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Jessica Tracy in Xtra!: Hubristic pride and the low self-worth often it conceals can't explain homophobia but it may be one of the variables.
Jessica Tracy in Xtra!: Hubristic pride and the low self-worth often it conceals can't explain homophobia but it may be one of the variables.

WEB URL: http://www.xtra.ca/public/Vancouver/Repressed_sexuality_or_insincere_pride-
11911.aspx

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Date Posted: 04/30/12

Stan Coren in The New York Times: Your dog's attention to watching TV may have more to do with the screen then the programming.
Stan Coren in The New York Times: Your dog's attention to watching TV may have more to do with the screen then the programming.

WEB URL: http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/04/25/should-your-dog-be-watching-tv/
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Date Posted: 04/30/12

Bob Hare in Minyanville: Does investing wisely turn you into a psychopath?
Bob Hare in Minyanville: Does investing wisely turn you into a psychopath? Bob Hare created the Psychopathy Checklist used in penal systems worldwide.

WEB URL: http://www.minyanville.com/business-news/editors-pick/articles/investing-ps
ychology-investing-personalities-trader-personalities/4/16/2012/id/40344

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Date Posted: 04/30/12

Will Gervais, PhD candidate and Ara Norenzayan in UBC Public Affairs: Analytic thinking can decrease religious belief, even in devout believers.
Will Gervais, PhD candidate and Ara Norenzayan in UBC Public Affairs: Analytic thinking can decrease religious belief, even in devout believers.

WEB URL: http://www.publicaffairs.ubc.ca/2012/04/26/analytic-thinking-can-decrease-r
eligious-belief-ubc-study/

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Date Posted: 04/26/12

Lindsay Nagamatsu, PhD candidate, Todd Handy, and Peter Graf in The Vancouver Sun: Resistance (weight) training programs help stave off progression to dementia in women between the age of 70 and 80.
Lindsay Nagamatsu, PhD candidate, Todd Handy, and Peter Graf in The Vancouver Sun: Resistance (weight) training programs help stave off progression to dementia in women between the age of 70 and 80. This story also appears in Yahoo! News Healthday, San Francisco Chronicle, ABC News, and CTV News. The target article is in the Archives of Internal Medicine.

WEB URL: http://www.vancouversun.com/health/Weight+training+stave+dementia/6508095/s
tory.html

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Date Posted: 04/24/12

Del Paulhus in Omaha World-Herald: Narcissists may be deemed more hirable than other candidates with similar qualifications.
Del Paulhus in Omaha World-Herald: Narcissists may be deemed more hirable than other candidates with similar qualifications.

WEB URL: http://www.omaha.com/article/20120412/MONEY/704129945
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Date Posted: 04/20/12

Jay Hosking, PhD candidate and Catharine Winstanley in The Vancouver Sun: Workers thriving on difficult tasks may lose their motivation when given stimulants of caffeine or amphetamines.
Jay Hosking, PhD candidate and Catharine Winstanley in The Vancouver Sun: Workers thriving on difficult tasks may lose their motivation when given stimulants of caffeine or amphetamines.

WEB URL: http://blogs.vancouversun.com/2012/03/31/caffeine-makes-mugs-of-hard-worker
s-no-effect-on-slackers-ubc-study-finds/

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Date Posted: 04/20/12

Sheila Woody in The Globe and Mail: The psychological burden of stuff and the secrets to throwing the excess out for a healthy purge.
Sheila Woody in The Globe and Mail: The psychological burden of stuff and the secrets to throwing the excess out for a healthy purge. Sheila Woody studies compulsive hoarding.

WEB URL: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/home-and-garden/spring-cleaning/how-to-
overcome-the-hoarding-instinct/article2393489/?utm_medium=Feeds%3A%20RSS%2F
Atom&utm_source=Life&utm_content=2393489

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Date Posted: 04/20/12

Annamay Pierse, psych undergrad in The Toronto Star: Pool of tears at the 2012 Canadian Olympic swimming trials in Montreal.
Annamay Pierse, psych undergrad in The Toronto Star: Pool of tears at the 2012 Canadian Olympic swimming trials in Montreal.

WEB URL: http://www.thestar.com/sports/olympics/article/1154837--pool-of-tears-at-ca
nadian-olympic-swimming-trials

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Date Posted: 04/20/12

Will Gervais, PhD candidate in cleveland.com: Religious people distrust atheists almost as much as rapists.
Will Gervais, PhD candidate in cleveland.com: Religious people distrust atheists almost as much as rapists. Atheists are viewed as a moral wild card.

WEB URL: http://www.cleveland.com/nation/index.ssf/2012/03/atheists_trying_to_improv
e_ima.html

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Date Posted: 04/20/12

Stan Coren in Psychology Today: Dogs may be as discerning as humans when it comes to musical preference and sense of pitch.
Stan Coren in Psychology Today: Dogs may be as discerning as humans when it comes to musical preference and sense of pitch.

WEB URL: http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/canine-corner/201204/do-dogs-have-music
al-sense

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Date Posted: 04/17/12

Edith Chen and Greg Miller in United Press International: Children may learn coping with poverty.
Edith Chen and Greg Miller in United Press International: Children may learn coping with poverty. Although the poor have a higher risk of heart disease, stroke and cancer, many children who grow up poor have good health as adults.

WEB URL: http://www.upi.com/Health_News/2012/04/01/Children-may-learn-coping-with-po
verty/UPI-59891333252965/

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Date Posted: 04/17/12

Congratulations to Gillian Sandstrom on being selected as one of the recipients of the 2012 Killam Graduate Teaching Assistant Award. Only three prizes are distributed in the Faculty of Arts.


