How to read classic behaviour in a game full of prima donnas
The Sydney Morning Herald quoted UBC psychology professor Jessica Tracy on why soccer players do the “hands on the head” gesture.
Jan 7, 2019
Why we shouldn’t be too modest
UBC psychology professor Jessica Tracy was mentioned in an article on the BBC Future website about pride. Research by Tracy found that a proud posture is evident in people who […]
Oct 5, 2018
UBC expert on how politicians like Trump use hubris to achieve power
UBC psychology professor Jessica Tracy examines the role of pride in shaping our minds, and how pride helps politicians like Donald Trump attain power.
Sep 27, 2016
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
Happy guys finish last, says new study on sexual attractiveness
Women find happy guys significantly less sexually attractive than swaggering or brooding men, according to a new University of British Columbia study that helps to explain the enduring allure of “bad boys” and other iconic gender types.
May 24, 2011