News archive - September 2021

Thursday, September 30, 2021

Yesterday marks the launch of the Department of Psychology's EDI (Equity, Diversity, Inclusion) working group’s website

The site provides information about the organizing group members’ reasons for participating, the committee’s goals and planned initiatives, and links to many helpful resources across campus.

Importantly, you can also find a “Join Psychology EDI” link from which you can sign up to participate.

Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Social inclusion of women by male colleagues in STEM fields can improve their workplace experience

Organizations working to meaningfully improve diversity and inclusion in STEM may be missing a crucial consideration, new research suggests.

In a two part study, researchers first examined whether acts of gendered social exclusion are systematically associated with men’s implicit gender stereotypes. They then turned to women’s experiences, investigating whether women’s workplace outcomes are associated with being socially excluded by male colleagues.

Thursday, September 23, 2021

The Psychonomic Society recognizes two recent UW Grads, Erin Maloney and Gord Pennycook, with 2021 Early Career Awards

Congratulations to 2021 PS Early Career Award recipients Erin Maloney and Gord Pennycook! 

This highly competitive award recognizes the outstanding scientific contributions of early career researchers in the field of cognitive psychology.

Best wishes, Gord and Erin, from all of us here in Waterloo!

Thursday, September 23, 2021

Postdoc Appreciation Week- Kristie Poole

The Department of Psychology's very own Kristie Poole is featured this week for Postdoc Appreciation week! She is currently working at the Social Development Lab, studying the socio-emotional development of children, with a focus on the origins and outcomes of temperamental shyness. 

You can view Kristies profile here

Friday, September 17, 2021

Depression & Anxiety, and Their Effects on the Overall Health of the Individual with Christine Purdon

How can anxiety seep into the health and happiness of those suffering from it? Due to its ability to control other processes in the body, it can be very detrimental to health.

Christine Purdon, a professor at the University of Waterloo, shares her insight into the world of anxiety and depression on the Finding Genius Podcast.

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