Department of Psychology

Pregnancy-specific anxiety may impact how long a woman exclusively breastfeeds her child

Published: 17Jun2019

Exclusive breastfeeding is recommended by the World Health Organization for the first six months of life because of the benefits for both mom and baby. In Canada, approximately 32% of women meet...

Newly discovered pathway for pain processing could lead to new treatments

Published: 8Aug2017

The discovery of a new biological pathway involved in pain processing offers hope of using existing cancer drugs to replace the use of opioids in chronic pain treatment, according to scientists at...

Expert: male eating disorder on the rise

Published: 2Aug2017

In the United Kingdom, "the number of adult men being admitted to hospital with an eating disorder has risen by 70% over the past six years – the same rate of increase as among women," reports The...

Waiting for pleasure

Published: 4Aug2015

Researchers at McGill have clearly identified, for the first time, the specific parts of the brain involved in decisions that call for delayed gratification.