Psychology

Psychopaths may have an insensitivity to suffering

Psychopaths may have an insensitivity to suffering

Do psychopathic traits allow people to ignore pain, or simply not care

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UBCO researcher looks at the stigma of prenatal cannabis use
Emo-jional rescue: UBCO researchers create tool to measure the emotion in emojis
First impressions: Is it a good idea to be yourself?

First impressions: Is it a good idea to be yourself?

UBCO researcher provides tips on how to make the ideal first impression

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Texts can help when someone is dealing with a mental health crisis
Psychedelic mushroom microdoses can improve mood, mental health
UBCO researchers tune in to children’s screen time and sleep
Perfectionists more likely to suffer from body dissatisfaction

Perfectionists more likely to suffer from body dissatisfaction

New research from UBC Okanagan finds young women who are perfectionistic are more likely to experience body dissatisfaction — a general unhappiness with, and negative attitude towards, their bodies.

UBCO researcher examines the need for positive support when a child is sexually abused

UBCO researcher examines the need for positive support when a child is sexually abused

New research from UBC Okanagan has determined if a child knows they have safe support from a trusted adult, it significantly increases the chances of that child disclosing they have been sexually assaulted. This likelihood is especially true when the offender is a family member or trusted caregiver.

Parental consumption shapes how teens think about and use cannabis

Parental consumption shapes how teens think about and use cannabis

Turns out the old adage, “monkey see, monkey do,” does ring true — even when it comes to cannabis use. However, when cannabis use involves youth, it’s see, think, then do, says a team of UBC Okanagan researchers.