PhD students

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

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 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

Émilie St-Pierre

PhD candidate in Psychology
Département de psychologie et psychoéducationUQO
In co-direction with Annie Bérubé

Research interests:

  • The impact of maltreatment on the conceptualization and perception of facial emotions
  • The impact of language development on emotion recognition
  • Neural representations of facial emotion categories
  • The effect of traumatic experiences on physiological response

Details:
Email: stpe06@uqo.ca