Dept. of Psychology
Media Release | 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 UBC research.
August 6, 2014 - by Jessica Werb
UBC research on eye-tracking devices sheds light on the implications of wearable technology like Google Glass.
Media Release | June 12, 2014
A University of British Columbia study finds that narcissistic applicants are more successful in job interviews than equally qualified candidates who act more modestly.
Media Release | May 28, 2014
Fathers who help with household chores are more likely to raise daughters who aspire to less traditional, and potentially higher paying, careers.
May 20, 2014
Sisters’ achievements a combination nature and nurture.
May 2, 2014
As Mother’s Day approaches, a UBC expert discusses ‘baby brain’ and other ways that motherhood changes a woman’s brain chemistry.
Media Release | April 1, 2014
Could the global financial market meltdown of 2008 have been avoided if Wall Street had more women executives?
March 17, 2014
Ahead of International Happiness Day on March 20, UBC’s Mark Holder sheds light on what you can learn from science about being content.
March 5, 2014
As International Women’s Day approaches, a UBC course helps students gain awareness of challenges faced by girls and women.
March 4, 2014
Ahead of Daylight Savings Time on March 9, sleep expert and UBC Professor Emeritus Stanley Coren discusses the impact of setting our clocks one hour ahead.
February 24, 2014
New brain regeneration methods offer hope for aging minds, from improving memory to battling depression.
February 18, 2014
Tiny ‘rat casino’ offers insight into possible treatments for compulsive gambling.
February 12, 2014
Valentine’s Day expectations can be a recipe for disaster, says a UBC psychologist who specializes in human sexuality.
Media Release | January 28, 2014
Leading gambling psychologist Luke Clark will serve as inaugural director of the Centre for Gambling Research at UBC.
January 16, 2014 - by Basil Waugh
In the age of Kickstarter, tech-savvy scientists explore new ways to engage the public in their research.
December 19, 2013
As the remake of The Secret Life of Walter Mitty is about to debut on Christmas Day, a UBC researcher talks about how daydreaming can be good for your brain.
Media Release | December 17, 2013
For people in poverty, remembering better times – such as past success – improves brain functioning and increases their willingness to seek help from crucial aid services.
December 9, 2013
UBC’s Elizabeth Dunn on how to make the most of Christmas gift giving and how it really is better to give than receive.
Media Release | November 24, 2013
One of the smallest parts of the brain is getting a second look after new UBC research suggests it plays a crucial role in decision making.
Media Release | November 13, 2013
The secret to why some cultures thrive and others disappear may lie in our social networks and our ability to imitate, rather than our individual smarts, according to a new University of British Columbia study.