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FACULTY AND THEIR RESEARCH INTERESTS

BEHAVIOURAL NEUROSCIENCE
Floresco, S. Neural circuits subserving learning and executive functions; behavioural and electrophysiological analyses of limbic-cortical-striatal interactions involved in decision making and behavioural flexibility; animal models of schizophrenia and drug addiction.
Galea, L. Hormonal control of adult hippocampal neurogenesis; behavioural correlates of adult neurogensis; hormonal control of learning and memory; sex differences in the neural and behavioural response to stress; animal models of depression.
Gorzalka, B. Hormonal and neurochemical control of sexual behavior; endocannabinoid regulation of behavior; animal models of stress and psychopathology; psychopharmacology
Rankin, C. Understanding how experience changes the nervous system, investigations of learning and memory in a simple invertebrate, the nematode C.elegans, including studies of development, aging, laser ablation of identified neurons, and genetic mutation.
Snyder, J. My lab is interested in the relationships between neuronal activity, plasticity and behaviour with a focus on neurogenesis in the adult brain.
Soma, K. againg; neurobiology of exercise; neuroendocrinology; neuroimmunology; neuroethology;
Winstanley, C. Exploring the basis of cognitive function and impulse control at a neural, neurochemical and molecular level using rodent analogues of human neuropsychological tests; emphasis on frontostriatal systems, goal-directed behaviour, serotonin, dopamine and noradrenaline.

CLINICAL
Alden, L. Cognitive processes in the anxiety disorders; Social Anxiety Disorder; adult-onset Post-traumatic Stress Disorder, cognitive-behavior therapy.
Brenner, C. Psychopathology with an emphasis on schizophrenia and bipolar disorder; Psychophysiology, including new methods of EEG and ERP quantification; endophenotypes, both EEG and behavioral measures.
Craig, K. Health psychology; psychology of pain and pain management; children's pain; anxiety management.
Gorzalka, B. Sexual dysfunction; sexual psychophysiology; ethnic differences in sexual behavior and attitudes; cognitive factors in sexual arousal; menopause.
Hewitt, P. Perfectionism, personality vulnerability, depression, and suicide in adults and children.
Johnston, C. Research focuses on families of children with disruptive behavior, particularly children with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and oppositional or conduct problems.
Klonsky, E. Suicide, emotion/emotion dysregulation, self-injury, borderline personality disorder, impulsivity, clinical inference and assessment, integration of psychological science and practice.
Linden, W. Health psychology; Psychophysiology; Cardiac Rehabilitation; Hypertension; Psychological Adjustment to Cancer.
Mikami, A. My work focuses on ways in which a supportive classroom or home environment can help children to make friends. I have a special interest in designing and evaluating interventions that train teachers or parents in strategies to assist children with peer problems.
Woody, S. My research aims to gain a better understanding of cognitive, social, emotional, and community aspects of compulsive hoarding.

