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.
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 7, 2013
Experiencing the horrors of war can cause people to have a greater affinity for members of their own group, according to new UBC research.
Media Release | October 29, 2013
With the help of a rat casino, UBC brain researchers have successfully reduced behaviours in rats that are commonly associated with compulsive gambling in humans.
Media Release | June 13, 2013
Media Release | June 5, 2013
A new University of British Columbia study helps to explain how people become obsessed with forbidden pleasures.
Media Release | May 27, 2013
New research from UBC’s Sauder School of Business reveals that giving a free bump in service can backfire if the perk is given randomly in front of others.
April 4, 2013 - by By Basil Waugh
How do you interact with Hadfield? I am part of Chris’ medical support team. Specifically, I am co-op student with the Operational Space Medicine team of the Astronauts, Life Sciences, […]
April 3, 2013 - by By Basil Waugh
Student Eva Kwan keeps Canada’s favorite astronaut grounded
Media Release | March 25, 2013
A new UBC study reveals that North American service workers are more likely to sabotage rude customers, while Chinese react by disengaging from customer service altogether.
Media Release | March 12, 2013
Babies have a dark side under their cute exteriors, according to UBC study that finds infants as young as nine months embrace those who pick on individuals who are different from them.
Media Release | February 27, 2013
A $2-million investment from the British Columbia Lottery Corporation (BCLC) and the Government of B.C. will create a major new Centre for Gambling Research at UBC to advance our understanding of gambling psychology and help reduce problem gambling behaviours.
Media Release | February 25, 2013
Giving back through volunteering is good for your heart, even at a young age, according to University of British Columbia researchers.
Media Release | February 25, 2013
A new UBC study suggests troubling perceptions exist when it comes to women involved in disputes at work.
Media Release | February 14, 2013
Babies as young as seven months can distinguish between, and begin to learn, two languages with vastly different grammatical structures, according to new research from the University of British Columbia and Université Paris Descartes.
Common ground on the common good: Study finds Republicans and Democrats can agree on some moral issues
Media Release | November 2, 2012
A new University of British Columbia study that asked U.S. conservatives and liberals to rate the most influential historical figures of the 20th Century finds that the two sides of America’s “culture wars” share a surprising level of common moral ground.
Media Release | October 8, 2012
Maternal depression and a common class of antidepressants can alter a crucial period of language development in babies, according to a new study by researchers at the University of British Columbia, Harvard University and the Child & Family Research Institute (CFRI) at BC Children’s Hospital.
Media Release | May 17, 2012
New research by psychologists at three North American universities, including the University of British Columbia, finds that parents experience greater levels of happiness and meaning from life than non-parents.
May 2, 2012 - by Basil Waugh
After studying acting in London and working in Hollywood North, something clicked in a psychology class at UBC.
Media Release | April 26, 2012
A new University of British Columbia study finds that analytic thinking can decrease religious belief, even in devout believers.