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Stan Coren will be a special guest presenter at the 2010 OVC Pet Trust Forum held at the University of Guelph on Oct. 2nd, 2010.
Stan Coren will be a special guest presenter at the 2010 OVC Pet Trust Forum held at the University of Guelph on Oct. 2nd, 2010. OVC Pet Trust honours the relationship between pets and their people and veterinary care givers. This is accomplished by raising funds and supporting learning, healthcare, and research at the Ontario Veterinary College.

WEB URL: http://www.uoguelph.ca/news/2010/09/dog_psychologis.html
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Date Posted: 09/30/10

Del Paulhus in the Globe and Mail: Cheating students do prosper - but are they ill?
Cheaters do prosper – but are they psychologically ill? Students who cheat score high on personality test for psychopathy, researchers find.

WEB URL: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/family-and-relationships/cheaters-do-pr
osper-but-are-they-psychologically-ill/article1704646/

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Date Posted: 09/29/10

Congratulations to Jess Tracy, who has recently been named the recipient of the 2010 Early Career Award from the International Society for Self and Identity (ISSI).


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Date Posted: 09/29/10

Ken Craig in Nature News: Concerning facial expressions of pain in mice.
Ken Craig in the Nature News: Concerning facial expressions of pain in mice.

WEB URL: http://www.nature.com/news/2010/100509/full/news.2010.228.html
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Date Posted: 09/28/10

Ron Rensink in the Georgia Straight: Using Ouija boards to study unconscious intelligence.
Ron Rensink in the Georgia Straight: Using Ouija boards to study unconscious intelligence. A clever UBC experiment involving a Ouija board and scores of questions suggests that the mind has more than one level.

WEB URL: http://www.straight.com/article-338976/vancouver/unconscious-intelligence
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Date Posted: 09/27/10

Liisa Galea will be the Keynote Speaker at the Annual Pacific Northwest Chapter Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience held at the University of Victoria on Oct 23, 2010.
Liisa Galea will be the Keynote Speaker at the Annual Pacific Northwest Chapter Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience held at the University of Victoria on Oct 23, 2010. The Pacific Northwest Chapter Meeting is an international joint meeting of the Society for Neuroscience (SFN) Regional Chapters which include the Canadian British Columbia and US Pacific Cascades Chapters.

WEB URL: http://imp.uvic.ca/research/pacwest2010.php
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Date Posted: 09/21/10

Catharine Winstanley in the Globe and Mail: Gambling behaviour, what keeps rats and by extension humans pushing those levers.
Catharine Winstanley in the Globe and Mail: Gambling behaviour, what keeps rats and by extension humans pushing those levers.

WEB URL: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/british-columbia/down-the-rat-
hole-of-gambling-lab-rodents-press-for-optimum-str

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Date Posted: 09/21/10

Mark Schaller in the Vancouer Sun: Parenting and mating are more important sources of human contentment than individual self-realization.
Mark Schaller in the Vancouer Sun: Parenting and mating are more important sources of human contentment than individual self-realization.

WEB URL: http://www.vancouversun.com/health/happiness+mates+kids+researcher+asserts/
3448933/story.html

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Date Posted: 09/21/10

Joe Henrich, Steve Heine and Ara Norenzayan in the National Post: Westerners vs. the world. Related stories concerning their remarkable target article in Brain and Behavioral Sciences have appeared in NewsWeek, the New York Times, and many other major news outlets.
Joe Henrich, Steve Heine and Ara Norenzayan in the National Post: Westerners vs. the world.

Related stories concerning their remarkable target article in Brain and Behavioral Sciences have appeared in NewsWeek: What's really human?, the New York Times: A weird way of thinking has prevailed worldwide., and many other major news outlets.

WEB URL: http://www.nationalpost.com/Westerners+World+WEIRD+ones/3427126/story.html
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Date Posted: 09/21/10

Peter Suedfeld in the Globe and Mail: Preserving the mental health of 33 miners trapped for months inside a Chilean gold and copper mine.
Peter Suedfeld in the Globe and Mail: No board games or boring food as Chilean miners await rescue.

Preserving mental health of trapped men depends on eliminating as many stressors as possible.

WEB URL: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/world/americas/no-board-games-or-boring
-food-as-chilean-miners-await-rescue/article168283

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Date Posted: 09/21/10

Catharine Rawn in UBC Reports: Teaching the fundamentals of academic success.
Train your brain Young learners struggle to make the transition from high school to university life with its larger workload and reduced supervision. Catherine Rawn is teaching them the fundamentals of academic success.

WEB URL: http://www.publicaffairs.ubc.ca/2010/08/05/train-your-brain/
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Date Posted: 09/21/10

Psychology Systems Maintenance - Reboot 4:30 pm Thursday Sep 16th
All Psychology systems (Zimbra email, Psychology website, virtual machine research servers) will be rebooted as part of general system maintenance on Thursday, September 16th between 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm PDT.

Please close your Zimbra webmail, email clients (Thunderbird, Apple Mail, Entourage, etc.) prior to the system reboot on Sept. 16.

Questions or concerns about this system maintenance contact Gary (604) 822-6733.


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Date Posted: 09/20/10

Imagine Day Presentation, September 7th
See the weblink below to download a copy of the Imagine Day Presentation on Tuesday, September 7, 2010.

Join us for a series of information sessions on psychology. During these sessions, you can learn more about careers in psychology, graduate school admissions, the Psychology Department's Honors Program, and the Psychology Department's BSc Program. In the afternoon, offices and labs will be open throughout the Kenny Building for you to meet with faculty members, graduate students, and staff to learn about their research in psychology!

Schedule of Events:
11:00AM - 12:00PM General Information Session, Scarfe 100
12:00PM - 12:30PM Honors Program Information Session, Scarfe 100
12:30PM - 1:00PM BSc Program Information Session, Scarfe 100
12:00PM - 1:30PM Open House, various offices and labs in the Kenny Building

WEB URL: http://www.psych.ubc.ca/ug-pgm/imaginedaypres2010.pdf
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Date Posted: 09/09/10

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