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, YWCA Metro Vancouver announced the winners of its 32nd annual Women of Distinction Awards. Each year, these awards honour inspiring women and their achievements. Among them was UBC Psychology professor Liisa Galea, recipient of the Technology, Science and Research award. Please join us in congratulating Liisa on this well-deserved honour! Read more […]
In a recent interview posted by UBC ArtsWIRE, clinical psychology professor Amori Mikami offers some compelling insights into modern-day internet phenomena such as online bullying and compulsive over-sharing. She suggests that we shouldn’t be too quick to characterize online bullies as a new breed: ” I’ve done a couple of different studies now, where I’ve looked […]
Sarah Cheung graduates today with a B.Sc. in Psychology. She was diagnosed with Type 1 Spinal Muscular Atrophy when she was nine months old and was a Torchbearer for the 2010 Paralympics. Sarah recently sat down with UBC Access and Diversity to reflect on her time at UBC and to discuss what the future holds […]
A recent article on the Psychonomic Society’s website features exciting new findings by UBC Psychology’s’ Dr. James Enns and Allison Brennan: social interaction may help team performance. Their research also explores the factors that mediate this effect, contrasting two commonly used ideas about how people function in groups or teams: “Put two heads together and they are better than one. […]
Understanding the brain Growing up, Ryan Tomm didn’t know he would be a scientist one day. It was a series of decisions that led him on his eventual path to study and do research at UBC. His research explores the effects of aging on decision-making, executive functions and cognitive flexibility. “I was a First Nations […]
In a recent Psychology Today interview with François Grosjean, Dr. Janet Werker discusses her research on the ways in which bilingual infants are able to separate and discriminate between different languages. She says, “bilingual infants are able to use the existence of different kinds of phonemes to help situate the speech they are hearing within […]
A new national study shows that while Canada’s transgender youth face significant physical and mental health issues, strong family, school and community connections are helping many of them navigate these challenges. The study is the first and largest of its kind in Canada, with 923 individuals participating between the ages 14-25. Among the study’s contributors […]
Your genes may influence how sensitive you are to emotional information, according to new research by a UBC neuroscientist and psychology professor Rebecca Todd. The study, recently published in The Journal of Neuroscience, found that carriers of a certain genetic variation perceived positive and negative images more vividly, and had heightened activity in certain brain […]
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 (strategic manipulation), narcissism (excessive self-love), and psychopathy (impulsive thrill-seeking). Together, these traits capture the sinister side of otherwise normal individuals. Along with Dan Jones, Dr. Paulhus created the […]
Join us in congratulating prof. Liisa Galea, recipient of the 2015 Dean of Arts Faculty Research Award. This award allows research faculty one semester to concentrate entirely on research without teaching or administrative duties. This research can be associated with starting a new research program, conducting intensive research, or completing an existing project. Liisa Galea is […]
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 […]