Can we live happily ever? Is there an art to being happy? These are just some of the big questions that Professor Elizabeth Dunn answers in our July Lab of the Month featuring her Social Cognition & Emotion Lab.
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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The surprising psychological benefits— and risks— of Pokémon Go
Pokémon Go fever has officially taken over. Nintendo’s new augmented reality smartphone game is enticing millions of players to get outside and walk around in search of characters, and is reportedly helping people with depression and social anxiety. Two UBC psychology professors, Luke Clark and Amori Mikami, explain why the game has become so popular, […]
Faculty in Focus: Teaching is a learning journey for Kyle Danielson
A recent PhD graduate in developmental psychology, Kyle Danielson brings passion and experience to his teaching. For Danielson, one of the new Lecturers in UBC’s Department of Psychology, teaching has always been the most important part of his career – and something he has wanted to do since childhood. He teaches psychology undergraduate courses at UBC and […]
New UBC Psychology research: Reducing racial bias possible in older children
Research has shown children have racial biases from an early age, but a new study has found that it is possible to combat prejudice in older kids. The study— the first of its kind to examine developmental differences in the capacity to reduce racial prejudice in children— found that telling stories that depict black individuals contributing […]
UBC Psychology researchers want to learn whether Lower Mainland drivers are happy with their commute
The Pattullo Bridge is one of the busiest crossings in the Lower Mainland. The bridge, one of the oldest in the Lower Mainland, serves as a connection between Surrey, New Westminster and Burnaby. Since April 2016, commuters using the bridge have experienced significant congestion and delays in the area due to the Pattullo Bridge rehabilitation project. UBC Psychology professor and happiness expert Elizabeth Dunn’s Social […]
July Lab of the Month: Dr. Elizabeth Dunn’s Happy Lab will make you smile
Can we live happily ever? Is there an art to being happy? These are just some of the big questions that Professor Elizabeth Dunn answers in our July Lab of the Month feature. Dunn, co-author of Happy Money: The Science of Smarter Spending, has been exploring the science of happiness for over 15 years. Individuals, […]
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 […]