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Liisa Galea was invited to speak at the 6th Annual Canadian Neuroscience Meeting in Vancouver on May 21st. The title of her talk was "Stress and stress hormone modulation of hippocampal neurogenesis in males and females".

WEB URL: http://www.theprovince.com/health/Brainy+bunch+gathers+talk+neuroscience/66
57207/story.html

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Date Posted: 05/31/12

Ara Norenzayan in New Scientist: People with autism less likely to believe in God, strengthening theories religious belief relies on the ability to imagine what God is thinking.
Ara Norenzayan in New Scientist: People with autism less likely to believe in God, strengthening theories religious belief relies on the ability to imagine what God is thinking. This is known as "mentalising".

WEB URL: http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn21863-autism-study-strengthens-idea-t
hat-we-read-gods-mind.html

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Date Posted: 05/31/12

Kalina Christoff was invited to speak at the 6th Annual Canadian Neuroscience Meeting in Vancouver on May 23rd. The title of her talk was "Using real-time fMRI to investigate spontaneous thought".

WEB URL: http://www.can-acn.org/meeting2012/program.htm
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Date Posted: 05/31/12

Mark Schaller in The Tyee: How are immune system exaggerates fear and why humans turn hostile when sensitized to illness.
Mark Schaller in The Tyee: How are immune system exaggerates fear and why humans turn hostile when sensitized to illness.

WEB URL: http://thetyee.ca/News/2012/05/19/Immune-Fear/
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Date Posted: 05/31/12

Joe Henrich in The Economist: The roar of the crowd. Crowdsourcing is transforming the science of psychology.
Joe Henrich in The Economist: The roar of the crowd. Crowdsourcing is transforming the science of psychology.

WEB URL: http://www.economist.com/node/21555876
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Date Posted: 05/28/12

Amori Mikami in the April 2012 issue of Good Housekeeping: Your wired kid. Consider your child's behaviors, both online and offline.
Amori Mikami in the April 2012 issue of Good Housekeeping: Your wired kid. Consider your child's behaviors, both online and offline.

WEB URL: http://www.goodhousekeeping.com/family/parenting-tips/children-overuse-elec
tronics-technology

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Date Posted: 05/24/12

Liz Dunn and Kostadin Kushlev, PhD candidate in UBC Public Affairs: Parents experience greater levels of happiness and meaning from life than non-parents.
Liz Dunn and Kostadin Kushlev, PhD candidate in UBC Public Affairs: Parents experience greater levels of happiness and meaning from life than non-parents.

WEB URL: http://www.publicaffairs.ubc.ca/2012/05/17/parents-are-happier-than-non-par
ents-new-research-suggests/

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Date Posted: 05/22/12

Bob Hare in Shine on Yahoo!: Can a young, seemingly innocent child be a psychopath - and are they just born that way?
Bob Hare in Shine on Yahoo!: Can a young, seemingly innocent child be a psychopath - and are they just born that way? Bob Hare has developed specialized checklists used to determine whether people ages 12 and older show psychopathic tendencies.

WEB URL: http://ca.shine.yahoo.com/blogs/parenting/kid-psychopath-221400341.html
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Date Posted: 05/22/12

Lindsay Nagamatsu, PhD candidate, Todd Handy and Peter Graf in Financial Post: Adding a strength-training component into your fitness regimen helps stave off cognitive impairment.
Lindsay Nagamatsu, PhD candidate, Todd Handy and Peter Graf in Financial Post: Adding a strength-training component into your fitness regimen helps stave off cognitive impairment.

WEB URL: http://www.financialpost.com/todays-paper/Weight+training+panacea+aging+bra
in/6621067/story.html

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Date Posted: 05/22/12

Ron Rensink and Alym Amlani, undergrad alumni in The Vancouver Sun: Shedding light on the perception of ordinary objects, understanding why magic works in the mind.
Ron Rensink and Alym Amlani, undergrad alumni in The Vancouver Sun: Shedding light on the perception of ordinary objects, understanding why magic works in the mind.

WEB URL: http://www.vancouversun.com/health/Pick+card+card+study+finds+magicians+inf
luence+choice/6604432/story.html

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Date Posted: 05/22/12

Mark Schaller in Science: Roots of racism. Humans everywhere divide the world into us and them. Why are we so tribal?
Mark Schaller in Science: Roots of racism. Humans everywhere divide the world into us and them. Why are we so tribal?

WEB URL: http://www.sciencemag.org/content/336/6083/825.full
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Date Posted: 05/17/12

Michael Chandler in CBC's The National: BC First Nation in state of emergency after enduring a devastating number of suicides.
Michael Chandler in CBC's The National: BC First Nation in state of emergency after enduring a devastating number of suicides. Cultural health is key to First Nations' suicide prevention.

WEB URL: http://www.cbc.ca/video/#/News/TV_Shows/The_National/1233408557/ID=22348946
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Date Posted: 05/16/12

Stan Coren in Psychology Today: Many hours before an earthquake occurs, dogs may begin showing a sharp increase in activity and anxiety.
Stan Coren in Psychology Today: Many hours before an earthquake occurs, dogs may begin showing a sharp increase in activity and anxiety.

