News archive - 2020

Thursday, December 10, 2020

Protecting Canadians' health without compromising their privacy

Dr. Igor Grossman talks about Canada's COVID Alert system and how it can be made more effective in the fight against COVID-19.

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Book Launch for James Danckert's new book

Dr. James Danckert's new book, Out of My Skull: The Psychology of Boredom, is featured in today's Daily Bulletin.  Kitchener Public Library is hosting a virtual book launch on December 1 where James and his co-author John Eastwood, will discuss the potentially positive effects of boredom.  You can register for the book launch on the KPL website.

Thursday, November 5, 2020

UW Psychology Moves Up in World Rankings

The Department of Psychology moved up Times Higher Education (THE) Reputation Rankings.  Psychology is currently ranked 78 in the world out of the approximately 1,000 universities ranked in the survey.  Psychology becomes the first department in the Faculty of Arts at UW to crack the top 100 in their field.  You can read more about the rankings and how UW fared on the University's website.

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.

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