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.
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.
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.
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.