PSYCHOLOGY GRADUATE STUDENTS

PSYCHOLOGY GRADUATE STUDENTS


 


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Bradey Alcock
MA student - Behavioural & Cognitive Neuroscience
Email: ba09bd@brocku.ca
Supervisor:  Dr. Dawn Good
RESEARCH INTERESTS: My research focuses on the impairments in social, emotional, and cognitive functioning following mild head injury (MHI). In particular, I am interested in the efficacy of mindfulness-based interventions in improving these impairments in the MHI population.
 

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Nicole Barry
MA student, Behavioural & Cognitive Neuroscience
Email: nb13gc@brocku.ca
Supervisor: Dr. Dawn Good

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Joshua Black
PhD student, Social/Personality
email:  jb03fs@brocku.ca
Supervisor:  Dr. Kathy Belicki
RESEARCH INTERESTS: I am interested in dreams in bereavement. More specifically, the dreams that occur when the deceased loved one is present in the imagery.

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Tina Brook
PhD student (PT), Lifespan Development
email:  tb07mf@brocku.ca
Supervisor:  Dr. Teena Willoughby
RESEARCH INTERESTS: My current research focuses on social anxiety and its impact on sometimes competing developmental tasks for students in the university context, including learning to be independent and academically successful, as well as developing new social networks.

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Allan Campopiano
MA student, Behavioural & Cognitive Neuroscience
email: ac09nf@brocku.ca
Supervisor:  Dr. Sid Segalowitz

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Caroline Drolet
PhD student, Social/Personality
Email: cd11da@brocku.ca
Supervisor: Dr. Carolyn Hafer
RESEARCH INTERESTS: belief in a just world, victim blaming, hypocrisy induction paradigm, sexism, in/out-group biases, human rights, gender and sexuality, discrimination, and prejudice.

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Megan Earle
MA student - Social/Personality
Email: me11tt@brocku.ca
Supervisor: Dr. Gordon Hodson

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Ann Farrell
PhD student, Lifespan Development
Email: af08tl@brocku.ca
Supervisor:  Dr. Tony Volk
RESEARCH INTERESTS: I am interested in researching how individual and environmental factors influence various subtypes of adolescent bullying both independently and interactively. Factors that I am interested in include personality, parenting, school climate, and peer relationships.

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Caitlyn Gallant
MA student - Behavioural & Cognitive Neuroscience
Email: cg14xx@brocku.ca
Supervisor:  Dr. Dawn Good
RESEARCH INTERESTS: The overarching goal of my research is to aid in the prevention of mild head injuries and educate others about their behavioural, cognitive, and social consequences. Specifically, I am interested in subconcussive impacts in sports and the cumulative effect of these repetitive impacts on social outcomes such as theory of mind and self-reflection.

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Nathalie Gauthier
PhD student, Social/Personality
Email: ng04bn@brocku.ca
Supervisor: Dr. Angela Book

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Shawn Geniole
PhD student, Behavioural & Cognitive Neuroscience/Social/Personality
Email: sg06qo@brocku.ca
Supervisor: Dr. Cheryl McCormick
RESEARCH INTERESTS: I am interested in examining the relationship between personality traits, hormones, and aggression. I am also interested in how we perceive aggression in human faces. Which cues are useful or misleading for such judgements?

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Matthew Green
PhD student, Behavioural & Cognitive Neuroscience
email:  mg06mc@brocku.ca
Supervisor:  Dr. Cheryl McCormick

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Taylor Heffer
MA student - Lifespan Development
Email: th10ww@brocku.ca
Supervisor:  Dr. Teena Willoughby
RESEARCH INTERESTS: I am interested in psychosocial factors associated with externalizing and internalizing behaviours in adolescents and emerging adults.

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Erin Higgs
MA student, Social/Personality
Email: eh14og@brocku.ca
Supervisor: Dr. Kathy Belicki

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Travis Hodges
PhD student, Behavioural & Cognitive Neuroscience
Email: th12iw@brocku.ca
Supervisor: Dr. Cheryl McCormick

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Mark Hoffarth
PhD student, Social/Personality
Email:  mh10xc@brocku.ca
Supervisor:  Dr. Gordon Hodson
RESEARCH INTERESTS:  Mark is interested in factors leading to the expression of intergroup bias, in particular with regards to sexual orientation and gender roles. He is also interested in political ideology, intergroup emotions, and human sexuality.

