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Thursday, September 27, 2018

Researchers help to bridge the gap between psychology and gamification

a game controller

A multi-disciplinary research team is bridging the gap between psychology and gamification that could significantly impact learning efforts in user experience design, healthcare, and government.

Monday, September 17, 2018

Another Ig Nobel prize for Arts - this time its about voodoo dolls

Lindie Liang and Doug Brown with colleagues on stage at award event

For the second time in two years, we’re celebrating Ig Nobel winners in the Department of Psychology. Congratulations to Professor Douglas Brown from the department’s Industrial/Organizational area and his co-authors on winning a 2018 Ig Nobel Prize for their study, Righting a wrong: Retaliation on a voodoo doll symbolizing an abusive supervisor restores justice.

Friday, September 14, 2018

Balsillie School of International Affairs turns 10

Balsillie School of International Affairs entrance

Happy 10th anniversary to the Balsillie School, the site of our unique three-institution partnership advancing global governance and providing unparalleled opportunities for collaboration among faculty, students, and policy practitioners. 

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Voting for the losing side can affect your performance at work

Cartoon of a sad office worker unable to work

Companies should avoid scheduling important work tasks immediately following an election, according to a study from the University of Waterloo.

Monday, September 10, 2018

Professor Bessma Momani identifies stresses experienced by Canadian Arab youth

Bessma Momani

Professor Bessma Momani (Political Science) recently published insights related to her research project, Arab Canadian Youth: Pursuing Responsible Citizenship to Counter Disempowerment & Disengagement, supported by her fellowship from the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation. 

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