Alumni

Doctoral degree students

MARIE-CLAIRE VAILLANCOURT, Psy. D. (2013 - 2020)

Academic Background

  • 2013 – 2020 : Psy. D. in psychology at the Université du Québec à Montréal
  • 2009 – 2013 : Bachelor’s degree in psychology at the Université de Montréal

Research Interests

I am interested in the interactions between deviant peer group (clique) membership and school achievement in adolescence. Peer relationships become, at this developmental period, important from teenagers’ perspective and have a singular influence on them. Despite this tendency, parents stay an influent figure in the life of youth. For these reasons, I am interested in knowing if parents could be protective or risk factors on the relationship between youth membership to deviant clique and school achievement.  My researches use network statistical analysis which help to understand and consider the influence and peer pressure exclusive to teenagers’ clique

RHEA MARSHALL-DENTON, Ph. D., Psy. D. (2013 - 2020)
Portrait de Rhea Marshall-Denton

Academic Background

  • 2013 – 2020 : Ph. D./Psy. D. in psychology at the Université du Québec à Montréal
  • 2012 – 2013 : Honour Thesis program in psychology at the Université Carleton (Ottawa, Ontario)
  • 2008 – 2011 : Bachelor’s degree in psychology at the McGill University

Research Interests

As young adolescents leave elementary school to enter high school (in Canada) or middle school (in the US)  they are faced with a multitude of novel developmental, social and academic demands that they must rapidly learn to juggle in order to succeed. This may place certain youth at risk for falling behind. Knowing that the consequences of going astray at this age are lasting, I am interested in the various factors that influence, explain and potentially promote school success in young adolescence. More specifically, my research investigates how social norms, friend behaviour and parental monitoring interact to influence the expression of young adolescent problem behaviour, substance use and student engagement.

ALEXANDRA OLIVEIRA PAIVA, Psy. D. (2015 - 2020)

Academic Background

  • 2015 – … : Psy.D. in psychology at the Université du Québec à Montréal
  • 2014 – 2015 : Honour thesis in psychology at the Université du Québec à Montréal
  • 2011-2015 : Bachelor’s degree in psychology at the Université du Québec à Montréal

Research Interests

My research interests revolve around protective factors against depression during adolescence. More specifically, I am interested in better understanding depression during adolescence by examining the role of quality best friendships and relationships with parents as moderators of the connection between social problems and depression. Besides contributing to the comprehension of this disorder, my project aims at better comprehending how social relationships can impact youths’ psychological adjustment.

SOPHIE-CAROLINE TREMPE, Psy. D. (2012 - 2020)

Academic Background

  • 2012 – 2020 : Psy. D. in psychology at the Université du Québec à Montréal
  • 2008 – 2012 : Bachelor’s degree in psychology at the Université du Québec à Montréal

Research Interests

Thesis title : Amitié de qualité et risque de décrochage scolaire au secondaire : effet médiateur de la motivation scolaire

Highschool dropout has many consequences on individuals and society. This reality is a concern for the government of Quebec which attempts to reduce its incidence. Literature has shown that school motivation is underlying the highschool dropout process. Also, friend’s support due to the quality of friendship is considered as a protective factor of this issue. This being said, my researches focus on the effects of these two variables on highschool dropout. More precisely, I tend to explain how the quality of friendship can influence school motivation, which can, in turn, impact the dropout rate.

Honour students

GUILLAUME GAGNÉ-LEGAULT (2020 - 2021)

Honour Thesis title : Contributions uniques des perceptions de la supervision parentale chez les adolescents et leurs parents sur le fonctionnement scolaire

Formation

  • 2017 –  …    : Bachelor Degree in Psychology, Université du Québec à  Montréal

Research interests

My interests revolve around suicide prevention and mood disorders in adolescents. I’m also interested in mental health self-management and the factors influencing academic success in this population. The Honors thesis I’m going to write this autumn under the direction of Marie-Hélène Véronneau and her PHD student Catherine Cimon-Paquet is going to be explore the links between parental monitoring and school adjustment in adolescents of the secondary level. Outside the LEPSIS, I work in centers for homeless people and for those with psychiatric disorders. I also volunteer at Suicide Action Montreal since 2018.

FÉLIX BÉLANGER (2019 - 2020)

Academic background

  • 2017 – 2020: Bachelor’s degree in psychology at the Université du Québec à Montréal
  • 2015 – 2017 : Bachelor’s degree in political science and public administration at the Université du Québec à Montréal

Research interests

Honour Thesis title : La compétence émotionnelle et la réussite éducative chez les élèves en formation professionnelle : l’effet médiateur du soutien social

My research interests focus on the psychosocial determinants of academic success and the links between academic success and the ability to integrate into one’s environment. I am also interested in the influence of school pathways on the mental health of students.

ALEXANDRA MADURO (2015 - 2016)

Honour Thesis title : Educational attainment as a function of childhood behavioral characteristics, academic achievement, and neighborhood risk.

