His mother’s demand that he aim high led Worrell to Western, and to the top of the American Psychological Association.
The longer the pandemic goes on, the greater the risk Canadians will struggle to adhere to guidelines and restrictions.
For more than 140 years, the Governor General’s Academic Medals have recognized outstanding students across Canada. The Gold Medals are awarded for academic excellence at the graduate level. Three Western graduates are among the recipients of Gold Medals this year....
Physical distancing, quarantines and lockdowns have created a recipe for the onset and relapse of eating disorders, a study co-authored by a Western researcher shows.
New research tools confirm a link between women’s experiences of sexual objectification and their anxiety about personal safety.
Award-winning ‘superclass’ pioneer Mike Atkinson is confident today’s students can also thrive in this new format.
PhD candidate Jane Kovarikova has formed a group lobbying for child-welfare policy changes.
The most reliable predictor of a relationship’s success is partners’ belief that the other person is fully committed, a Western-led research team has found.
Transport yourself beyond pandemic isolation and into parallel worlds both near and far when Western neuroscientist Mel Goodale takes a turn on Read. Watch. Listen.
New federal funding will help a Western-led program continue exploring welcoming environments for newcomers, even as Canada’s attitudes toward new immigrants will surely be tested by the economic and social uncertainty of a post-pandemic world.
Canadian mental health has taken a severe hit during the pandemic with the nation seeing exploding rates of anxiety and depression, increased use of alcohol and drugs, and difficulty accessing important supports, according to a recent survey from Mental Health Research Canada.
A Western-led study has identified the 10 biggest risk factors causing sleep issues among children – and its authors are offering exasperated parents research-backed insights into helping little ones get the rest they need.
Seventy-five university research projects across seven faculties received more than $13.8 million in Discovery Grants from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC).
Consensual nonmonogamy within a relationship showed only positive outcomes on life satisfaction and relationship quality for the primary partners in a romantically involved couple – leading researchers to believe it to be healthy, viable relationship option.
People across the globe started making music together from their windows and balconies. As music neuroscientists who study how music affects our bodies and brains, we would like to shed light on the question: why do we turn to collective music-making in times of crisis?
COVID-19 has introduced new levels of stress into the lives of everyone. When considering the wellbeing of others or ourselves, it is important to understand that how deeply that stress is felt depends on many factors, explained one Western researcher.
“It is useful to engage children with some school now – but be gentle on yourself and, by extension, be gentle on them to reduce the stress load on everyone.”
Psychology professor Lindsay Bodell is exploring how subtle differences in brain activity may be the key to unlocking the cause of eating disorders and lead to a more proactive approach in tackling the disease.
Fantasy. Conspiracy. Eric adventure. And that’s only to get things started when Psychology professor John Paul Minda takes a turn on Read. Watch. Listen.
Therapists often recommend exercise as part of a wellness prescription for people struggling through mental-health challenges. But it’s rare exercise and counselling are integral parts of the same psychotherapy session.