Psychology

Unit 4

Exercise can help with social isolation of seniors

A pilot program encouraging older adults to get walking to improve their health has revealed unexpected details to researchers at UBC’s Okanagan campus.

UBC hosts panel discussion about legalization of marijuana

As the legalization of recreational cannabis comes closer to reality, conversations have begun to focus on the implications for campus communities.

Mastering Data Science

New 10-month program to provide training in one of Canada’s fastest growing career fields A recent CBC article proclaimed data is now the world’s most valuable commodity, going so far as calling it as “the new oil.” That seems to confirm recent trends that show data scientists are in high demand and enjoy some of […]

UBC prof points to a potential aid in combating the opioid crisis

Kratom may be valuable tool in addressing epidemic As the opioid crisis in Canada reaches alarming new heights, claiming the lives of 2,800 Canadians in 2016, new research suggests that the controversial psychoactive plant kratom could help provide the relief patients, clinicians, and policymakers are looking for. The study, led by researchers at UBC’s Okanagan […]

Send the kids outside but let them take their devices with them

UBC research determines technology and outdoor play can go hand-in-hand It may seem counter-intuitive to many parents, but a UBC researcher says children are able to engage in nature and have fun outside, even with a mobile device in their hands. Maxine Crawford, a PhD candidate in psychology at UBC’s Okanagan campus, says today’s parents […]

Science confirms you should stop and smell the roses

Is it any wonder that most happiness idioms are associated with nature? Happy as a pig in muck, happy as a clam, happy camper.

5 Questions with Dr. Harry Miller and Dr. Jan Cioe on the Psychology Clinic at UBCO

5 Questions with Dr. Harry Miller and Dr. Jan Cioe on the Psychology Clinic at UBCO

  With a career that spans over 25 years, Dr. Harry Miller is one of the most experienced and well-regarded clinical psychologists in the Okanagan region. He’s also the new director of the Psychology Clinic on the UBC Okanagan campus, which offers “broad-based” psychological services for more common mental health issues such as anxiety and depression, […]

New study suggests psychedelic drugs may reduce criminal behaviour

Newly published research suggests that common psychedelic drugs—such as magic mushrooms, LSD and mescaline—may reduce criminal offences.

In Memoriam: Dr. Blair Spearman

Flags at UBC Okanagan will be lowered on Friday, October 6, 2017, in memory of Dr. Blair Spearman, Professor of Mathematics in the Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences, who passed away on October 1, 2017. Dr. Spearman earned a PhD in mathematics from Pennsylvania State University in 1981. After working for the […]