Psychology

Participation trophies are creating a weaker generation

Participation trophies weren’t created with malintent but rather in an attempt to increase the self-esteem of children—a goal we can all admire and support. However, intent doesn't compensate for consequences.Continue...

Queen’s doctorate degree holder denied entry to College of Psychologists of Ontario

In a Sept. 20 ruling, the Ontario Health Professions Appeal and Review Board denied an appeal from an unsuccessful applicant to the College of Psychologists of Ontario (CPO). Despite graduating with a doctoral degree from Queen’s, the applicant was denied registration to become a psychologist in the province.Continue...

The psychology behind watching reality TV

With the 22nd season of The Bachelor coming to an end, I got to thinking about the stark contrast of opinions people hold about shows of this genre. Why do some people have such a strong desire to watch reality TV shows while others absolutely hate them?Continue...

The psychology behind first impressions

Think back to a time when you first met someone you now know well. Was your first impression accurate?Continue...

The psychology behind selfies

In the modern world of social media, selfies are seen and taken on a daily basis. The word selfie was even added to the Oxford English online dictionary in 2014. Most people have discovered the perfect angle at which to hold their phone in order to take their best selfie. This is a very popular trend with millennials and we often get judged for it, but what are the reasons behind why we post them?Continue...

The psychology behind being friends with your ex

Needless to say, breakups are hard.Continue...

Psychology of procrastination

As students, it’s safe to say most of us are all very familiar with procrastination. Whether you’ve fallen into its trap yourself, or you’ve seen it first hand from your housemates, procrastination is all around university campuses.Continue...

The psychology of 'friends with benefits'

The concept of "friends with benefits" – the relationship of our generation – is something we see in movies, TV shows and even in our friend groups. But is this set-up actually as beneficial as the name implies? What’s the driving force behind this common partnership?Continue...

Visualizing success or constructing failure?

Vision boards have been all the rage for several years now – cutting up magazines and printing quotes seems like it could give you the motivation to achieve your goals – but the psychology behind vision boards provides mixed reviews.Continue...

Online Psychology Network announced by AMS

Queen’s students seeking mental health services can now bypass long wait times, complex booking systems and extensive commutes with a few clicks of a mouse.Continue...

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