Imagine that you were given the choice to swap genders. Would you do it? What if it were only for a day or an hour? These questions were recently put to the test by two University of New Brunswick researchers and a Fredericton community member, and the results provide interesting insights into gender-related attitudes and… Read More »

Researchers at the University of New Brunswick have published a new study that examines depictions of sex in specific types of pornography and their impacts on those who watch. “Schoolgirls and Soccer Moms: A Content Analysis of Free ‘Teen’ and ‘MILF’ Online Pornography” was recently published in the Journal of Sex Research by Sarah Vannier, Anna Currie and… Read More »

Dr. Pablo Santos Iglesias, a postdoctoral fellow in the University of New Brunswick’s (UNB) psychology department, has won a prestigious Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research to examine sexual well-being in couples living with fibromyalgia. Dr. Santos Iglesias came to UNB from Spain in September as the university’s first Banting Postdoctoral… Read More »

Internationally renowned scholar, Dr. E. Sandra Byers, professor of psychology at the University of New Brunswick, was recently awarded the 2013 Alfred C. Kinsey Award by the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality (SSSS). The Kinsey Award acknowledges individuals from around the world for their outstanding contributions to the field of sex research, sex therapy,… Read More »

MMFC Workshop 2013: “Risk Assessment & Risk Management in Intimate Partner Violence Situations” The Muriel McQueen Fergusson Centre for Family Violence Research (MMFC) at the University of New Brunswick is holding its MMFC Workshop 2013 on October 29-30 at the Fredericton Convention Centre. The two-day event includes a free public lecture on Tuesday evening, followed… Read More »

A team of researchers across the Atlantic Provinces has received $2.5 million dollars in funding from the Department of Health to identify crucial gaps in service delivery to children and young people suffering from mental illnesses. Dr. Scott Ronis, an assistant professor in the University of New Brunswick’s department of psychology is joined by investigators… Read More »

Dr. Diane F. Halpern, McElwee Family Professor of Psychology and Roberts Fellow at Claremont McKenna College, will present this year’s annual Pacey Lecture on Wednesday, March 20, in Fredericton and Thursday, March 21, in Saint John.  She will present “Juggling Work & Family: What Women Leaders Can Teach Us”.  Both lectures will take place at… Read More »

Walking into a room full of large, hairy spiders would be a terrifying experience for a person suffering from arachnophobia. But a University of New Brunswick psychology professor and a Fredericton-based game designer have worked together to create software to help people learn to overcome their fears of the eight-legged creatures. Darren Piercy and Carl… Read More »