On Monday, October 31, 2022, Dr. Nicholas Rule from University of Toronto gave a great talk at our weekly Social-Personality Brownbag series, titled: “What you leave behind: Cues to gender in behavioral residue.” You can find more information about Dr. Rule's work here. Thanks, again, Dr. Rule for coming to give a fantastic talk!
On Monday, September 26, 2022, Dr. Felix Cheung from University of Toronto gave a great talk at our weekly Social-Personality Brownbag series, titled: "Social and Personality Psychology in Times of War and Conflict." You can find more information about Dr. Cheung's work here and the abstract for his talk below: Abstract: The Russo-Ukrainian War has […]
On September 19, 2022, the Social-Personality Area met for our in-person orientation! Thank you to Esther Greenglass, Miranda Too, Memoona Arshad, Alecia Carolli, and Naomi Phung for starting our in-person semester with a bang! The SP orientation took place in the Endler Room in the Behavioral Science Building and kicks off our weekly colloquium series […]
Dr. Caroline Erentzen, who received her PhD at York University in Regina Schuller's Lab in 2019, recently started a new position at Toronto Metropolitan University as a tenure-track assistant professor! Check out her website here for more information about her research! We are so proud of you, Caroline!
Congratulations to all of the presenters at YUTSPA Conference held May 10th at Schulich School of Business at York University! YUTSPA is an annual conference where the latest research being conducted by graduate students in the social and personality areas at York and at the University of Toronto is showcased. This year four graduate students from York presented. Congratulations are also […]
Our last guest speaker for our 2021-2022 Brownbag series was Dr. Sonia Kang from the University of Toronto, who gave us an amazing talk about cultivating diversity by shifting the focus from fixing individuals to fixing the system. See below for a brief abstract! Applying behavioral insights to cultivate diversity and inclusion Researchers and practitioners […]
On February 14th, 2022, Dr. Igor Grossmann from the University of Waterloo gave us an interesting talk about scientists ability - or, rather, inability - to predict cultural change. This talk was a part of our weekly Brownbag colloquium series. Click here to learn more about his research! See below for the title of the […]
We had the pleasure of hosting Dr. Paul Bloom from the University of Toronto in our Brownbag Series on January 24th, 2022 via Zoom. See here for his website. See below for the title of his talk and abstract! Pleasures of suffering Many psychologists and philosophers believe that people are hedonists, seeking pleasure and avoiding […]
Dr. Xia Fang, a post-doctoral researcher in Kerry Kawakami's lab, recently started a new position at Zhejiang University in China, as an assistant professor! See her website HERE for more information about her research! Way to go Xia!! 🙂
On October 25th, 2021, Dr. Wendy Berry Mendes from University of California San Francisco gave a great talk at our weekly Social-Personality Brownbag series, titled: Affect contagion: Physiologic covariation among strangers and close others. Please click here for more info about her research program! Abstract: Emotions, thoughts, and intentions are not simply concepts that live privately in one’s […]