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Ashley Hosker-Field
PhD student, Social/Personality
Email: ah03ez@brocku.ca
Supervisor: Dr. Angela Book

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Tabitha (Methot) Jones
PhD student, Social/Personality
Email: tm06ti@brocku.ca
Supervisor:  Dr. Angela Book

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Kiana LaPierre
MA student - Lifespan Development
Email: kl14ie@brocku.ca
Supervisor: Dr. Drew Dane

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Holly Lockhart
MA student - Behavioural & Cognitive Neuroscience
Email: hl10ze@brocku.ca
Supervisor: Dr. Stephen Emrich
RESEARCH INTERESTS:  I am interested in the fidelity of visual memory. I study visual memory and the relationship with attention and memory capacity through EEG and behavioural methods. I will additionally use fMRI to investigate this question further through collaborations across research institutions.

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Michael Logue
PhD student (PT), Social/Personality
Email: ml10da@brocku.ca
Supervisor: Dr. Angela Book

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Kari Lustig
MA student, Behavioural & Cognitive Neuroscience
Email: kl14qc@brocku.ca
Supervisor: Dr. Kimberly Cote
RESEARCH INTERESTS: My current research interests focus on the effects of sleep loss on emotional processing. I am specifically investigating a role for hormones in this relationship.

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Kevin MacDonald
PhD student, Behavioural & Cognitive Neuroscience
Email: km11pv@brocku.ca
Supervisor: Dr. Kimberly Cote
RESEARCH INTERESTS: With my current research, I am examining the connection between memory function and different neurophysiological components of sleep. Specifically, I am exploring how sleep may play a role in optimizing the efficiency of memory by selectively strengthening some memories over others. As part of the Brock University Sleep Laboratory, I am also involved in research examining the effects of sleep restriction on various aspects of cognitive functioning and emotion regulation.

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Elliott MacDonell
MA student - Social/Personality
Email: em10zc@brocku.ca
Supervisor: Dr. Cheryl McCormick

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Claire Matthews
MA student, Lifespan Development
Email: cm10ph@brocku.ca
Supervisor: Dr. Cathy Mondloch
RESEARCH INTERESTS: My current research is focused on the recognition of unfamiliar faces. Specifically, I am investigating how exposure to within-person variability (i.e. differences in lighting, facial expressing, hairstyle etc. across different photos of the same person) might improve our recognition of other-race faces. I am also interested in how children learn new faces.

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Tessa Mazachowsky
MA student, Lifespan Development
Email: tm10nt@brocku.ca
Supervisor: Dr. Caitlin Mahy
RESEARCH INTERESTS: My research interests lie in the area of children's future oriented cognition. I am interested in parent's ability to judge their children's future thinking. For my MA project, I will be looking at developing a parent-report questionnaire on children's future thinking.

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Taysa-Rhea Mise
PhD student, Social/Personality
Email: tm11hs@brocku.ca
Supervisor:  Dr. Michael Busseri
RESEARCH INTERESTS: My research focuses on examining the links between motivation and well-being. Specifically, I am currently studying how various motivational constructs at both the state and trait level relate to each other, and to both eudaimonic and hedonic well-being.
Additionally, I am also looking at how motivation towards activities and subjective activity experiences individually and together predict life satisfaction.

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Kevin Mulvihill
PhD student, Behavioural & Cognitive Neuroscience
Email: km07gk@brocku.ca
Supervisor: Dr. Stefan Brudzynski

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Mojan Naisani Samani
MA student - Social/Personality
Email: mn14sk@brocku.ca
Supervisor: Dr. Michael Busseri
RESEARCH INTERESTS: My research focuses on mindfulness and its link to subjective well-being. Specifically, I am looking at how mindfulness relates to various well being aspects, including how one views their life unfolding over time.

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Jacqueline Pagobo
MA student, Lifespan Development
Email: jp14rq@brocku.ca
Supervisor: Dr. Caitlin Mahy
RESEARCH INTERESTS: Jacqui's current research focuses on children's prospective memory. She is interested in how different types of reminders affect children's performance on prospective memory tasks. She is also interested in prospective memory in young adults and will further explore this area for the following term.
For more information please visit: brockdmclab.com.

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Jordan Power
MA student, Social/Personality
Email: jp14ch@brocku.ca
Supervisor: Dr. Angela Book

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Sean Robb
PhD student, Behavioural & Cognitive Neuroscience
Email: sr07by@brocku.ca
Supervisor: Dr. Dawn Good
RESEARCH INTERESTS: I am particularly interested in neuropsychological mechanisms that underpin social reintegration following neural compromise (e.g., TBI, stroke, dementia, etc.) across the lifespan. Specifically, my research examines the relationship between psychopathology (e.g., mood disorders, etc.) and traumatic brain injury as well as the utilization of arousal-based rehabilitation strategies (e.g., emotionally evocative stimuli, psychotropic medications, etc.) as a means to ameliorate some of these neurocognitive barriers to social reintegration.

