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Lawrence Ward in CBC News: Teenagers don't realize listening to loud music on their ipods can be dangerous.
Lawrence Ward in CBC News: Teenagers don't realize listening to loud music on their ipods can be dangerous.

WEB URL: http://www.cbc.ca/news/health/story/2012/03/06/bc-newsday-hearing-loss-teen
s.html

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Date Posted: 03/30/12

Paul Hewitt in York University Alumni News: Daily hassles and negative emotions make perfectionists suffer psychosomatic symptoms.
Paul Hewitt in York University Alumni News: Daily hassles and negative emotions make perfectionists suffer psychosomatic symptoms.

WEB URL: http://alumni.news.yorku.ca/2012/03/06/research-perfectionists-feel-sick/
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Date Posted: 03/29/12

Stan Floresco was invited to speak at the Biomedical Sciences Seminar at the University of Saskatchewan on Mar. 15th. The title of his talk was "Dopaminergic circuits underlying risk-based decision making".

WEB URL: http://www.medicine.usask.ca/education/biomedical/divisional-seminar-series
/index.html

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Date Posted: 03/29/12

Congratulations to psych undergrads David Wu, Houman Rashidian, Ashley Whillans, and Selvan Ramis recipients of Psi Chi awards on Mar. 17th at the 1st Annual Induction Ceremony.
Distinguished Undergraduate Research Award (DURA) ($250): David Wu
David is a 4th-year BSc student working with Alan Kingstone. His work examines visual attention and in his time here at UBC, he has amassed impressive research experience, including research presentations and a few manuscripts in preparation (with one submitted).

Goldsmith-Whillans Award for Outstanding Student Leadership ($250): Houman Rashidian
Houman is a 4th-year BSc student who has distinguished himself by being deeply involved in activities within and outside of UBC. He has been in numerous leadership/coordinator positions and has led by example for years.

Eich Undergraduate Travel Award (EUTA) ($400): Ashley Whillans
Ashley is a 4th-year BA (Hons) student working with Liz Dunn. She presented her research in January 2012 at the Society for Personality and Social Psychology in San Diego, CA.

Suedfeld Scholar Award (strongest combination of academics, research and service) ($500): TamilSelvan Ramis
Selvan is a 3rd-year BA (Hons) student who has maintained outstanding marks (91% average in Psychology), accrued impressive research experience (has worked in four research labs at UBC, is currently working with Mark Schaller) and demonstrated phenomenal leadership with respect to service (e.g., VP Academics of PSA and in that role, he coordinates the Undergrad Research Conference and all of the academic offerings of PSA).


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Date Posted: 03/29/12

Jay Hosking, PhD candidate and Catharine Winstanley in UBC Public Affairs: Caffeine and other stimulant drugs may cause workers with higher motivation levels to slack off.
Jay Hosking, PhD candidate and Catharine Winstanley in UBC Public Affairs: Caffeine and other stimulant drugs may cause workers with higher motivation levels to slack off.

WEB URL: http://www.publicaffairs.ubc.ca/2012/03/28/coffee-and-other-stimulant-drugs
-may-cause-high-achievers-to-slack-off-ubc-study/

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Date Posted: 03/28/12

A Q & A with Christine Adela White, undergrad alumni and Miss Universe Canada 2012 finalist.
A Q & A with Christine Adela White, undergrad alumni and Miss Universe Canada 2012 finalist.

WEB URL: http://www.beautiesofcanada.com/muc/contestants/2012-finals/christine-white
/

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Date Posted: 03/26/12

Erica Sutherland, psych undergrad in Castanet.net: Fundraiser 5days.ca has students braving the winter chill, sleeping outside IKBL to raise money and awareness.
Erica Sutherland, psych undergrad in Castanet.net: Fundraiser 5days.ca has students braving the winter chill, sleeping outside IKBL to raise money and awareness.

