Faculty from the department of psychology have received funding from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) as part of the 2019-20 SSHRC Insight Grant competition.
Insight Development Grants support the development of new research questions, and experimentation with new methods, theoretical approaches or ideas. This funding allows our cognitive and social scientists to explore ideas ranging from the psychology of cancel culture—to understanding who values democracy—to using virtual reality for interpersonal connection.
Congratulations to the 2019-20 award recipients:
Dr. Steven Heine
Cancel Culture: The psychological responses to moral character violations
Dr. Kristin Laurin
Understanding who values democracy, why: The beginnings of a new program of inquiry
Dr. Alan Kingstone and Dr. Bernhard Riecke (Simon Fraser University)
JeL: Synchronization through a Virtual Reality installation for interpersonal connection
Dr. Daniela Palombo and Dr. Jason Rights
The Interplay between Episodic Prospection and Far-sighted Decision Making
Dr. Toni Schmader and Dr. William Hall (Brock University)
Climates of inclusion: Creating positive interpersonal dynamics in STEM