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Why is it that some children are less affected when they are bullied, while others are deeply affected? How can we explain this?
Queen’s Psychology PhD student Nida Latif is interested in why most of us find conversation a natural, automatic part of our lives and why certain individuals struggle with conversation. “From a cognitive point of view, conversation is, in principle, exceptionally difficult,” Nida explains. "I am interested in exploring why it is that we find conversation so easy.”
Over the past 15 years, Drs. Cella Olmstead and Valerie Kuhlmeier have taught both undergraduate and graduate courses that covered the subject matter of comparative cognition.
Undergraduate students Selina Wang and Sean Bai want to see music therapy more widely used to help improve the lives of the elderly and individuals struggling with Alzheimer’s disease.
Queen’s Psychology 4th year undergraduate student Daniel Gale has a strong passion for research and statistics. Dan currently works in the Cognition and Action Lab with supervisor Randy Flanagan.
Queen’s Psychology PhD student Sylvia Magrys was drawn to the field of Clinical Psychology because of her desire to help vulnerable individuals. “And, on an academic level, I was curious about how human behaviour relates to one’s biology, especially brain structure and functioning,” Sylvia explains.
Queen's Psychology undergraduate students Tanya Tran and Sarah Cassidy discuss their research work in Dr. Chris Bowie’s lab.
“It’s time to listen closely, and be inspired to change.” Emma Dargie, a PhD Candidate in Clinical Psychology at Queen’s University, has spent years researching a misunderstood pain condition that many dismiss or are unaware of: vulvodynia. “Because this pain condition involves the intersection of chronic pain and sexuality,” Emma says, “it may be seen as taboo to discuss.”
Psychology PhD student Mike Best has been awarded the prestigious Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship for his study “Social Exclusion of Individuals with Psychosis: Predictors and Neurobiological Consequences.”
Clinical Psychology Master’s student Amanda Shamblaw wants to know how a mother’s symptoms of depression affect her child. Amanda works in Dr. Kate Harkness’ Mood Lab, where she studies the origins of depression and how both heredity and life events contribute to the onset and duration of depression.
Queen's Psychology Clinical MSc student Joyce Li discusses working with the Companies Committed to Kids project. "Adults have the ability to promote and nurture the mental wellbeing of the children in their lives by showing warmth and respect in their interactions with them, and by modelling positive behaviours." Joyce Li
The amount of visual information that we get from the world around us is astounding – from basic features like colours, textures, and edges, to higher-level concepts like objects, structures, and spatial layout. The fact that we easily perceive this information to plan, coordinate, and perform a multitude of tasks on a daily basis is a testament to the efficiency of our mental processes. Psychology Brain, Behaviour, and Cognitive Science Masters student Effie Pereira has always been fascinated by eye movement planning, especially when it comes to specific directed tasks.
Research by Queen's Clinical Psychology PhD Student Adam Heenan has found that exercise and relaxation activities can change the way people perceive the world.
Queen's Clinical Psychology PhD student Maya Gupta is focusing her research on family dynamics in early episode psychosis. "What I am hoping to do is to provide evidence on the type of caregiver and client factors that can help families best support their loved ones with psychosis." Maya Gupta
Clinical Psychology PhD Candidate Laura Katz’s research focuses on examining the psychosocial factors of chronic illness, and more specifically on understanding the mechanisms of coping within Interstitial Cystitis/Bladder Pain Syndrome (IC/BPS).
Psychology post-doctoral fellow Kelly Suschinsky has received a Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Fellowship Award.
Jennifer Bossio hopes that her research will be used to inform public policy makers, as well as parents of infant boys
Clinical Psychology PhD candidate Rachel Wayne’s research focuses on the neurocognitive basis of speech comprehension under difficult listening conditions.
Christopher Bowie has received a national award for his program that helps people with a mental illness function at a high level when they return to work.
La Rocque has been practicing yoga for 7 years and her love of yoga has inspired her to expand her interest to researching possible antidepressant effects of yoga.
Join us on May 9th, 2014 at Queen's University in beautiful Kingston, Ontario
Psychology Professor Wendy Craig joins Stephen Harper at roundtable on cyberbullying
Psychology Associate Professor Valerie Kuhlmeier's research shows that toddlers value people who help.
Psychology Professor Emeritus Barrie Frost leads study on butterfly navigation and migration.
Richard Beninger featured on CBC television.
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