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Stan Floresco in APA's Psychological Science Agenda: Neural circuits underlying behavioural flexibility.
Stan Floresco in APA's Psychological Science Agenda: Neural circuits underlying behavioural flexibility.

WEB URL: http://www.apa.org/science/about/psa/2011/04/neural-circuits.aspx
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Date Posted: 04/28/11

Azim Shariff, grad alumni and Ara Norenzayan in EurekAlert!: Students' views and beliefs of God may influence academic cheating.
Azim Shariff, grad alumni and Ara Norenzayan in EurekAlert!: Students' views and beliefs of God may influence academic cheating.

WEB URL: http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2011-04/uoo-dvo041911.php
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Date Posted: 04/27/11

Sandra Robinson in The Globe and Mail: Squeezing the toxin from your workplace.
Sandra Robinson in The Globe and Mail: Squeezing the toxin from your workplace.

WEB URL: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/your-business/business-ca
tegories/human-resources/squeezing-the-toxin-from-your-workplace/article199
0096/

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Date Posted: 04/27/11

Jessica Tracy and grad student Jason Martens in Psychology Today: Why do people still reject the theory of evolution? Finding the meaning of evolution.
Jessica Tracy and grad student Jason Martens in Psychology Today: Why do people still reject the theory of evolution? Finding the meaning of evolution.

WEB URL: http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/death-love-sex-magic/201104/why-do-peop
le-still-reject-the-theory-evolution

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Date Posted: 04/26/11

Karl Aquino in The Vancouver Sun: Sexual talk and behaviour can bring workers down.
Karl Aquino in The Vancouver Sun: Sexual talk and behaviour can bring workers down. Employees don't like jokes.

WEB URL: http://www.vancouversun.com/health/Sexual+talk+bring+workers+down/4629434/s
tory.html

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Date Posted: 04/26/11

Toni Schmader will be speaking at the Women and Stem Faculty Curator Speaker Series at UCLA on Apr. 28th.  The title of her talk is "Stereotype Threat Deconstructed".

WEB URL: http://new.csw.ucla.edu/women-in-stem-speaker-series
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Date Posted: 04/26/11

Jeremy Biesanz in ScienceNewsline: People know when first impressions are correct reasonably well.
Jeremy Biesanz in ScienceNewsline: People know when first impressions are correct reasonably well.

WEB URL: http://www.sciencenewsline.com/psychology/2011041513000037.html
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Date Posted: 04/21/11

Kalina Christoff in The Vancouver Sun: Helping people combat depression and anxiety using MRI technology.
Kalina Christoff in The Vancouver Sun: Helping people combat depression and anxiety using MRI technology.

WEB URL: http://www.vancouversun.com/technology/Happy+thoughts+Researchers+teaching+
subjects+control+brains+with+scans/4586130/story.html

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Date Posted: 04/21/11

Evan Ardiel, grad student and Cathy Rankin in The EMBO Journal on nature.com: Some like it hot: decoding neurotransmission in the worm's thermotaxis circuit.
Evan Ardiel, grad student and Cathy Rankin in The EMBO Journal on nature.com: Some like it hot: decoding neurotransmission in the worm's thermotaxis circuit.

WEB URL: http://www.nature.com/emboj/journal/v30/n7/full/emboj201171a.html
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Date Posted: 04/19/11

Alan Kingstone and grad student Kaitlin Laidlaw in the British Psychological Society's Research Digest: Step out of the lab and see how social attention operates in the real world.
Alan Kingstone and grad student Kaitlin Laidlaw in the British Psychological Society's Research Digest: Step out of the lab and see how social attention operates in the real world.

WEB URL: http://bps-research-digest.blogspot.com/2011/04/out-of-lab-and-into-waiting
-room.html

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Date Posted: 04/19/11

Yuanyuan Jiang and Kostadin Kushlev, Green College residents have been awarded Webster Fellowships for 2010-11.

