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Student NameYearAdvisorAreaThesis Title
Weissflog, Meghan2017SegalowitzBCNAffective Traits of Psychopathy & the role of early visual attention: An electrophysiological study
Brook, Tina2017WilloughbyLDSocial anxiety & psychosocial functioning: Investigating relations across emerging adulthood
Shapira (Farrell), Marina2017Rose- KrasnorLDAffinity for aloneness & shyness in childhood & adolescence: Differential longitudinal associations with socio-emotional adjustment
Stoner, Amanda2017DaneLDA longitudinal examination of indirect effects involving parenting, temperament, & antisocial behavior in adolescence
Zhou, Xiaomei2017MondlochLDRecognizing own- and other-race faces: Cognitive mechanisms underlying the other-race effect
Hoffarth, Mark2017HodsonSPWhen & why is religious attendance associated with anti- gay bias? A justification-suppression model approach
Hosker-Field, Ashley2017BookSPPsychopathic traits and impulsivity subtypes: An examination of two complex multifaceted constructs
Logue, Michael2017BookSPEffective Police Interviewing
Rubel, Alicia2017HaferSPInvestigating a potential function of belief in a just world: Providing purpose in life as a pathway to subjective well- being
Stokes, Kirk2016ArnellBCNAttention Capture: Stimulus, Group, Individual, and Moment-to-Moment Factors Contributing to Distraction
Van Noordt, Stefon2016SegalowitzBCNA Domain-General Perspective on Medial Frontal Brain Activity During Performance Monitoring
Geniole, Shawn2016McCormickSPThe Facial Width-to-Height Ratio and its Role in advertisements and assessments of threat potential
Skorska, Malvina2016BogaertSPPhysical Correlates of Sexual Orientation: The Association of Height, Birth Weight, and Facial Structure with Sexual Orientation
Lackner (Malyk), Chrissy2015SegalowitzBCNGenetic & electrophysiological correlates of self-regulation in adolescence
Adachi, Paul2015WilloughbyLDDemolishing the competition: The association between competitive video game play & aggression among adolescents & young adults
Hamza, Chloe2015WilloughbyLDNonsuicidal self-injury & suicidal risk: An examination among young adults
Worth, Narnia2015BookSPPlayers & avatars: The connections between player personality, avatar personality, & behavior in video games
Baker, Julie (St.Cyr)2014GoodBCNIndices and implications of emotional underarousal for persons with a history of head trauma
Capuana, Lesley2014DywanBCNAutonomic and Electrophysiological Correlates of Cognitive Control in Aging
Dzyundzyak, Angela2014SegalowitzBCNTop-Down and Bottom-Up Influences on ACC Activation: Evaluation of a Proposed Model of the Feedback-related Negativity
Short, Lindsey2014MondlochLDThe Role of Experience in the Organization and Refinement of Face Space
Tavernier, Royette2014WilloughbyLDA Longitudinal Examination of Biodirectional Associations between Subjective Sleep Characteristics and Psychosocial Functioning Among University Students
Zhao, Junru2014Rose- KrasnorLDAutonomy and Relatedness in Mainland Chinese Adolescents: Social or Personal? Accommodation or Distinctiveness?
