Lab Alumni

Tyler Colasante

Tyler Colasante, PhD

Tiffany Tsui

Tiffany Tsui, PhD

Tiffany completed her PhD dissertation “Interpersonal Emotion Dynamics in Friendships During Adolescence” in 2021.

Vanessa Schell

Vanessa Schell, PhD

Vanessa completed her PhD dissertation "The role of avoidance and stress in understanding emotional dysfunction in adults and adolescents with a fixed emotion mindset" in 2020.

Kalee De France

Kalee De France, PhD

Kalee completed her PhD dissertation "Emotion Regulation Success and Strategy Choice During Adolescence" in 2019. She is now completing a postdoc at Concordia University.

Jessica Lougheed

Jessica Lougheed, PhD

Jess completed her PhD dissertation "Interpersonal Emotion Dynamics in Mother-Daughter Dyads during Adolescence" in 2016. She completed a Banting postdoc under the supervision of Pamela Cole and Nilam Ram at the Pennsylvania State University. Jess is now an Assistant Professor at the University of British Columbia in Okanagan.

Alex Irwin, MSc

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, PhD

Jennifer completed her PhD "Emotional Awareness and Alexithymia: Emotional Processing and Regulation in Adolescence" in the Adolescent Dynamics Lab in 2013. Jennifer is now an Assistant Professor at Trent University in the Department of Psychology.

Lindsay Lavictoire, MSc

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

Jessica Flynn, MSc

Jess completed her MSc project "The Relation between Emotional Acceptance and Emotion Regulation in Adolescent Girls" in 2009. Jess is currently a clinical psychologist at the Utah Center for Evidence Based Treatment, offering Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and other evidence-based treatments for complex mood and anxiety disorders across development.

Helena Brink (2022): Individual & Environmental Characteristics of Adolescent Shame-Proneness

Sofia DeJordy (2022): Testing Whether Adolescents Regulate Depression-related Emotional Intensity with Expressive Suppression

Ashley Thompson (2021): Examining potential pre-existing predictors of adolescent anxiety changes during the Covid-19 pandemic

Devyn Whitaker (2021): Effects of Emotion-Related Digital Habits on Adolescent Mental Health Across the Covid-19 Pandemic

Amanda Semke (2020): Examining Emotion Dysregulation as a Vulnerability Factor in a Diathesis-Stress Model of Depressive Symptoms across Adolescence

Anjalika Khanna Roy (2020): Trait Anxiety and Emotion Mindset as Predictors of Strategies for the Successful Regulation of State Anxiety

Lauren Lin (2019): Support Through Screens? Examining Digital and In-person Emotional Support and Emotion Regulation

Romina Vitaver (2019): Emotion Suppression in Naturalistic Interactions: Associations with Psychosocial Functioning in Best Friend Dyads

Nicole Stephenson (2019): The Convergence of Emotional Distress in Mother-Daughter Dyads

Lily Kittur (2018): The Relationship between Emotion Regulation Repertoires and Relationship Quality in Adolescent Best Friend Dyads. Winner of the W.R Thompson Prize in Psychology and the CPA Certificate of Academic Excellence!

Abbey Lee Hallett (2018): Does Social Avoidance Explain the Relation Between Implicit Theories of Emotion and Psychosocial Functioning? An Examination of Intrapersonal and Interpersonal Effects in Adolescence.

Ellen Jopling (2017): Investigating the Relationship Between Self-Conscious Affect and Symptoms of Anxiety in the Context of a Video Game Intervention

Victoria Jin (2017): Emotion Regulation and Implicit Theories of Emotion during Adolescence

Sarah Alati (2015): Affective Empathy, Emotion Regulation and Relationship Quality as Predictors of Adolescents' Negative Emotionality in Mother-Daughter Interactions

Andrew Sherman (2015): Avoidance and Engagement During a Video Game Designed to Reduce Children's Anxiety

Tanya Tran (2015): Maternal Emotion Coaching in Positive and Negative Interactions: Individual Differences and Psychosocial Outcomes

Lorinda Bruinsma (2014): Effects of Physical Proximity on Emotion Co-Regulation in Mother-Daughter Dyads

Brittany Killer (2014): Psychophysiological Responses to Peer Victimization: Differences between Victimized and Nonvictimized Children and Adolescents

Casey Fulford (2013): Socialization Experiences in Relation to State Shame and Trait Shame

Tanya Lai (2013): Effect of Suppression on Emotional Expression, Experience and Arousal

Genna Pearce (2013): Rumination and Aggression as Gender-Specific Mediators of Changes in Social Anxiety Across Adolescence

Alexandra Ruddy (2013): Depressive Symptoms and Emotion Regulation Difficulties as Predictors of Risk-Taking Behaviour and Perception in Adolescence

Liz Brown (2011): Shame as Mediator between Involvement in Bullying and Internalizing Disorders

Allison Rinne (2011): Interpretations of Situational and Emotional Cues as Predictors of Emotional Reactions Following Peer Victimization

Adrian McNeely (2010): Cardiac Indices of Mood Symptoms and Age-Related Differences in Female Adolescents

Shannon Cluett (2010): Differences in Coping Strategies and Emotion Regulation Associated with Alexithymia

Hanna Perry (2009): Associations between Emotion Regulation and Internalizing Symptoms in Adolescent Girls and their Mothers

Julie Gerrits: Julie completed her honours 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 relationships 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 honours thesis "Individual Differences in Shame and Depressive Symptoms across the Adolescent Transition". Sera 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 honours thesis "The Impact of the Interaction of Adolescent Inhibition and Family Expressiveness on Behaviour Problem Outcomes" in 2008.

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