Posts Tagged ‘Dept. of Psychology’

Happy Money: The Science of Smarter Spending

Rich or poor, giving makes you happy: global research finds rare evidence of universal trait

May. 9, 2013 | Filed under: Arts and Humanities, Business, Law and Society, Media Release | Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

People around the world, with both modest and comfortable incomes, reported being happier when they spent money on others than on themselves, say University of British Columbia and Harvard Business School professors who have popularized their findings in a new book, Happy Money: The Science of Smarter Spending.

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Anxious about life? Tylenol may do the trick

Apr. 16, 2013 | Filed under: Arts and Humanities, Media Release, News Feed, Science, Health and Technology | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

UBC researchers have found a new potential use for the over-the-counter pain drug Tylenol. The study suggests the drug may also reduce the psychological effects of the fear and anxiety over the human condition, or existential dread.

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UBC student Eva Kwan is helping to keep Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield in his happy place.

Earth to Commander Chris

Apr. 3, 2013 | Filed under: Arts and Humanities, Science, Health and Technology, UBC Reports Stories | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Student Eva Kwan keeps Canada’s favorite astronaut grounded

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Friend or foe: Babies choose sides early

Mar. 12, 2013 | Filed under: Arts and Humanities, Media Release, News Feed, Science, Health and Technology | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

Babies have a dark side under their cute exteriors, according to UBC study that finds infants as young as nine months embrace those who pick on individuals who are different from them.

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Just being in a green building makes people act more sustainably, say UBC Psych. Prof. Alan Kingstone, Alessandra DiGiacomo and David Wu. Martin Dee Photograph

Sustainable by design

Mar. 6, 2013 | Filed under: Arts and Humanities, Science, Health and Technology, UBC Reports Stories | Tags: , , , , , , , ,

A UBC study finds that the greener the building, the greener its inhabitants

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$2M from BCLC and the Province creates Centre for Gambling Research at UBC

Feb. 27, 2013 | Filed under: Arts and Humanities, Business, Law and Society, Media Release, News Feed, Science, Health and Technology, University News | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

A $2-million investment from the British Columbia Lottery Corporation (BCLC) and the Government of B.C. will create a major new Centre for Gambling Research at UBC to advance our understanding of gambling psychology and help reduce problem gambling behaviours.

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Body language can predict outcomes for recovering alcoholics

Feb. 4, 2013 | Filed under: Arts and Humanities, Media Release, News Feed, Science, Health and Technology | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

To predict whether a problem drinker will hit the bottle again, ignore what they say and watch their body language for displays of shame, a new UBC study finds.

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For power and status, dominance and skill trump likability

Dec. 19, 2012 | Filed under: Arts and Humanities, Business, Law and Society, Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

Finding the next Barack Obama or Warren Buffett might be as simple as looking at who attracts the most eyes in a crowd, a new UBC study finds.

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People control thoughts better when they see their brain activity: UBC study

Apr. 8, 2011 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed, Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

As humans face increasing distractions in their personal and professional lives, University of British Columbia researchers have discovered that people can gain greater control over their thoughts with real-time brain feedback.

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