November 16, 2018
The 2018 Gay Bisanz Memorial Turkey Challenge is set to commence on Monday, 26 November 2018. The Turkey Challenge runs for last two weeks of term in support of the CBC Turkey Drive, which donates proceeds to the Edmonton Food Bank.
March 12, 2019
Congratulations to Psychology's outstanding 2019 GSTA winners!
Kimberley Campbell, Taylor Irvine, Ryan Moukhaiber, Larissa Predy, Elyse Runac, Brenna Zato, Doris Zhang
March 11, 2019
Congratulations to Shawn Douglas for successfully defending his dissertation entitled "Narrating Identity: The Impact of Literary Reading on Storied Autobiographical Memory Development" (supervisor: Don Kuiken). Shawn led a engaging and absorbing discussion of his research, along with the very concise story "a pig fell in the mud" (It's a good one -- I guess you had to be there) Congratulations, Shawn!
March 4, 2019
Shichen Fang successfully defended her dissertation today, entitled "A longitudinal study in parent-child relations during the transition to adulthood: Evidence from the panel analysis of intimate relationships and family dynamics".
February 13, 2019
Congratulations to Dr. Kim Noels and Dr. Fred Colbourne who both received a "Great Supervisor Award" from FGSR. These awards were created to celebrate the dedicated work of outstanding graduate supervisors at the University of Alberta.
January 7, 2019
Nigel Mantou Lou successfully defended his dissertation today, entitled "Breaking the vicious cycle of language barriers: Growth language-mindsets improve communication experience for migrant university students". Dr. Lou argued that the higher the beliefs in one's ability to learn through effort and to use failure as a learning opportunity, the lower the anxiety one has about interacting in a second language. Lowering anxiety results in more interactions with native speakers and greater acculturation opportunities. Congratulations, Dr. Lou!
January 4, 2019
This afternoon Evan successfully defended his Master's thesis titled "‘Existentializing’ Vygotsky’s Zone of Proximal Development: Higher Mental Functions as Skillful Coping".
December 13, 2018
“When we make a decision, we're really choosing between several concrete plans of action and not abstract ideas,” explained Nathan Wispinski, a PhD student in neuroscience.
Through the raffle, Pie-A-Prof event, and generous donations, the 2018 Gay Bisanz Memorial Turkey Challenge raised $5000 to donate to the Edmonton Food Bank via the CBC 2018 Turkey Drive.
December 11, 2018
Hajin's dissertation is entitled "Influence of Cultural Contexts on Daily Stress Experiences: Perception of Interpersonal vs. Non-Interpersonal Situations among European Canadian and Japanese Undergraduate Students." Her supervisor is Taka Masuda, her supervisory committee included Jeff Schimel and Elena Nicoladis, and these three were joined on the examining committee by Aya Fujiwara (History and Classics) and Andrew Ryder (Concordia University).