The Faculty of Health has recognized four of its faculty members for their accomplishments in teaching, research and service. Four faculty members were recognized with the annual Dean’s Awards, which reflect excellence and innovation within the Faculty. This year's recipients are: Mathieu Poirier – Dean’s Award for Excellence in Educational Leadership, Pedagogical and/or Curricular Innovation; Julie Conder – Dean’s […]
Children between four and five years old find it more difficult to remember time and the sequence of events than older children, a study by psychology researchers at York University shows. This is expected to be a particularly important finding as more children could be asked to testify about what happened inside their homes during […]
A new book by two York professors emeriti and senior scholars presents a general psychological theory addressing cognitive and affective processes and their development in infancy and childhood. The book The Working Mind: Meaning and Mental Attention in Human Development (MIT Press) was authored by Juan Pascual-Leone, professor emeritus (psychology) and senior scholar, and Janice M. Johnson, associate professor […]
York U’s Christine Till undertakes a pilot study that suggests memory training is feasible for patients with early-stage Huntington disease. This could lead to new directions for treatment.
World-leading bilingualism expert sifts through all existing research and concludes that multiple languages involve adaptations that are apparent in cognitive performance.
York University’s excellence in health science was acknowledged Sept. 14 when Faculty of Health Dean Paul McDonald and Psychology Professor Joel Katz were inducted as fellows of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences (CAHS). McDonald and Katz are the eighth and ninth inductees from York University’s Faculty of Health. “It is quite a prestigious achievement […]
York researchers show psychology tools can reduce opioid use in high-risk and complex post-surgical pain patients
Researchers out of York University have found evidence that psychological support and coping skills help to reduce the risk of long-term, high-dose opioid use in patients with post-surgical pain. A study of 343 post-surgical patients treated by an innovative, multidisciplinary hospital-integrated pain program at Toronto General Hospital (TGH), University Health Network (UHN) found that all […]
New research led by York University shows the strongest predictive factors for prolonged opioid use after a traumatic musculoskeletal injury and surgery are pain severity and a poor sense of control over pain. The study is published in The Journal of Pain, the peer-reviewed publication of the American Pain Society. Scientists from York University, the University of Toronto […]
Research by Prof Gary Turner and others offers new insights into mini strokes that could lead to prevention, earlier diagnoses and improved health outcomes of Ontarians.
York Research Chair Shayna Rosenbaum teams up with Baycrest’s Rotman Research Institute in a project that leads to major advancements in our understanding of amnesia.