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Joel Robitaille
MA student, Behavioural & Cognitive Neuroscience
Email: jr12uw@brocku.ca
Supervisor:  Dr. Steven Emrich

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Alicia Rubel
PhD student, Social/Personality
Email: ar10hd@brocku.ca
Supervisor: Dr. Carolyn Hafer
RESEARCH INTERESTS: I am interested in three, often intersecting, lines of research: 1) Belief in a just world; victim blaming; meaning in life; activism 2) Dual-process theory; consciousness; automaticity 3) Human sexuality; consensual non-monogamy; polyamory; discrimination. My PhD thesis examines the possibility that believing that the world is just provides individuals with a sense of meaning in life.



 

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Christine Salahub
MA student, Behavioural & Cognitive Neuroscience
Email: cs13aj@brocku.ca
Supervisor:  Dr. Steven Emrich
RESEARCH INTERESTS: My research interests include the areas of attention, memory, and consciousness examined using EEG methodology. I am currently studying how information stored in visual working memory affects visual awareness.

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Thalia Semplonius
PhD student, Lifespan Development
Email:  ts11jy@brocku.ca
Supervisor:  Dr. Teena Willoughby
RESEARCH INTERESTS: I am interested in examining factors associated with the promotion of well-being in both young and older adults. I also am interested in examining how emotion regulation may be linked to these associations.
 

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Marina Shapira (Farrell)
PhD student, Lifespan Development
Email: mf13gl@brocku.ca
Supervisor: Dr. Linda Rose-Krasnor
RESEARCH INTERESTS: I study developmental trajectories and socio-emotional outcomes of shyness and affinity for aloneness. I seek to learn whether shyness and affinity for aloneness follow different developmental trajectories over time, whether they have unique long term socio-emotional implications, and whether these trajectories change as a function of different contexts in children's lives, such as out of school activities. Findings could assist educators and parents to facilitate positive social development of children with different social preferences and needs.
Additionally, I am interested in Web Psychology, implications of social media use for shy and socially anxious young users, and linking psychological principles to online behaviors.
 

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Tanvi Sharan
MA student, Behavioural & Cognitive Neuroscience
Email:  ts05jo@brocku.ca
Supervisor:  Dr. Dawn Good

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Malvina Skorska
PhD student, Social/Personality
Email: ms10yp@brocku.ca
Supervisor: Dr. Tony Bogaert
RESEARCH INTERESTS: I am interested generally in human sexuality. Currently, my interests lie in examining biological and social factors involved in sexual orientation development, specifically birth order, height and facial characteristics. I am also interested in research on intergroup relations and am currently focused on investigating essentialism.

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Elizabeth Stoakley
MA student (PT), Behavioural & Cognitive Neuroscience
Email: es11zb@brocku.ca
Supervisor: Dr. Kimberly Cote
RESEARCH INTERESTS: The relationship between sleep deprivation and emotional processing. Using electrophysiology and personality measures to explore the relationship between sleep and how people process emotional information.

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Kirk Stokes
PhD student, Behavioural & Cognitive Neuroscience
Email: ks03xo@brocku.ca
Supervisor: Dr. Karen Arnell
RESEARCH INTERESTS: My interests centre on accounting for cognitive impairments associated with various forms of distraction. Through examining which types of material are distracting and for whom distraction is maximal, I hope to better our understanding of the cognitive mechanisms and behavioural outcomes of distraction.

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Amanda Stoner
PhD student, Lifespan Development
Email:
ah09lb@brocku.ca
Supervisor: Dr. Drew Dane
RESEARCH INTERESTS: My research interests include antisocial behaviour in adolescence, and how it may be predicted by individual temperament traits, and parent and peer socialization processes.

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Stefon VanNoordt
PhD student, Behavioural & Cognitive Neuroscience
Email: sv05lz@brocku.ca
Supervisor: Dr. Sid Segalowitz
RESEARCH INTERESTS: My research examines the functional role of the medial frontal cortex in performance monitoring using EEG/ERP technology.
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Meghan Weissflog
PhD student, Behavioural & Cognitive Neuroscience
Email: mw08nh@brocku.ca
Supervisor: Dr. Sid Segalowitz
RESEARCH INTERESTS: My research has largely focused on identifying electrophysiological correlates of abnormal emotion recognition processes associated with psychopathic personality traits. In addition, I am also currently using event-related potential and physiological technology to examine the relationship between sociopolitical ideology and on-going performance monitoring during task performance. Finally, I am generally interested in the application of various EEG/ERP signal decompositions methods (e.g., independent components analysis, time-frequency analyses) to further understand the underlying processes that contribute to the generation of these signals at the scalp.

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Xiaomei Zhou
PhD student, Lifespan Development
Email: vz12ep@brocku.ca
Supervisor:  Dr. Cathy Mondloch