Research

Deb Connolly, Chair

We are very proud of the opportunities our undergraduate students have to engage with faculty and graduate students on cutting-edge research. Our students work in research labs assisting with existing research projects and even initiating their own studies. They are mentored through the process all the way to presentation at national and international conferences. Here are just a few examples. Congratulations to all of our undergraduate scholars whose research has been presented around the world!

2019 Conference Presentations

Shanna Li presented her poster, "Mental health needs and the Massachusetts Youth Screening Instrument-Version 2 (MAYSI-2) on adolescent offending" at the International Association of Forensic Mental Health Services Conference in Montreal, Quebec on June 26, 2019.

Brittany Dennett presented her poster, "The impact of relationship norms on single peoples' wellbeing and relationship desires" at the International Association for Relationship Research's Positive Action in Relationships Mini-Conference in Ottawa, ON on June 22nd, 2019.

Jennifer Krentz and Kelsey Alexander presented their poster, "Exploring staff supported community outings in a forensic psychiatric sample" at UBC Psychiatry Day in Vancouver, BC on June 20th, 2019.

Brittany Lasanen presented her poster, "Relational and personal self-expansion as predictors of relationship satisfaction in long-distance couples" at the International Association for Relationship Research's Positive Action in Relationships Mini-Conference in Ottawa, ON on June 20th, 2019.

Troy Boucher presented his poster, "Investigating the relationship between social competence, autism, and restricted interests in children with and without autism spectrum disorder (ASD)" at NOWCAM in Victoria, BC on May 10th, 2019.

Lindsay Alley presented a poster, "MMLWBCORR: Within and between group correlation pattern modeling for varied distributions and missing data - Demonstration using example scenario from the lab regarding CES-D item interpretation, and from other literature" at Western Psychological Association Annual Convention in Pasadena, California, U.S.A. on April 29th, 2019.

Jamie Hystad presented her poster, "Examining Immediate Re-Assessment, Gender and Concussion History Effects on Baseline SCAT-5 Symptom Evaluation Scale Responses " at the Western Psychological Association Annual Convention in Pasadena, California, U.S.A. on April, 29th, 2019.

Adrienne Khaw presented a poster, "Lost in Translation: Bilinguals’ Item-stem Understanding and Responses to Mandarin and English Versions of the CES-D" at the Western Psychological Association Annual Convention in Pasadena, California, U.S.A. on April, 29th, 2019. 

Travis McLellan presented a poster, ""Get Going" and "Effort": Improving the Wording of CES-D Items Commonly Misinterpreted by University Students?" at Western Psychological Association Annual Convention in Pasadena, California, U.S.A. on April, 29th, 2019.

Emily Thornton orally presented her research, "From compassion to cruelty: Validating a new measure of unconscious social attitudes" at Simon Fraser University's Undergraduate Research Symposium in Burnaby, BC on March 26, 2019.

Florencia Cristoffanini and Hanna Ogawa presented their poster, "Just-world beliefs moderate the association between identification with nature and pro-environmental behaviours," at the Sustainability Psychology Preconference and at the Society for Personality and Social Psychology Convention in Portland, Oregon on February 7th and 9th, 2019.

Jessamyn Hung presented their poster, "Perceived prosocial impact and happiness in children with and without Autism Spectrum Disorder" at the Happiness Preconference for the Annual Meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology in Portland, Oregon on Feburary 7th, 2019.

Marisa Mylett presented her poster, "It's not all benefits: The effects of extended contact on normative and radical collective action among disadvantaged group members" at the Society for Personality and Social Psychology Conference in Portland, Oregon, on February 7th, 2019.

Emily Thornton presented her poster, "Does implicit prosociality predict happiness?" at the Happiness Preconference for the Annual Meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology in Portland, Oregon on Feburary 7th, 2019.

2018 Conference Presentations

Maitland Waddell presented his poster, "Absolute thinking and ingroup projection as pathways toward the endorsement of destructive intergroup behaviour," at the International Society for Political Psychology in San Antonio on July 5th, 2018.

Brittany Dennett presented her poster, "Singlehood and societal norms," at CPA in Montreal on June 27, 2018.

Brittany Lasanen presented her poster, "Self-expansion as a predictor of mental well-being in long-distance couples," at CPA in Montreal on June 27, 2018.

Linda Magyari's poster, "Violated expectations and support discussion satisfaction," was featured at CPA in Montreal on June 27, 2018.

Madison Edge presented her poster, "A Study of the association of psychopathic traits, suicidality, and self harm," in Antwerp, Belgium at the International Association of Forensic Mental Health Services Annual Conference on June 14, 2018.

Julia Hindy, Edna Ng, Karina Thiessen, and Shaira Thobani presented their poster, "Themes in Couples’ Sexual Conflict Discussions," at the Connecting Minds Undergraduate Conference in Richmond on May 18, 2018.

Linda Magyari presented her poster, "Violated expectations matter beyond support behaviour in predicting newlyweds' support discussion satisfaction," at the Connecting Minds undergraduate conference in Richmond on May 18, 2018.

Jack (Xiang) Zhou presented his poster, "Performance and variability measures in driving research," at NOWCAM on May 13, 2018. 

Susanna Piasecki presented her poster, "Electrophysiology of emotional reactivity and response inhibition in children and adolescents with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder," at KPU's NOWCAM conference on May 12, 2018.  She also orally presented this research at SFU's Student Symposium on April 6, 2018.

Jennifer Krentz presented her poster, "Change detection of object colours, shapes, and fill patterns," at NOWCAM on May 11, 2018.  

Zhi Yuh Ou Yang, Adrienne Khaw, Tova Dang3, Rachel T. Fouladi1, Miao Tang2, Hannah Fikkert2, Julia Hindy2, Jamie Hystad2, Michael McCahon2, presented their poster, "Use of verbal and numeric response option labels on English and Mandarin forms of a depressive symptoms questionnaire," at the Western Psychological Association in Portland on April 28th, 2018. 

Susanna Piasecki orally presented her research, "The NAP effect: dissociating priming effects for positive and negative words," at UVIC's Making Waves conference on April 5, 2018.  This research was published in the SFU 2017 Undergraduate Journal of Psychology and was presented at NOWCAM on May 13, 2017.