COGNITIVE SCIENCE
Brenner, C. Psychopathology with an emphasis on schizophrenia and bipolar disorder; Psychophysiology, including new methods of EEG and ERP quantification; endophenotypes, both EEG and behavioral measures.
Christoff, K. The cognitive and neural basis of human thought, reasoning and problem solving, including spontaneous thought processes such as mind wandering; real-time fMRI training and its application for the treatment of clinical disorders; prefrontal cortex function and organization; role of the temporal lobes and long-term memory processes for the generation of thought; neural principles of complex cognition, as revealed by functional neuroimaging (fMRI).
Coren, S. Human perception and perceptual development (vision and audition); laterality (particularly handedness); behavioral medicine; behavior genetics; general cognitive processes and sleep. Canine behavior, and human/animal bonding.
Eich, E. Department Head. Affect and cognition; functional and organic amnesia; state dependent memory.
Enns, J. Vision, attention, cognitive science, cognitive neuroscience, computational vision, development of perception and attention.
Graf, P. Human memory; prospective vs retrospective memory; encoding/retrieval interactions; lifespan memory development; memory breakdown in organic amnesia and in patients with Alzheimer's disease.
Handy, T. Cognitive neuroscience, neuroimaging, attention and its impairment in clinical populations, mind wandering, and real-world human behavior.
Kingstone, A. Cognitive ethology, social attention, brain and human behaviour.
Rensink, R. Visual cognition; visual attention; computational vision; human-computer interaction.
Suedfeld, P. The effects of challenging and stressful environments and experiences on psychological processes and behaviour, including coping, positive and negative outcomes, and both short- and long-term aftereffects. Examples of the environments and experiences studied are: living and working in extreme and unusual situations such as space vehicles and polar stations; isolation and confinement; high-level political and military decision-making; surviving genocide and persecution.
Todd, R.
Ward, L. Cognitive neuroscience of attention and consciousness with special emphasis on EEG and MEG studies of neuronal synchronization; psychophysics, biophysics and general theory of stochastic resonance; psychophysics and cognitive neuroscience of tinnitus; neural plasticity; nonlinear dynamical systems theory and its applications in cognitive neuroscience.
Werker, J. Precursors to language acquisition in infancy - speech perception, early word learning, cognitive development, and parent-infant communication. Infants from hours after birth up to toddler hood are studied using both behavioural and electrophysiological (ERP) techniques. These processes are also studied in infants growing up bilingual, and in infants with, or at risk for, developmental disabilities. Adult studies focus on speech perception and lexical processing of both spoken language and visual speech, and involve behavioural and neuroimaging studies.
Zhao, J. I'm interested in how we detect and extract statistical structure or the lack thereof (i.e., randomness) from the environment, what mechanisms enable these processes, and how they interact with other forms of perception. In addition, my work also examines how we represent the extracted information as beliefs, and how we update our existing beliefs in light of new information. Outside the laboratory, I investigate the psychology of scarcity, identifying and explaining the cognitive consequences of resource scarcity (e.g., lack of money, time, water, or electricity), as well as designing behavioral interventions that mitigate the impact of scarcity.

DEVELOPMENTAL
Baron, A. The role of conceptual development in social cognition; implicit and explicit intergroup cognition including the acquisition and development of social category concepts, attitudes, and stereotypes (inductive reasoning, prejudice); and the cognitive and cultural origins of ingroup/outgroup representations.
Birch, S. Development of social cognition, or ‘theory of mind’ broadly construed; perspective-taking abilities across the lifespan.
Cameron, A. Cross-cultural studies of the development of verbal deception, stress reactivity, telephone mediation of children's communications, emergent literacy, ecological studies of resilience.
Chandler, M. Social-cognition development, affective development, developmental psychopathology, identity development, youth suicide, Aboriginal youth.
Enns, J. Vision, attention, cognitive science, cognitive neuroscience, computational vision, development of perception and attention.
Hall, G. Lexical and conceptual development, semantic development, language acquisition.
Hamlin, J. Social cognitive development - early social and moral judgments
Mikami, A. My work focuses on ways in which a supportive classroom or home environment can help children to make friends. I have a special interest in designing and evaluating interventions that train teachers or parents in strategies to assist children with peer problems.
Walker, L. The psychology of moral development - motivation, personality, and identity.
Werker, J. Precursors to language acquisition in infancy - speech perception, early word learning, cognitive development, and parent-infant communication. Infants from hours after birth up to toddler hood are studied using both behavioural and electrophysiological (ERP) techniques. These processes are also studied in infants growing up bilingual, and in infants with, or at risk for, developmental disabilities. Adult studies focus on speech perception and lexical processing of both spoken language and visual speech, and involve behavioural and neuroimaging studies.

