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

Francis Gingras

Research Assistant 
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

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 the Research Scholarship FRQNT (B1) 
Recipient of the SSHRC Scholarship (CGS M)

Research interests:
. PhD thesis: The impact of individual factors (sex, empathy) and culture on the perceptive and neural mechanisms underlying the perception of pain in others. 
. Honour thesis: Perceptive mechanisms underlying the processing of static and dynamic facial expressions.
. The impact of ethnic bias on perceptive mechanisms and behaviors.
. The use of Reverse correlation to reveal body image disturbance.

 

Details:

Email: mpplouffe [@] gmail.com

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