Posts Tagged ‘Psychology’

When perks don’t work: Unearned upgrades embarrassing for consumers

May. 27, 2013 | Filed under: Beats, Business, Law and Society, Media Release, News Feed, Science, Health and Technology | Tags: , , , , , , , ,

New research from UBC’s Sauder School of Business reveals that giving a free bump in service can backfire for retailers if the perk is given randomly in front of others.

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Read UBC Reports’ full interview with Eva Kwan

Apr. 4, 2013 | Filed under: Extra | Tags: , , , , , , ,

How do you interact with Hadfield? I am part of Chris’ medical support team. Specifically, I am co-op student with the Operational Space Medicine team of the Astronauts, Life Sciences, and Space Medicine directorate at the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) which is under Space Exploration. My supervisor, Leena Tomi, is responsible for what we call [...]

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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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Global companies beware: Rude customer treatment depends on culture

Mar. 25, 2013 | Filed under: Business, Law and Society, Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

A new UBC study reveals that North American service workers are more likely to sabotage rude customers, while Chinese react by disengaging from customer service altogether.

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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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$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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Doing good is good for you: Volunteer adolescents enjoy healthier hearts

Feb. 25, 2013 | Filed under: Arts and Humanities, Media Release, Science, Health and Technology | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Giving back through volunteering is good for your heart, even at a young age, according to University of British Columbia researchers.

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Catfight? Workplace conflicts between women get bad rap

Feb. 25, 2013 | Filed under: Business, Law and Society, Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

A new UBC study suggests troubling perceptions exist when it comes to women involved in disputes at work.

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Bilingual babies know their grammar by seven months

Feb. 14, 2013 | Filed under: Arts and Humanities, Media Release, News Feed, Science, Health and Technology | Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Babies as young as seven months can distinguish between, and begin to learn, two languages with vastly different grammatical structures, according to new research from the University of British Columbia and Université Paris Descartes.

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Common ground on the common good: Study finds Republicans and Democrats can agree on some moral issues

Nov. 2, 2012 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , , ,

A new University of British Columbia study that asked U.S. conservatives and liberals to rate the most influential historical figures of the 20th Century finds that the two sides of America’s “culture wars” share a surprising level of common moral ground.

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