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Can you still be an introvert if you’re active on social media?

Contrary to the popular belief that introverts are a minority population, a recent study sheds light on the prevalence of introverts.  According to the data collected by...
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What Your Messaging Style Says About Your Personality

Of course we know our general behaviour says a lot about who we are, but did you know it even shines through in our messaging style? A...

Alternative Facts? Unpacking the role of cognitive dissonance in distorting claims of truth

It appears as if we have officially entered an era that harkens back to the pre-Enlightenment ages with the new administration’s vehement opposition to all things scientific...

Wounds That Won’t Heal: The Pervasive Effects of Trauma

It is very common to acquire scars during childhood. In fact, most people can point to a scar on their body and immediately recall how and where...
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Ft. Lauderdale Tragedy May Have Been Caused by PTSD: He Asked For Help and...

On January 6, 2017, Esteban Santiago, age 26, casually walked into the Fort Lauderdale airport and opened fire. Santiago killed five people and injured six others. Once...

Racing Towards Corporate Heights: Are the Odds Against Women and Racial Minorities?

With the recent headlines of Yahoo’s CEO stepping down, is the corporate world not in favor of women and minorities who are yearning for high executive positions? There’s...

How Complaining Affects the Brain and General Health

While we may think it feels good to vent, complaining has some adverse effects associated with it. Science has found it takes a toll on our brain...
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UBC Mourns Loss of Hero Hockey Goalie: Dealing with Suicide as a Community

In April 2016, Laura Taylor, a rockstar goalie on the University of British Columbia’s women’s hockey team, committed suicide. She was a local hero to classmates, colleagues,...

Dying of loneliness; Why we need friends when we get old

We don’t fear dying, we fear dying alone. Loneliness vs being alone Loneliness is not about where you are. It isn’t about who is around you. It is about...

New York’s Annual No Pants Subway Ride: Do Pranks Stir Mischief or Attract Social...

Being a 2011 Graduate of what OC Register labels as “the nation’s most Vietnamese American high school” that sends off approximately 90% of its graduates to college...

The Link Between Schizophrenia and School Shooters

2017 is here. As people from all walks of life usher in the New Year, the past year holds some unpleasant memories. They are still fresh in...

Maven Healthcare: Online Healthcare for Women

Hey there ladies! I just wanted to let you know that I am now a campus rep for Maven, the digital clinic for women. You can now...

Apps: The Future of Psychotherapy

Getting therapy is expensive.  Despite the growing popularity of therapy, it costs patients a substantial amount of money, time and commitment.  It is usually a weekly effort...

The Psych Behind “Gendered” Children’s Toys

As soon as a child enters the toy department of almost any store, ideas and standards of their gender are immediately and unconsciously being absorbed into their...

We can now help! Schizophrenic gene discovered

What causes Schizophrenia?  It is important to know because it allows the development of better treatment and understanding of the disease.  Gene-environment interaction is not new to the...

The Mystique of Manson: Why Society is Still Fascinated with Charles Manson

The Mystique of Manson: Why Society is Still Fascinated with Charles Manson Charles Manson, who turns 81 in November, is serving out a life sentence for orchestrating...

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