A person’s ability to reason wisely about a challenging situation may improve when they also experience diverse yet balanced emotions, say researchers in the Department of Psychology. In fact, Yoda from Star Wars offers a a perfect example of emodiversity and wisdom.
On a wintery morning in late November, students, staff and faculty gathered around the Ceremonial Fire Grounds beside Laurel Creek for the opening of Bridge: Honouring the Lives of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls, and Two Spirit People. The sacred fire site now plays a vital part in the Bridge initiative - and offers many more opportunities for learning.
Older adults who take up drawing could enhance their memory, according to a new study. Researchers from the University of Waterloo found that even if people weren’t good at it, drawing, as a method to help retain new information, was better than re-writing notes, visualization exercises or passively looking at images.
At a recent Faculty of Arts public panel at Kitchener Public Library, professors in economics, philosophy, and human-computer interaction discussed implications of artificial intelligence and how we can ensure its development and application responds to diverse human experience.
The University of Waterloo was one of the first in Canada to have its own in-house training facility for their clinical psychology PhD program. Today, the Centre for Mental Health Research and Treatment celebrates 10 years of excellence in research, practice and treatment services on campus and in the regional community.
The Faculty of Arts newest Canada Research Chair, Professor Nicole Nolette, is an expert in minority languages and cultures whose research couldn't be more timely as the country becomes ever more multilingual and culturally diverse.
Among the civilians directly impacted by war are the stories of 40,000 displaced children in Europe immediately following WWII — a topic History professor Lynne Taylor has researched for more than a decade.