The world needs more empathy—here is how science can harness it

Published: 28 November 2023

In a world grappling with deep-seated division and social upheaval, empathy has become more critical than ever....

Eye-to-eye contact is rare but shapes our social behavior

Published: 8 November 2023

When speaking to one another, much of the communication occurs nonverbally – through body posture, hand gestures, and the eyes. Our eye gaze during conversations therefore reveals a wealth of...

Why do people gaslight their romantic partners?

Published: 27 July 2023

A new study by a McGill University PhD student is looking into the effects of gaslighting in romantic relationships. The term is used to describe a form of psychological abuse in which a person or...

Cutting down on social media to improve teens and young adults’ body image  

Published: 5 April 2023

Teens in North America are spending several hours per day on screens, and there’s growing concern over how social media may affect their mental health.

As racial and linguistic minorities, English-speaking Black Quebecers face more barriers to receiving mental healthcare 

Published: 8 May 2023

Black anglophones in Quebec experience more discrimination and report more barriers to mental healthcare – and overall lower mental health – than their French-speaking counterparts, according to a...

How our own identity impacts how we judge others

Published: 8 February 2023

How does our own identity impact how we perceive and judge others? Research from McGill University has found that those who are most likely to be stereotyped based on their combined racial and...

No pain, no gain? How the brain chooses between pain and profit

Published: 20 July 2022

Imagine having to choose over and over between what you enjoy doing and the pain that it might cause you, whether physical or emotional. If you live with conditions such as depression, anxiety, or...

Face masks impair nonverbal communication between individuals

Published: 21 February 2022

Since the onset of the worldwide pandemic, face masks have been widely adopted to control the spread of COVID-19. While masks are critical for mitigating disease contagion, they hide parts of our...

Experts: 2021 Holiday Season

Published: 20 December 2021

The McGill Media Relations Office suggests the following sources for your holiday stories:...


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