News

Students’ first paper! Congratulations to Holly and Adam on their first accepted academic paper! Look for it in an upcoming issue of Perspectives on Psychological Science.

Dr. Laurin receives APS’ Janet Taylor Spence Award for Transformative Early Career Contributions She stumbled her way through a couple of minutes of thank-yous at the ceremony but managed to not fall off the stage!

And that’s a wrap! This week the lab closed out a fun and productive year with a pizza party / game of Jeopardy! where I think the grad students and RAs alike learned a lot about each other, the lab director, and UBC’s psych department more generally.

New lab addition! The MAGIC lab wishes to announce the arrival of Will Jettinghoff, in September 2018. Future advisers Kristin Laurin and Azim Shariff (UBC’s newest social / personality hire) couldn’t be more thrilled.

SPSP success! This weekend the lab traveled to Atlanta, GA, to share our research with social and personality psychologists from around the world. Kristin spoke at the political psychology and social cognition preconferences, while Gordon, Adam and Holly presented posters.

chips + chopsticks = no more greasy keyboard! #thingsilearnfrommygradstudents #rufflesalldressed

MAGIC victory! The MAGIC lab came away with a much-deserved victory in a holiday bake-off vs. UBC’s Emotion and Self Lab. The good guys came away with the prize for Best Flavour, Best Narrative, and shared the prize for Best Visual. Admittedly, we did lose Best Overall. Great work, everyone!

Dr. Laurin named SAGE Young Scholar Given by the Foundation for Personality and Social Psychology, the SAGE Young Scholar Award recognizes “outstanding young researchers in personality and social psychology”. She shares the 2018 honour with Mark Brandt, Molly Crockett, Michael Kraus, Nour Kteily, Ryne Sherman, Erica Slotter, and Josh Tybur.

Dr. Laurin named CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholar Chosen from a pool of 500 applicants along with 14 other emerging scholars, each to join one of CIFAR‘s interdisciplinary programs. Kristin will join the Successful Societies program to work on the problem of social inequality.

MAGIC lab featured as lab of the month Read more about the MAGIC lab featured on the UBC Psychology website  

Lab hike with our sister labs in the MECC cluster Most of the lab was out today scaling Lynn Peak along with the other members of the MECC lab cluster–the Heine lab, the Norenzayan lab, and the Schaller lab. We forgot to take a picture at the summit…

First lab meeting of 2017/2018 The MAGIC lab got together to eat scones and discuss a working paper on motivation and SES. Great start to the academic year!

New grad students in the lab! Today marks the official first day of school for new grad students Adam Alic, Holly Engstrom, and Gordon Heltzel. Excited to see what these three will do!

Lab director wins ISCON early career award Dr. Laurin has received the early career award from the International Social Cognition Network! She shares this honour with Dr. Ed O’Brian, and both will be presenting their work at SPSP’s Social Cognition preconference in March in Atlanta.

Meet Dr. Kristin Laurin, Director of the MAGIC Lab at UBC Dr. Kristin Laurin, Director of the MAGIC Lab, joined UBC’s Department of Psychology on July 1, 2016. Prior to this she was Assistant Professor of Organizational Behaviour at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. In this Q&A, she shares the questions she tries to answer in her research, her motto, and what she does when […]