UBC Psychology Professor Liisa Galea’s research helps us understand how hormones influence the female brain across the lifespan. Learn more about Dr. Galea’s research and her perspectives on women and sexism in science.
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.
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Like to go your own way? Most of us actually prefer to follow the pack, according to UBC research. That’s one of the outcomes from a study published in Evolution and Human Behavior that examines how mathematical models predict human behaviour. The research tested theories about when people should rely on “social information” – information […]
UBC Psychology Professor Eric Eich has been with the University of British Columbia since 1983. During his time at UBC, Dr. Eich has served as Psychology Department Head, was named a Distinguished University Scholar, and received the Killam Research Prize and the Knox Master Teacher award, as well as many other honours. He also served […]
Have you ever been curious about how your friendships might affect your hormone levels and overall wellbeing? What about the ways in which those same hormones influence the way you behave in a romantic relationship? If questions such as these grab your attention, you may be interested in the research being conducted at Dr. Frances […]
A new study published in the journal Motivation and Emotion by UBC Clinical Psychology professor Dr. Lynn Alden and SFU SSHRC post-doctoral fellow Jennifer Trew suggests that performing acts of kindness might help lessen social anxiety. For this study, Alden and Trew recruited 115 undergraduate students who reported experiencing high levels of social anxiety, and these […]
Please join us in congratulating Dr. Kenneth Craig, who was appointed as Officer of the Order of Canada. On July 1, 2015, His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, announced the new appointments to the Order of Canada in recognition of “outstanding achievement, dedication to the community and service to the […]
On May 26, 2015, YWCA Metro Vancouver announced the winners of its 32nd annual Women of Distinction Awards. Among them was UBC Psychology professor Dr. Liisa Galea, recipient of the Technology, Science and Research award. Dr. Galea (@LiisaGalea) is one of the few researchers in the world to study the female brain. Her research centres […]
Soldiers with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) may see a world more full of threat than those not suffering from the affliction, according to a study led by UBC Psychology and The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) in Toronto. The findings underline how PTSD – a trauma-related mental disorder linked to higher levels of emotional arousal […]
Scientists across an array of faculties at University of British Columbia will receive a combined total of $32.7 million in grants, fellowships and scholarships, the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) announced today. The awards include the NSERC’s flagship Discovery Grants and Equipment Grants. UBC Psychology’s six grant recipients include Janet Werker, […]
Good news for chronic daydreamers: findings from a recent meta-analysis by UBC Psychology researchers Kieran Fox and Dr. Kalina Christoff suggest that mind-wandering may involve many more brain areas than previously thought. It has been generally accepted that a system of brain regions known as the ‘default mode network’ are the principal areas activated during […]
Professor Andrew Baron, father and child psychologist, is director of both the UBC Social Cognitive Development Lab and the Living Lab at Science World. Under his direction, these labs explore the development of social cognition in young children. In anticipation of Father’s Day, we asked Dr. Baron a few questions about fatherhood, gender roles, and […]
The Journal of Gambling Issues (JGI) is pleased to introduce its inaugural Scholars Award for Research Excellence, an annual competition designed to support outstanding scholars in problem gambling. Graduate scholars and postdoctoral fellows conducting research inproblem gambling are invited to submit their best work for publication in a special section of JGI. Those who have […]
This award is intended to fund established research faculty seeking to explore new research questions, experimentation with new methods, theoretical approaches and/or ideas that are distinct from the applicant’s previous/ongoing research. Value: $10,000 Deadline: September 1, 2015 See guidelines for more information.
This award is intended to support the early stages of the research programs of tenure-track Assistant Professors hired within the last 18 months. Value: $10,000 Deadline: September 1, 2015 See guidelines for more information.
This award is given to a UBC faculty member who has demonstrated outstanding service to the University and the community by actively and creatively sharing research expertise via the news media. The award recognizes and encourages such contributions, including print, broadcast, and online media interviews and expert commentary, as valuable means to foster greater public […]
Eminent Researcher and Professor Jacob Biely joined UBC Faculty on a full-time basis in 1935 as an Instructor in the Department of Poultry Science. He was appointed a full professor in 1950, and two years later was named Head of his Department, a position that he held until his retirement in 1968. Named in his […]
Traditional Fulbright Student Awards are intended for graduate students, prospective graduate students, and junior professionals. Canadian students can take up the award in one of three ways. Formal enrolment awards are intended for Canadians who plan to enroll in a graduate program at an American university. Research awards are intended for students enrolled in a […]
Value: US$12,500 for emerging and established scholars, postdoctoral researchers, and experienced professionals to conduct research, teach, or undertake a combination of these activities. The Traditional Awards for scholars is open to academics in all disciplines, and may be held at any university, research center, think tank, or government agency in the United States. Deadline: November 15, […]
Value: US$25,000 for prominent and promising scholars and experienced professionals to conduct research, develop partnerships, and guest lecture at select partner institutions. Deadline: November 15, 2015 Please see the award description for more information and criteria.
The Gruber Foundation honors and encourages educational excellence in the fields of Cosmology, Genetics, Neuroscience, Justice and Women’s Rights, recognizing groundbreaking work that provides new models that inspire and enable fundamental shifts in knowledge and culture. The Neuroscience Prize honors scientists for major discoveries that have advanced the understanding of the nervous system. It is awarded each year […]
Two Canada Council for the Arts Molson Prizes, in the amount of $50,000 each, are awarded annually to distinguished individuals (one in the arts and one in the social sciences and humanities). The prizes are intended to encourage continuing contributions to the cultural and intellectual heritage of Canada. The prizes are funded by an endowment […]