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Thursday, July 29, 2021

The Science of Bullshit

The work of PhD candidates Shane Littrell and Martin Turpin (along with former Psychology undergrad Mane Kara-Yakoubian) has recently been featured in multiple media outlets.  If you want to learn more about bullshit you have lots of options:

Check out the article on vice.com: How to Bullshit Like a Pro 

Monday, July 26, 2021

Smartphone gaming can be harmful for some seeking relief from boredom

Chanel Larche, a PhD student in the Cognitive Neuroscience are of the Psychology Department, discusses her research on the effects of smartphone gaming with the Daily Bulletin.  You can read the entire article (co-authored with Mike Dixon) on the Computers in Human Behavior website.

Friday, June 25, 2021

Congratulations to our CSBBCS Student Presentation Award Winners!

Congratulations to Ryan Yeung,  Brady Roberts, and Samantha-Ayers Glassey for their awards at this years Canadian Society for Brain, Behviour, and Cognitive Science (CSBBCS) conference!  The Psychology Department had an amazing showing on the podium with 3/4 student awards going to University of Waterloo students this year. 

Best Oral Presentation: 

Friday, June 25, 2021

Amy Barron wins RHR Kendall Award for Best Student Paper.

Congratulations to Industrial-Organizational Area graduate student Amy Barron who won the 2021 RHR Kendall Award for Best Student Paper. This prize is awarded annually by the I-O Division of Canadian Psychological Association, supported by RHR International, in honour of Dr. Lorne Kendall, a Canadian psychologist whose work contributed greatly to the field of I-O psychology. The award comes with a plaque and $1000 prize.

Monday, June 21, 2021

Mask use may lead to more stress for people with social anxiety, UW study finds

Dr. David Moscovitch discusses a recent study, conducted by researchers in the Department of Psychology and the Centre for Mental Health Research and Treatment (CMHRT), with CTV News.

Monday, June 7, 2021

Dr. Wendi Adair Discusses Her Research

Dr. Wendi Adair discusses Indigenous Workways, which is a collaborative research effort among scholars and Indigenous education centres across four recognized Southwest Ontario institutions—University of WaterlooUniversity of WindsorWilfrid Laurier University, and Conestoga College

Monday, June 7, 2021

Harrison Oakes Talks About Trauma

Harrison Oakes, who graduated from the Psychology PhD program in 2020, talks about his research and how his own traumas have informed his work, with the Daily Bulletin

Monday, June 7, 2021

Psychology Department Members Recognized for Outstanding Performance

Four members of the Psychology Department were among the recipients of the 2020 Outstanding Performance Awards.  Congratulations to Dillon Browne, Jonathan Fugelsang, Evan Risko, and Katherine White.

Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Mental Health 101 Workshops Run by Clinical Grad Students

Sydney Waring, Aleece Katan, and Sarena Daljeet, all graduate students in our Clinical program, presented an excellent and engaging workshop on Mental Health 101 to University of Waterloo graduate students on May 14, 2021.

Monday, May 17, 2021

Canadian Cancer Society honours Geoffrey Fong's research leadership

The Canadian Cancer Society has just announced that Professor Geoffrey Fong is the 2021 recipient of the O. Harold Warwick Prize for outstanding research achievements in cancer control in Canada. The prize recognizes Fong’s leadership of the International Tobacco Control Policy Evaluation Project (ITC Project).

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