Press

December 2016. Press on latest research examining factors that encourage giving among those with the greatest capacity to give.

December 2016. Latest research on charitable giving featured in the Wall Street Journal. http://www.wsj.com/articles/the-mistakes-we-make-when-giving-to-charity-1481512441

October 2016. Latest research on time-use featured in the Globe & Mail. http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/toronto/qew-toll-lanes-were-met-with-strong-demand-but-will-it-last/article31581215/comments/

September 2016. Talk on my colleagues and I’s latest findings (and my PhD research) examining the trade-offs that we make between time and money and how these trade-offs impact happiness. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9INGcT1LGq8

July 2016. Talk at the Harvard Business School on charitable giving. I start at 1:11, but if you are here, you should just watch the whole thing. These are the coolest charitable giving researchers ever. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=phQfym6PoGY

May 2016. A few of the media mentions and interviews about my latest work showing that spending money on others promotes cardiovascular health.

Jan. 2016. “Psychologists grapple with the validity of research involving undergraduate students.” Cover Story, The Vancouver Sun. http://www.vancouversun.com/health/problem+with+human+guinea+pigs/11680820/story.html

Jan. 2016. SPSP Shark-Tank Competition Video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oTvvE00AMS4

Jan. 2016. A few of the 100+ media mentions and interviews that I conducted about my latest work on “Valuing time over money is linked to greater happiness.”

Dec. 2015. Encouraging the affluent to give to charity at SPI 2015 in Chicago, IL. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jogYLXWybm4

Dec. 2015. Op-Ed in the New York Times, co-authored with Prof. Elizabeth Dunn. Give, if You Know What’s Good for You

Nov. 2015. Blog on latest “buying time” research with collaborator YouEarnedIt   http://youearnedit.com/blog/rewarding-employees-cash-for-christmas-think-again/

Sept. 2015. Talk on buying happier time as presented at BX2015 in London, England. Talk starts at 1:06. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3WW6XYux47w

Sept. 2015. Featured as a “Behavioral Scientist of the Future”. https://behavioralpolicy.org/the-future-is-brighter-than-you-think/

Sept. 2015. New Student Engagement Program was featured on UBC Psychology Blog, this is an exciting new program to help engage students in our department. http://psych.ubc.ca/strengthening-and-building-student-engagement/

July 2015. Featured in Sad Magazine “Review: The Happy Show.” http://archive.sadmag.ca/news/2015/06/review-stefan-sagmeister-the-happy-show/

June 2015: Featured as the first UBC “Thriving Graduate Student for the Healthy UBC Newsletter. http://www.hr.ubc.ca/healthy-ubc-newsletter/2015/06/03/thriving-faculty-featuring-ashley-whillans/

June 2015: Talk on Charitable Giving as presented at SPI (Society for Philanthropy Initiative) in Chicago, IL. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=opg4CDxSZbk&index=22&list=PLRPiwgg2ju1_i01PEdnBJApQJzGNfoUcP

May 2015: Some of the media mentions on my latest research on how thinking about the economic value of time can undermine environmental behavior:

December 2014: Research Discussed on The Terry Project (Radio Show at UBC) “Christmas and the Psychology of Human Kindness”: https://soundcloud.com/terryproject/the-terry-project-on-citr-54-christmas-and-the-psychology-of-human-kindness

December 2014: Research Featured by Chicago Booth Magazine Capital Ideas: http://www.chicagobooth.edu/capideas/magazine/winter-2014/beyond-the-ice-bucket-challenge?cat=business&src=Magazine

October 2014: Wrote a Blog Post on Strategies for Happiness for UBCfyi: http://blog.students.ubc.ca/ubcfyi/2014/10/28/simple-strategies-to-feel-happy/

June 2014: Wrote a Blog Post for Society for Personality & Social Psychology’s Blog: http://www.spspblog.org/counting-seconds-cents-the-psychological-consequences-of-time-and-money/

May 2014: Wrote a Blog Post for the Nexus Youth Summit Organization: http://www.nexusyouthsummit.org/2014/05/new-paths-to-purpose-by-ashley-whillans/

May 2014: Wrote a Blog Post on Charitable Giving for The Life You Can Save: http://www.thelifeyoucansave.org/Blog/tabid/107/ID/76/Spending-Money-on-Others-and-Personal-Happiness.aspx

February 2014: Wrote a Blog Post on Campus Connectedness and Well-being for UBCfyi: http://blog.students.ubc.ca/ubcfyi/2014/02/03/give-back/

December 2013: Research on gift giving was featured on CityTV & News 1130. http://www.news1130.com/2013/12/16/buy-experiences-over-material-items-research-suggests/

December 2013: Research on gift giving was featured in the Epoch Times. http://www.epochtimes.com/gb/13/12/19/n4037651.htm圣诞在即-专家-体验型礼物长留心中.html

December 2013: Research on gift giving was featured on CKNW. http://www.cknw.com/the-shift-with-mike-eckford/

September 2013: Wrote a Blog Post for the New Path’s to Purpose Initiative at the Chicago Booth School of Business. http://newpathstopurpose.org/blog/experimenting-with-purpose-when-does-money-buy-happiness

January 2013: Our project became part of the New Paths to Purpose Initiative at Chicago Booth School of Business: http://newpathstopurpose.org/grants/2012-rfp

Undergraduate Press & Media: 

Sept 2012: Talking a little bit about my honours project here in a UBC Donor Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bMd5wCzMYXY&feature=player_embedded

March 2012– Invited to give the Opening Keynote  at UBC’s Multidisciplinary Undergraduate Conference. Was invited back in 2015.

Dec 2011 – Awarded Russ Patrick Award for Undergraduate Research Writing ($1800)*top prize for undergraduate research writing. To read paper Click Here

I used to be a professional actor. I studied at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London. Read a bit about my past life here or here.

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