Dale, Gillian2013ArnellBCNIndividual Differences in Global/Local Processing Bias and the Attentional Blink
MacLean, Mary2013ArnellBCNAn electrophysiological investigation into the role of cognitive control in the attentional blink
MacInnis, Cara2013HodsonSPExploring the impact of outgroup membership discoveries on individual outcomes & intergroup relations
Zheng, Xin (Reno)2012SegalowitzBCNElectrophysiological investigations of the timing of face processing
Costello, Kimberly2012HodsonSPDeterminants and consequences of dehumanization: An interspecies model of prejudice
Pozzebon, Julie2012AshtonSPVocational interests: Construct validity and measurement
Tays, William2011DywanBCNElectrocortical indices of cognitive control in working memory: Exploring the effects of proactive interference, cognitive load, and aging
Good, Marie2011WilloughbyLDExploring the development & psychosocial correlates of spirituality/religiosity across adolescence
Ramey, Heather2011Rose- KrasnorLDYouth involvement in organizational decision making: The connection to youth initiative and organizational functioning
Gosse, Leanne2011HaferSPRole differences in the perception of injustice
Green, Michelle2011DeCourvilleSPDispositional forgiveness & health in romantic relationships: An exploration of sex differences, actor effects, & partner effects
Carre, Justin2010McCormickBCNSocial neuroendocrinology of competition
Mathews, Iva2010McCormickBCNDevelopmental differences in locomotor responsiveness to amphetamine in rats
Milner, Catherine2010CoteBCNSleep and information processing in individuals who have sustained a traumatic brain injury
Desjarlais, Malinda2010WilloughbyLDNovices’ learning from the internet: An exploration of navigation behaviours, learner-related factors, and mental effort
Reker, Dana2010DaneLDRelation of temperament and authoritative parenting on subtypes of adolescent aggressive behavior
Michalica, Kerri2010HuntSPCreativity and the schizophrenia spectrum unveiled: The similarities and the differences
Molnar, Danielle2010SadavaSPThe light and dark sides of perfectionism: Implications for health and well-being
Perrier, Colin2010SadavaSPPosttraumatic stress disorder symptoms might be destroying your intimacy: A test of mediational models in a community sample of couples
Visser, Beth2010AshtonSPAn investigation of the Psychopathy Construct and its (Novel) correlates in non-clinical samples
Busseri, Michael2009SadavaSPInvestigating a dynamic modular framework for subjective well-being
Mathewson, Karen2008DywanBCNAutonomic & electrocortical indices of performance monitoring and source memory discrimination in older and younger adults
Choma, Becky2008HaferSPWhy are people liberal? A motivated social cognition perspective
Anum, Adote2006SegalowitzBCNPredicting performance on fluid intelligence from speed of processing, working memory, & controlled attention
Santesso, Diane2005SegalowitzBCNElectrophysiological correlates of performance monitoring in middle and late adolescence
Chalmers, Healther2004WilloughbyLDA comprehensive examination of adolescent gambling
Gallant, Caitlyn2017GoodBCNExploring Theory of Mind following repeated subconcussive impact exposure
Lockhart, Holly2017EmrichBCNNeural mechanisms underlying the flexible & continuous allocation of visual short-term memory resources
Heffer, Taylor2017WilloughbyLDA count of coping strategies: A longitudinal study investigating an alternative method to understanding coping and adjustment
LaPierre, Kiana2017DaneLDCyberbullying in relation to adolescents’ dating & sexual behaviour: An evolutionary psychological perspective
Matthews, Claire2017MondlochLDVerifying other-race identity in forensic settings: Increasing tolerance for variability in appearance
Mazachowsky, Tessa2017MahyLDThe development of the children’s future thinking questionnaire: Establishing validity & reliability
Earle, Megan2017HodsonSPShaping responses to terrorism, Muslims, & Syrian refugees: The role of right-wing adherence & news media exposure
Higgs, Erin2017BelickiSPThe impact of childhood sexual abuse on adult sleep
MacDonell, Elliott2017McCormickSPInvestigating the relationship between the facial width-to- height ratio & physical & psychological threat potential
Naisani-Samani, Mojan2017BusseriSPGaining perspective: Evaluating links between mindfulness, temporal perspective, & subjective trajectories for life satisfaction
Power, Jordan2017BookSPPerceptions of psychopathy & criminal responsibility
Barry, Nicole2016GoodBCNInvestigating the contribution of personality & neurological disruption to postinjury outcome in athletes with mild head injury