HEALTH
Chen, F. Health psychology, social psychology, developmental psychology.
DeLongis, A. Health psychology; stress; close relationships; coping with chronic illness.
Handy, T. Cognitive neuroscience, neuroimaging, attention and its impairment in clinical populations, mind wandering, and real-world human behavior.
Hoppmann, C. Health and well-being across the adult lifespan and into old age; individual differences in goals, strategies, and stress; social interdependencies; daily life processes
Linden, W. Health psychology; Psychophysiology; Cardiac Rehabilitation; Hypertension; Psychological Adjustment to Cancer.

QUANTITATIVE METHODS
Biesanz, J. Psychometrics and quantitative methodology; personality consistency, stability, coherence, and assessment.
Hakstian, R. Industrial/organizational psychology, with an emphasis on personnel psychology, psychometric methods, advanced statistical methods.
Savalei, V. Latent variable modeling, especially structural equation modeling (SEM). Development of new statistical methods to handle incomplete data, nonnormal data, and categorical data. Political psychology, particularly racial attitudes.

SOCIAL/PERSONALITY
Baron, A. The role of conceptual development in social cognition; implicit and explicit intergroup cognition including the acquisition and development of social category concepts, attitudes, and stereotypes (inductive reasoning, prejudice); and the cognitive and cultural origins of ingroup/outgroup representations.
Biesanz, J. Psychometrics and quantitative methodology; personality consistency, stability, coherence, and assessment.
Chen, F. Health psychology, social psychology, developmental psychology.
Dunn, E. happiness; money and spending decisions; self-knowledge
Dutton, D. The psychology of violence; social psychological explanations of social science epistemology; applications of social psychology to the criminal justice system; social psychological explanations of clinical syndromes; personality disorders.
Heine, S. Cultural psychology; the self; motivations; meaning; essentialistic thinking.
Henrich, J. Evolutionary game theory; economic behavior; culture-gene coevolution; relations between evolution and culture; human sociality and cooperation.
Lehman, D. Cross-cultural research; health psychology; coping with stressful life events; counterfactual thinking.
Norenzayan, A. Evolutionary and cognitive approaches to religion; culture and cognition; issues of universality and cultural variability in psychology; cultural evolution
Paulhus, D. Questionnaire response styles, dark personalities (psychopathy, narcissism, Machiavellianism), self-enhancement, self-deception, impression management.
Savalei, V. Latent variable modeling, especially structural equation modeling (SEM). Development of new statistical methods to handle incomplete data, nonnormal data, and categorical data. Political psychology, particularly racial attitudes.
Schaller, M. Social cognition; social motivation; evolutionary psychology; culture.
Schmader, T. Self and social identity, stereotyping and prejudice, coping with social stigma, emotion and motivation, social cognition.
Suedfeld, P. The effects of challenging and stressful environments and experiences on psychological processes and behaviour, including coping, positive and negative outcomes, and both short- and long-term aftereffects. Examples of the environments and experiences studied are: living and working in extreme and unusual situations such as space vehicles and polar stations; isolation and confinement; high-level political and military decision-making; surviving genocide and persecution.
Tracy, J. Emotion, nonverbal expression, self-conscious emotions (e.g., pride, shame), the self, self-esteem, narcissism, trends in psychological science
Walker, L. The psychology of moral development - motivation, personality, and identity.

LEARNING ENHANCEMENT
Assanand, S. Cultural Psychology, Gender Psychology, Personality Psychology, Social Psychology
Barnes, S. Psychological Disorders (especially Bipolar Disorder), Epilepsy, Long Term Potentiation and Metaplasticity, New Media and other Artistic Practices, Artist-Scientist Collaborations, Teaching of Psychology, Science Writing (Please note: As teaching-track faculty, I do not supervise graduate students.).
Rawn, C. Introductory psychology, quantitative research methods and statistics, social psychology, the teaching of psychology.
Souza, M. Prefrontal cortex and cognitive control. Cognitive changes as a function of neurological development or injury. Cognitive training and rehabilitation.

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