Psychology

Unit 4

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 […]

Three UBC Okanagan students capture Killam Doctoral scholarships

A trio of UBC Okanagan researchers have each been awarded the UBC Killam Doctoral Scholarship, marking the first time in three years any nominee from UBC’s Okanagan campus has captured the most prestigious award available to graduate students.