Research Staff

EVELYNE GAUTHIER - Research Support Officer

Academic background

  • 2014 – 2016 : Bachelor's degree in psychology with honor thesis at the Université du Québec à Montréal
  • 2011 - 2013 : Master's degree in anthropology at the Université de Montréal
  • 2002 - 2005 : Bachelor's degree in anthropology at the Université de Montréal and at the Université de Genève

Research interests

I have always been interested in understanding the deep causes of social inequalities. I have studied this topic through many approaches in psychology and anthropology. I have investigated it from an evolutionary, developmental, social and community perspective. I have worked on human universals, on gender differences and similarities, and on the cooperation and competition processes in adults and children. Working with street youth for almost twelve years, I am interested in understanding the risk and protection factors that influence life paths, especially those that lead to high precariousness and the keys that help escape vulnerability and poverty cycles.

EVA LEFEBVRE - Research assistant

Academic background

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

Research interests

My research interests focus on the factors that enable young people to achieve psychological well-being. I have a lot of interest in strategies that allow the regulation of stress such as physical exercise or meditation. I also have a great interest in emotional skills.
ZAKARIA IDRISSI - Research assistant

Academic background

  • 2019 – … : Bachelor's degree in psychology at the Université du Québec à Montréal

Research interests

My research interests focus on cultural differences in parenting, adolescent rebellion, discrimination and racism among high school youth, adolescent delinquent behavior, and personality disorders in young adults.