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  1. Sep. 14, 2018UW Psychology Department Research Team wins the Ig Nobel award

    For the second time in a few years, this Department has a research team that has won the Ig Nobel!  This time it’s Lindie Liang, Doug Brown, Huiwen Lian, Samuel Hanig, Lance Ferris, and Lisa Keeping in the I/O Area.  The Ig Nobel awards celebrate work that “first makes people laugh, and then makes them think”.  You can read all about it at The Guardian.

  2. Sep. 10, 2018Voting for the losing side can affect your performance at work

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

    Researchers discovered the outcome of a U.S. presidential election can affect employees’ engagement and performance at work — if they voted for the losing side. Although experts have long known that ongoing family issues and other stresses can affect the workplace, less is known about the effect of more discrete events.

  3. Sep. 6, 2018Geoff Fong is the co-recipient of the 2018 Ochsner Award.


    The Selection Committee for the 2018 Alton Ochsner Award Relating Tobacco Smoking and Diseases is pleased to present its 33rd Annual Award to Professor Geoffrey T. Fong, Ph.D. Professor of Psychology and Public Health Systems, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Canada, and to Eric A.

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