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Queen's University


Back Row (L to R): Shalandra Wood, Kalee De France, Katrina Tripple, Jessica Wilfong, Dianna Lanteigne, Kate Jackson, Jessica Barr, Sarah Greco, Ariel Segal, Nicole Carmona, Tanya Tran, Carly Cookman

Front Row (L to R): Andrew Sherman, Gabrielle Gravesande, Jessica Lougheed, Tiffany Tsui, Sara Bocchinfuso, Jessica Bullett, Mariana Borsuk-Gudz, Sarah Alati, Tiffany Wong, Liz Perez, Kristen Antoniak, Tom Hollenstein

Not Pictured: Lauren Brandys, Ellen O'Donoghue, Keara Rodd, Sarah Barton, Felix Chung

People in the Lab

Lab Director


Tom Hollenstein, PhD

Current PhD Students

Dianna Lanteigne

Dianna Lanteigne

Current Year: PhD 3

Area of research: Emotional development across childhood and adolescence, especially risk factors associated with depression and anxiety; Emotional discordance among emotional experience, physiological arousal, and observed affect; Observational coding of self-conscious emotions; The relationship between emotion and cognitive processes such as attention, rumination, and autobiographical memory; School-based intervention programs


Jessica Lougheed

Jessica Lougheed


Current Year: PhD 2

Research Interests: Adolescent socioemotional development, the development of intrapersonal and interpersonal emotion regulation, dynamic systems methods


Current Masters Students

Kalee DeFrance

Kalee DeFrance


Current Year: MSc 2


Research Interests:I am interested in emotional regulation and its impact on adolescent development. In particular, I am interested in examining interventions that could teach emotional regulation skills to young people in a preventative nature.

Tiffany Tsui


Current Year: MSc 1

Research Interests: I am interested in socioemotional development across childhood and adolescence, individual differences in psychophysiology among children and adolescents with internalizing problems, and changes in psychophysiological sensitivity as a result of intervention.


Current Honours Students

Sarah Alati


Research Interests:Sarah is a 4th year psychology student completing her honours thesis in the Adolescent Dynamics Lab. She is interested in in looking at empathy and how this can influence the experience of emotions in mother-daughter relationships.

Andrew Sherman


Research Interests: Andrew is a fifth-year psychology student completing his honours thesis in the Adolescent Dynamics Lab. He is interested in the anxiolytic effects of video games and the potential of video games as a medium to augment traditional therapies. In particular, he is developing a coding system to assess how anxious children and adolescents engage with game spaces.


Tanya Tran


Research Interests: Tanya is in her final year of the BScH psychology program at Queen's University.  Currently, she is completing her honours thesis in the Adolescent Dynamics Lab.  Her thesis will examine individual differences in emotion coaching among mother-daughter dyads and whether these differences predict psychosocial functioning in the youth.  

Current Directed Lab Students

Ariel Segal is a 4th year psychology major and global development minor working on a directed lab course in the ADL. This will be her third year  volunteering in the lab. Her research will focus on shaming and self -conscious responses in depressed adolescents during stressful situations, specifically exploring which factors increase self-conscious behaviours.

Elizabeth Perez is a 4th year science student specializing in biopsychology. During her third year she was a physiological data analyst for ADL. This year she is a special directed lab student working on psychophysiology and dynamic discordance.

Current Research Assistants

Ellen O'Donoghue
Gabrielle Gravesande
Lauren Brandys
Kate Jackson
Tiffany Wong
Sarah Greco
Sara Bocchinfuso
Jessica Barr
Jessica Bullett
Keara Rodd
Carly Cookman
Sarah Jane Barton
Mariana Borsuk-Gudz
Katrina Tripple
Kristen Antoniak
Felix Chung
Shalandra Wood
Nicole Carmona


Honours/MSc/PhD Students

Alex Irwin
Alex ‘Peeps’ Irwin completed her Master’s thesis titled “Emotion Recognition in Youth Chronically Victimized by their Peers” in 2014. She is currently completing her PhD in Clinical Psychology in the “Child Self-Regulation Lab" at Ryerson University.

