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Stan Coren in News1130: Fenced-in off leash areas should have shrubs, bushes and some trees making it interesting for dogs.

WEB URL: http://www.news1130.com/news/local/article/371469--fenced-in-park-spots-nee
d-to-be-interesting-for-dogs-expert

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Date Posted: 06/28/12

Azim Shariff and Mijke Rhemtulla, grad alumni members in PhysOrg.com: When it comes to predicting criminal behavior, people's specific religious beliefs can be the determining factor.
Azim Shariff and Mijke Rhemtulla, grad alumni members in PhysOrg.com: When it comes to predicting criminal behavior, people's specific religious beliefs can be the determining factor. Controlling for each other, a nation's rate of belief in hell predicts lower crime rates. However the nation's rate of belief in heaven predicts higher crime rates, and these are strong effects.

WEB URL: http://phys.org/news/2012-06-belief-hell-international-crime.html
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Date Posted: 06/28/12

Bob Hare in The Vancouver Sun: The mind of a psychopath. Scientists explore brain abnormalities through an MRI brain scan.
Bob Hare in The Vancouver Sun: The mind of a psychopath. Scientists explore brain abnormalities through an MRI brain scan.

WEB URL: http://www.vancouversun.com/news/mind+psychopath+Scientists+explore+brain+a
bnormalities/6754408/story.html

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Date Posted: 06/28/12

Adele Diamond in The Huffington Post: Executive functions predict children's success as well as, if not better than IQ tests.
Adele Diamond in The Huffington Post: Executive functions predict children's success as well as, if not better than IQ tests.

WEB URL: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ellen-galinsky/executive-function-skills_1_b_
1613422.html

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Date Posted: 06/25/12

Kiley Hamlin, Elizabeth Dunn and Lara Aknin, grad alumni in UBC Public Affairs: Giving makes young children happy.

Kiley Hamlin, Elizabeth Dunn and Lara Aknin, grad alumni in UBC Public Affairs: Giving makes young children happy. Their paper published in PLoS One has received news coverage from various news outlets.  See articles below.

Vancouver Sun

Medical Daily

Mid-day.com

Medical Express

Science Daily

Times of India


WEB URL: http://www.publicaffairs.ubc.ca/2012/06/19/giving-makes-young-children-happ
y-ubc-study-suggests/

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Date Posted: 06/22/12

Congratulations to Kiley Hamlin, recipient of the "outstanding doctoral dissertation award" from the International Society of Infant Studies at the Infancy Conference in Minneapolis.


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Date Posted: 06/20/12

Ron Rensink in Metro: Tapping into unconscious control using a Ouija board. People are able to answer questions accurately even when they don't know the answer.
Ron Rensink in Metro: Tapping into unconscious control using a Ouija board. People are able to answer questions accurately even when they don't know the answer.

WEB URL: http://metronews.ca/news/vancouver/262104/ubc-researchers-use-ouija-board-t
o-study-unconcious-intelligence/

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Date Posted: 06/19/12

Will Gervais, PhD candidate and Ara Norenzayan in Medical Daily: People with traits associated with autism and the inability to "mentalize" are less likely to believe in God.
Will Gervais, PhD candidate and Ara Norenzayan in Medical Daily: People with traits associated with autism and the inability to "mentalize" are less likely to believe in God.

WEB URL: http://www.medicaldaily.com/news/20120531/10105/autism-asd-faith-religion-m
entalizing.htm

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Date Posted: 06/19/12

Due to UBC network infrastructure maintenance, you may experience *intermittent* wired/wireless network connectivity in the Kenny building on Saturday, June 16th from 6:30 to 12:00 PM.

Due to maintenance performed by UBC on our network infrastructure, there will be intermittent network connectivity on Saturday,  June 16, from 6:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.  During this time, wired/wireless network connectivity, share drives, and network printers will be intermittently unavailable from time to time

We thank you for your patience and apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you. If you have any questions or if you notice any problems after the outage, please contact Matt or Dusko.



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Date Posted: 06/15/12

Liz Dunn in CTV News: Parents experience greater happiness and meaning in life than non-parents.
Liz Dunn in CTV News: Parents experience greater happiness and meaning in life than non-parents. Age and marital status are crucial factors in parental happiness.

WEB URL: http://www.ctvbc.ctv.ca/servlet/an/local/CTVNews/20120518/bc_parents_study_
120518/20120518/?hub=BritishColumbiaHome

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Date Posted: 06/13/12

Max Cynader in National Post: A growing senior population a potential health-care time bomb in the western world.
Max Cynader in National Post: A growing senior population a potential health-care time bomb in the western world.

WEB URL: http://news.nationalpost.com/2012/05/29/canada-census-2011-aging-population
-a-potential-health-care-time-bomb/

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Date Posted: 06/13/12

"Personality and the Positive Psychological Impact of Polar Sojourns," by Peter Suedfeld, Gary D. Steel, and Jelena Brcic, has been selected as a keynote presentation at the session on Human Biology and Medicine of the Open Scientific Conference, annual meeting of the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research, Portland, OR, July 2012.


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Date Posted: 06/07/12

Lindsay Nagamatsu, PhD candidate, Todd Handy and Peter Graf in StarTribune: Ten ways to keep your brain sharp. Many experts believe you can prevent or at least delay dementia.
Lindsay Nagamatsu, PhD candidate, Todd Handy and Peter Graf in StarTribune: Ten ways to keep your brain sharp. Many experts believe you can prevent or at least delay dementia.

WEB URL: http://www.startribune.com/lifestyle/156049785.html
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Date Posted: 06/04/12

Don Dutton in CTV News: German police arrest Luka Rocco Magnotta in Berlin. Did he want to get caught?

Don Dutton in CTV News: German police arrest Luka Rocco Magnotta in Berlin. Did he want to get caught?

See news video panel on right for interview.


WEB URL: http://www.ctv.ca/CTVNews/World/20120604/luka-rocco-magnotta-arrest-reports
-120604/

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Date Posted: 06/04/12

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