Students

Graduate Students

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

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.

RHEA MARSHALL-DENTON
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Academic Background

  • 2013 – … : 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.

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

PATRICK 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.

Intervention profile (Psy.D.)

SOPHIE-CAROLINE TREMPE

Academic Background

  • 2012 – … : 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

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.

MARIE-CLAIRE VAILLANCOURT

Academic Background

  • 2013 – … : 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

ALEXANDRA OLIVEIRA PAIVA

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.

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

To come

Research Profile (Ph.D.)

CATHERINE CIMON-PAQUET
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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.