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Areas of Expertise: Cognitive psychology with a focus on human attention and memory; Recognition decision processes; Memory for different attributes of experience
Biography: My research program, funded by NSERC, has focused on issues related to recognition memory. In particular, I have been interested in distinguishing between decision-based and memory-based influences on recognition performance. Recent work includes studies…
Associate Professor, Psychology
Areas of Expertise: Identity, self-esteem and well-being; Autobiographical memory; Comparison processes; Perceptions of time; Goal-pursuit, motivation and resolution-setting; Making decisions that have desirable long-term consequences; Motivation to exercise and to eat better; Environmental responsibility; Body image, sociocultural norms for appearance; media and sociocultural norms; subjective perceptions of space and locations
Biography: I am part of Laurierís Social Psychology program. I am fascinated by people and how they behave, think, and understand themselves and their social worlds. Some of my specific research interests include: 1) identity over time: How do people…
(519) 884-0710 ext.3037
Professor, Psychology; Chair, Animal Care Committee
Areas of Expertise: Animal memory and cognition; Pharmacological analysis of behaviour; Effects of drugs on time perception and temporal memory; Animal research
Biography: The major objective of my research program has been to contribute to the area of comparative cognition by increasing our understanding of how animals encode and retain information. The research is focused on laboratory-based behavioural investigations…
(519) 884-0710 ext.3087