PhD students

Amanda Estephan

PhD candidate in Psychology 
Département de psychologie et psychoéducation, UQO
Département de psychologie, UQAM

Research interests:
. The impact of culture on attentional and perceptive processes. Specifically the differences between Westerners and Easterners pertaining to visual information extraction and integration mechanisms.
. The time course of the formation of perceptive representation in both cultures.
. The contributions of the genetic and the environment to the visual and cognitive strategies underlying the recognition of natural objects

 

Details:

Email: esta01 [@] uqo.ca

Amélie Roberge

PhD candidate in Psychology  – Research and Intervention (RI)
Département de psychologie , UQTR

Research interests:
. Facial expression recognition and underlying mechanisms
. Attentional resources and cognitive limits
. Impact of ethnicity and gender on facial expression processing

 

Joël Guérette

PhD candidate in Psychology 
Département de psychologie et psychoéducationUQO
Département de psychologie, UQAM
Recipient of the FRQSC Research Awards (B1 & B2)

Research interests :
. Cognitive bias and decisional processes in sports
. Impact of social factors on participation in physical activity
. Promotion of physical activity
. Motivation and modification of movement habits
. Thesis: Biases in decision making of referees following criticism of their work: impact of social factors present in the game environment

 

Details:

Email: joelguerette [@] uqo.ca

Marie-Pier Plouffe-Demers

PhD candidate in Psychology
Département de psychologie et psychoéducationUQO
Département de psychologie, UQAM
Recipient of NSERC’s Undergraduate Student Research Award
Recipient of the Research Scholarship FRQNT (B1) and the SSHRC Scholarship (CGS M)

Research interests:
. The impact of ethnic bias on perceptive mechanisms and behaviors.
. The impact of culture on the perceptual mechanism and mental representation of the facial expression of pain.
. Honour thesis: Perceptive mechanisms underlying the processing of static and dynamic facial expressions.

 

Details:

Email: plom09 [@] uqo.ca

Francis Gingras

Research Assistant and Lab Coordinator
PhD candidate in Psychology
Département de psychologie et psychoéducationUQO
Département de psychologie, UQAM
Recipient of NSERC’s Undergraduate Student Research Award
Recipient of NSERC scholarship (CGS-M)

Research interests:

. Cultural differences in visual representations of facial expression

. Thesis of Honor: Evaluating trustworthiness: differences in mental representations as a function of face ethnicity

 

Details:

Email: francis.gingras16 [@] gmail.com