Note : Undergraduate student at Concordia University and co-directed by Dr. Lisa A. Serbin, Professor at the Psychology Department of Concordia University

VANESSA BLANCHETTE-LUONG (2014 - 2015)

Honour Thesis title : Le rôle des comportements déviants du meilleur amis dans la relation entre les processus sous-jacents de l’encadrement parental et les comportements délinquants [Best friend’s deviant behavior in the relationship between parental monitoring underlying process and delinquent behaviors]

SANDRA LANDRY (2013 - 2014)

Honour Thesis Title: Faible acceptation sociale et manque de motivation scolaire : L’effet modérateur de la relation parent-adolescent [Low social acceptance and lack of school motivation : Moderator effect of the relationship between parents and adolescents]

Undergraduate students - Observation internship

LAURENCE KOSLOSKY (2020 - 2021)
JULIA NOUVEL (2020 - 2021)

Research Interests

My research interests remain in the field of Child’s psychology. I want to study the role which emotions play in the social and cognitive development of children. Also, I would like to study the effects of interactions, of any kind, between high potential children and others. The main objective of this would be to make integration easier for children with high potential in environments that are not well adapted for them.

RAPHAËL LAPOINTE (2019 - 2020)

Academic background

  • 2018 – … : Bachelor’s degree in psychology at the Université du Québec à Montréal

Research interests

My research interests are motivation, success, perseverance and mental health in students. I am also interested in giftedness and neurodevelopmental disorders.

GABRIELLE LELIÈVRE (2018 - 2019)

Academic Background

  • 2016 – … : Bachelor’s degree in psychology at the Université du Québec à Montréal

Research Interests

I am interested in empathy and its development during the life course. I have also an interest in anxiety and learning difficulties and their influence on scholar path and social relationships.

FÉLIX BÉLANGER (2018 - 2019)

Academic Background

  • 2017 - 2020 : Bachelor's degree in psychology at the Université du Québec à Montréal
  • 2015 - 2017 : Bachelor's degree in politicial sciences and public administration at the Université du Québec à Montréal

Research Interests

My research interests focus on the psychosocial determinants of academic success and the links between academic success and the ability of someone to integrate his environment. I am also interested on the influence of scholar path and mental health of students.

PHILIP TOSINI (2017 - 2018)

Academic Background

  • 2015 – 2018 : Bachelor’s degree in psychology at the Université du Québec à Montréal

Research Interests

I am interested in relationships between teachers and their students as well as between peers. More precisely, my research interests include the influence of these relationships on classroom climate as well as on youths’ social competence and learning abilities. My research aims at improving school strategies to enhance students’ motivation.

CLAIRE DEKEN (2017 - 2018)

Academic Background

  • 2016 – 2018 : Bachelor’s degree in psychology at the Université du Québec à Montréal
  • September to December 2012 : Semester in psychology (Bachelor) at the University of Alberta, Edmonton
  • 2009 – 2012 : Bachelor’s degree in psychology at the Université de Lille 3 and the Université Catholique de Lille

Research Interests

My research interests focus on love and couple. More precisely, I am interested in the individuals’ development through their relationships with their love partner as well as in the experiences during childhood that foster specific behaviours and relational styles within the couple relationship.

OTHER STUDENTS BEFORE 2017

Jocelene Jean-Louis (2016-2017)

Sylvia L. Ordorez Riofano (2015-2016)

Caroline Bibeau (2014-2015)

Maude Viger-Meilleur (2014-2015)

Roxane Chénier (2013-2014)

Véronique Martin (2013-2014)

Leck Mounivongs (2013-2014)

Vanessa Blanchette-Luong (2013-2014)

Alexandra Olivera Paiva (2012-2013)

Lucie Quevillon (2011-2012)

Pier-Olivier Caron (2011-2012)

Research staff

SANDRINE LAROUCHE - Research assistant (2017 - 2020)

Academic background

  • 2017 – … : Bachelor’s degree in psychology at the Université du Québec à Montréal

Research interests

My research interests focus on peer influence in adolescence, delinquency and criminality. Neurological disorders are also a subject that I attach great importance to.

JULIE BOIVIN - Research assistant (2019)

Academic background

  • 2017 – … : Bachelor’s degree in psychology at the Université du Québec à Montréal
  • 2012 – 2013 : Certificate in law at the Université de Montréal
  • 2006 – 2013 : Bachelor’s degree in music (interpretation of classical music) at the Université de Montréal

Research interests

My research interests integrate the subjects addressed during my university education, such as music, law and psychology. I am particularly interested in music education and its impact on school motivation in more disadvantaged areas. I am also interested in the impacts of collective music on different aspects of the lives of children with learning difficulties, as well as on the lives of people in prison.

MÉLANIE LEBEAU - Research assistant (2018)

Academic background

  • 2016 – … : Bachelor’s degree in psychology at the Université du Québec à Montréal

Research interests

My research interests focus on peer relationships in the school context and work environment, positive psychology, art as a prevention tool, autisme as well as anxiety in adolescence.

JÉRÉMIE VERNER-FILION, Ph. D. - Research Officer (2018 - 2019)

Academic background

  • 2019 – … : Professor at l'Université du Québec en Outaouais
  • 2017 – … : Postdoctoral researcher at the Université McGill
  • 2010 - 2016 : Ph.D. in psychology at the Université du Québec à Montréal
  • 2006 - 2009 : Bachelor's degree in psychology at the Université d'Ottawa

Research interests

PhD holder in social psychology, Jérémie is interested in individual and environmental factors that influence how individuals reach optimal functioning. More specifically, his research has focused on motivational factors (motivation, perfectionism, passion, goals) and self-regulation (stress management strategies, self-control) allowing individuals to achieve high levels of performance and psychological well-being. His research projects have been applied to social psychology, educational psychology and sports psychology.