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  1. Jan. 30, 2019Grad Student's study shows that your body image is influenced by the people around you

    Clinical PhD Candidate Kathryn Miller's work on how social interactions influence body image among young women is featured in a new edition of the journal Body Image.  Kathryn concluded the study with Dr.

  2. Jan. 29, 2019Psychology Graduate Student explores a "striking phenomenon"

    Celina Bowman-Smith, a graduate student in the Department of Psychology, discusses her team's reseach on children's beliefs about improbable events on The British Psychological Society website.  Celina's article shows that children are more likely to think improbable events are possible if they are in distant locations.  The article is available on the

  3. Jan. 29, 2019Parenting Advice from Dr. Marjory Phillips

    Parenting Now magazine features an article written by the Department's Marjory Phillips, Director of The Centre for Mental Health Research and Treatment (CMHRT), on positive parenting, specifically getting kids out the door in the mornings which is always a challenge.  The article also mentions the Triple P

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  1. Mar. 5, 2019Benefits of Self-Compassion

    Graduate students in the Clinical area of our Department will provide a workshop on the Benefits of Self-Compassion at the Kitchener Public Library (Central Branch) on March 5th from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.  This talk will include defininig self-compassion (what it is and what it is not), talking about the benefits of adopting self-compassion in day-to-day life, and exploring the science behind self-compassion.  The talk will also include an opportunity to practice using self-compassion and provide resources for further learning.  

  2. Apr. 29, 2019Healthy Happy Relationships

    Graduate students in the Clinical are of the Psychology Department will present a workshop on Happy Healthy Relationships at Forest Heights Community Library on April 29th from 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.  

  3. May 3, 201949th Annual Ontario Psychology Undergraduate Thesis Conference

    The Psychology Department at the University of Waterloo will host the 49th Annual Ontario Psychology Undergraduate Thesis Conference on May 3.  Read more about the conference. 

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