. Learn more about her pioneering discoveries in children’s language acquisition and a new era of language science at UBC.
On September 30, 2015, UBC launched a year of Centennial celebrations. The year 2015 also marks a historical time for psychology at the university; it’s the 100th anniversary of when the first psychology class was offered. Explore our timeline for a glimpse of the past.
Professor Elizabeth Dunn has been admitted to the Royal Society of Canada’s College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists. Dunn is among the Canadians recognized as an emerging leader in her field of research.
Psychology is the most popular undergraduate major at UBC, with over 1800 students working toward their BA degree and over 150 studying for their BSc degree. A new Student Engagement Program in the Department of Psychology is helping Psychology students find their community and prepare for their future.
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We got C. elegans: Lab of the Month with Dr. Catharine Rankin
When examining the small, round body of a one millimeter long worm known as the Caenorhabditis elegans, one has to wonder, what can humans learn from these simple creatures? The brilliance of using C. elegans in research is based on that fact alone, its simplicity. With the human brain containing billions of neurons and every […]
Community-University Conference: New Perspectives on Learning in the Downtown Eastside
Join the Health and Adult Development Lab for a unique conference showcasing psychology students’ research in the Downtown Eastside. Jennifer Lay, Dr. Christiane Hoppmann, and the Health and Adult Development Lab invite you to learn about their latest findings on social engagement/disengagement and technology use among culturally diverse seniors. Through a partnership with the UBC […]
Recognizing excellence in teaching: Steven Barnes awarded a UBC Killam Teaching Prize
UBC Psychology is pleased to announce that Dr. Steven Barnes, Instructor I for the Department of Psychology and Vantage College, has been awarded a UBC Killam Teaching Prize. The Prize, awarded each year, recognizes distinguished teaching at all levels of instruction. Prizewinners are selected by an adjudicating committee chaired by the Faculty of Arts’ Associate […]
UBC Human Resources features Prof. David Klonsky as a Thriving Faculty
This month’s Thriving Faculty feature is E. David Klonsky, Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology. Thriving Faculty is a monthly column that highlights UBC faculty who exemplify the integration of health and wellbeing into their classrooms, research, departments and communities. More. What are central challenges you face in your role as Faculty? Oh my […]
PhD student Ashley Whillans awarded UBC Killam Graduate Teaching Assistant Prize
Congratulations goes out to UBC Psychology PhD student Ashley Whillans, recipient of a 2015 Killam Graduate Teaching Assistant Prize. UBC annually awards teaching prizes to UBC teaching assistants in recognition of the valuable role that they play in undergraduate programs. The prize includes a certificate and $1,000. Successful candidates will have met criteria that result […]
Congratulations to the PURC award winners
On April 1 and 2, the psychology community came together to celebrate undergraduate student research at the 18th Annual Psychology Undergraduate Research Conference (PURC) . PURC is an opportunity for our undergraduate researchers to showcase their work, gain experience in presenting at conferences, and contribute to the scientific community. With the opportunity to share research […]
“Lab of the Month”: Q & A with Dr. Jeremy Biesanz on Quantitative Methods
An extremely integral field of psychology, yet somewhat less known, Quantitative Methods is the study of research methods and techniques used to analyze and collect data. The advancements of this field in psychology are essential for the publication of all research and findings in disciplines across the board. This month we feature a Q & […]
Outstanding Psychology Students Attend Special Dean’s Reception
In recognition of student contributions, UBC’s Dean of Arts hosts an annual Dean’s Reception for Graduating Student Leaders. Each year, outstanding students who are nearing the completion of their undergraduate degree are nominated by their department to attend the reception. This year the reception was on March 22 and it celebrated and honoured Arts undergraduate […]