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  • Weekly Memo

    Check here for the latest Queen's Psychology news about what's happening in the Department and conference and job opportunities across Canada and around the world.

  • Chloe Hudson, July 2015

    Why is it that some children are less affected when they are bullied, while others are deeply affected? How can we explain this?

  • Nida Latif, June 2015

    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.”

  • Cella Olmstead, Valerie Kuhlmeier, May 2015

    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.

  • Selina Wang, Sean Bai, April 2015

    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.

  • Daniel Gale, March 2015

    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.

  • Sylvia Magrys, February 2015

    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.

  • Sarah Cassidy and Tanya Tran, January 2015

    Queen's Psychology undergraduate students Tanya Tran and Sarah Cassidy discuss their research work in Dr. Chris Bowie’s lab.

  • Emma Dargie, December 2014

    “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.”

  • Mike Best, November 2014

    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.”

  • Amanda Shamblaw, September 2014

    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.

  • Joyce Li, August 2014

    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

  • Effie Pereira, August 2014

    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.

  • Adam Heenan, July 2014

    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.

  • Maya Gupta, July 2014

    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

  • Laura Katz, June 2014

    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).

  • Kelly Suschinsky, June 2014

    Psychology post-doctoral fellow Kelly Suschinsky has received a Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Fellowship Award.

  • Jennifer Bossio, June 2014

    Jennifer Bossio hopes that her research will be used to inform public policy makers, as well as parents of infant boys

  • Rachel Wayne, May 2014

    Clinical Psychology PhD candidate Rachel Wayne’s research focuses on the neurocognitive basis of speech comprehension under difficult listening conditions.

  • Christopher Bowie, May 2014

    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.

  • Cherie La Rocque, May 2014

    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.

  • 44th Annual Ontario Undergraduate Psychology Thesis Conference

    Join us on May 9th, 2014 at Queen's University in beautiful Kingston, Ontario

  • Wendy Craig, May 2013

    Psychology Professor Wendy Craig joins Stephen Harper at roundtable on cyberbullying

  • Val Kuhlmeier, May 2013

    Psychology Associate Professor Valerie Kuhlmeier's research shows that toddlers value people who help.

  • Barrie Frost, April 2013

    Psychology Professor Emeritus Barrie Frost leads study on butterfly navigation and migration.

  • Richard Beninger, March 2013

    Richard Beninger featured on CBC television.

  • Talks / Colloquia

    The Queen's Psychology Talks/Colloquia page is where you will find information on all upcoming talks being hosted by Queen's Psychology.

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