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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Arts Three Minute Thesis draws crowds - Psych Robin Mazumder is runner up

Andrea Bianci presenting her 3 minute thesis in front of a crowd of people

Two students will go on to university-level competition

Friday, January 27, 2017

Winny Shen - Association for Psychological Science Rising Star 2016

head shot of Dr. Winny Shen

Winny Shen, Assistant Professor of Industrial/Organizational Psychology at University of Waterloo  is designated a Rising Star!

The APS Rising Star designation is presented to outstanding psychological scientists in the earliest stages of their careers post-PhD. 

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Studies examine racial bias in pollution, devaluation of black communities

I​MAGE: Present-day racial biases may contribute to the pollution and devaluation of lower- and middle-class black communities, according to new research led by a UIC social psychologist.
Tuesday, November 29, 2016

A psychological link between disease and gender equality

a movie scene from Children of men, declining public health

As levels of infectious diseases rise, men and women change their life strategies.

In the movie Children of Men, declining public health leads to extreme social inequality.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

In What Ways Do Socially Anxious Adults Suffer?

New research on the discomfort and avoidance of physical touch

Hell is touching and being touched by other people. This is what we discovered in new research on how people suffering from social anxiety deal with seemingly positive emotional experiences. But before I dive into the details, let me offer insights into a silent epidemic.

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Government Bill To Regulate Vaping

picture of a sign - blue flame with the word VAPORS next to it

Cabinet for the first time will regulate vaping under the Tobacco Act. A bill yesterday introduced in the Senate grants cabinet new powers to restrict advertising of electronic cigarettes, and the sale of vaping products to children.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Adam Francey, Richard Marion & Hanna Negami win ART\HACK-a-thon

sitting in the car, behind the wheel, looking out at a gazebo in the park

The winning project – a subversive sound installation – at CriMeLab‘s ART\HACK-a-thon on Oct 21st/22nd

Friday, October 21, 2016

Three UW Psychology students are being recognized for their awards

Gordon Pennycook will receive the Alumni Gold Medal, which is given out for outstanding academic performance in a doctoral program.

Danielle Rice will receive the Arts Young Alumni Award.

Siobhan Sutherland will receive the Outstanding Achievement in Graduate Studies award at the Master's level.

Friday, October 21, 2016

Psych scholar whose research gained global attention graduates

photo of Gord Pennycook sitting at his desk, beside his computer

Gordon Pennycook published research on everything from BS to how smartphone use is linked to lazy thinking. Now he’s on a postdoctoral fellowship at Yale University

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Psychology doctoral candidates win Vanier Scholarships

The social and clinical psychology areas of the Department of Psychology have much to be proud of - and this week that includes the announcement of the prestigious Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships for 2016. Two PhD students are among the recipients.

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