(the following extract is from Dialogues, newsletter of the Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology, McGill University, Faculty of Education, spring 2016 edition)

Making sense of sensations : How do perception and cognition influence behaviour?

Classified as: ECP, Development, autism, psychology, Armando Bertone, pnlab,, atypical, typical, fragile x, dialogues
Published on: 12 Apr 2016

Head movements play an important role in conveying emotions through speech and music. Let your head do the talking.

Classified as: Research, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, psychology, emotion, caroline palmer, lifestyle, gesture, movements, steven livingstone
Published on: 27 Oct 2015

Emotional abuse may be as harmful as physical abuse and neglect. This finding led by a team of researchers at McGill University complements previous imaging research showing that emotional and physical pain both activate the same parts of the brain.

Classified as: McGill University, psychiatric, psychology, violence, child abuse, emotional abuse, neglect, physical abuse, David Vachon, Mt. Hope Family Center, Robert Krueger, child maltreatment
Published on: 14 Oct 2015

Transition to parenthood can be a difficult life event. It can have an impact on both parents and on the long-term development of the child. While mother’s "baby blues" have been widely investigated, little research has been conducted on antenatal paternal depression.

Classified as: depression, psychology, stress, father, pregnancy, baby blues, dad, deborah da costa, Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre
Published on: 5 Oct 2015

Magicians have astonished audiences for centuries by subtly, yet powerfully, influencing their decisions. But there has been little systematic study of the psychological factors that make magic tricks work.

Classified as: Research, psychology, McGill News, Jay Olson, cognition, consciousness, magic, Raz
Published on: 9 Feb 2015

 Bobbing your head, tapping your heel, or clapping along with the music is a natural response for most people, but what about those who can’t keep a beat?

Classified as: psychology, beat deafness, caroline palmer
Published on: 10 Nov 2014

<p>It’s a scene that plays out every day in Montreal. On the bus, in schools, in the office and at home, conversations weave seamlessly back and forth between French and English, or one of the many other languages represented on this multicultural island. It’s increasingly common to hear not two, but three different languages spoken in one short conversation.</p>

Classified as: psychology, Bilingualism, Linguistics, Neurocognition, Journal of Applied Psycholinguistics
Published on: 24 Oct 2014

The psychology of strategy is all about achieving desired objectives, according to business strategy experts. Inherent in this definition is a process of prioritising and focus.

Classified as: Business, Henry Mintzberg, Strategy, business strategy, psychology
Published on: 4 Jun 2014