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Paul Hewitt in Columbia Daily Spectator: Socially oriented perfectionism. For students the pressure to do everything perfect can become overwhelming.
Paul Hewitt in Columbia Daily Spectator: Socially oriented perfectionism. For students the pressure to do everything perfect can become overwhelming.

WEB URL: http://www.columbiaspectator.com/2011/04/13/peer-fectionism
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Date Posted: 05/30/11

Lynn Alden was invited to give a keynote address at the Expert Meeting on Social Phobia to be held at Leiden University June 6 & 7th. The title of her talk is "Social Anxiety and Peer Relationships".

WEB URL: http://www.profile-health-leidenuniversity.nl/files/Folder-KNAW-Colloquium.
pdf

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Date Posted: 05/30/11

Jessica Tracy in Time Healthland: Women are turned off by men who smile, however men are most attracted to photos of smiling women.
Jessica Tracy in Time Healthland: Women are turned off by men who smile, however men are most attracted to photos of smiling women.

WEB URL: http://healthland.time.com/2011/05/27/advice-for-online-daters-if-youre-a-g
uy-dont-smile/

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Date Posted: 05/27/11

The Psychology Student's Association Summer newsletter issue Journeys is now online.

WEB URL: http://psa.psych.ubc.ca/Issue%202.pdf
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Date Posted: 05/27/11

Ara Norenzayan in Science Magazine "Explaining human behavioral diversity" and on NPR listen to "Of war and kisses: how adversity shapes culture".
Ara Norenzayan in NPR: How adversity shapes culture.

WEB URL: http://www.npr.org/2011/05/27/136679024/of-war-and-kisses-how-adversity-sha
pes-culture

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Date Posted: 05/27/11

Edith Chen and Greg Miller were invited to speak at the University of California's Department of Psychology and Social Behavior colloquium series on May 9th.
Edith Chen and Greg Miller were invited to speak at the University of California's Department of Psychology and Social Behavior colloquium series on May 9th. The colloquium talk's title is "How does childhood adversity get “under the skin” to increase susceptibility to disease years or even decades later?"

WEB URL: http://psb.soceco.uci.edu/pages/colloquium-series-may-9
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Date Posted: 05/27/11

Christiane Hoppmann in Los Angeles Times: How important marital relationships can be in determining old age health.
Christiane Hoppmann in Los Angeles Times: How important marital relationships can be in determining old age health.

WEB URL: http://www.latimes.com/health/boostershots/la-heb-couples-health-20110505,0
,5324639.story

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Date Posted: 05/27/11

Mark Schaller in Stanford School of Medicine's Scope: The behavioural immune system, a suite of psychological mechanisms.
Mark Schaller in Stanford School of Medicine's Scope: The behavioural immune system, a suite of psychological mechanisms.

WEB URL: http://scopeblog.stanford.edu/archives/2011/05/disease-fighting-psychology.
html

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Date Posted: 05/26/11

Peter Suedfeld in News1130: Survivors like Rita Chretien usually have a strong belief system and would need to be physically and mentally tough.
Peter Suedfeld in News1130: Survivors like Rita Chretien usually have a strong belief system and would need to be physically and mentally tough.

WEB URL: http://www.news1130.com/news/local/article/223424--search-continues-for-al-
chretien

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Date Posted: 05/26/11

Jessica Tracy and Alec Beall, grad student on CTV News: Happier men less sexually attractive to women.
Jessica Tracy and Alec Beall, grad student on CTV News: Happier men less sexually attractive to women. However for men, a woman smiling suggests receptivity.

WEB URL: http://www.ctvbc.ctv.ca/servlet/an/local/CTVNews/20110524/bc_happiness_not_
sexy_110525/20110524?hub=BritishColumbiaHome

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Date Posted: 05/25/11

Liz Dunn in The Wall Street Journal's SmartMoney: Eight ways shoppers can seek more happiness.
Liz Dunn in The Wall Street Journal's SmartMoney: Eight ways shoppers can seek more happiness.

WEB URL: http://www.smartmoney.com/spend/family-money/8-ways-to-buy-more-happiness-1
304106656857/

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Date Posted: 05/25/11

Congratulations to Gillian Sandstrom who received the UBC Department of Psychology 2011 Teaching Assistant Award.


