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  • FREE EVENT Oct 12 – Well-Being and Aging: Understanding our beliefs and experiences of well-being across the lifespan

    Please join us for a free talk as part of Brock University’s Centre for Lifespan Development Research’s Speaker Series and Growing With Brock.

    Living a happy and satisfying life is among our most important personal goals. During this community information evening, Brock Psychology professor Dr. Michael Busseri will discuss different ways of thinking about and experiencing well-being across the lifespan. Dr. Busseri will also discuss his own research on individuals’ beliefs about aging and well-being — providing tips and information to help the Niagara community better understand these important issues.

    This event is free and open to the public, but RSVP is required as space is limited.
    To find out more information or to register, please click here

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  • Brock prof applauds move by Gucci, others to stop using Size 0 models

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  • Brock researchers awarded $3.8 million NSERC funding, up $1.4 million from last year


    Lifespan Institute recipients of NSERC Discovery Grants in the 2017 competition:

    • Campbell, Karen (Psychology): Aging and the loss of control over memory
    • Cheung, Stephen (Kinesiology): Integrating mechanisms of thermal impact on neuromuscular function
    • Shulman, Elizabeth (Psychology): Age-related patterns in intuition about risk and reward

    Lifespan Institute Discovery Development Grants recipient:

    • Gammage, Kimberley (Kinesiology): Understanding psychobiological responses to social-evaluative threats: Using body image as a model
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  • Brock awarded $2.2 million in SSHRC funding in 2017

    Congratulations to the following Lifespan Researchers who were awarded sshrc funding in 2017!

    Lifespan researchers awarded Insight Grants in 2017 are:

    • Angela Book, Department of Psychology, “Psychopaths as social predators: victim selection, social mimicry, and interpersonal interaction
    • Anthony Volk, Department of Child and Youth Studies, “Reconceptualizing bullying: strengthening the foundation for measurement, research, interventions and policies
    • Dawn Zinga, Danielle Molnar, and Zopito Marini, Department of Child and Youth Studies, “Breaking down barriers: first generation students and programming that addresses barriers to post-secondary achievement

    Lifespan researchers awarded Insight Development Grants in the 2017 are:

    • Dawn Zinga, Danielle Molnar, and Maureen Connolly, Department of Child and Youth Studies, “Why do competitive dancers commit to dance? Exploring the lived experiences of young competitive dancers within a motivational framework
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  • Brock prof hunts for autism clues

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  • FREE EVENT Sept 30 – Sleep 101: From Zzzzs to A’s Promoting Healthy Sleep for Children Aged 3 – 7 years

    Please join us for a free talk as part of Brock University’s Centre for Lifespan Development Research’s Speaker Series and Growing With Brock. Spend the morning with Krista Guenther, Certified Pediatric Sleep Consultant. She’ll discuss the key elements to providing a healthy foundation of sleep for your preschooler to school aged child. Krista will be able to give you the tools you need to ensure a well rested family.

    This is a family friendly event. Parents are welcome to bring their child to in to the talk however, Growing with Brock will be also providing free child-minding for registered children of parents attending the talk. *Children must be over 4 years of age and have registered here with a Child Care Reservation as there is limited availability for child care.* Free parking for attendees will also be provided.

    Register for Free Admission
    For more information on Krista please visit her website at:

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  • Brock neuroscientist studying early autism detection in the brain

    Mike Cichonski, a programmer and technician in the Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience Lab, look overs the brainwave data of infants alongside neuroscientist Sid Segalowitz, a professor in Brock’s Department of Psychology.

    Categories: In the media