Jennifer Eastabrook

Jennifer completed her PhD "Emotional Awareness and Alexithymia: Emotional Processing and Regulation in Adolescence" in the Adolescents Dynamics Lab in 2013. Jennifer is now the scientific advisor at AXON Communications.

  Lindsay Lavictoire  
Lindsay completed her MSc project "Affective Dynamics of Rejected Children in Triadic Peer Interactions in Early Childhood" in 2010.

Jessica Flynn  
Jess completed her MSc project "The Relation between Emotional Acceptance and Emotion Regulation in Adolescent Girls" in 2009. Jess is currently pursuing her PhD in clinical psychology at Kent State University.

Lorinda Bruinsma
Lorinda completed her undergraduate honour's thesis "Effects of Physical Proximity on Emotion Co-Regulation in Mother-Daughter Dyads" in 2014.

Brittany Killer
Brittany completed her undergraduate honour's thesis "Psychophysiological Responses to Peer Victimization: Differences between Victimized and Nonvictimized Children and Adolescents" in 2014.

Casey Fulford
Casey completed her undergraduate honour's thesis "Socialization Experiences in Relation to State Shame and Trait Shame" in 2013.

Tanya Lai
Tanya completed her undergraduate honour's thesis "Effect of Suppression on Emotional Expression, Experience and Arousal" in 2013.

Genna Pearce
Genna completed her undergraduate honour's thesis "Rumination and Aggression as Gender-Specific Mediators of Changes in Social Anxiety Across Adolescence" in 2013. Genna hopes to pursue a career in counselling.

Alexandra Ruddy
Liz completed her undergraduate honour's thesis "Depressive Symptoms and Emotion Regulation Difficulties as Predictors of Risk-Taking Behaviour and Perception in Adolescence" in 2013.

Liz Brown
Liz completed her undergraduate honour's thesis "Shame as Mediator Between Involvement in Bullying and Internalizing Disorders" in 2011.

Allison Rinne
Allison completed her undergraduate honour's thesis "Interpretations of Situational and Emotional Cues as Predictors of Emotional Reactions Following Peer Victimization" in 2011.

Adrian McNeely:   Adrian completed his undergraduate honour's thesis "Cardiac Indices of Mood Symptoms and Age-Related Differences in Female Adolescents" in 2010.


Shannon Cluett
Shannon completed her undergraduate honour's thesis "Differences in Coping Strategies and Emotion Regulation Associated with Alexithymia" in 2010. 

Hanna Perry
Hanna completed her undergraduate honour's thesis "Associations between Emotion Regulation and Internalizing Symptoms in Adolescent Girls and their Mothers" in 2009. 

Julie Gerrits
Julie completed her honour's thesis "Individual Differences and Changes in Mother-Daughter Conflict Across Early Adolescence". Julie went on to complete her Masters in Counseling Psychology focusing on the relationship among family systems factors (i.e. parental stress and family functioning) and youth's residential treatment outcomes at The University of Western Ontario. 

Sera DeRubeis
Sera completed her honour's thesis "Individual Differences in Shame and Depressive Symptoms across the Adolescent Transition". Sara went on to complete a Master's degree in School and Clinical Child Psychology at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto. Under the supervision of Dr. Isabela Granic of the Hospital for Sick Children, she investigated how changes in parenting behaviours influence treatment outcomes for aggressive youth. 

Sarah Somerton 
Sarah completed her undergraduate honour's thesis "The Impact of the Interaction of Adolescent Inhibition and Family Expressiveness on Behaviour Problem Outcomes" in 2008.

Jenny Glozman
Jenny completed her undergraduate honour's thesis "Self-conscious Affect in Adolescence: Observed Behaviour and Relations to Depression" in 2008.


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