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Stephen Lindsay (Psychology) was interviewed by Global News for a segment about "Christopher Bot," which remind students through Facebook Messenger to do their homework. Global
Megan Ames spoke to Victoria News about her post-doctoral resaerch into how teen's emotional stress affects behaviours such as eating habits and inclination to exercise. Vic News
Globe and Mail contributor Jennifer Paterson turned to Danu Stinson for comment in an article about the social networks of single people. G&M
Dr. James Russell asks: Does human nature include an emotion signaling system? Two lines of research suggest not. (1) Recent studies in two remote societies (Papua New Guinea, Mozambique) found that most people do not match the emotion and face in the predicted way. (2) Various studies have documented the role of context (expresser’s body and situation, and experimental context) in what emotion is seen in a face. Rather than recognizing a pre-specified emotion from a facial expression, people interpret facial expressions in light of other information.
Psychology faculty, students, and staff recently visited the First Peoples House to learn more about the impacts of colonialism on Indigenous peoples in Canada. The Department of Psychology is committed to integrating Indigenous perspectives and ways of knowing into the fabric of our shared learning experience.
The Recognition Award for Service is designed to motivate, recognize, and reward outstanding performance and dedicated service to the Department of Psychology.
Abstract: Dr. Guzder will share the results of her research on a school-based project that was designed to respond to the collective trauma of a post-slavery society that struggles with high rates of violence. This project started in 2005 in inner city Kingston, Jamaica as a collaboration between the Universities of West Indies and McGill. Dr. Guzder first implemented the Dream a World (DAW) intervention with 30 high-risk children aged 8 to 12. The DAW resilience-promoting intervention addresses academic failure and disruptive behaviors with arts-based and remedial working groups. The success of the pilot project led to three years of Grand Challenges funding to implement the intervention in four additional schools with 100 children. In this presentation, Dr. Guzder also discusses challenges to implementing mental health prevention initiatives.
How does white supremacy & transphobia show up within organizations that are seeking to create space for the LGBTQ community? Are organizations who use intersectional frameworks doing better than those that speak about the community as a cohesive entity? This talk will examine stories within activism, academia, the non-profit industry and more. In an effort to re-center the ways we imagine the impact of our work, attendees will delve into the differences between allyship and accompliceship and gauge where they, and their work, might fit on that spectrum. Attendees will have the opportunity to actively engage with the material, learn about themselves (and others), and gain valuable information and strategies to begin the work of dismantling oppressive work models in their personal and professional lives.
Robert Gifford (Psychology) spoke to CFAX radio last week about the psychology behind climate action. Gifford is a co-author on a recently released white paper, Social Mobilization: How to Encourage Action on Climate Change, that explains the psychological research and theories on why people adopt (or don't adopt) climate actions. CFAX UVic News
Title is “Safer Science: Making Psychological Science More Replicable”
Bonnie Leadbeater (Psychology) spoke to Vancouver's Roundhouse Radio about her 10-year longitudinal study on youth mental health and the impact of the report on social policy. Roundhouse UVic News
Erica Woodin has been awarded the SOSC Indigenous Resurgence Support Fund for launching a speakers series for psychology faculty, sessionals, and graduate students. Congratulations Erica!
Chris Lalonde's research, which found communities with the lowest suicide rates are those that are the most culturally healthy, is mentioned on the front page of today's Ottawa Citizen. The story focused on the need for a youth centre and mental health workers in Attawapiskat. Ottawa Citizen
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Putting Indigenous communities under suicide watch is no answer Christopher Lalonde's research is cited in an opinion piece by the Globe and Mail's public health reporter about suicide in Indigenous communities. G&M
Workplace conflict resolution has never been so entertaining. Details.
Chris Lalonde (Psychology) was on CBC Radio's flagship morning show "The Current" today with two other experts on the topic of youth suicide risk in Northern communities. In researching the rates by band, he found more than half had no suicides and he credits factors such as language revitalization with protecting youth by promoting cultural traditions. CBC
A unique 10-year longitudinal study, co-authored by UVic and the Vancouver Island Health Authority, reported on a number of youth health indicators including stress as a leading cause of young people turning to alcohol or marijuana.
Pursuing a degree in psychology? Wondering what you can do with it? Join Gary Perkins, Executive Director, Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at the Province of British Columbia, and Rob Witcher, Senior Manager in Cyber Security at Deloitte, for a presentation on the growing field of cybersecurity.
Bonnie Leadbeater (Psychology) spoke to CHEK News recently on the topic of teen violence.
The UVic Co-op and Career Fair coming to the SUB on October 4-5! Connect with employers, grad schools and more!
Does your résumé need a revamp? Drop by Résumania on Sept 27!
