UBC Psychology professor Delroy Paulhus first introduced the concept of the ‘Dark Triad’ in 2002. They are a family of socially aversive personality traits that includes Machiavellianism, narcissism, and psychopathy. Learn more about why he studies dark personalities and his future plans for research.
Read about the emotional reaction that led UBC Psychology prof. Jiaying Zhao to embark on a year-long research project to discover where, when and why people are happiest on UBC’s Vancouver and Okanagan campuses.
UBC Psychology Prof. Catharine Winstanley’s one-of-a-kind approach to gambling addiction is a highlight of the Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health, a major research and clinical facility at UBC.
On May 26, 2015, YWCA Metro Vancouver announced the winners of its 32nd annual Women of Distinction Awards. Among them was UBC Psychology professor Dr. Liisa Galea, recipient of the Technology, Science and Research award. Dr. Galea (@LiisaGalea) is one of the few researchers in the world to study the female brain. Her research centres […]
Soldiers with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) may see a world more full of threat than those not suffering from the affliction, according to a study led by UBC Psychology and The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) in Toronto. The findings underline how PTSD – a trauma-related mental disorder linked to higher levels of emotional arousal […]
Scientists across an array of faculties at University of British Columbia will receive a combined total of $32.7 million in grants, fellowships and scholarships, the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) announced today. The awards include the NSERC’s flagship Discovery Grants and Discover Accelerator Supplements, as well as Alexander Graham Bell Canada […]
Good news for chronic daydreamers: findings from a recent meta-analysis by UBC Psychology researchers Kieran Fox and Dr. Kalina Christoff suggest that mind-wandering may involve many more brain areas than previously thought. It has been generally accepted that a system of brain regions known as the ‘default mode network’ are the principal areas activated during […]
Professor Andrew Baron, father and child psychologist, is director of both the UBC Social Cognitive Development Lab and the Living Lab at Science World. Under his direction, these labs explore the development of social cognition in young children. In anticipation of Father’s Day, we asked Dr. Baron a few questions about fatherhood, gender roles, and […]
Just. One. More. Time. And then again and again…and sometimes with devastating consequences. What causes a gambling addict to make the impulsive decisions that can potentially ruin their lives? That’s a question for Dr. Luke Clark, the inaugural director of UBC’s Centre for Gambling Research, who studies what happens in our brains when we gamble. […]
Awarding Excellence On Friday, May 22nd, UBC Psychology professor Dr. Catherine Rawn crossed the Chan Centre stage in order to accept her Killam Teaching Prize. The Prize, awarded each year by an adjudicating committee chaired by the Associate Dean, recognizes distinguished teaching at all levels of instruction. If Dr. Rawn’s teaching style is distinguished – […]
On behalf of the Department of Psychology, we extend our hearty congratulations to Emeritus Professors Dr. Peter Suedfeld and Dr. Robert Hare, recipients of two distinguished Canadian Psychological Association (CPA) awards. Dr. Peter Suedfeld has won this year’s CPA Award for Distinguished Contributions to the International Advancement of Psychology. Dr. Suedfeld has spent his career […]
Stefan Sagmeister: The Happy Show is a thought-provoking and engaging exhibition that inspires happiness. It transcends the boundary between art and design. It takes over museum galleries and in-between spaces – stairwells, hallways, and restrooms – in order to ask: what makes us happy? UBC Psychology researchers Aaron Weidman and Ashley Whillans are taking part […]
Media Release Accurately assessing pain in children in a clinical setting can be difficult. A study by researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine has demonstrated the validity of a new method for measuring pediatric pain levels using novel facial pattern recognition software. The study, co-authored by UBC Psychology professor emeritus […]
The Gruber Foundation honors and encourages educational excellence in the fields of Cosmology, Genetics, Neuroscience, Justice and Women’s Rights, recognizing groundbreaking work that provides new models that inspire and enable fundamental shifts in knowledge and culture. The Neuroscience Prize honors scientists for major discoveries that have advanced the understanding of the nervous system. It is awarded each year […]
Two Canada Council for the Arts Molson Prizes, in the amount of $50,000 each, are awarded annually to distinguished individuals (one in the arts and one in the social sciences and humanities). The prizes are intended to encourage continuing contributions to the cultural and intellectual heritage of Canada. The prizes are funded by an endowment […]
The Mitacs Globalink Research Internship is a competitive initiative for international undergraduates from Brazil, China, France, India, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia and Vietnam. From May to September of each year, top-ranked applicants participate in a 12-week research internship under the supervision of Canadian university faculty members in a variety of academic disciplines, from science, engineering and mathematics […]
The Holberg Prize is awarded annually to a scholar who has made outstanding contributions to research in the arts and humanities, social science, law or theology. It was established by the Norwegian Parliament in July 2003, and was awarded for the first time in 2004. The objective of the prize is to increase awareness of the […]
The Killam Scholarship and Prize Programmes were established in memory of Izaak Walton Killam through the Will of his wife, Dorothy Johnston Killam, and through gifts made during her lifetime. Their primary purpose is to support advanced education and research at five Canadian universities and the Canada Council for the Arts. Value: Up to 5 […]