Lustig, Kari2016CoteBCNThe Role of Sleep and Hormones in Processing Emotional Information
Robitaille, Joel2016EmrichBCNEncoding Induced Alpha EEG Activity Reveals Visual Working Memory Representations and their Manipulations
Salahub, Christine2016EmrichBCNAn Investigation into ERP Measures of Attention and Awareness Using Object-Substitution Masking
Sharan, Tanvi2016GoodBCNEmpathy & emotion processing in mild head injury and sub-clinical psychopathy
Stoakley, Elizabeth2016CoteBCNThe Role of Cardiac Vagal Tone in Predicting of Individual Differences in Attention and Emotion Processing After Sleep Restriction
Campopiano, Allan2015SegalowitzBCNBlocking top-down awareness of Kanizsa figures: An ERP investigation into bottom-up processing of illusory contours
Robb, Sean2015GoodBCNSocial competence following mild head injury & moderate traumatic brain injury: Investigating the neuropsychological relationship between arousal, social decision-making & depression
Jones (Methot), Tabatha2015BookSPPsychopathy & the ability to detect cheaters: An evolutionary perspective
Hodges, Travis2014McCormickBCNEffects of social context on endocrine function and Zif268 expression in response to an acute stressor in adolescent and adult rats
MacDonald, Kevin2014CoteBCNThe role of sleep in the selective reconsolidation of declarative memories
Mulvihill, Kevin2014BrudzynskiBCNInvestigation of the role of the nucleus accumbens in amphetamine-induced 50 kHz ultrasonic vocalizations in the rat
Bender, Jasmine2014EvansLDChildren’s lie-telling and self-awareness as an honesty
Bolger, Amanda2014MartiniLDRespiratory sinus arrhythmia and emotional responding to dyadic discussions of a disagreement as predictors of helping related subjective well-being in older mothers and their adult daughters
Quinlan, Kathryn2014DaneLDThe dynamic interplay of attachment and temperament in relation to dimensions of aggression
Drolet, Caroline2014HaferSPPerceived deservingness and the toleration of human rights violations: The problem and a possible solution
Gauthier, Nathalie2014BookSPPsychopathy and antisocial behaviour: The moderating effects of maternal neglect and warmth
Hardman, Tina2014BelickiSPPosttraumatic growth: A mediated-moderation model
Hill, Jolena2014BelickiSPThe differential prediction of outcome following interpersonal offenses versus impersonal tragedies by attachment to people and attachment to God
Metler, Samantha2014BusseriSPInforming the structure of subjective well-being through examining changes in life satisfaction, positive affect, and negative affect
Mise, Taysa-Rhea2014BusseriSPTwo levels of motivation and two types of well-being: Relations between general and goal-specific motivations and eudaimonic and hedonic well-being
Green, Matthew2013McCormickBCNDisambiguating the effects of social instability stress in adolescence on learning and memory tasks that involve the medial prefrontal cortex and hippocampus
Morden, Alexa2013BrudzynskiBCNThe role of orexin-A in anxiety & the emission of ultrasonic vocalizations in rats
Semplonius, Thalia2013MondlochLDAn investigation of the role of attention in the cross-race effect: An ecological approach
Hoffarth, Mark2013HodsonSPSubjective ambivalence and the expression of anti-gay bias
Khan, Beenish2013HodsonSPSubliminal exposure to empathy primes: A new method to reduce intergroup bias?
Renn, Ryan2012CoteBCNFrontal lobe function and performance monitoring following total sleep deprivation
DesRoches, Andrea2012WilloughbyLDLongitudinal associations between passions and adjustment in adolescence: Positive mood and unstructured leisure as mediators
Fortner, Adrian2012WilloughbyLDThe co-occurrence of depressive symptoms and alcohol use for adolescent boys and girls” An investigation of the role of self-regulation and approach behavior
Horner, Matthew2012MondlochLDThe effects of body posture on emotion perception: A developmental and theoretical analysis
Macintosh, Ashley2012Rose- KrasnorLDPrecursors to successful youth-adult partnerships: The role of adult warmth and expertise
Geniole, Shawn2012McCormickSPPsychopathic traits and endocrine function as predictors of costly and non-costly reactive aggression
Rubel, Alicia2012BelickiSPForgiveness in two minds: Understanding forgiveness through dual-process theory
Skorska, Malvina2012BogaertSPAn investigation of the relations among sexual orientation, objective height, and height distortion
Desjardins, James2011SegalowitzBCNElectrophysiological constituents of the P100 & N170 ERP complex: Deconstructing the critical timing & robustness of face processing using ICA and robust estimation
