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Thursday, May 18, 2017

Hilary Bergsieker - Why We're Awkward - New York Times video

Mismatched goals may lead interactions between well-intentioned White and racial minority individuals to go awry. Waterloo Assistant Professor Hilary Bergsieker and her colleagues clarify the divergent expectations that diverse groups often bring into encounters with one another.

Monday, May 8, 2017

Evan Risko - Recipient of Psychonomic Society 2017 Early Career Award

Head shot of Dr. Evan Risko

The Psychonomic Society awards young scientists each year who have made significant contributions to scientific psychology early in their careers.

Friday, May 5, 2017

Grad student's study on meditation and anxiety gets wide media attention

International media jumped after the University issued a media release on a psychology study led PhD candidate, Mengran Xu. Not so surprisingly, finding a strategy to reduce anxious mind-wandering is a hot topic, and Xu's research suggests that brief mindful meditation may be a good one.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Derek Besner receives 2017 Excellence in Arts Research Award!

Dean Douglas Peers shakes Derek Besner's hand to congratulate him for receiving the 2017 Excellence in Arts Research Award!

Congratulations Derek!

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.
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