Dr. Amori Mikami and the Peer Relationships in Childhood Lab are using a community-minded approach to help children and adolescents with peer problems. The lab explores how children relate to one another and the effects of peer relationships.
To mark the class of 2017, we asked some of our exceptional undergraduate students to share their personal and academic achievements and to reflect on their experiences. Meet three of our graduates and read their stories.
Want to recycle or compost more? Try moving the bins closer, new UBC Psychology research suggests. The findings highlight how small changes in convenience can have a big impact on performance.
The UBC Psychology Clinic is a featured Innovation Snapshot at UBC. Discover the remarkable people pushing the boundaries of their disciplines, inventing creative solutions to societal challenges and contributing to new knowledge from across the entire UBC community.
Congratulations to Dr. Peter Suedfeld, who was awarded the Canadian Honours Polar Medal. The Polar Medal celebrates Canada’s northern heritage and recognizes those who have contributed to or endeavoured to promote a greater understanding of Canada’s northern communities and its people.
A life of research leads to a University Killam Professorship for Dr. Janet Werker, UBC professor and Canada Research Chair in Psychology. Dr. Werker is one of the world’s leading developmental psychologists. Through her research she explores the foundations of language learning, including multi-language acquisition in infancy.
The Department of Psychology welcomes another new faculty member, Dr. Nancy Sin, as Assistant Professor in the health area. She joins us at UBC after having completed postdoctoral research fellowships at the University of California, San Francisco, and Pennsylvania State University. Nancy s research focuses on the links between everyday life and chronic diseases and mortality. Her overarching [ ]
It takes a village: a community approach to building friendships in kids Think back to when you were a kid. It wasn’t easy navigating the choppy waters of school, friends, birthday party invitations, and social dynamics. Now imagine adding a neurodevelopmental condition, such as attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), to the mix. For children with ADHD, symptoms [ ]
Written by Dr. Liisa Galea: On April 10, 2017, the Fundamental Science Review, written by nine experts in science and technology, was released to the public. The Honourable Kristy Duncan commissioned the review of federal support for science, the first of its kind over the last 40 years. The mandate included a review of all [ ]
Three-time UBC Psychology graduate Lesley Duncan’s pursuit of knowledge and passion for psychology is making room for social science research at the boardroom table. Putting her psychology background to good use, Duncan is now the Chief Scientific Officer and co-founder of Distill Analytics. Distill Analytics commercializes social science research by generating assessments of the psychological drivers [ ]
How do children make sense of others thoughts and beliefs? How does this change as they grow up? UBC Psychology PhD student Siba Ghrear seeks to answer these questions in a study on social perspective taking. Siba has also co-authored a study with UBC Psychology professor Susan Birch about children learning with interactive media. Receiving several [ ]
This spring more than 500 psychology students crossed the stage at the Chan Centre to receive their degrees. We celebrate each one our graduates, their accomplishments, and their futures. To mark the class of 2017, we asked some of our exceptional undergraduate students to share their personal and academic achievements and to reflect on their experiences. Meet three of [ ]
Meet Giping (Ping) Tomczyk, BA ‘17 Psychology (Hons). For Ping, psychology offered him a new set of tools to examine and explore the world around him. Ping was chosen to represent his psychology peers as Graduating Student Speaker at the convocation ceremony on May 26; an achievement he is proud of. As the speaker, Ping will reflect on his experiences at UBC and [ ]
Meet Brandon Woo, BSc ‘17 Psychology (Hons). Naturally inquisitive, Brandon s quest to understand the psychology behind everyday social issues has led him to receive numerous awards and accolades—including a fellowship at Harvard University. This budding scientist puts to practice what he has learned—and researched—in his everyday life. We have no doubt he will soon be mentoring and teaching another generation of students just like him. In advance of [ ]
Meet Lal Koyuncu, BA ‘17 Psychology (Dean s List). Lal s career trajectory took a sharp turn when she began working at a UBC daycare; she realized her passion was working with children. She nurtured this passion through research. She became a research coordinator in the UBC Infant Studies Centre and has presented her research at a number of research conferences. In advance of graduation, we asked Lal to reflect on her time [ ]
Perhaps we only see what we ve learned to see. In a recent multi-national study in the journal Cognitive Science, a research team led by Kyoto University, including Ronald Rensink, professor in UBC s departments of psychology and computer science, shows that an ability to perceive differences between similar images depends on the cultural background of the viewer. [ ]