Department of Psychology
Media Release | October 31, 2016
If you think the mind grinds to a halt when you’re doing nothing, think again.
September 19, 2016
The UBC department of psychology is teaming up with Vancouver ecoVillage and the UBC Alma Mater Society to bring 15 therapy dogs to campus.
Media Release | August 23, 2016
New research from the University of British Columbia suggests there may be some truth to the belief that marijuana use causes laziness— at least in rats.
July 28, 2016
Hoarding has been the subject of popular reality TV shows, but it’s a serious disorder that threatens people’s safety and can even land them on the streets.
Media Release | July 13, 2016
Research has shown children have racial biases from an early age, but a new University of British Columbia study has found that it is possible to combat prejudice in older kids.
Media Release | February 5, 2016
Striving to get your kids’ attention? Try cracking a smile. Children are more attuned to happy faces than angry faces—while young adults are more attuned to angry expressions.
November 16, 2015
For the first time, a UBC professor has won the highest research honour from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC).
Media Release | September 22, 2015
The Royal Society of Canada honoured nine UBC professors this month for their outstanding achievements and contributions to their fields.
Media Release | May 6, 2015
Your genes may influence how sensitive you are to emotional information, according to new research by a UBC neuroscientist.
Media Release | September 12, 2013
Sadism may be more common than we think, according to a pair of University of Britsh Columbia studies published today.