Dept. of Psychology
September 27, 2016
UBC psychology professor Jessica Tracy examines the role of pride in shaping our minds, and how pride helps politicians like Donald Trump attain power.
March 8, 2016
Antarctica has more in common with outer space than you think.
February 23, 2016
A new study finds that infants as young as six months figure out that a person with more friends will be more dominant than someone with fewer companions.
December 14, 2015
The festive season is upon us and researchers at the University of British Columbia are available to comment on various topics related to the holidays.
December 16, 2014
UBC developmental psychologist Andrew Scott Baron cautions the gifts children receive can send stifling messages about gender roles and stereotypes.
Media Release | December 3, 2014
New UBC research suggests that easing up on email checking can help reduce psychological stress.
Media Release | November 12, 2014
Probing the psychology of gambling, helping problem gamblers and enhancing gaming policy are key goals for the new Centre for Gambling Research.
November 10, 2014
Event: The official opening of the Centre for Gambling Research at UBC and tour of its “Casino lab” Date: Wednesday, November 12, 2014 Time: 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. Location: […]
Media Release | October 8, 2014
New research finds that children as young as five can be critical of adults who make overly-confident claims.
October 1, 2014 - by Jessica Werb
Psychology instructor’s stop-motion animations bring blackboard to life.
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.