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Monday, March 13, 2017

Psychology is now a Bronze Certified Green Office

Green Office Bronze Certified

The Psychology Department is a proud participant in the UWaterloo Green Office Initiative. As of March 13, 2017, Psychology has become a Bronze Certified Green Office, and is the first UWaterloo academic department to receive this certification.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Want to co-operate effectively? Think about the big picture

Giving people time to think about co-operating on a task can have a positive effect if they are big-picture thinkers, but if they tend to focus on their own, immediate experience, the time to think may make them less cooperative, University of Waterloo research has found.

A series of three experiments, conducted by Waterloo researchers Igor Grossmann, Justin Brienza and Ramona Bobocel, also found that wise, or big-picture, thinkers were able to sustain their co-operation with others when given time to deliberate.

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

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