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Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Psychology Alumnus elected to Royal Society of Canada's College of New Scholars

Congratulations to Gordon Pennycook, who graduated with a PhD in Psychology from University of Waterloo in 2016 and who was recently elected to the Royal Society of Canada's College of New Scholars.  Dr. Pennycook who is an expert on reasoning and decision making, is Assistant Professor at University of Regina.  

Monday, September 28, 2020

How COVID stress can turn to anger

If you find yourself wanting to strangle people in the grocery store lately you are not alone!  Dr. Christine Purdon was interviewed by the Toronto Sun recently about how dealing with the stress of COVID can cause an increase in anger and what we can do to deal with those feelings.

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Q and A with the experts: kids' mental health and back to school

Dr. Dillon Browne talks to the Daily Bulletin about what "back-to-school" looks like for kids this fall.

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Social Distancing with Kids

If you are concerned about how social distancing will work once schools re-open you can check out a Q&A on the Daily Bulletin with Dr. Heather Henderson about how to explain social distancing to kids of various ages.

Thursday, July 9, 2020

Myra Fernandes becomes President of national society

Dr. Myra Fernandes has been elected President of the Canadian Society for Brain Behaviour & Cognitive Sciences for a 2-year term.  The Society functions to advance Canadian research in cognitive psychology and behavioural neuroscience, and to communicate innovative new findings within academia and with the general public.  

Thursday, July 2, 2020

James Dackert's new book is now available

Dr. James Danckert's new book, Out of My Skull: The Psychology of Boredom, is now available.  The book deals with what causes boredom and how to benefit from boredom. Perfect quarantine reading!  Dr.

Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Psychological research that addresses racial bias in policing

Recent events have drawn renewed attention to the persistent crisis of police violence against people of colour - particularly black, brown, and Indigenous people. As we experience the damage that this crisis has inflicted on so many lives and communities within North America, many of us are searching for reliable sources of information to illuminate the root causes of the problem in order to build towards constructive interventions. 

Friday, May 29, 2020

CMHRT has re-opened their intake

CMHRT has re-opened their intake and are accepting referrals for current telepsychological services and future in person services

At the CMHRT, we are continuing to abide by directives from the University of Waterloo, which has suspended all in-person course-related activities and is asking all UW employees, faculty and students to work from home where possible. 

Monday, May 25, 2020

Harrison Oakes wins the Governor General's Gold Medal

Harrison Oakes was recently awarded the Governor General's Gold Medal for Highest Standing in a Doctoral Program.  Our newly minted Dr. Oakes' thesis was entitled "Closets breed suspicion: Environments that stigmatize concealable identities raise doubts about claims to contrasting non-stigmatized identities." Congratulations Harrison!

Harrison shared his thoughts on the award: 

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