Dept. of Psychology
Big Gods: How religion transformed cooperation and conflict
A new book by UBC Psychology Professor Ara Norenzayan Big Gods asks big questions about spirituality.
Sep 16, 2013
Poverty impairs cognitive function
Poverty consumes so much mental energy that those in poor circumstances have little remaining brainpower to concentrate on other areas of life, new research finds.
Aug 29, 2013
From Uganda to UBC, and back
Sunaina Assanand’s drive to transform how her students learn led her back to Uganda decades after her family’s exile.
Aug 16, 2013 - by Bonnie Vockeroth
Back to school Q&A: Keys to first-year success
From 2013: The transition from high school to university can be difficult. Aneesa Shariff, a psychologist with UBC Counselling Services, offers advice for first-year students.
Aug 12, 2013
Strength in numbers when resisting forbidden fruit
A new University of British Columbia study helps to explain how people become obsessed with forbidden pleasures.
Jun 5, 2013
Rich or poor, giving makes you happy: global research finds rare evidence of universal trait
Global research finds rare evidence of universal trait…
May 9, 2013
Anxious about life? Tylenol may do the trick
UBC researchers have found a new potential use for the over-the-counter pain drug Tylenol. The study suggests the drug may also reduce the psychological effects of the fear and anxiety over the human condition, or existential dread.
Apr 16, 2013
Earth to Commander Chris
Student Eva Kwan keeps Canada’s favorite astronaut grounded
Apr 3, 2013 - by By Basil Waugh
Friend or foe: Babies choose sides early
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.
Mar 12, 2013
Sustainable by design
A UBC study finds that the greener the building, the greener its inhabitants
Mar 6, 2013 - by Salina Marshall
$2M from BCLC and the Province creates Centre for Gambling Research at UBC
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.
Feb 27, 2013
Body language can predict outcomes for recovering alcoholics
To predict whether a problem drinker will hit the bottle again, ignore what they say and watch their body language for displays of shame, a new UBC study finds.
Feb 4, 2013
For power and status, dominance and skill trump likability
Finding the next Barack Obama or Warren Buffett might be as simple as looking at who attracts the most eyes in a crowd, a new UBC study finds.
Dec 19, 2012
People control thoughts better when they see their brain activity: UBC study
As humans face increasing distractions in their personal and professional lives, University of British Columbia researchers have discovered that people can gain greater control over their thoughts with real-time brain feedback.
Apr 8, 2011