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Date Posted: 05/25/11

Stan Coren in Psychology Today: Do modern families equate dogs to children and consider themselves as "pet parents"?
Stan Coren in Psychology Today: Do modern families equate dogs to children and consider themselves as "pet parents"?

WEB URL: http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/canine-corner/201105/do-we-treat-dogs-t
he-same-way-children-in-our-modern-families

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Date Posted: 05/25/11

Congratulations to PhD candidate Lara Aknin who received the 2011 Tara Nash Award for outstanding service with the UBC Psychology department.


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Date Posted: 05/24/11

Congratulations to Paul Wehr and Boris Gorzalka recently awarded the 2011 Robert E. Knox Master Teaching Award.


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Date Posted: 05/24/11

The Zimbra email migration update - May 23, 2011 at 9:00pm: Inbound email is now being delivered.

To login to your Zimbra account from outside of UBC and view your current email or to send new email, use the Zimbra link (above) on the Psychology Home Page until DNS issues outside of UBC are resolved (likely by early AM Tuesday).

Accept the warnings about the certificate not matching only for the current session. Contact Psychology Helpdesk if you have concerns or questions.

The Psychology Zimbra email system will be unavailable on Monday, May 23rd from 7:30 am to 7:30 pm.  Phase II of the mail server migration will continue on Monday. 

 



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Date Posted: 05/23/11

Congratulations to David Klonsky who has been selected for this year's Association of Psychological Science class of "Rising Stars" in The Observer.

WEB URL: http://www.psychologicalscience.org/index.php/publications/observer/2011/ma
y-june-11/rising-stars-3.html

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Date Posted: 05/20/11

Bob Hare in Salon.com: Jon Ronson author of "The Men Who Stare at Goats" searches for dangerous psychopaths using the Hare Checklist.
Bob Hare in Salon.com: Jon Ronson author of "The Men Who Stare at Goats" searches for dangerous psychopaths using the Hare Checklist.

WEB URL: http://www.salon.com/books/laura_miller/2011/05/08/psychopath_test/index.ht
ml

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Date Posted: 05/20/11

Greg Miller in American Psychological Association's Monitor in Psychology: The psychology of cells.
Greg Miller in American Psychological Association's Monitor in Psychology: The psychology of cells.

WEB URL: http://www.apa.org/monitor/2011/05/cells.aspx
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Date Posted: 05/19/11

Christiane Hoppmann in Sciencenewsline: Physical and emotional health of older couples linked for better or worse.
Christiane Hoppmann in Sciencenewsline: Physical and emotional health of older couples linked for better or worse. Spouses have a much greater impact on their partner's health than previously known.

WEB URL: http://www.sciencenewsline.com/psychology/2011050513000031.html
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Date Posted: 05/17/11

Ara Norenzayan and Azim Shariff, grad alumni in Los Angeles Times: Those who believe in a compassionate God were more likely to cheat than those believing in an angry, punitive God.
Ara Norenzayan and Azim Shariff, grad alumni in Los Angeles Times: Those who believe in a compassionate God were more likely to cheat than those believing in an angry, punitive God.

WEB URL: http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-beliefs-morals-20110430,0,4211564.s
tory

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Date Posted: 05/17/11

Barrie Mowatt, undergrad alumni in The Globe and Mail: B.C. pioneer in contemporary arts closes his Vancouver gallery after 30 years.
Barrie Mowatt, undergrad alumni in The Globe and Mail: B.C. pioneer in contemporary arts closes his Vancouver gallery after 30 years.

WEB URL: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/arts/barrie-mowatt-vancouver-pioneer-of
-visual-arts-closes-his-gallery-after-30-years/article2003969/

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Date Posted: 05/13/11

Peter Suedfeld on CKNW's The Bill good Show: Is Rita Chretien's reaction rare or is it all part of fight or flight?
Peter Suedfeld on CKNW's The Bill good Show: Is Rita Chretien's reaction rare or is it all part of fight or flight?

WEB URL: http://emedia.cknw.com/Podcasts/1116/Bill_Good_Show_-_Wed_May_11_-_Hour_1.m
p3

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Date Posted: 05/13/11

Director of Administration staff job opening.  See full description here or at UBC Human Resources.

Director of Administration staff job opening.  See full description here or at UBC Human Resources.

