Our June Lab of the Month looks at how infants view those who are prosocial versus antisocial and how well infants understand moral intentions. Dr. Kiley Hamlin’s Centre for Infant Cognition at the University of British Columbia researches the development of infants and their early knowledge about the world.
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.
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.
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Faculty Q&A: Dr. Joelle LeMoult balances curiosity and compassion
The Department of Psychology welcomes another new faculty member, Dr. Joelle LeMoult, as Assistant Professor in the clinical area. Dr. LeMoult comes to UBC from Stanford University, where she was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Psychology. She received her PhD in Clinical Psychology from the University of Miami in 2012. In addition to planting new […]
UBC Psychology researchers and graduate students benefit from national research grants
We are pleased to announce that Kiley Hamlin, Alan Kingstone, and Darko Odic have been awarded Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Discovery Grants. Kiley Hamlin was awarded $47,000 towards her research project understanding humans’ understanding of agency: studies with preverbal. Alan Kingstone was awarded $110,000 towards his research on components of […]
Faculty Q&A: Dr. Kristin Laurin explores why we do what we do
Join us in welcoming Dr. Kristin Laurin as Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology. Dr. Laurin comes to UBC from the Stanford Graduate School of Business, where she was Assistant Professor of Organizational Behaviour since 2012. She earned her PhD in Social Psychology from the University of Waterloo. Laurin’s research involves some of the […]
Daniel Tobiansky is the recipient of the Bluma Tischler Post-Doctoral Fellowship
Join us in congratulating Dr. Daniel Tobiansky who received the Bluma Tischler Post-Doctoral Fellowship from UBC’s Faculty of Medicine. This prestigious fellowship award grants $20,400 for one year to MD or PhD graduates carrying out research on the biochemical or genetic aspects of intellectual developmental disorders or other neurological disorders. Tobiansky, a Postdoctoral Fellow in […]
New research: mouse study reveals a new way stress hormones affect our immune system
Dr. Kiran Soma, Professor of Psychology at UBC, studies the relationships among the brain, behaviour, hormones, and immune function. He recently published his 100th paper entitled “Lymphoid organs of neonatal and adult mice preferentially produce active glucocorticoids from metabolites, not precursors” in the journal Brain, Behavior, and Immunity. This new research, which he co-authored with […]
Faculty Q&A with Catherine Rawn: a course with a hashtag
To create a course about the psychology of social media it was only natural that Dr. Catherine Rawn, Senior Instructor in UBC’s Department of Psychology, turned to social media to source ideas and develop content. The result is Psychology of Self in Social Media (PSYC 325). Rawn, an early adopter of social media, started chronicling […]
Are you talking to me? New research shows attention shapes social behaviours
New research out of the Department of Psychology is the first to show that covert attention, such as paying attention out of the corner of your eye, is critical to guiding appropriate looking behaviour when we’re around other people. The paper “Camouflaged attention: Covert attention is critical to social communication in natural settings” was published […]
UBC Psychology graduate Robin Richardson earns Governor General’s Silver Medal
Join us in congratulating psychology graduate Robin Richardson, who earned the Governor General’s Silver Medal in Arts. The Medals are the most prestigious award students in Canadian schools can receive. Robin graduated with an Honours in Psychology and was presented with the award at UBC’s May 2016 convocation ceremonies for psychology. She has been the recipient of […]
Lab of the Month: Infants and Moral Development with Dr. Kiley Hamlin
Have you ever felt judged by a baby staring at you or wondered what that baby was thinking about? Most people would simply shrug their shoulders and assume babies’ minds are about as blank as their vacant expressions. But that is not the case for researchers like Dr. Kiley Hamlin, Director of the UBC Centre […]
Portrait of a PhD Student: Boaz Y. Saffer
Meet Boaz Saffer, a clinical psychology PhD student in UBC’s Department of Psychology. Boaz researches the ‘neurocognitive mechanisms that underlie suicide ideation and suicide attempts’ under the supervision of Dr. E. David Klonksy in the Personality, Emotion, and Behaviour Lab (PEBL). In this Q and A, he shares his research, why he chose the clinical […]