Department of Psychology
Why people hoard and how to provide compassionate help
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.
Jul 28, 2016
Reducing racial bias possible in older children, finds UBC study
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.
Jul 13, 2016
Kids tune in to smiles, not frowns
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.
Feb 5, 2016
UBC professor honoured for research into children’s language acquisition
For the first time, a UBC professor has won the highest research honour from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC).
Nov 16, 2015
UBC faculty honoured by Royal Society of Canada
The Royal Society of Canada honoured nine UBC professors this month for their outstanding achievements and contributions to their fields.
Sep 22, 2015
How your brain reacts to emotional information is influenced by your genes
Your genes may influence how sensitive you are to emotional information, according to new research by a UBC neuroscientist.
May 6, 2015
‘Everyday sadists’ walk among us
Sadism may be more common than we think, according to a pair of University of Britsh Columbia studies published today.
Sep 12, 2013