Psychology

UBCO’s substance use clinic accepting new patients virtually

UBCO’s substance use clinic accepting new patients virtually

As we pass the one-year mark of living with the COVID-19 pandemic, there’s little doubt the virus has taken its toll on the mental health of many Canadians.

Showing virtual love on Valentine’s Day

Showing virtual love on Valentine’s Day

Unfortunately, love isn’t the only thing in the air this Valentine’s Day season.

UBCO psychologists take part in Bell Let’s Talk Day mental health panel

UBCO psychologists take part in Bell Let’s Talk Day mental health panel

UBC Okanagan’s Centre for Obesity and Well-being Research Excellence (CORE) and the department of psychology has partnered with the Mind of Mine Foundation to host a community-focused virtual mental health panel.

UBC study explores link between social status and trust in decision-makers

UBC study explores link between social status and trust in decision-makers

A recent study examining perceptions of power suggests that individuals with lower socioeconomic statuses are more likely to have a negative view of policy or decision-makers.

UBCO’s substance use clinic goes virtual

UBCO’s substance use clinic goes virtual

At a time when many are in critical need of counselling and mental health services, UBC Okanagan’s Problematic Substance Clinic use has announced that it will be shifting its services online to support the community during COVID-19.

New UBCO study examines pain tolerance among cannabis users

New UBCO study examines pain tolerance among cannabis users

A recent study examining pain among cannabis users suggests that—unlike long-term opioid use—regular cannabis use does not appear to increase pain sensitivity.

Free COVID-19 mental health service enters new phase in response to public need

Free COVID-19 mental health service enters new phase in response to public need

It was nearing the end of March—and Lesley Lutes recalls noticing a shift in attitudes from those who thought the COVID-19 outbreak would be short-lived.

Want to come up with a creative idea? Here’s how.

Want to come up with a creative idea? Here’s how.

A new study from UBC’s Okanagan campus is shedding light into how human creativity works and how novel ideas are formed—something the study’s researchers say is becoming increasingly important.

UBCO researcher discusses the good, and bad, of living connected

UBCO researcher discusses the good, and bad, of living connected

Even though much of Canada is loosening stay-at-home restrictions, people are realizing that social distancing and working from home is the new normal. And might be for some time.

Free mental health support available to all BC residents

Free mental health support available to all BC residents

All British Columbians now have access to free, psychological first-aid thanks to a collaboration between UBC Okanagan, the BC Psychological Association, and the province.