Van Noordt, Stefon2011SegalowitzBCNHot cognition and activation of the medial prefrontal cortex: Self-regulating in contexts involving motivational pressures
Williams, Julia2011GoodBCNThe influence of arousal on moral decision making for individuals with or without mild head injury
Brook, Tina2011DaneLDThe form & function of aggressive subtypes: Relations with the goodness of fit between adolescent temperament
Morrish, Jane2011Rose- KrasnorLDThe relationship between youth risk-taking behaviour and activity engagement
Stoner, Amanda2011DaneLDParent and peer factors relating to adolescent antisocial behaviour; Investigating the moderating role of temperament
Hosker-Field, Ashley2011BookSPPsychopathy & aggression: Examining the role of empathy
Stokes, Kirk2010ArnellBCNExtending the Irrelevant Sound Effect Beyond Serial Recall
Waters, Patti2010McCormickBCNThe immediate Enduring Effects of Corticosterone Administration on Anxiety-Like & Depressive Behavior
Weissflog, Meghan2010SegalowitzBCNBehavioural and neural correlates of emotion recognition as a function of psychopathic personality traits
Adachi, Paul2010WilloughbyLDThe relation between video game violence and aggression
Hamza, Chloe2010WilloughbyLDPerceived Parental Monitoring, Adolescent Disclosure, and Adolescent Depressive Symptoms; A Longitudinal Examination
Longfield, Danielle2010MondochLDThe influence of emotional body posture on adults’ and 8- year-olds’ perception facial expressions
Markovic, Andrea2010Rose- KrasnorLDPredictors of Shy Children’s Coping with a Social Conflict: Mediators and Moderators
Short, Lindsey2010MondlochLDThe Development of Norm-Based Coding and Category- Specific Face Prototypes: An Examination of 5- and 8- Year-Olds’ Face Space
Zhu, Yingfang2010MartiniLDCognitive consequences of suppressing emotion: Effects of sex and emotional valence
Wheeler, Sarah2010BookSPThe convergence of psychopathy, self-rated vulnerability, and other-rated vulnerability
Dale, Gillian2009ArnellBCNAn investigation of individual differences in diffusion of attention and the attentional blink
Dzyundzyak, Angela2009SegalowitzBCNElectrocortical responses in reward paradigms and their variation related to personality
MacLean, Mary2009ArnellBCNThe electrophysiological investigation into the influence of affect on the attentional blink
St. Cyr-Baker, Julie2009GoodBCNInvestigating the effects of arousal state on cognitive performance in individuals with and without mild head injury
Hatry, Alexandra2009MondlochLDInvestigating opposing aftereffects in 8-year-olds and adults
Tan, Felicia2009Rose- KrasnorLDLiving between two cultures: Personality and adaptation in Chinese immigrant youth
MacInnis, Cara2009HodsonSPPerceptions of intergroup bias: The roles of social projection and meta-stereotypes
Purslow, Carol2009HuntSPDeath anxiety and experiences of transcendence: Peak experiences of skydivers
Danielidou, Liana2009BookPredictors of perception of prejudice and the role of group identification in international students
Capuana, Lesley2008DywanBCNCortical & autonomic modulation of attentional control
DeBono, Anthony2008GoodBCNThe social consequences of mild head injury and executive dysfunction
Kertesz, Rona2008CoteBCNInformation processing in sleep-onset insomnia: A test of the neurocognitive model
Zheng, Xin (Reno)2008SegalowitzBCNWhat happens in the first 200 ms of word reading: ERP studies on visual word recognition with top-down and bottom-up approaches
Dobson, Jennifer2008MartiniSPMotives for suppressing positive & negative emotions
Costello, Kimberly2008Hodson“Re-humanization”: The role of human-animal similarity in reducing prejudice towards immigrants and non-human animals.
Carre, Justin2007MuirBCNSalivary testosterone & cortisol: Role of athletic setting, game outcome & game location
Mathews, Iva2007McCormickBCNLocomotor sensitization & conditioned place preference for amphetamine in late adolescent & adult male and female rats
Smith, Brian2007CoteBCNA dose-response investigation of the attentional blink during sleep restriction
St. Pierre, Joel2007BrudzynskiBCNThe effects of Quinpirole on eliciting 50 kHz calls from the fat nucleus accumbens
Costain, Kelly2007Rose- KrasnorLDExploring exploration: Career identity development & temperament
Elms, Natalie2007MondlochLDAn investigation of the mechanisms underlying the other- race effect
Thomson, Kendra2007MondlochLDSensitivity to differences between posed & genuine facial expressions: Are children easily fooled?
