News archive - September 2015

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Dutch smokers unconcerned about dangers of tobacco

dutch lady smoking a cigarette

Dutch smokers, after years of tobacco control policies, are generally unconcerned about the dangers of smoking and second hand smoke, according to an international comparative study published today.

The International Tobacco Control Policy Evaluation Project (ITC Project) led by Professor Geoffrey T. Fong from the University of Waterloo, presented their findings in Maastricht at the European meeting of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco.

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Psychology on the Street

black and white drawing of New York City skyline

A city is a vastly complicated network of human interactions—between individuals, groups, and the physical design of city spaces. Understanding how this network functions, and how urban design influences human health, wellbeing, and happiness can help make better cities. In the Urban Realities Laboratory at the University of Waterloo, our team, lead by Dr. Colin Ellard, specializes in measuring the relationships between human behaviour and urban design using a unique approach: rather than using the traditional methods of experimental psychology, we measure urban behaviour where it actually happens—out on the street. For the complete article please go to Psychology on the Street

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