News archive - 2020

Thursday, February 27, 2020

A Tribute to Distinguished Professor Emeritus Mark Zanna

By his colleagues in the Department of Psychology

It is with heavy hearts that we note the passing of our dear colleague and friend, the incomparable Mark Zanna, professor of psychology at Waterloo for 39 years and a Killam Prize Laureate.

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Anxious about the news cycle? You're not alone.

Christine Purdon talks about how you can manage anxiety about what you see and hear in the news on The Star website.  

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Geoffrey Fong says misinformation about the Coronavirus can spread like a disease

You can listen to Geoffrey Fong discuss the dangers of misinformation about the coronavirus on the CBC website.

Monday, February 3, 2020

When Reasonable Trumps Rational

Richard Eibach and Igor Grossmann's latest work on how and why people sometimes ignore their own self-interest in decision making is available on the Scientific American website.

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

UW researchers work on rationality and reasonableness featured in Vox

Richard Eibach and Igor Grossmann's study on what prompts people to use rationality in their decision-making is featured in Vox Magazine.  You can read all about it at the link.

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