Psychology

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.

UBCO teams up with psychologists and nurses to support health care workers

UBCO teams up with psychologists and nurses to support health care workers

All of BC’s frontline health care workers can now access online support services to help them cope with the psychological effects of managing the COVID-19 outbreak.

UBC mental health experts: Bell “Let’s Talk” day

UBC mental health experts: Bell “Let’s Talk” day

Almost 10 years ago, Bell launched “Let’s Talk”, an initiative to promote awareness and positive change in the mental health of Canadians.

UBC happiness expert gives tips for a more joyous holiday

UBC happiness expert gives tips for a more joyous holiday

New research from UBC’s Okanagan campus has developed a innovative model to map the impact of trauma on a pregnant woman and her uterus if she were involved in an accident—with the hopes of making everything from airbags to seatbelts safer for all.

Raising children in the age of screen time

Raising children in the age of screen time

Technology is everywhere—including on the minds of parents and caregivers who are struggling to balance screen time with other activities for their young children. 

UBCO collaboration with RCMP recognizes importance of reporting child abuse

UBCO collaboration with RCMP recognizes importance of reporting child abuse

A special working relationship between a UBC grad student, the RCMP and the Kelowna Child Advocacy Centre may lead to enhanced support and faster treatment for victims of child abuse.