News archive - 2022

Friday, December 2, 2022

Jackson Smith, a PhD candidate in Clinical Psychology, has been recognized with the prestigious Vanier Graduate Scholarship

As a Vanier scholar, Jackson plans to build on the skills and knowledge he has acquired to become a leader in the field of developmental trauma. “I hope my research will contribute to the growing understanding of the wide-spread consequences of developmental trauma, including and beyond individual symptoms, and will serve to increase awareness about what individuals, families, communities, service providers, and policy makers can do to bolster their own and others’ ability to overcome adversity.”

Wednesday, November 2, 2022

UW CNS Prof. Colin Ellard, featured on CBC news answering the question- Why are we indifferent to the suffering of millions?

Psychologically speaking, the inability to grasp the scope of human suffering may be something that's ingrained.

"Humans are evolutionarily disposed to care about and look after both ourselves and those to whom we are related," Ellard explains.

"I think those kinds of kinship-related responses probably go some way to accounting for why we might have more difficulty responding to news of thousands of people, including hundreds of young children, who drowned in the floods in Pakistan than we do the 31 people who were killed by Hurricane Fiona."

Monday, October 3, 2022

UWaterloo Social Psych Professors, Scholer and Grossmann, Named Fellows of SPSP

Congrats to Prof. Abby Scholer and Prof. Igor Grossmann, who have been named Fellows of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology. This prestigious designation is conferred on individuals “who have made an extraordinary and distinctive contribution to the science of personality and social psychology.” Abby and Igor join 29 other international scholars on the list of 2022 Fellows, and are two of only 5 Canadians receiving the Fellow designation this year.

Tuesday, September 13, 2022

CNS Grad Student Brady Roberts, publishes meta-analysis that chronicles 60 years of memory research

As lead author, Brady Roberts worked with his supervisors Myra Fernandes and Colin MacLeod, both UWaterloo professors in psychology, to conduct a systematic review and meta-analysis of the past 60 years of research on the enactment effect. Meta-analyses chronicle what previous studies have shown and assess various factors in the studies including how study design influences the reliability of results.

Thursday, September 8, 2022

UWaterloo Clinical Psych Prof. Dr. Christine Purdon, named President Elect of the Canadian Association of Cognitive and Behavioural Therapies

The CACBT is a national organization by and for Canadian mental health practitioners involved in the practice and theory of cognitive behaviour therapy. The mandate includes: training, advancement of knowledge, advocacy, and accreditation in the practice of CBT. 

A well deserved congratulations to Dr. Purdon!

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