A new study, You Seem Certain but You Were Wrong Before: Developmental Change in Preschoolers’ Relative Trust in Accurate versus Confident Speakers, shows children as young as five can gauge when adults are overconfident. Co-authors: Tracy Cassels and Susan Birch (UBC Psychology).
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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(October 28, 2014) UBC Psychology prof Sheila Woody talks about our fascination with being spooked. Why do we enjoy scaring others, and ourselves? There are different elements that come with being afraid. There’s a cognitive part that has us on edge, or uncertain about what’s going to happen next. There’s the physical part where we […]
(October 22, 2014) Prof. Kiley Hamlin took part in the sold-out event Educating the Heart in the Early Years: A Dialogue with the Dalai Lama on October 22, 2014 at UBC’s Chan Centre for Performing Arts. Revered worldwide for his compassion, quick wit and intelligence, the Dalai Lama is one of UBC’s most distinguished Honorary […]
(October 16, 2014) UBC Psychology professor Jiaying Zhao is named a Canada Research Chair in Behavioral Sustainability. Please join us in congratulating her on this accomplishment! Dr. Zhao is using this funding towards building the Behavioral Sustainability Lab in the Department of Psychology at UBC. Chairholders are leading researchers in their areas and improve Canada’s […]
(October 8, 2014) Research from the Psychology departments at Concordia and UBC reveals that children as young as five can gauge when adults are overconfident. From the words for colours to how to tie a shoelace, kids have lots to learn — and for the most part, they depend on others to teach it to […]
(October 2, 2014) A blackboard and chalk may not sound like cutting edge technology, but there’s nothing old-fashioned about the way UBC psychology instructor Steven Barnes employs the classic tools of the teaching trade. With the help of research assistant Chandra Jade, the tenure-track instructor is developing a series of 10 stop-motion animations for his […]
(October 1, 2014) Please join us in congratulating UBC Psychology Professor Ara Norenzayan, recipient of a 2014–2015 James McKeen Cattell Fund Fellowship. The Fellowships allow recipients to extend their sabbatical periods from one semester to a full year. During his sabbatical, Norenzayan will investigate how the field of psychology can tackle religious diversity, including secular […]
(September 11, 2014) A gambler’s decision to stay or fold in a game of cards could be influenced by a chemical in the brain, suggests new research from Stan Floresco, professor in UBC’s Dept. of Psychology. The rise and fall of dopamine plays a key role in decisions involving risk and reward, from a baseball […]
Join us for a series of intriguing talks and scientific inspiration. Annually the Department of Psychology hosts a Colloquia Series throughout the academic year. This exciting program brings us together outside of the classroom to have conversations with our faculty and students and the speakers we’ve invited to our campus to share their ideas. You’ll […]
(September 8, 2014) The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) announced the top three finalists for 2014 Impact Awards in the Talent, Insight, Connection and Partnership award categories. Congratulations, high fives and happy faces to Elizabeth Dunn, who is a finalist for the Connection Award! The Connection Award recognizes an outstanding SSHRC-funded initiative to […]
(September 3, 2014) As a senior instructor in UBC’s Dept. of Psychology, Sunaina Assanand has logged countless hours in classrooms. Lecturing to an average class size of 200 to 250 students, she’s also seen her fair share of classroom antics. To better help first-year university students achieve success, Assanand, now an associate dean in the […]
The Gruber Foundation’s International Prize Program honors individuals in the fields of Cosmology, Genetics, and Neuroscience, whose groundbreaking work provides new models that inspire and enable fundamental shifts in knowledge and culture. Three prizes are available (Cosmology, Genetics or Neuroscience) and each recipient receives a gold medal and unrestricted cash prize. Research Area(s): Health & […]
Description: “Fellows shall be persons whose intellectual achievements have been exceptional through a body of publications, intellectual endeavors or creative activities exhibiting original contributions in the arts, humanities or sciences, as well as in public life. At the time of their election they shall be Canadian citizens or have been Canadian residents for the past […]
The Dan David Foundation (Tel Aviv University) Prize recognizes and encourages innovative and interdisciplinary research that cuts across traditional boundaries and paradigms. It aims to foster universal values of excellence, creativity, justice, democracy and progress and to promote the scientific, technological and humanistic achievements that advance and improve our world. Prizes are granted to individuals […]