Worth, Narnia2007BookSPPsychopathy and self-monitoring: Additive & interactive effects on self-presentation tactics
Desjarlais, Malinda2006WilloughbyLDCan low domain knowledge be compensated for when using the Internet?
Zhao, Junru2006Rose- KrasnorLDImplicit self-theories of shyness: Predictors & correlates of preadolescence
Dempsey, Julie2006HaferSPAn investigation of the emotion assumptions of just-world theory
Fawcett, Catherine2006BogaertSPIndividual difference factors & men’s attraction to female body features
Pozzebon, Julie2006AshtonSPPersonality traits & personal values: An investigation into the importance of each in the prediction of behaviour
Rourke, Jessica2006BelickiSPTowards the development of a questionnaire of forgiveness-seeking motives & behaviours
Sangalang, Pierre2006HodsonSPI like my beer cold, my TV loud & my homosexuals flaming: Preference for stereotype congruency as a function of a situation by person interaction
Stewart, Tammy2006DeCourvilleSPExplorations & comparisons of actual, ideal & ought forgiveness definitions: A Q-methodological study
Dyke, Danielle2005SegalowitzBCNIndividual differences in risk-taking and associate characteristics: A test of specificity in executive functions
Sanichara, Sonia2005SegalowitzBCNERP evidence supporting a frontal hypothesis of ADHD
Tays, William2005DywanBCNAge-related changes in ERP’s associated with context- based and response-based interference
Kennedy, Richard2005DaneLDEmergence of normative beliefs legitimizing antisocial behaviour in adolescents: The roles of monitoring, attachment, and temperament
Stack, Holly2005Rose- KrasnorLDThe role of motivational systems in community service involvement: Initiating & sustaining factors & quality of experience
Drover, Hilary2005SadavaSP“Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference”: Further exploration of attitude alignment in the context of close relationship dyads
Green, Michelle2005DeCourvilleSPStress, social support, and health risk behaviours as mediators of the forgiveness-health relation
Michalica, Kerri2005BelickiSPThe role of personality and situational factors in forgiveness
Snelgrove, Peter2005SadavaSPVulnerability to adverse consequences of drinking & problem drinker status as predicted by risky drinking behaviours, drug use sex differences, & affect: A test of multiple models
Visser, Beth2005AshtonSPBeyond g: Putting multiple intelligences theory to the test
Fogel, Stuart2004CoteBCNThe effects of simple procedural, cognitive procedural, and declarative learning on sleep
Milner, Catherine2004CoteBCNThe role of daytime napping on sleepiness and cognitive function in 24-70 year olds
Campbell, Kelly2004Rose- KrasnorLDMoral identity, youth engagement & discussions with parents & peers
Ilios, Helen2004Rose- KrasnorLDParenting children with communication delays
Molnar, Danielle2004SadavaSPAttachment and alcohol: Testing a motivational model of problem drinking
Santamaria, Belinda2003DywanBCNPsychophysiological measures of the perception of facial identity and emotion in individuals with a traumatic brain injury
Santesso, Diane2003SegalowitzBCNElectophysiological correlates of temperamental approach and avoidance
Campbell, Sherry2003Rose- KrasnorLDBeliefs about social development in parents of aggressive
Hague, Leslie2002DiBattistaBCNRole of learning and growth hormone releasing factor in control of protein intake
Mathewson, Karen2002DywanBCNThe influence of age on the relationship between attentional control and vagal tone
Duff, Alison2002Rose- KrasnorLDMother-child relationship quality and collaborative problem solving
Martin, Cory2001OgilvieBCNEMG detection of sleep onset compared to standard EEG measures
McKenzie, Tammy2001DiBattistaBCNCCK, dietary variety and food intake in rats
Vaisanen, Esko2001Good & TysonBCNNon-invasive measurement of trigeminal nerve somatosensory evoked potentials
Belbin, Wendy2001Rose- KrasnorLDAsymmetrical balance of power in preadolescents’ mutual friendships
Holmes, Elizabeth2001WilloughbyLDA naturalistic observation of the play behaviour of children with autism spectrum disorders
