Media Release | April 26, 2012
A new University of British Columbia study finds that analytic thinking can decrease religious belief, even in devout believers.
Media Release | April 12, 2012
A new University of British Columbia study finds that the way individuals experience the universal emotion of pride directly impacts how racist and homophobic their attitudes toward other people are.
Media Release | March 28, 2012
While stimulants may improve unengaged workers’ performance, a new University of British Columbia study suggests that for others, caffeine and amphetamines can have the opposite effect, causing workers with higher motivation levels to slack off.
Media Release | February 17, 2012
While babies are born ready to learn any of the world’s languages, the crucial developmental period when they attune to their native languages can change due to environmental influences such as maternal depression or a bilingual upbringing, according to new University of British Columbia research.
Media Release | January 23, 2012
In cultures that permit men to take multiple wives, the intra-sexual competition that occurs causes greater levels of crime, violence, poverty and gender inequality than in societies that institutionalize and practice monogamous marriage.
Media Release | November 30, 2011
Distrust is the central motivating factor behind why religious people dislike atheists, according to a new study led by UBC psychologists.
Media Release | November 28, 2011
Babies as young as eight months old want people who commit or condone antisocial acts to be punished, according to a new study led by a University of British Columbia researcher.
Media Release | June 16, 2011
The University of British Columbia has experts who are available to comment on the post-game riots in downtown Vancouver.
Media Release | May 24, 2011
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.
Media Release | May 4, 2011
A study of older married couples that gives new meaning to the matrimonial adage “for better or worse” finds that spouses have a much greater impact on their partner’s health […]
Media Release | April 8, 2011
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.
Media Release | March 30, 2011
Researchers at the University of British Columbia and Union College (Schenectady, N.Y.) have found that people’s death anxiety can influence them to support theories of intelligent design and reject evolutionary theory.
Media Release | January 6, 2011
Four professors and three members of the UBC community have been named to the Order of Canada, one of Canada’s highest civilian honours.
Media Release | May 28, 2010
A University of British Columbia researcher has uncovered what makes Rembrandt’s masterful portraits so appealing.