Students

Graduate Students

Research-intervention profile (Ph.D./Psy.D.)

OLIVIER GAUDET

Academic Background

  • 2015 – … : Ph. D./Psy. D. in psychology at the Université du Québec à Montréal
  • January to June 2014 : Semester in psychology (Bachelor) at the Université Paris Nanterre la Défense (Paris, France)
  • 2011 – 2015 : Bachelor’s degree in psychology at the Université du Québec à Montréal

Research Interests

I am interested in the interaction between self-esteem, friendships and popularity in adolescence. Peer groups (cliques) and popularity are two concepts which gain meaning at teenage. My thesis targets the effects of the clique’s popularity and those of the clique’s members’ popularity (being a leader or not) on self-esteem of youth. These informations could allow us to adjust the intervention focusing on promoting teenagers’ self-esteem by taking into account the popularity of the clique and of the members in their clique as protective or risk factors.

FLORENCE TSAKPINOGLOU

Academic Background

  • 2016 – … : Ph. D./Psy. D. in psychology at the Université du Québec à Montréal
  • 2015 – 2016 : Honour thesis in psychology at the Université du Québec à Montréal
  • 2013 – 2016 : Bachelor’s degree in psychology at the Université du Québec à Montréal

Research Interests

To come

YOVANNA CHACON

Academic Background

  • 2018 – … : Psy. D. in psychology at the Université du Québec à Montréal
  • 2014 – 2018 : Bachelor’s degree in psychology at Concordia University
  • 2011 – 2013 : Master's degree in public policy and public administration at Concordia University
  • 2006 – 2010 : Bachelor's degree in political science at the British Columbia University

Research Interests

Doctoral thesis: Influence of parenting practices on school functioning and the orientation of post-secondary studies.

I am interested in parents’ influence on their children’s academic motivation and academic success. Research indicates that parental involvement has a positive influence on learning and academic success. However, parental involvement tends to decrease when children reach high school. In addition, some parents get involved only when their children experience difficulties in school, while others consider that they do not have the capacity to contribute at this stage of their children’s education. My research seeks to analyze the factors that influence parental educational involvement on students’ motivation, academic success and career orientation in the last year of high school.

Intervention profile (Psy.D.)

SASHA VOYER

Academic Background

  • 2018 – … : Ph. D./Psy. D. in psychology at the Université du Québec à Montréal
  • 2017 – 2018 : Honour thesis in psychology at the Université du Québec à Montréal
  • 2015-2018 : Bachelor’s degree in psychology at the Université du Québec à Montréal

Research Interests

My research interests focus on the psychological well-being of students with mental health problems in vocational training centers. Despite the many obstacles faced by this population, the resources offered to students vary between vocational training centers in Québec. My research highlights the importance of certain support services and explore the specific mental health needs of these students in order to promote their success and well-being in their studies.

MARIE-PIER DUPRÉ

Academic Background

  • 2012 – … : Ph.D./Psy.D. in psychology at the Université du Québec à Montréal
  • 2010 – 2012 : M.Sc. in psychology at the Université de Montréal
  • 2007 – 2010 : Bachelor’s degree in psychology at the Université de Montréal

Research Interests

Anxiety and depression at adolescence have negative effects on youth’s school achievement, high school dropout risks, and mental and physical health. The incidence and severity of anxiety and depression vary with the social support available to teenagers. This being said, I’m am interesting in the repercussions of youth’s relationships with their parents and peers on the development of these internalized problems. More precisely, my researches explore, on one hand, how peers relationships can act as a protective factor on the link between parental rejection and anxiety and depression. On the other hand, they aim to understand the role of parental acceptance on the development of anxiety and depression of teenagers who have deviant peers.

Research Profile (Ph.D.)

EVELYNE GAUTHIER

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.

CATHERINE CIMON-PAQUET

Academic Background

  • 2019 – … : Ph. D. in psychology at the Université du Québec à Montréal
  • 2017 – 2019 : Master's degree in psychology at the Université de Montréal
  • 2014 – 2017 : Bachelor’s degree in psychology at the Université de Montréal

Research Interests

My research interests focus on parent–child relationships in childhood and adolescence. My doctoral thesis aims to examine the possible interactions between parenting and children’s individual characteristics in the prediction of educational pathways. My research interests are broad and also include academic motivation, romantic relationships, substance use and sleep.