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How to Have a Good Day

book cover image: how to have a good day

Caroline Webb's new book How to Have a Good Day: Harness the Power of Behavioural Science to Transform your working life  is absolutely packed with great information.  Webb explains how to apply the advances in the behavioural sciences to our everday lives, especially our work lives. 

The psychology of everyday life

Finding Your Way 2016 – A lecture series on the psychology of everyday life is here again. Once more we have here in the Central Library our guests from Western University, doctoral students from the Psychology Department with ten talks given over three days.

Elephant Song

I don't want to give anything away about this movie so it will have to suffice it to say that in Elephant Song the relationship between a psychiatrist and one of his patients figures prominently in the plot line. 

The Bystander Effect

book cover image Kitty Genovese : the murder, the bystanders, the crime that changed America

In 1964 Kitty Genovese was stabbed to death

Nature or Nurture - April series of psychology talks

The Nurture versus Nature debate is out of date. Join us for the series of lectures in which members of the UWO Psychology Department will share their research showing that humans are neither the exclusive product of our biology nor environment, but rather their interplay.

Finding Your Way 2012 - psychology of everyday life series is here again

Once again we are happy to have Western University psychology graduate students with this popular series of talks: Finding Your Way. Starting Saturday, February 4 at 2 pm with talks on stress, mindfulness meditation and mental health disorders. Continuing Thursday Feb.

Red Tape Holds Up New Bridge: what makes sentences easy or hard to understand?

Language is widely ambiguous.Structurally "The horse raced past the barn fell" is identical to "The landmine buried in the sand exploded". However, the first sentence is almost impossible to understand whereas the second is easy. Join us on Thursday, April 21 at 7 pm in the Stevenson & Hunt room A, where Dr. Ken McRae will talk about the aspects of language understanding that explain such differences.