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The Top 12 Dogs for Families

Ella the Snow Dog by John Talbot

Lisa Shoreland writes about the pros and cons of the top family-friendly dog breeds.

Canadian Psychological Association Conference '09

Sorry for the limited updates this week. Dr. G and I are in Montreal at CPA ’09 – we’re learning a lot, so next week’s posts should be great! In the meantime, I’m twittering from the talks. Check it out at

Hosting change

I’m about to move the site to a new host. If you have problems accessing it over the weekend, let me know at [email protected] UPDATE: Looks like the move has been successful. E-mail seems to be back, and I’ve heard from some folks on Twitter that the site is displaying properly. How about that? We’ve…

Academy Award Winners Live Longer

This article was taken from a blog by Dr. Gad Saad in Psychology Today and found interesting. Dr. Saad is an evolutionary behavioral scientist who has published over 40 scientific articles in numerous disciplines including in marketing, consumer behavior, advertising, medicine, economics, and bibliometrics. The epidemiologist Donald Redelmeier and his coauthor Sheldon Singh published a…

International Year of Astronomy (2009)

The International Year of Astronomy 2009 is a global effort initiated by the International Astronomical Union and UNESCO to help the citizens of the world rediscover their place in the Universe through the day and night-time sky and thereby engage a personal sense of wonder and discovery. This year coincides with the 400th anniversary of…

Researchers Ain't Afraid of No Ghost: Scientists investigate ghost sightings

Michael Persinger, a neuroscientist at Laurentian University in Sudbury, Ontario, Canada has conducted research on the belief that people who feel that they will see a ghost so badly probably will. One such study, published in 2001 in Perceptual And Motor Skills chronicles the experiences of a teenager who in 1996 claimed to be receiving…

Moms vs. Dads???

Overlapping Toronto parenting conferences agree on little… In two¬†recent events in Toronto¬†it was again re-interated¬†motherhood and fatherhood scholars might not concur on every domestic issue, but they do agree on two things: mothers are stereotyped for doing too much, and men for doing too little. A motherhood conference this weekend at Toronto’s York University conveys…

Terrorists play videogames?

This is not psychology news, but… We talked about the impact of videogames in FA Episodes 8 and 9, but I never thought it would come to this! An American extremist monitoring group, SITE, found an image that terrorists had posted to encourage attacks on the West. Turns out the picture was concept art for…

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