WEB URL: http://www.greencollege.ubc.ca/2011/04/13/five_residents_awarded_webster_fe
llowships_for_2010-11/2011-04.php

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Date Posted: 04/18/11

Greg Miller and Edith Chen were invited to speak at the Institute for Policy Research at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois.
Greg Miller and Edith Chen were invited to speak at the Institute for Policy Research at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. Greg spoke on "The Psychobiological Residue of Childhood Adversity" and Edith on  “Socioeconomic Disparities in Childhood Asthma: Understanding Psychobiological Pathways".


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Date Posted: 04/18/11

Catharine Winstanley was invited to speak at the University of Waterloo Biomedical Discussion Group. The title of her talk was "Rats, risk and research: What can rats teach us about the neurobiological basis of impulsivity and gambling?"

WEB URL: http://biology.uwaterloo.ca/events/uw-biomedical-discussion-group-dr-cathar
ine-winstanley

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Date Posted: 04/15/11

Kalina Christoff in The Vancouver Sun: People can control their thoughts better with real-time brain feedback visually.

Kalina Christoff in The Vancouver Sun: People can control their thoughts better with real-time brain feedback visually.


WEB URL: http://www.vancouversun.com/technology/study+People+control+thoughts+better
+with+real+time+feedback/4582484/story.html

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Date Posted: 04/15/11

Karl Aquino in The Epoch Times: People witnessing exceptional altruistic acts are more likely to perform charitably.
Karl Aquino in The Epoch Times: People witnessing exceptional altruistic acts are more likely to perform charitably.

WEB URL: http://www.theepochtimes.com/n2/science/witnessing-acts-of-compassion-promp
ts-people-to-do-good-study-54278.html

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Date Posted: 04/15/11

Jessica Tracy in ABC News: Whether sighted or blind, Olympic competitors displayed innate responses to winning and losing.
Jessica Tracy in ABC News: Whether sighted or blind, Olympic competitors displayed innate responses to winning and losing.

WEB URL: http://abcnews.go.com/Health/Healthday/story?id=5561221&page=1
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Date Posted: 04/15/11

Steve Heine and grad student Matthew Ruby in Independent Online: Real men just don't eat quiche.
Steve Heine and grad student Matthew Ruby in Independent Online: Real men just don't eat quiche. Steven Heine explains that meat and men have always gone hand in hand.

WEB URL: http://www.iol.co.za/lifestyle/love-sex/relationships/real-men-just-don-t-e
at-quiche-1.1054313

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Date Posted: 04/14/11

Stan Floresco will be speaking at McLean Hospital of Harvard Medical School on April 19th. The title of his talk is "Dopaminergic Circuits Underlying Risk-Based Decision Making".


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Date Posted: 04/13/11

Jessica Tracy in Discovery News: Thoughts of mortality may influence people's support of intelligent design.
Jessica Tracy in Discovery News: Thoughts of mortality may influence people's support of intelligent design.

WEB URL: http://news.discovery.com/human/my-entry.html
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Date Posted: 04/12/11

Edith Chen in Flash News Today: Social factors can influence asthma symptoms and lung function in children.
Edith Chen in Flash News Today: Social factors can influence asthma symptoms and lung function in children.

WEB URL: http://flashnewstoday.com/index.php/know-the-conditions-that-accelerate-ast
hma-in-children-and-adolescents/

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Date Posted: 04/12/11

Kalina Christoff in UBC Public Affairs: People control thoughts better when they see their brain activity.
Kalina Christoff in UBC Public Affairs: People control thoughts better when they see their brain activity.

WEB URL: http://www.publicaffairs.ubc.ca/2011/04/08/people-control-thoughts-better-w
hen-they-see-their-brain-activity-ubc-study/

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Date Posted: 04/08/11

Janet Werker on NPR.org: Being bilingual may boost your brain power.
Janet Werker on NPR.org: Being bilingual may boost your brain power.

