Laughing Rats, Cuddly Octopi, Altruistic Humans and the Biology of Contentment

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All humans are born to be happy but why are some more so than others? Shaping the self by focusing on future memories, good humour and epigenetics, as well as other brain-altering, pro-social behaviour can help us get through the rough patches.

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September 24, 2010 at 2:50 pm


Beyond Psychotherapy: Values and Vitality

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Clear values are a lighthouse that provides direction during psychological storms and stands as a beacon for the world to know us. Dr. Fitzpatrick discusses how we can clarify our values, the importance of standing up for them and ways to overcome our reluctance to live a values-driven life.

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September 24, 2010 at 2:48 pm


Lies, Damned Lies and Statistics

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Most people are notoriously fearful of statistics and at the same time are poor at evaluating risks or probable gains. Join us as we look at some of the quirkier assessments people make, how they arrive at them, and how we can apply common sense to statistical information.

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September 24, 2010 at 2:45 pm


Career Transitions in Tough Times

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The global financial crisis has forced many people to rethink the status of their current and future career options. Dr. Sinacore is a leading authority on career issues and will examine the challenges and opportunities that arise in the process of occupational transitioning.

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September 24, 2010 at 2:41 pm


‘Til Death do us Part: Motivation for a Lifetime

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Motivation plays an essential role in any adult’s ability to stay healthy, recover from illness or disabling events and to adopt health-promoting behaviours. Dr. Muis, a motivation expert, will unravel what motivation is and how we can harness it to stay well throughout the journey of life.

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September 24, 2010 at 2:34 pm


Mindfulness: Learning to Live in the Moment

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People in today’s society are increasingly struggling to regulate their emotions in the face of growing stress and technology demands. Mindfulness — full and focused awareness — can be a powerful approach to reduce stress and regulate emotions.

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September 24, 2010 at 2:27 pm


Literacy: The future of teaching the world to read

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Dr. Robert Savage explores new ideas and research related to teaching children to read as part of a Mini-EdPsych series called “Learning: A Lifetime Journey”. Dr. Savage is an Associate Professor in the Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology.

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November 12, 2009 at 11:00 am


Coping: Managing the apparently unmanageable

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Dr. Nathan Smith, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology, shares his expertise on dealing with life’s stresses, both big and small. Dr. Smith’s presentation is part of the “Learning: A Lifetime Journey” educational psychology series.

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November 12, 2009 at 10:49 am


Transitions: Opening doors for a lifetime

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In this installment of the “Learning: A Lifetime Journey” series, Dr. Tara Flanagan separates fact from fiction when it comes to autism. Dr. Flanagan is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology.

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November 11, 2009 at 3:19 pm


Teaching: Theatre or Science?

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Dr. Alenoush Saroyan, a Professor in the Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology, discusses cutting-edge methods for making teaching both effective and engaging.

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November 11, 2009 at 3:09 pm