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Friday, July 7, 2017

The hidden ways that architecture affects how you feel

Skyline of Tokyo Japan

“We shape our buildings and afterwards our buildings shape us,” mused Winston Churchill in 1943 while considering the repair of the bomb-ravaged House of Commons.

More than 70 years on, he would doubtless be pleased to learn that neuroscientists and psychologists have found plenty of evidence to back him up.

Friday, July 7, 2017

Washing one's hands could help shift goal pursuit, new study finds

lathered hands rinsing soap off at tap and sink

A recent study by two members of the University of Toronto discovered that participants who used hand wipes found prior goals less important and subsequent goals more important.

Friday, July 7, 2017

Agent of change: student wins provincial award for actions and advocacy to end sexual violence

head shot of Sarah Wiley in front of tree

The Faculty of Arts proudly congratulates student Sarah Wiley for receiving Ontario’s Draw-The-Line Post-Secondary Sexual Violence Prevention Award, a new award to recognize students, student leaders, institutions, college and university community members for their outstanding efforts in sexual violence prevention.             

Friday, June 30, 2017

LGBT Pride Month: Harrison Oakes Discusses His Research

Head shot of Harrison Oakes

Harrison’s research reflects his commitment to social justice, and his desire to pursue interdisciplinary, multi-method research projects. Through his current research focusing on the ways in which homophobia motivates straight-identified men to closet their gender atypicality, he hopes to challenge the notion that homophobia drives only sexual minority men to closet aspects of themselves.

Friday, June 23, 2017

Turn off, space out, and give up

Head shot of PhD candidate Brandon  Ralph

People whose minds tend to wander are less likely to stick to their long-term goals, according to new research led by the University of Waterloo.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Psychology celebrates Canada's Birthday!

cake decorated with strawberries to resemble canadian flag

The Department of Psychology celebrates Canada's birthday and the summer solstice with the annual Psychology Pot Luck BBQ. 

Thursday, June 22, 2017

AAPOR presented ITC with the 2017 Policy Impact Award

Head shot of Dr. Geoffrey Fong speaking

Three weeks ago, at its annual meeting in New Orleans, the American Association for Public Opinion Research (AAPOR), the world's leading organization in survey research and methods, presented its 2017 Policy Impact Award to the International Tobacco Control Policy Evaluation Project (ITC), headed by Geoff Fong and his team here in the Department of Psychology at University of Waterloo. 

Friday, June 16, 2017

Canadian Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology Awards

Group photo of CSIOP winners at CPA meeting


At the recent CPA annual meeting in Toronto, the UW Psychology I/O students swept the CSIOP student presentation awards:

Edward Yeung won the CSIOP RHR Kendall Award for Best Paper.  Title: "Diversity Recruitment: Broken Promises or Unrealized Potential?"

Canaan Legault won the CSIOP Best Poster Award.  Title: "Goal Frame Moderates the Relationship Between Self-Efficacy and Resource Allocation."

                    Congrats Edward and Canaan!

Friday, June 16, 2017

Karisa Parkington Awarded “Outstanding Achievement in Graduate Studies”.

Head shot of Karisa Parkington

Karisa Parkington a Ph.D. Candidate in Psychology was awarded the 2017 University of Waterloo “Outstanding Achievement in Graduate Studies”.                                Congratulations Karisa!

Friday, June 16, 2017

Sixty Years of Innovation: Celebrating Professor Pat Rowe’s groundbreaking leadership in psychology

Pat Rowe on stage displaying her award

When Pat Rowe, Professor Emerita of psychology, first arrived with her husband, Philip Bryden, at the University of Waterloo in 1963, it was just “one or two new buildings in a muddy field,” she says, “but the place conveyed a sense of excitement, energy and challenge not found in more traditional institutions.”

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