In this issue:
The Department has seen a lot of changes in the past few years and has certainly grown stronger, thanks not only to keen and outstanding faculty members, but also to the loyal and dedicated support of our staff members.
Our graduate program runs smoothly, thanks to the dedication of Graduate Assistant, Dianne Flint, who diligently works to ensure that student needs are met. Our newest team member, Allison Horwood, is enthusiastic to learn about the Department, providing support to both the Graduate and Undergraduate offices. In the spring of 2009, Carolyn Morrison retired, and Carmen Costa became our new Undergraduate Assistant. It did not take Carmen long to learn the ropes, meeting all of the demands of the Undergraduate office.
Network and Support Analyst, Chris Degen, keeps Departmental computers and workstations in top running condition. Graphics Assistant, Eric Brousseau, provides graphics, photography and website support. Erin Burnett, our Animal Care and Training Coordinator, is managing the administration and operation of the animal care facilities in Humphrey Hall for one year while Lisa Miller Wilberforce is on maternity leave. Rounding out the team, over on Barrie Street, the Clinic Secretary, Stacey Burns ensures that all aspects of the Psychology Clinic run smoothly.
Welcome New Grad Students
|Jessica Beveridge (DEV)
Joshua Guyer (SOC)
Adam Heenan (CLIN)
Katherine Holshausen (CLIN)
Nida Latif (BBCS)
Amanda Maracle (BBCS)
|Valerie Murphy (SOC)
Amy O’Neill (DEV)
Lyndall Schumann (CLIN)
Rebecca Stead (CLIN)
Sarah Wheeler (SOC)
Richelle Witherspoon (BBCS)
Congratulations MSc and PhD Grads
The department extends congratulations and best wishes for the future to all of our recent MSc and PhD graduates.
| Sandra Alexander (PhD) - Thesis: Cognitive Responses to Stress, Depression, and Anxiety and the Relationship to ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) Symptoms
Tonya Bauermann (PhD) - Thesis: Sleep Problems, Sleep Hygiene, and Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Symptomatology in Young Adults. Current Position: Was teaching at St. Lawrence College
Megan Davidson (PhD) - Thesis: Impact of Manipulated Perceived Efficacy and Self-Affirmation on Measures of Risk, Efficacy, and Intention. Current Position: Psychology Fellow, MD Anderson Cancer Centre, Houston, Texas
Kristen Dunfield (PhD) - Thesis: Redefining Prosocial Behaviour: The Production of Helping, Sharing, and Comforting Acts in Human Infants and Toddlers. Current Position: Post-Doc Fellow, Ohio State University
Anna Ebel-Lam (PhD) - Thesis: Cheating or Coping with Situational Constraints? How Contemplation and Construal Level Influence Perceptions of Academic Dishonesty and Cheating Behaviour. Current Position: Department of National Defence, Ottawa
Ricardo Flamenbaum (PhD) - Thesis: Testing Shneidman’s Theory of Suicide: Psychache as a Prospective Predictor of Suicidality and Comparison with Hopelessness. Current Position: Private Practice, Cognitive and Interpersonal Therapy Centre, Toronto
Jessica Flynn (MSc) - Thesis: The Relations Between Emotional Acceptance and Emotion Regulation in Adolescent Girls. Current Position: Doctoral student at Kent State University, Ohio
Natalie Kalmet (MSc) - Thesis: Multiple Lineup Identification Procedure: Utility with Face-Only Lineups. Current Position: Current PhD student
Maia Kredentser (MSc) - Thesis: Extraversion and Self-Monitoring: Exploring Differential Responses to Descriptive and Injunctive Normative Messages within the Framework of the Elaboration Likelihood Model of Persuasion. Current Position: Planning future studies
Min-Ching Kuo (PhD) - Thesis: Regulations of Sensory Cortical Plasticity by Neuromodulators and Sensory Experiences. Current Position: Post-Doctoral Fellow (Physiology & Pharmacology), University of Western Ontario
Lindsay Lavictoire (MSc) - Thesis: The Affective Dynamics of Rejected Children in Triadic Peer Interactions in Early Childhood.
