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.
A new centre to analyze problem gambling officially opens at UBC. The Centre – one of only a handful of such research hubs globally – is headed by leading gambling psychologist Luke Clark, who joined UBC from the University of Cambridge.
UBC Psychology student Eva Kwan received an honourable mention for the Co-op Student of the Year Award for her work at the Canadian Space Agency’s Operational Space Medicine Programme, where she supported Commander Chris Hadfield on his space mission.
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Thinking “time is money” can be a barrier for people to act in environmentally friendly ways, even for tasks like recycling that take mere seconds, according to research by UBC Psychology’s Ashley Whillans and Elizabeth Dunn As Earth Day approaches on April 22, this dynamic has led to an unsettling outcome. “Putting a price tag […]
Did you know that more women volunteer than men? Or that more women work in so-called communal roles – jobs that are more focused on caring for others – than their male counterparts? Nowadays, we don’t think twice about seeing a female police officer, but a male hairdresser’s sexuality is often called into question. UBC […]
On April 10, 2015, UBC research received $23.2 million in support of 23 Canada Research Chairs working in medicine, psychology, engineering, biology and more. Please join us in congratulating UBC Psychology professors Toni Schmader and Janet Werker, whose Canada Research Chair appointments were renewed. Dr. Toni Schmader, Canada Research Chair in Social Psychology, seeks to understand how […]
Congratulations to UBC Psychology professors Christiane Hoppmann and Catharine Winstanley who were awarded the 2014/15 UBC Killam Research Prize, a university-wide award recognizing outstanding research and scholarly contributions at UBC. UBC honoured the recipients of the 2014 Faculty Research Awards at a reception at the Chan Centre on March 31, 2015. Winners of these peer-nominated […]
On March 27 and 28, a record 70 presenters shared their outstanding psychology research at the 17th annual Psychology Undergraduate Research Conference (PURC). Join us in congratulating the winners of ‘Best Poster’ and ‘Best Oral Presentation’ at PURC this past weekend. Winners receive $100, courtesy of the Department of Psychology. BEST POSTER AWARDS (3) From […]
The department is pleased to share the winners of UBC Psi Chi’s annual awards! Since September 2011, UBC Psi Chi (our local chapter of the international honours society) has awarded $8,050 in undergraduate travel awards and other awards recognizing outstanding individual achievements. More Please join us in congratulating the following students on their outstanding work: […]
Each year the Quinn Memorial Lecture brings together the UBC Psychology community and friends for an evening of dialogue. We’re excited to announce that Dr. Susan Carey, Professor of Psychology at Harvard University, will be joining us on September 17, 2015. Title and abstract Concept Acquisition: Beyond Logical Construction and the Building Blocks Model Only […]
UBC psychologist and researcher Elizabeth Dunn, co-author of Happy Money, says there’s more at stake in the Metro Vancouver transit referendum than shorter commute times and climate change. The way you vote could also impact your happiness level. How does commuting affect a person’s overall happiness? If you look at how happy people feel during […]
Recently the YWCA’s Women of Distinction Award nominees were announced. Please join us in congratulating Dr. Liisa Galea, who was nominated in the category of Technology, Science & Research. Recognized nationally, the YWCA Women of Distinction Awards honours individuals and organizations whose outstanding activities and achievements contribute to the well-being and future of our community. Below […]
In December 2014, the UBC Board of Governors accepted President Arvind Gupta’s recommendation to appoint Prof. Eric Eich as Vice-Provost and Associate Vice-President Academic Affairs, for a five-year term commencing in July 2015. Eric has a significant record of service to both the university and the psychology community, serving as the Head of Psychology, as […]
The 2015 SSHRC Impact Awards competition recognizes outstanding SSHRC-funded researchers and students and celebrate their achievements in research, research training, knowledge mobilization and outreach activities. As of early January 2015, institutions eligible to administer SSHRC funding will be invited to put forward nominations in the following categories: Gold Medal ($100,000) Talent Award ($50,000) Insight Award ($50,000) […]