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Date Posted: 04/13/12

Claire Ashton-James, postdoc alumni and Jessica Tracy in UBC Public Affairs: How individuals experience the universal emotion of pride directly influences how racist and homophobic their attitudes are towards other people.
The study was published in the April issue of Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, offers new inroads in the fight against harmful prejudices such as racism and homophobia.

WEB URL: http://www.publicaffairs.ubc.ca/2012/04/12/pride-and-prejudice-pride-impact
s-racism-and-homophobia/

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Date Posted: 04/12/12

Jay Hosking, PhD candidate and Catharine Winstanley in Fox News: People who know they suffer a lack of motivation may benefit from drinking coffee.
Jay Hosking, PhD candidate and Catharine Winstanley in Fox News: People who know they suffer a lack of motivation may benefit from drinking coffee.

WEB URL: http://www.foxnews.com/health/2012/03/28/study-coffee-may-make-lazy/
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Date Posted: 04/12/12

Kalina Christoff in ABC News: Why our minds wander while we're supposed to be paying attention.
Kalina Christoff in ABC News: Why our minds wander while we're supposed to be paying attention.

WEB URL: http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/daydream-believers-minds-wander/story?id=1
5982248#.T3CnnBGql8G

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Date Posted: 04/12/12

Stan Floresco was invited to speak at the Medical University of South Carolina, Addiction Research Seminar series on Apr. 5th. The title of his talk was "Dopaminergic circuitry and risk-based decision making".
Seminar speakers present a formal lecture and then meet individually or in small groups with interested faculty and trainees.  Although intended primarily for the enrichment of the faculty and trainees, the presentations of these prominent scientists are advertised to the MUSC academic community, as well.

WEB URL: http://clinicaldepartments.musc.edu/cdap/seminar.htm
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Date Posted: 04/12/12

Janet Werker and Judit Gervain, postdoc alumni in Medical Xpress: Newborns have the capacity to learn linguistic rules suggesting the neural foundations of language acquisition are present at birth.
Janet Werker and Judit Gervain, postdoc alumni in Medical Xpress: Newborns have the capacity to learn linguistic rules suggesting the neural foundations of language acquisition are present at birth.

WEB URL: http://medicalxpress.com/news/2012-03-innate-ability-language.html
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Date Posted: 04/10/12

Annamay Pierse, psych undergrad in The Kingston Whig Standard: After beating debilitating illness, Canuck ready to take on the world.
Annamay Pierse, psych undergrad in The Kingston Whig Standard: After beating debilitating illness, Canuck ready to take on the world.

WEB URL: http://www.thewhig.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=3504091
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Date Posted: 04/10/12

Edith Chen and Greg Miller in Health News: Children may learn the "shift-and-persist" strategy through positive role models.
Edith Chen and Greg Miller in Health News: Children may learn the "shift-and-persist" strategy through positive role models. Parents, teachers, aunts, uncles and other adults can model healthy ways of dealing with stress, teaching children a sense of optimism.

WEB URL: http://www.healthcanal.com/mental-health-behavior/27753-Low-Socioeconomic-S
tatus-Means-Worse-Health-But-Not-for-Everyone.html

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Date Posted: 04/10/12

Kiley Hamlin in Parentcentral.ca: Baby smarts. Five fascinating things babies know.
Kiley Hamlin in Parentcentral.ca: Baby smarts. Five fascinating things babies know.

WEB URL: http://www.parentcentral.ca/parent/article/1145786--baby-smarts-5-fascinati
ng-things-babies-know

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Date Posted: 04/10/12

Jennifer Hoi Ki Wong, undergrad alumni was recently named the recipient of the 2012 Quest Award, given to a researcher demonstrating the greatest promise and potential for excellence in health research.
Jennifer Hoi Ki Wong, undergrad alumni was recently named the recipient of the 2012 Quest Award, given to a researcher demonstrating the greatest promise and potential for excellence in health research. Jennifer is currently completing her masters in applied psychology at Saint Mary's University in Halifax.

WEB URL: http://www.burnabynow.com/Former+Burnaby+student+gets+award/6331099/story.h
tml

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Date Posted: 04/04/12

Liz Dunn in The Globe and Mail: It may actually help your relationship if you felt other people were interested in your partner.
Liz Dunn in The Globe and Mail: Nigella Lawson's husband wants men to 'covet' her. It may actually help your relationship if you felt other people were interested in your partner.

WEB URL: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/the-hot-button/nigella-lawsons-husband-
wants-men-to-covet-her/article2375223/?from=sec431

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Date Posted: 04/04/12

Sandra Robinson in The Vancouver Sun: Will older workers get respect from the next generation of workers?
Sandra Robinson in The Vancouver Sun: Will older workers get respect from the next generation of workers?

WEB URL: http://www.vancouversun.com/business/Will+older+workers+from+next+generatio
n/6324361/story.html

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Date Posted: 04/04/12

Congratulations to Liisa Galea, the recipient of the 2012 James McKeen Cattell Fellowship award. The Fellowship will allow Liisa to learn new techniques in epigenetics for studying sex differences in epigenetic modification related to early adversity.
Congratulations to Liisa Galea, the recipient of the 2012 James McKeen Cattell Fellowship award. The Fellowships are awarded yearly to North American university faculty committed to developing scientific research in psychology and its applications to improving human welfare.

WEB URL: http://www.psychologicalscience.org/index.php/publications/observer/2012/ap
ril-12/textbooks-and-book-text-are-2012-cattell-fellows-goals.html

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Date Posted: 04/02/12

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