WEB URL: http://www.castanet.net/news/Campus-Life/72330/UBC-s-Okanagan-campus-studen
ts-brave-winter-chill-to-help-homeless

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Date Posted: 03/26/12

Stan Coren on News1130: Lack of sleep may cause you to go into a "microsleep", a sleep state without any warning.
Stan Coren on News1130: Lack of sleep may cause you to go into a "microsleep", a sleep state without any warning.

WEB URL: http://www.news1130.com/news/local/article/340115--beware-of-the-monday-mic
rosleep

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Date Posted: 03/26/12

Joe Henrich in ScienceNews: Preschoolers flex cultural muscles, demonstrating humankind's social-learning prowess.
Joe Henrich in ScienceNews: Preschoolers flex cultural muscles, demonstrating humankind's social-learning prowess.

WEB URL: http://www.sciencenews.org/view/generic/id/338879/title/Kids_flex_cultural_
muscles

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Date Posted: 03/21/12

Karl Aquino in MSN Health: Are the rich really different from you and me? They are more likely to cut you off on the road and make unethical decisions.
Karl Aquino in MSN Health: Are the rich really different from you and me? They are more likely to cut you off on the road and make unethical decisions.

WEB URL: http://health.msn.com/health-topics/are-the-rich-really-different-from-you-
and-me

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Date Posted: 03/21/12

Peter Suedfeld in National Post: Scientific research, or dolphins, cannot tell us how things should be.
Peter Suedfeld in National Post: Scientific research, or dolphins, cannot tell us how things should be.

WEB URL: http://fullcomment.nationalpost.com/2012/02/25/todays-letters-science-or-do
lphins-cant-tell-us-how-things-should-be/

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Date Posted: 03/21/12

Ara Norenzayan is in the March 2012 issue of New Scientist. His piece is part of the cover story "The God issue: Religion is the key to civilisation".
Ara Norenzayan is in the March 2012 issue of New Scientist. His piece is part of the cover story "The God issue: Religion is the key to civilisation". To read this article, you need to be a subscriber of New Scientist online.  Registration to become a subscriber is free!

WEB URL: http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg21328562.100-the-god-issue-religion-i
s-the-key-to-civilisation.html

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Date Posted: 03/20/12

Kiley Hamlin in The Globe and Mail: Are babies born with an innate sense of fairness?
Kiley Hamlin in The Globe and Mail: Are babies born with an innate sense of fairness? Babies as early as eight months are watching people who put us in danger and prefer to see antisocial behaviour regulated.

WEB URL: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/the-hot-button/are-babies-born-with-an-
innate-sense-of-fairness/article2348347/

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Date Posted: 03/16/12

Janet Werker in ScienceNews: Harsh conditions in childhood may have long-lasting consequences for a child's social skills.
Janet Werker in ScienceNews: Harsh conditions in childhood may have long-lasting consequences for a child's social skills. MRI brain scans revealed kids from a Romanian orphanage showed lower volumes of gray matter, which contains the brain's nerve cells.

WEB URL: http://www.sciencenews.org/view/generic/id/338560/title/Harsh_conditions_in
_childhood_have_long-term_effects

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Date Posted: 03/16/12

Stan Coren in Psychology Today: Long tails vs. short tails. Canines with short or docked tails have communication difficulties.
Stan Coren in Psychology Today: Long tails vs. short tails. Canines with short or docked tails have communication difficulties.

WEB URL: http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/canine-corner/201202/long-tails-versus-
short-tails-and-canine-communication

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Date Posted: 03/16/12

Ashley Whillans, honours psych major in The Ubyssey: Keynote speaker at the 2012 Multidisciplinary Undergraduate Research Conference, researcher and stink-eye girl in Juno.
Ashley Whillans, honours psych major in The Ubyssey: Keynote speaker at the 2012 Multidisciplinary Undergraduate Research Conference, researcher and stink-eye girl in Juno.

