Wednesday, December 07, 2016

Curtis Phills semi-finalist SPSP Q&pAy

Dr. Curtis Phills, graduate of the SP program, York Alumni, and current Assistant Professor at The University of North Florida is a semi-finalist for the SPSP Q&pAy competition.

SPSP Q&pAy is a grant competition analogous to the hit show "Shark Tank" where researchers propose their research ideas to a panel of judges for investment ($5000 USD).

Congrats Curtis! We're rooting for you. If you're a member of SPSP consider voting here until Dec. 14th.

Friday, December 02, 2016

Sana Rizvi, Post-Doctoral Fellow

The Social-Personality area at York University welcomes Dr. Sana Rizvi as a post-doctoral fellow working with Dr. Ward Struthers.

Sana completed her Ph.D in Industrial-Organizational Psychology at The University of Waterloo under the supervision of Ramona Bobecel.

Welcome Sana!

Dr. Sana Rizvi

Monday, November 21, 2016

Allison Bair graduates with Ph.D

Allison Bair, working with Dr. Jennifer Steele sucessfully defended her doctoral dissertation and has graduated with her Ph.D.

Her dissertation titled "Pro-black, pro-white, or proactive?" examined the predictors of implicit racial bias in black participants.

Congratulations Allison!

Dr. Allison Bair

Monday, November 07, 2016

Katrina Fong featured in York U Magazine

Graduate student Katrina Fong, working with Dr. Raymond Mar, was showcased in The York University Magazine for her work on online avatars, which has circulation of more than 240,000 people.

Way to go Katrina!

Read the full magazine article HERE

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

S/P Brownbag: Spike Lee (Rotman School of Management)

The Social-Personality Colloquium Series was pleased to feature Dr. Spike W.S. Lee who gave a talk titled: A theory of cleanliness: A sketch, some predictions, and implications for embodied processes.

For more information, please visit Spike's website or contact him directly.

Dr. Spike Lee, Joshua Guilfoyle, Prof. Amy Muise, and Francine Karmali

Abstract: Evidence abounds that with soap and wipes, people are not just removing germs and contaminants from their body, but also removing a variety of psychological residues from their mind. Yet no coherent account has been offered for how cleansing produces its diverse effects, rendering this area of work piecemeal and stagnant. The challenge here is that cleansing effects span numerous domains with little in common (e.g., moral behavior, post-decisional dissonance, luck-based risk taking). Is it possible to characterize them all in a unified framework? To address this problem, I have developed the Integrative Theory of Cleanliness. It identifies the essence of cleanliness and postulates 3 procedural components (comparison, separation, restoration), providing a mechanistic explanation for the domain-general nature of cleansing effects. It poses several challenges to conceptual metaphor theory—the dominant theory driving social psychological and consumer research on metaphorical influence. Most importantly, it reveals uncharted territory in the psychological space of cleanliness and makes a wide range of novel predictions. 

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

S/P Brownbag: Lorne Campbell (Western U) talks #OpenScience

The Social-Personality Colloquium Series was pleased to feature Dr. Lorne Campbell who gave a talk titled: What is Open Science and How do I do it?

You can view the slides and listen to the audio recording for this talk here.

For more information, please visit Lorne Campbell's website or contact him directly.

Dr. Lorne Campbell at York U

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Jorida Cila wins Sandra Pyke Award

Jorida Cila, a PhD Candidate supervised by Prof. Richard Lalonde in the S/P Psychology area, has won the 4th Annual Sandra Pyke Award!!

The Sandra Pyke Award recognizes graduate student excellence and is administered at the annual YUTSPA Conference.

Keep up the amazing work Jorida!!

Richard Lalonde and Jorida Cila