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Queen's University


WEEK of  29 July 2010 

UPCOMING ORALS (all orals are held in H228 CONFERENCE ROOM unless otherwise noted)

August 3, 2010

2:00 p.m.
Maia Kredentser, MSc. Extraversion and Self-Monitoring:Exploring Differential Responses to Descriptive and Injunctive Normative Messages within the Framework of the Elaboration Likelihood Model of Persuasion. Supervisor: Dr. Leandre Fabrigar. External Examiner: Dr. Lucie Levesque, Kinesiology/Health Sciences.
August 16, 2010 1:00 p.m.
Meaghan Wilkin, MSc Oral. Exposure to stressors during development and the importance of timing: An animal model of early life adversity. Supervisor: Dr. Janet Menard.  External Examiner: Dr. James Reynolds, Department of Pharmacology.

August 18, 2010

10:00 a.m.

Jay Wood, Ph.D. Oral. Deconstructing Attitude Strength: Understanding the Cognitive Structures and Subjective Beliefs Related to Attitudes . Supervisor: Dr. Leandre Fabrigar.  External Examiner: Dr. Derek Rucker, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL.
August 19, 2010, 9:30 a.m.

Megan Davidson, Ph.D. Oral. Impact of Manipulated Perceived Efficacy and Self-Affirmation on Measures of Risk, Efficacy, and Intention.Supervisor: Dr. Leandre Fabrigar. External Examiner: Dr. Erin Strahan, Wilfrid Laurier University, Brantford.
Sept. 9, 2010
9:15 a.m
Elisabeth I. Whaley, Ph.D. Oral.  Exploring the underlying psychological processes of gambling behaviour: Individual and contextual factors.   Supervisor: Dr. Roderick C.L. Lindsay. External Examiner: Dr. Ian Newby-Clark, University of Guelph.

Sept. 14, 2010

1:30 p.m.

Kristen Dunfield, Ph.D. Oral. Redefining Prosocial Behaviour: The Production of Helping, Sharing, and Comforting Acts in Human Infants and Toddlers. Supervisor: Dr. V. A. Kuhlmeier.  External Examiner: Dr. Diane Poulin-Dubois, Concordia University.








Mark Hostetler, a prof from DEVS, has agreed to come and show us how to set up a course and conduct online quizzing using MOODLE.  If you and/or one of your TAs are interested and available Friday, August 13th, please join us in HUM 219 at 10:00 a.m. - noon.
CAL Conference 2011.  Learning Futures: Education, Technology & Sustainability.  April 13-15, 2011, Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester, UK.  Call for papers abstract deadline is 24 September 2010.  Please visit website for further information:

The 3rd international convention "Music in Medicine and Therapy" of the Interdisciplinary Music Effect Research takes place in Krems, Austria from 04 - 06 November 2010.  More information concerning registration, venues, call for posters, arrival and many more details can be found under: 

Aquitaine Conferences -NEUROSCIENCES, October 12-15, 2010 Arcachon, France.  Insights into the Neurobiology of Addiction. For further information and registration please go to website:

2010 International Chronic Pelvic Pain Symposium & Workshop.  Friday, August 27, 2010 . This is a multidisciplinary international conference involving many of the best minds in pain management. For further information please email:  or visit the website at

CALL FOR PAPERS. Future Theory: Fear, Horror, and Terror(ism). Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference, University of Guelph, one-day conference, November 2010. Please send abstracts of no more 300 words outlining your proposed paper to by August 5, 2010.


Post-doctoral Fellow - The Addiction Imaging Research Group at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (Toronto, Canada) is recruiting. See further details attached.

Post-doctoral position at the Mind Research Network, Albuquerque, NM, USA.  All applications should be submitted online at:  This position is listed as #240.   Questions may be addressed to Dr. Matthew Shane at

Wilfrid Laurier University, School of Business & Economics invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in OB/HR, starting July 1, 2011.  See details attached.

Maple Family Health Team (Kingston) are currently recruiting for a Mental Health Counselor (full-time).  For more information please see attached.






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