Current MSc/PhD Students
Current Year: PhD5
Research Interests: I am interested in socioemotional development, emotion regulation, and internalizing disorders across childhood and adolescence. My dissertation examines how interpersonal emotion dynamics are associated with well-being in adolescent peer relationships, as well as potential moderating influences of this relation.
Current Year: PhD4
Research Interests: I am interested in socioemotional development across childhood and adolescence. In particular, I am interested in the study of flexibility in emotion regulation and its impact on adolescent development.
Current Year: PhD1
Research Interests: I am interested in the development of the emotion regulation skill of expressive suppression. In particular, I will examine differences in when it is adaptive and how it occurs in naturalistic and day-to-day circumstances.
Current Year: MSc2
Research Interests: I have many interests that center around the emotional identities of youth and how these are shaped by parental socialization processes. I am working on developing a coding system to capture key aspects of emotion coaching and other behaviors during parent-child interactions.
Project Coordinator: Ashley Patterson
Current Research Assistants
- CeCe Li
- Katie Faulkner
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 completed her PhD dissertation "Emotion Regulation Success and Strategy Choice During Adolescence" in 2019. She is now completing a postdoc at Concordia University.
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.
Dianna completed her PhD dissertation "Emotion Regulation in Adolescence: A Mechanism in the Development of Internalizing Symptoms" in 2015. She completed her pre-doctoral residency in clinical psychology at the Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre and she now runs her own clinic, Hansen & Lanteigne Pembroke Psychological Services.
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 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 completed her MSc project "Affective Dynamics of Rejected Children in Triadic Peer Interactions in Early Childhood" in 2010.
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.
Undergraduate Thesis Projects
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 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 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 completed her undergraduate honours thesis "The Impact of the Interaction of Adolescent Inhibition and Family Expressiveness on Behaviour Problem Outcomes" in 2008.
Jenny completed her undergraduate honours thesis "Self-conscious Affect in Adolescence: Observed Behaviour and Relations to Depression" in 2008.
Adolescent Dynamics Lab 2019-2020
Front Row (left to right): Rachel Wax, Ashley Thompson, Amanda Semke, Emily Keyes, Holly Mcdougall, Anjalika Khanna Roy, Megan Wylie, Tiffany Tsui, Alexandra Tighe, Tyler Colasante, Vanessa Martin, Sarah Sevier, and Emily Teves
Back Row (left to right): Tom Hollenstein, Sierra McNulty, Owen Hicks, Ashley Patterson, Ashley Filion, Abby Ross, Maddie Gravelle, Katie Faulkner, Chloe Dimerman, Ragini Singh, and Rachael Tontodonati
Not Pictured: Vanessa Schell, Kalee De France, Erica Johnston, Ariana Bujold, Gabi Stefou, Stephanie Zhang, Bruno Carusi, Megan Rowe, and CeCe Li
Adolescent Dynamics Lab 2018-2019
Front Row (left to right): Emily Teves, Romina Vitaver, Megan Wylie, Tiffany Tsui, Orly Lipsitz, Lauren Lin, Samantha Jones, Amanda Semke, Nicole Stephenson, Melanie Simourd, Dr. Tom Hollenstein
Back row (left to right): Devon Widrig, Taylor De Souza, Owen Hicks, Ashley Patterson, Chloe Dimerman, Megan Rowe, Charlotte Driscoll, Avery Bailey, Altaya Abbaglivo, Abigail Ross
Not pictured: Emily Keyes, Jenny Liao Su, Kaitlin Derbyshire, Kalee DeFrance, Quincy Hanna, Shoshanna Paperny, Vanessa Schell
Adolescent Dynamics Lab 2017-2018
Front Row: Jasmine Yeung, Amanda Semke, Rachel MAcDonald, Cassy Liu, Kenzie Bender, Sally Liu, Samantha Jones, Alexandra Tighe, Tiffany Tsui
Back row: Owen Hicks, Abbey Lee Hallett, Alison Carney, Tom Hollenstein, Claire Savas, Vivian Kwok, Jasmine Katz, Emily Keyes
Adolescent Dynamics Lab 2016-2017
Back row (L to R): Larissa Miller, Victoria Jin, Stephanie Cheung, Eden Gelgoot, Vivian Kwok, Lily Kittur, Samantha Jones, Emily Sanders, Simona Ristic
Front row (L to R): Tom Hollenstein, Vanessa Schell, Alexandra Tighe, Ellen Jopling, Renee Robertson, Tiffany Tsui, Celeste Agard, Alison Cupido, Chelsea Wood-Ross, Kristina McDavid, Romina Vitaver, Lauren Lin, Kelsey Rozema
Not pictured: Kalee De France, Ashley Lam, Kay Wu