WEB URL: http://ubyssey.ca/features/our-campus-ashley-whillans-honours-psychology-st
udent-researcher-and-stink-eye-girl-in-juno992/

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Date Posted: 03/13/12

Monica Milowski, undergrad psych major in TalentEgg: Leaving your comfort zone, meeting new people while studying in Australia.
Monica Milowski, undergrad psych major in TalentEgg: Leaving your comfort zone, meeting new people while studying in Australia.

WEB URL: http://talentegg.ca/incubator/2012/02/24/ubc-student-studying-abroad-austra
lia/

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Date Posted: 03/13/12

Adele Diamond in The Huffington Post: How do we promote self control? It may not be what you think.
Adele Diamond in The Huffington Post: How do we promote self control? It may not be what you think.

WEB URL: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ellen-galinsky/promoting-self-control-it_b_12
91129.html

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Date Posted: 03/13/12

Lawrence Ward recently hosted the Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies Scholars Cafe on March 6th. The title of his talk was "Is fairness hard-wired in our brains?".

WEB URL: http://www.pwias.ubc.ca/news-events/recent-events/
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Date Posted: 03/08/12

Eric Eich in the APS Observer for March 2012: Current and former editors of Psychological Science respond to recent essays on the perils of bite-sized science.
Eric Eich in the APS Observer for March 2012: Current and former editors of Psychological Science respond to recent essays on the perils of bite-sized science. Two of the authors, Marco Bertamini and Marcus Munafò, reiterated their arguments in an editorial published in The New York Times.

WEB URL: http://www.psychologicalscience.org/index.php/publications/observer/2012/ma
rch-12/small-articles-fuel-big-debate.html

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Date Posted: 03/08/12

Joti Samra, undergrad alumni in Metro News: Five key indicators of life satisfaction.
Joti Samra, undergrad alumni in Metro News: Five key indicators of life satisfaction.

WEB URL: http://www.metronews.ca/vancouver/local/article/1101238--smile-sources
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Date Posted: 03/06/12

Janet Werker on News Medical: Common medication treatment for maternal depression can affect the timing of speech perception development in babies.
Janet Werker on News Medical: Common medication treatment for maternal depression can affect the timing of speech perception development in babies.

WEB URL: http://www.news-medical.net/news/20120218/Impact-of-maternal-mental-health-
and-antidepressant-exposure-on-mechanics-of-early-language-acquisition.aspx

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Date Posted: 03/06/12

Anita Delongis in Postmedia News: How you are seen is more important than who you are for a happy marriage.
Anita Delongis in Postmedia News: How you are seen is more important than who you are for a happy marriage. In this study published in the Journal of Social and Personal Relationships for each of the traits, when husbands rated their wives relatively more positively, they reported higher levels of marital satisfaction. Similarly, when wives rated their husbands relatively more positively they tended to describe more satisfied marriages.

WEB URL: http://www.canada.com/life/seen+more+important+than+happy+marriage+Study/60
19543/story.html

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Date Posted: 03/06/12

Watch Max Cynader in The Vancouver Sun's Empowered Health: Your brain and thoughts affect your health.
Watch Max Cynader in The Vancouver Sun's Empowered Health: Your brain and thoughts affect your health. Max Cynader explains when we reach the age of 40 and onwards, many of us coast mentally and it takes hard work to reverse the decline of your brain's health.

WEB URL: http://www.vancouversun.com/health/empowered-health/Video+Empowered+Health+
your+brain+thoughts+affect+your+health/6016167/story.html

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Date Posted: 03/06/12

PSA's 5th issue of Psyched! titled "Decision making, community service learning, events and faculty interviews" is now available.
PSA's 5th issue of Psyched! titled "Decision making, community service learning, events and faculty interviews." for March 2012 is now available.

WEB URL: http://psa.psych.ubc.ca/files/2012/03/Psyched_Issue05_Mar2012.pdf
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Date Posted: 03/05/12

Peter Suedfeld is giving a section keynote talk at CPA 2012 in Halifax titled "Using Thematic Content Analysis to Distinguish Terrorist from Non- Terrorist Extremist Groups".

WEB URL: http://www.cpa.ca/
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Date Posted: 03/02/12

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