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Friday, October 12, 2018

Psychology's ITC Project finds Canadian smokers support bold strategies to end tobacco use

no smoking sign on city street

Responding to the federal government's commitment to reduce tobacco use to less than five per cent of the population by 2035, the Department of Psychology's International Tobacco Control Project assessed levels support among Canadian smokers for endgame policies. The researchers found that most smokers in Canada support new and radical tobacco endgame strategies. 

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Social and Political Implications of AI: Global Engagement seminar calls for applications

group of students and others associated with Global Engagement program

We have seen exponential growth in the automation of jobs, from the manufacturing to the service sector, and the consequent transformations of our everyday lives, including the displacement of human labour. We are also witness to new cultural forms ranging from gaming devices to companion robots. It's clear then that the socio-cultural and political impacts of such trends deserve our attention -- as students, scholars, policy makers, and practitioners.

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. 

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