Smith, Debra2001DeCourvilleLDA five-factor model of grief: A Q-methodological study
Correy, Brenda2001HaferSPPerceived modifiability of self-blame attributions for negative life events: Implications for psychological & physical well-being
San Cartier, Nancy2000BrudzynskiBCNThe role of the GABAergic system in the production of ultrasonic vocalization in rats
Stewart, Craig2000OgilvieBCNSubjective, behavioural, and electrophysiological measurements of the time-course and intensity of sleep inertia after a full night of sleep
Wintink, Amanda2000BrudzynskiBCNThe role of the dopaminergic system in the production of ultrasonic calls in adult rats
Atkinson, Christina2000BelickiSPInterpretation of music videos: An interactive relationship between medium and viewer
Kambouris, Irene2000SadavaSPUnderemployment and depressive effect: The moderating influence of coping styles
Newman, Kristin2000SadavaSPMotivational model of problem drinking for men and women
Qian, Jian2000PrestonSPReality status evaluation in mediated experience
Ferlisi, Mary-Claire1999SegalowitzBCNSpeed of perceptual processing, spatial ability & executive functions underlying fluid intelligence in childhood & adolescence
Williams, Ben1999OgilvieBCNElectrophysiological analysis of the sleep onset period: A comparison between subjects with long-term insomnia complaints associated with mild traumatic brain injury & matched controls
Cortese, Cathy1999Rose- KrasnorLDParental goals among Italian-Canadian & Canadian families & their connection to socialization practices & the quality of parent-young adult relationships
Goertzen, Larissa1999Rose- KrasnorLDYoung children’s behavioral responses to the distress of others
Ralph, Roslyn1999Rose- KrasnorLDChildren’s rights and parenting beliefs: A study of attitudes, beliefs and emotions
Pailing, Patricia1998SegalowitzBCNPredictors of academic achievement & social competence in adolescence: Facilitation, inhibition & general cognitive processing
Scott, Pam1998DeCourvilleSPFactors affecting a woman’s decision to leave an abusive relationship: The theory of planned behaviour
Chevalier, Helene1997SegalowitzBCNGray’s motivational systems, inhibitory control & attention allocation: behavioral & electrophysiological correlates of behavioral inhibition & activation
Hopkins, Melonie1997DywanBCNPhysiological reactivity & the perception of emotional stimuli as they relate to social adaptive functioning after traumatic brain injury
Veenhof, Wilma1997DywanBCNERP & cardiovascular correlates of source memory discrimination in older & younger adults
Stoliar Ben-David,1997SadavaSPA model of personality & health: The perfectionism-health
Turner, Deborah1997NadonSPCognitive set, absorption & achievement as moderators of the perceptual closure effect in picture priming
Oates-Johnson, Tina1996DeCourvilleSPWeight preoccupation, personality, & depression in university students: An interactionist perspective
Obertynski, Monika1996HaferSPThe effects of language complexity in a counterattitudinal appeal to laypeople
Alloway, Christie1995OgilvieBCNElectrophysiological quantification of sleepiness and the sleep onset period in normal sleepers and narcoleptics
Bernstein, Danny1995BelickiBCNAssessing the psychometric properties of dream content questionnaires
Lamarche, Carole1995OgilvieBCNA comparison of electrophysiological changes during the sleep onset period of psychophysiological insomniacs, psychiatric insomniacs & normal sleepers
Marsman, Ian1995SegalowitzBCNNegative & positive priming in poor and good readers: An ERP study
Murphy, Tim1995OgilvieBCNAn electrophysiologicall examination of intentional & inadvertent sleep onset: The effect of intention on the sleep onset process
Miller, Fiona1995BelickiLDThe relation of attentional, emotional, & social regulation to cognitive competence, from infancy to school entry
Murphy, Wendy1995Rose- KrasnorLDA social-cognitive model of monitoring as its relationship to behaviour in a naturalistic observation: Developmental & individual differences