WEB URL: http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/canine-corner/201205/can-dogs-predict-e
arthquakes

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Date Posted: 05/16/12

Ara Norenzayan and Will Gervais, PhD candidate in The Vancouver Sun Blogs: Analytical thinking can be harmful to religious faith.
Ara Norenzayan and Will Gervais, PhD candidate in The Vancouver Sun Blogs: Analytical thinking can be harmful to religious faith. Published in the journal Science, the study of 650 North Americans has gained worldwide attention for revealing religious belief drops after subjects perform analytical tasks.

WEB URL: http://blogs.vancouversun.com/2012/05/05/what-good-scientists-know-intuitio
n-crucial-as-rationality/

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Date Posted: 05/16/12

Ashley Whillans, Master's candidate in UBC Public Affairs: "Juno" actress set to play an award winning researcher working with Liz Dunn to advance global happiness.
Ashley Whillans, Master's candidate in UBC Public Affairs: "Juno" actress set to play an award winning researcher working with Liz Dunn to advance global happiness.

WEB URL: http://www.publicaffairs.ubc.ca/2012/05/02/juno-actress-finding-happiness-i
n-research/?src=email

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Date Posted: 05/16/12

Del Paulhus in The Australian: Machiavellian personality types are more likely to engage in plagiarism.
Del Paulhus, a professor in psychology at UBC, has found that Machiavellian personality types are more likely to engage in plagiarism.

“Politicians are strategisers. Politicians do things for their long-term consequences. Plagiarising an essay or a doctoral thesis requires a lot of thought,” Paulhus says. “Sometimes a lot more thought than it would take to write it yourself.”

WEB URL: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/higher-education/plagiarism-joins-political
-fray/story-e6frgcjx-1226344022277

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Date Posted: 05/14/12

Janet Werker and the Infant Studies Centre in The Wall Street Journal: The bilingual brain is sharper and more focused.
Janet Werker and the Infant Studies Centre in The Wall Street Journal: The bilingual brain is sharper and more focused.

WEB URL: http://blogs.wsj.com/health/2012/04/30/the-bilingual-brain-is-sharper-and-m
ore-focused-study-says/

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Date Posted: 05/14/12

Ken Craig in The Hamilton Spectator: iphone app. "Pain Squad" provides a fun way to engage children in their daily pain reports, helping kids manage their pain.
Ken Craig in The Hamilton Spectator: iphone app. "Pain Squad" provides a fun way to engage children in their daily pain reports, helping kids manage their pain.

WEB URL: http://www.thespec.com/news/ontario/article/719302--iphone-app-helps-kids-m
anage-pain

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Date Posted: 05/07/12

Lara Aknin, PhD grad in MSN Health: Say goodbye to stress for good. Some simple techniques to boost your joy.
Lara Aknin, PhD grad in MSN Health: Say goodbye to stress for good. Some simple techniques to boost your joy.

WEB URL: http://health.msn.com/health-topics/anxiety/say-goodbye-to-stress-for-good
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Date Posted: 05/07/12

Eli Puterman, grad alumni member has been named to the Scientific Advisory Board for WellBalance. WellBalance operates fitness and weight loss camps for children and teens.
Eli Puterman, grad alumni member has been named to the Scientific Advisory Board for WellBalance. WellBalance operates fitness and weight loss camps fo children and teens. Eli is interested in how healthy lifestyle behaviors can protect people from the negative effects stress has on the body.

WEB URL: http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/688554
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Date Posted: 05/07/12

Will Gervais, PhD candidate and Ara Norenzayan in Nature News: When people engage in analytical thinking they are less likely to express strong religious beliefs.
Will Gervais, PhD candidate and Ara Norenzayan in Nature News: When people engage in analytical thinking they are less likely to express strong religious beliefs.

WEB URL: http://www.nature.com/news/is-rationality-the-enemy-of-religion-1.10539
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Date Posted: 05/03/12

Liz Dunn in The Wall Street Journal: Squeezing more happiness out of your tax refund.
Liz Dunn in The Wall Street Journal: Squeezing more happiness out of your tax refund. How will you spend your refund?

WEB URL: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702303459004577361773361517552.h
tml

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Date Posted: 05/03/12

Claire Ashton-James, postdoc alumni and Jessica Tracy in The Cutting Edge: A leader's pride determines whether he or she supports minority-group members or disregards them.
Claire Ashton-James, postdoc alumni and Jessica Tracy in The Cutting Edge: A leader's pride determines whether he or she supports minority-group members or disregards them.

WEB URL: http://www.thecuttingedgenews.com/index.php?article=72940&pageid=24&pagenam
e=Society

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Date Posted: 05/03/12

Lindsay Nagamatsu, PhD candidate, Todd Handy and Peter Graf in Yahoo! News: Seniors engaging in strength training may ward off full blown dementia.
Lindsay Nagamatsu, PhD candidate, Todd Handy and Peter Graf in Yahoo! News: Seniors engaging in strength training may ward off full blown dementia.

WEB URL: http://news.yahoo.com/strength-training-may-boost-seniors-brains-200608923.
html

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Date Posted: 05/03/12

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