Sylvia Magrys (MSc) - Thesis: Exploring the Relationship Between Acute Intoxication, Stress Reactivity and Alcohol Expectancies. Current Position: Current PhD student
Jamal Mansour (PhD) - Thesis: Testing Applied Lineup Theory. Current Position: Term Assistant Professor, Simon Fraser University
Sandra Marques (PhD) - Thesis: Relationship Threat and Self-Regulation: The Moderating Effect of Attachment Anxiety. Current Position: Defence Scientist, Department of National Defence, Ottawa
Liam Marshall (PhD) - Thesis: Aging and Sexual Offending: An Examination of Older Sexual Offenders. Current Position: Applied Psychology, Kingston
Andrew Mouck (MSc) - Thesis: Cognitive Training with Video Games: The Role of Target Presentation Rate and Maximum Target Eccentricity.
Shelly Paik (PhD) - Thesis: Changing Beliefs About Categories and Individual Instances: Evidence for the Moderating Effect of Level of Representation. Current Position: Marketing Firm, Toronto
Allisha Patterson (MSc) - Thesis: Psychache and Self-Harming Behaviour Among Homeless Men: A Test of Shneidman’s Model. Current Position: Current PhD student
Apostolia Petropoulos (MSc) - Thesis: Impulsivity and Reward Sensitivity: Attentional and Emotional Factors Underlying Stimulus-reward Learning. Current Position: Teaching at St. Lawrence College
Rana Pishva (MSc) - Thesis: The Impact of Linguistic Expectations on Children’s Perceptions of Helpfulness, Knowledgeability and Information Seeking Behaviour. Current Position: Current PhD student
Ronald Porter (PhD) - Thesis: Resurrecting Error Choice: the Premature Demise of an Indirect Measure of Attitude? Current Position: Lecturer University of Cumberia, UK
Erica Refling (MSc) - Thesis: The Influence of Romantic Attachment Styles and Imagined Partner Rejection on Female Body Image. Current Position: Current PhD student
Kevin Rounding (MSc) - Thesis: Compounding Effects of Dysphoria and Delay on Eyewitness Identification. Current Position: Current PhD student
Lindsay Schaefer (MSc) - Thesis: Culture and Postdecisional Confirmation Bias.
Danielle Shelley (PhD) - Thesis: Thinking and Doing: Attributions and Coping of Individuals and Their Friends that are Associated with the Continuity of Victimization and Bullying. Current Position: Clinical Psychologist, Private Practice, Cape Breton
Kelly Smith (PhD) - Thesis: Sexual, Relationship, and Psychological Functioning Among Women with Provoked Vestibulodynia (PVD). Current Position: Post-Doc at Harvard (Fall term), UBC (Spring term)
Pamela Stager (PhD) - Thesis: Errors in Affective Forecasting: Contrasting Anticipated and Experienced Regret After Group Failure Versus Individual Failure. Current Position: Supervisor, Cochrane Temiskaming Resource Centre, Timmins
Alexandra Sutherland (PhD) - Thesis: The Roles of School Climate and Peers in Bullying. Current Position: Clinical Psychologist (Private Practice) and Toronto District School Board
Samantha Waxman (PhD) - Thesis: Laser Doppler Imaging: A New Measure of Genital Blood Flow in Female Sexual Arousal. Current Position: Private Practice, Toronto
Meaghan Wilkin (MSc) - Thesis: Exposure to Stressors During Development and the Importance of Timing: An Animal Model of Early Life Adversity. Current Position: Current PhD student
Jay Wood (PhD) - Thesis: Deconstructing Attitude Strength: Understanding the Cognitive Structures and Subjective Beliefs Related to Attitudes. Current Position: Visiting Assistant Professor at Memorial University NFLD