Dr. Catharine Rankin’s Behavioural Neurogenetics Lab was the first to show that C. elegans can learn and remember, making her findings relevant to analyzing the processes that occur in humans under similar conditions.
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.
Psychology is the most popular undergraduate major at UBC, with over 1800 students working toward their BA degree and over 150 studying for their BSc degree. A new Student Engagement Program in the Department of Psychology is helping Psychology students find their community and prepare for their future.
UBC Arts student Audrey Tong receives a new scholarship founded by UBC Psychology’s Catherine Rawn (left). Learn about the inspiration behind this special student award and find out what Audrey and Dr. Rawn have in common.
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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 […]
UBC Psychology graduate Lauren Wylie takes student engagement to the next level
Lauren Wylie wanted her final year as a psychology major to count. To make the most of her student experience, she answered a call for student leaders in the inaugural Student Engagement Program in UBC’s Department of Psychology. She immersed herself in the psychology community by becoming a directed studies student leader. This involved liaising […]
Q & A: Catherine Rawn on using peer assessments to encourage peer-based learning
UBC Psychology Senior Instructor Catherine Rawn recently sat down with Arts ISIT to share her ideas on the pedagogy and the value of implementing peer assessments in her courses–and the TLEF project she collaborated on with Professor Peter Graf. Back Story A few years ago I began experimenting with peer assessments in my introductory PSYC […]
We got C. elegans: Lab of the Month with Dr. Catharine Rankin
When examining the small, round body of a one millimeter long worm known as the Caenorhabditis elegans, one has to wonder, what can humans learn from these simple creatures? The brilliance of using C. elegans in research is based on that fact alone, its simplicity. With the human brain containing billions of neurons and every […]
Community-University Conference: New Perspectives on Learning in the Downtown Eastside
Join the Health and Adult Development Lab for a unique conference showcasing psychology students’ research in the Downtown Eastside. Jennifer Lay, Dr. Christiane Hoppmann, and the Health and Adult Development Lab invite you to learn about their latest findings on social engagement/disengagement and technology use among culturally diverse seniors. Through a partnership with the UBC […]
Recognizing excellence in teaching: Steven Barnes awarded a UBC Killam Teaching Prize
UBC Psychology is pleased to announce that Dr. Steven Barnes, Instructor I for the Department of Psychology and Vantage College, has been awarded a UBC Killam Teaching Prize. The Prize, awarded each year, recognizes distinguished teaching at all levels of instruction. Prizewinners are selected by an adjudicating committee chaired by the Faculty of Arts’ Associate […]
UBC Human Resources features Prof. David Klonsky as a Thriving Faculty
This month’s Thriving Faculty feature is E. David Klonsky, Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology. Thriving Faculty is a monthly column that highlights UBC faculty who exemplify the integration of health and wellbeing into their classrooms, research, departments and communities. More. What are central challenges you face in your role as Faculty? Oh my […]
PhD student Ashley Whillans awarded UBC Killam Graduate Teaching Assistant Prize
Congratulations goes out to UBC Psychology PhD student Ashley Whillans, recipient of a 2015 Killam Graduate Teaching Assistant Prize. UBC annually awards teaching prizes to UBC teaching assistants in recognition of the valuable role that they play in undergraduate programs. The prize includes a certificate and $1,000. Successful candidates will have met criteria that result […]