News

  • Congrats to William Janssen!!!

    Congratulations to William Janssen, who successfully defended his MA thesis, entitled “ Thinking (and Thinking…) About Perfection: A Test of the Perfectionism Cognitions Theory.”

    William did an outstanding job according to the examining committee: Dr. Danielle S. Molnar and Dr. Dawn Zinga (co-supervisors), Dr. Ayda Tekok-Kilic (committee member), Dr. Tim Murphy (committee member), and Dr. Kathryn Fletcher (external examiner, Ball State University).

    William will be attending OISE at the University of Toronto in September for his Ph.D. in School and Clinical Child Psychology. He also won a Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship to support his doctoral studies. William, you will be greatly missed by the lab. All the best in the future!

  • APS Conference Presentation

    Congratulations to our students William Janssen and Emily Murphy who recently presented their research at the 30th Association for Psychological Science (APS) Annual Convention, held in San Francisco, California from May 24-27, 2018! What a wonderful experience seeing and hearing the great psychology research being done.

  • Dr. Molnar receives Ontario Early Researcher Award!

    Congratulations to Dr. Danielle Molnar for receiving an Early Researcher Award from the Ontario Ministry of Research, Innovation, and Science for her work investigating how and why perfectionism impacts adolescent health. Read more about this prestigious award here: https://brocku.ca/brock-news/2018/04/three-brock-researchers-capture-ontarios-early-researcher-awards/

  • Dr. Molnar receives Faculty of Social Sciences Untenured Researcher Award!

    Congratulations to Dr. Danielle Molnar for receiving the Untenured Researcher Award from the Faculty of Social Sciences at Brock University! Read more about this award here: https://brocku.ca/brock-news/2018/04/social-sciences-researchers-recognized/

  • Will Janssen: Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS) award recipient

    Congratulations to our current MA student, William Janssen, for being offered an Ontario Graduate Scholarship to support the second year of his master’s level research examining perfectionism cognitions and rumination in emerging adults!

  • Emily Murphy: SSHRC award recipient

    Congratulations to our current MA student and incoming PhD student Emily Murphy for receiving SSHRC’s CGS-Doctoral Program award to conduct her mixed-methods doctoral research examining perfectionism and social disconnection in youth! 

  • Will Janssen: SSHRC CGS-M award recipient

    Congratulations to our Project Coordinator and incoming MA student Will Janssen for receiving SSHRC’s CGS-Master’s Program award to support his first-year master’s research examining perfectionism cognitions and rumination in children and youth!

  • Dr. Molnar Featured in CBC Article

    A recent CBC article on the dangers of perfectionism features an interview with our lab director, Dr. Danielle Molnar, on how an Alice Cooper song inspired her research. Read more here!

  • Emily Murphy: SSHRC CGS-M award recipient

    Congratulations to our own Emily Murphy for being offered a SSHRC CGS-Master’s Program award to support her second-year master’s level work examining the Perfectionism Social Disconnection Model in youth!

    Categories: perfectionism

  • Health Psychology (4th edition) coming soon!

    Taylor, S., Sirois, F. M., & Molnar, D.S. (in press). Health Psychology, 4th Edition, Canadian Edition. McGraw-Hill Education.

    We are excited that our new book Health Psychology, 4th Edition, Canadian Edition, published by McGraw-Hill Education Canada will soon be available.  Stay tuned!

    Categories: well-being