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Guillaume Gagné-Legault, our honor thesis student, presented his research results at the last Acfas congress.

After several months of research, our honor thesis student Guillaume Gagné-Legault presented his research results on the link between parental supervision and the ability of children to function academically at the last Acfas congress.

Gagné-Legault, G., Cimon-Paquet, C. et Véronneau, M-H. Qui a raison, l’ado ou l’adulte? Comparaison des perceptions de supervision parentale des parents et de leurs enfants en lien avec son fonctionnement scolaire. Affiche présentée au congrès annuel de l’Acfas (mai 2021) ainsi qu’au Centre de Recherche en Développement humain (CRDH) (mars 2021). Sherbrooke, Québec, Canada.

View his Acfas video presentation here.


Three of our members presented their posters at the last CRDH congress. Congratulations to Laurence Koslosky who won best poster, undergraduate level.

Three of our members presented their posters at the last CRDH congress on march 29th, 2021. Congratulations to Laurence Koslosky who won best poster, undergraduate level.

Éva Lefebvre

Lefebvre, E., Cortez, M., Ben Alaya, I. et Véronneau, M-H. (mars 2021). Qui sont-ils et comment les aider?  Survol d’un projet en démarrage sur la santé mentale des élèves en formation professionnelle (FP) Affiche présentée au congrès annuel du CRDH, Montréal, Québec, Canada.

Guillaume Gagné-Legault

Gagné-Legault, G., Cimon-Paquet, C. et Véronneau, M-H. (mai 2021). Qui a raison, l’ado ou l’adulte? Comparaison des perceptions de supervision parentale des parents et de leurs enfants en lien avec son fonctionnement scolaire. Affiche présentée au congrès annuel de l’Acfas (mai 2020) ainsi que CRDH (mars 2021), Sherbrooke, Québec, Canada.

Laurence Koslosky

Koslosky, L., Cimon-Paquet, C., Ben Alaya, I. et Véronneau, M-H. (mars 2021). La supervision parentale à l’adolescence et les différents types de passion pour une activité parascolaire.  Affiche présentée au congrès annuel du CRDH, Montréal, Québec, Canada.



A new grant for the lab! Watch our video presenting a new study on the mental health vocational training students

The team is proud to announce that we have been awarded a grant to carry out a new study on vocational training students’ mental health: “Who are they and how can we help them? Portrait of the vocational training students’ mental health and next steps to promote their success”. 

Thanks to the collaboration of 10 vocational training centers, we will present a portrait of these students’ mental health, establish a directory of services in support of their mental health, and contribute to a better understanding of service use by students who need them. Also, we will communicate the best practices we found across all vocational training centers in Québec. Many thanks to the centers that will be working with us over the next 3 years! 

This study is funded by the Concerted actions program – School persistence and success, form the Québec Research Funds – Society and culture, in collaboration with the Québec Ministry of Education and Higher Education.

Click here to watch a 2-minute video (in French) presenting an overview of the project. 


On March 18th, Catherine Cimon-Paquet et Jérémie Verner-Filion will be presenting a webinar on goal pursuit, performance, and well-being in educational contexts.

Goal pursuit, performance, and well-being in educational contexts: A motivational analysis of optimal functioning.

Webinar hosted by Catherine Cimon-Paquet and presented by Jérémie Verner-Filion, on March 18th, 12:00 pm – 13:00 pm (EST), on Zoom.

Why do some students succeed, while others fail, in their attempt to reach their personal goals? What are the factors that allow them to balance their simultaneous quest for success and happiness? In this webinar, Jérémie Verner-Filion will discuss some of his recent studies showing how student’s motivation for activities in which they engage outside the purview of their academic endeavors (i.e., passionate activities in university students and extracurricular activities in high-school students) can help or hinder the attainment of their personal goals, their functioning at school and their psychological well-being.

Register here.



Congratulations to Dr. Alexandra Oliveira Paiva, Psy. D.

Congratulations to Dr. Alexandra Oliveira Paiva, Psy. D., who submitted her doctoral thesis “The Development of Depressive Symptoms in Adolescence: The Role of Best Friends and Parents”.

Alexandra worked with the team from the conception of the lab in 2012, first as a undergraduate student in an observational internship, then a research assistant, doctoral student and even lab coordinator!

We would like to thank the FRQSC and the Faculty of Human Sciences of UQAM, who supported her during her career with their doctoral scholarship programs.

Alexandra will now focus on her psychological clinic L’espace, which she opened this fall in collaboration with fellow lab colleague, Rhea Marshall-Denton, Ph. D, Psy. D.

We wish her success and happiness in her future plans.  Congratulations Alexandra!


Congratulations to doctoral student Catherine Cimon-Paquet, recipient of a presentation award during the congress: Journée scientifique 2020 de NeuroQAM

During the Journée scientifique 2020 de NeuroQAM, doctoral student and member of the LÉPSIS, Catherine Cimon-Paquet received a presentation prize in the « best datablitz » category for her presentation «Le rôle des parents dans le parcours scolaire des jeunes de l’enfance à l’âge adulte : une perspective bioécologique».  Congratulations Catherine!


How teenagers experience their friendships during the pandemic: The adjustment of families to a new “online” reality, (video of a webinar, in French)

Online friendships have been a part of adolescents lives for many years.  However, the constraints imposed by the pandemic (classroom and school closures) have made them ubiquitous.  In her presentation targeting parents of teenagers, the director of LÉPSIS, Marie-Hélène Véronneau, Ph.D., presents foundations of research on friendships and various ways in which parents can implement new perspectives on how to support their teenager so that he or she can benefit from successfully managing these virtual communications and avoid associated risks.  By addressing the theme of friendship during the first teenage years as well as the different ways a parent can support their teenager in navigating through this virtual space, this video aims to guide parents in helping their teenagers adequately manage this new reality.

Other resources for the general public are available here.


Another doctoral defense at LÉPSIS

We are pleased to announce that another doctoral student from the lab has just completed her journey with us. The team congratulates Dr. Rhea Marshall-Denton, Ph. D./Psy. D., who defended on October 29 her doctoral thesis “Perceived peer-group social norms as underlying mechanisms of friend and parental influence in early adolescence”.

Rhea played a key role in the development of the laboratory, having notably served as coordinator. We would like to thank the FRQSC and the Faculty of Human Sciences of UQAM, who supported her during her career with their doctoral scholarship programs.

Rhea will now focus on her psychology clinic, L’espace, which opened a few weeks ago.

We wish her success and happiness in her future plans.  Congratulations Rhea!


Find out how the LÉPSIS team implemented its study on the impact of emotional competence on vocational training students (video in French)

The LÉPSIS team is proud to present a short video explaining the implementation of one of its projects, entitled: Emotional Competence in Vocational Training.  The goal of this study is to determine the extent to which emotional competence can enhance the success of vocational training students. Enjoy the video and feel free to comment and share it!