Director, Administration
This position plays a pivotal role in retaining our reputation as one of the top Departments of Psychology in the world by providing leadership in an environment of increasing demands and constant change. This position will appeal to an individual who enjoys working with people and solving problems, thrives in a fast-paced environment, and is seeking an opportunity to contribute to organizational change and development and to building commitment to department goals.
Recruiting range for annual salary, $64,300-$77,200


WEB URL: http://www.psych.ubc.ca/services/jobposting.psy?advnumber=65
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Date Posted: 05/12/11

Watch Michael Souza on YouTube sponsored by the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre.  The title of his lecture is "Psychology of gambling".

WEB URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J8PLXnqhuNc
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Date Posted: 05/12/11

Jessica Tracy and Jason Martens, grad student in Holistic Future: Anxiety about death leads people to believe in intelligent design.
Jessica Tracy and Jason Martens, grad student in Holistic Future: Anxiety about death leads people to believe in intelligent design.

WEB URL: http://www.holisticfuture.com/2011/04/23/anxiety-about-death-leads-people-t
o-believe-in-intelligent-design/

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Date Posted: 05/12/11

Christiane Hoppmann in The Boston Globe: Mental and physical health of older spouses is closely tied.
Christiane Hoppmann in The Boston Globe: Mental and physical health of older spouses is closely tied.

WEB URL: http://www.boston.com/lifestyle/health/blog/dailydose/2011/05/health_of_old
er.html

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Date Posted: 05/10/11

Ara Norenzayan and grad alumni Azim Shariff in The Chronicle of Higher Education: Tell your students if they cheat, God will smite them.
Ara Norenzayan and grad alumni Azim Shariff in The Chronicle of Higher Education: Tell your students if they cheat, God will smite them.

WEB URL: http://chronicle.com/blogs/tweed/tell-your-students-that-if-they-cheat-god-
will-smite-them/28569

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Date Posted: 05/10/11

Watch the "UBC LipDub" epic video filmed in a single tracking shot.  This video has gone viral on YouTube with over one million views!

WEB URL: http://www.ubclipdub.com/
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Date Posted: 05/09/11

Stan Coren in Psychology Today: Dogs are very sensitive to taste but in reality, you may be surprised.
Stan Coren in Psychology Today: Dogs are very sensitive to taste but in reality, you may be surprised.

WEB URL: http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/canine-corner/201104/how-good-is-your-d
ogs-sense-taste

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Date Posted: 05/09/11

Damian Murray, grad student and Mark Schaller in Psychology in Action: Are you more of a conformist during the flu season?
Damian Murray, grad student and Mark Schaller in Psychology in Action: Are you more of a conformist during the flu season?

WEB URL: http://psychologyinaction.org/2011/04/10/are-you-more-of-a-conformist-durin
g-flu-season/

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Date Posted: 05/09/11

Liz Dunn in Chatelaine: Why it's OK to splurge on life's little indulgences.
Liz Dunn in Chatelaine: Why it's OK to splurge on life's little indulgences. The little things give us the most bliss bang for your buck.

WEB URL: http://www.chatelaine.com/en/article/26544--why-it-s-ok-to-splurge-on-life-
s-little-indulgences

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Date Posted: 05/05/11

Ara Norenzayan will be giving a talk at the Making People Moral Conference, University of Utah on May 13th. The title of his talk is "Pressure from Above: Does supernatural monitoring make people moral?".


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Date Posted: 05/05/11

Ron Rensink will be giving a poster session at the 2011 Vision Sciences Society Meeting on May 10th in Naples, Florida.  His poster session title is "The Rapid Perception of Correlation in Scatterplots".

WEB URL: http://www.visionsciences.org
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Date Posted: 05/05/11

Kalina Christoff in Natural Healthcare Canada: Real-time brain feedback significantly improves the ability to control your thoughts and effectively "train your brain".
Kalina Christoff in Natural Healthcare Canada: Real-time brain feedback significantly improves the ability to control your thoughts and effectively "train your brain".

WEB URL: http://www.naturalhealthcare.ca/news.phtml?sac=view&id=2090
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Date Posted: 05/02/11

Jeremy Biesanz in Medindia Health NetworkPeople instinctively know the accuracy of their first impressions.
Jeremy Biesanz in Medindia Health Network:  People instinctively know the accuracy of their first impressions.

WEB URL: http://www.medindia.net/news/People-Know-Instinctively-Whether-Their-First-
Impressions-are-Reliable-83820-1.htm

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Date Posted: 05/02/11

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