WEB URL: http://www.npr.org/2011/04/04/135043787/being-bilingual-may-boost-your-brai
n-power

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Date Posted: 04/08/11

Stan Coren in PolitiFact: Daylight Saving time health concerns valid.
Stan Coren in PolitiFact: Daylight Saving time health concerns valid.

WEB URL: http://www.politifact.com/georgia/statements/2011/mar/28/joel-keehn/dayligh
t-saving-health-concerns-valid/

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Date Posted: 04/08/11

Jim Enns and the UBC Vision Lab in ScienceDaily: Decoding Rembrandt's 'magic'. What makes Rembrandt's masterful portraits so appealing.
Jim Enns and the UBC Vision Lab in ScienceDaily: Decoding Rembrandt's 'magic'. What makes Rembrandt's masterful portraits so appealing.

WEB URL: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/05/100528092019.htm
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Date Posted: 04/08/11

Psych undergrad Annamay Pierse in The Vancouver Sun: Back on the blocks, swimming competitively.
Psych undergrad Annamay Pierse in The Vancouver Sun: Back on the blocks, swimming competitively.

WEB URL: http://www.vancouversun.com/health/Pierse+back+blocks/4519278/story.html
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Date Posted: 04/07/11

Karl Aquino in The Province: Acts of human goodness can make people more willing to help strangers.
Karl Aquino in The Province: Acts of human goodness can make people more willing to help strangers.

WEB URL: http://www.theprovince.com/story_print.html?id=4527824&sponsor=
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Date Posted: 04/07/11

Jessica Tracy in Miller-McCune: People reject the theory of evolution because it doesn't provide a sense of meaning in the face of death.
Jessica Tracy in Miller-McCune: People reject the theory of evolution because it doesn't provide a sense of meaning in the face of death.

WEB URL: http://www.miller-mccune.com/culture-society/death-anxiety-shapes-views-on-
evolution-29580/

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Date Posted: 04/05/11

Peter Suedfeld in The New York Times: C.I.A. profiling delves into the minds of global leaders.
Peter Suedfeld in The New York Times: C.I.A. profiling delves into the minds of global leaders.

WEB URL: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/29/science/29psych.html?_r=2&src=mv
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Date Posted: 04/05/11

Victoria Savalei was invited to speak at the University of Kansas Quantitative Training Program colloquium series. The title of her talk was "What does the value of the RMSEA really tell us about the amount or type of model misspecification in CFA models?"

WEB URL: http://web.ku.edu/~quant/cgi-bin/mw0/index.php?title=Weekly_Colloquium
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Date Posted: 04/05/11

Jack Rachman in Psychology Today: Cultivating courage. What the Tucson shooting says about the rest of us.
Jack Rachman in Psychology Today: Cultivating courage. What the Tucson shooting says about the rest of us.

WEB URL: http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/cultivating-courage/201101/what-the-tuc
son-shooting-and-similar-acts-violence-says-about-the-re

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Date Posted: 04/05/11

The Cognitive Systems Program, a multi-disciplinary undergraduate program receives the 2011 Alfred Scow Award.

WEB URL: http://www.cs.ubc.ca/news/2011/03/cognitive-systems-program-receives-alfred
-scow-award

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Date Posted: 04/04/11

Graduate student Jason Chin in National Post: April Fool! The Purpose of Pranks.
Graduate student Jason Chin in National Post: April Fool! The Purpose of Pranks. It’s all fun and games until someone benefits from it psychologically and physically.

WEB URL: http://www.nationalpost.com/life/Wellbeing+silly/4517159/story.html
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Date Posted: 04/04/11

Robert Hare in 411mania.com: The good, the bad and the ugly about corporations.
Robert Hare in 411mania.com: The good, the bad and the ugly about corporations.

WEB URL: http://www.411mania.com/politics/columns/178807/Corporations-Are-People-Too
.htm

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Date Posted: 04/04/11

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