Clay Holroyd is a Canada Research Chair in cognitive neuroscience. His primary research concerns how the brain selects and sustains extended sequences of effortful behaviour, such as how we follow through with a decision to jog up a steep mountain. He has produced 80 publications that have been cited more than 7000 times, and is well known for his commitment to mentoring a cadre of highly-qualified personnel
Wednesday September 21, 2016 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. Cornett B145
Scott Hofer is rewarded honorary doctor at the Faculty of Social Sciences from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. http://samfak.gu.se/english/News/News/News_Detail//scott-m-hofer-new-honorary-doctor.cid1371476
VSAC now recruiting volunteers to join Sexual Assault Response Team (SART)
An International Business Times article explored why people propose in public (after five "live" proposals during Rio 2016) including an interview with Lisa Hoplock, who studied marriage proposals for her PhD at UVic. IB Times UK UVic News
Robert Gifford's "Dragons of Inaction" research, which explains the psychologyical barriers behind climate change inaction, is cited in a Forbes article on how people are dealing with extreme weather events. Forbes
Chris Lalonde is interviewed in Christian Science Monitor about his research on cultural continuity and the impact on Indigenous communities. CSM
- Centre for Youth and Society is looking for an RA
- New course: Exploring Aging through Film
- Jacob Koudys: Honoured by CPA
- Special Topic Course on Autism
- Cathy Costigan: Appointed President Canadian Council of Professional Psychology Programs
- Bonnie Leadbeater: Effectiveness of bullying prevention programs
- Michael Masson: Universities shortchanged
- Bonnie Leadbeater: WITS program garners top marks
- Ulrich Mueller: Jean Piaget Society Meeting
- Garcia-Barrera: Elected President
- Robert Gifford: Elbow-gate
- Psychology staff rock the earthquake simulator
- Chris Lalonde: Pulling a threatened language back from the brink
- Cathy Costigan and Jim Tanaka recognized
- Garcia-Barrera: Congratulations Justin Karr
- Stephen Lindsay named Editor in Chief of Psychological Science
- Marilyn McCall Bursary
- Chris Lalonde: Suicide solution rooted in community
- Jim Tanaka: App promotes interaction for children on autism spectrum
- Cathy Costigan and Jim Tanaka recognized
- Psychology Students of Vancouver Island Poster Session (PSOVIPS): photos on-line
- Robert Gifford: The sinister side of species protection
- Call for Psyc Conference Volunteers
- Chris Lalonde: Beyond grief, part 2
- Psychos: Annual banquet March 14
- Psi Chi: Making waves in psychology
- Bob Gifford: Climate change is wreaking havoc on our mental health
- Bob Gifford: To receive 2016 CPA Award
- Jim Tanaka: UVic professor builds app to help kids with autism
- Ideafest: social scientists share true stories from their research
- Jim Tanaka: Let's face it 2.0
- Colette Smart: Intergenerational Dialogues
- Brett Holfeld: In cyberbullying cases, it's easy to be complicit
- Steve Lindsay: The experiment experiment
- Bob Gifford receives Newman-Proshansky Career Achievement Award
- Jim Tanaka: Seeing through the eyes of an expert
- Bonnie Leadbeater: Bullying during teen years linked to health problems
- Robert Gifford: Seven ways to help fight climate change
- Robert Gifford: Al Jazeera
- Robert Gifford: psychological blocks destroying planet
- Bonnie Leadbeater: Teens recovering after being struck by car
- Robert Gifford: How anxiety blocks us taking action
- Robert Gifford: The carbon diete
- Robert Gifford: Analyzing Justin Trudeau's touchy-feely body language
- New course: PSYC 391 Self-Modification for Personal Adjustment
- Welcome Jessica Rothe
- Welcome Cassidy Eckrem
- Gifford: Anti-climate-change brain
- Fullbright awards deadline looms
- Stephen Lindsay: Digital Amnesia
- Scott Hofer: Grow old along with me
- Emily Duggan Vanier-NSERC award
- Stephen Lindsay: La recherche en mal de controle qualite
- Robert Gifford on banning plastic bags
- PSYC 391
- Robert Gifford: Psychological benefits of 'hanging out'
- Steve Lindsay begins term as Interim Editor, Psychological Science
- Meet your department
- Psychology conference: congrats Dr.Stephen Lindsay
- Justin Karr featured in UVic Internal Research Newsletter
- Winners of the CPA Certificate of Academic Excellence 2015
- New Course: PSYC 431B
- Robert Gifford: With Good Reason
- Robert Gifford: The Inquiry
- Kaitlyn M. Werner
- Bonnie Leadbeater: Competition is healthy for Easter egg hunts
- Check out Ideafest photos on our Flickr page
- Bonnie Leadbeater: Pink-clad Saanich police get tough on bullying
- Lisa Hoplock: Why marriage proposals sometimes fizzle
- The brain and technology: Who's driving whom?
- Clay Holroyd renewed for second term as Canada Research Chair (Tier 2)
- Lisa Hoplock: Psychology behind marriage proposals
- Co-op poster session photos posted
- Bonnie Leadbeater: How parents can help break gender stereotypes
- Danu Stinson: Society of Experimental Social Psychology fellow
- Danu Stinson: SSHRC Insight Grant
- Bob Gifford: Few prepared for sleeping monster
- Stuart MacDonald | fighting the effects of aging
- Elizabeth Brimacombe | TEDx Social Influence and Eyewitness Testimony
- Danu Stinson | The act of Christmas giving
- Congratulations 2014/15 award recipients
- Psychology Students of Vancouver Island Poster Session (PSOVIPS) Friday from 3:00 to 5:00
- Bonnie Leadbeater | Recognized for anti-bullying work
- Jessica Rourke | 3 Minute Thesis Contest
- Chris Lalonde: Starving children, withholding information
- Ulrich Mueller: This is not a field trip
View all events on the UVic Psychology calendar.