Lorne Campbell PhD (Texas A & M University) - The research being conducted in my lab focuses on a variety of topics relating to the different stages of romantic relationships (e.g,. interpersonal attraction, relationship formation, and relationship maintenance). We adopt a few different theoretical perspectives in this research, including Attachment Theory, the Ideal Standards Model, theories of self-enhancement and self-verification, and evolutionary theories of human mating (e.g., Sexual Strategies Theory; Strategic Pluralism Theory).
Bill Fisher PhD (Purdue University) - My research involves conceptualizing and testing basic models of the social and psychological determinants of health related behaviours, including human sexual and reproductive health risk and preventive practices, sexual function and dysfunction, and chronic disease and diabetes self-management. Recent work focuses on determinants of HIV preventive behaviour, interventions to promote safer sex and adherence to antiretroviral therapy among HIV+ persons, contraceptive utilization, male and female sexual function, the impact of pornography on behavior, and research concerning of the pharmacotherapy of male and female sexual dysfunction.
Elizabeth Hampson PhD, C.Psych. (Western University) - My lab studies the effects of estrogens and androgens in the nervous system, including their effects on cognition and memory. One focus of our recent work is working memory and other functions dependant on the prefrontal cortex.
Ingrid Johnsrude PhD (McGill University) - My primary research interest is the neural basis of speech understanding. I focus on the processes recruited as utterances (syllables, words and sentences) are transformed from an acoustic signal to meaning, and how these processes are organized in the brain. I also study how people understand speech in challenging listening situations (for example, when there are multiple talkers present, or when speech is masked with noise), and how the processes involved in speech comprehension under such challenging conditions change with age.
John Paul Minda PhD (University of Buffalo) - Dr. Minda's research seeks to understand how people learn about categories and concepts and how conceptual structure influences thinking and decision making. One major lines of research deals with verbal and novverbal category learning and how these two modes of learning can be dissociated. Other recent work focuses on the effects of aging and cognition, mood and cognition, expert-novice differences in physicians, the role of causal structure in acquiring concepts in medical school.
Derek Mitchell PhD (University College) - Research is principally aimed at determining how dissociable neural systems integrate emotion with cognition and behaviour. The work is designed to provide fundamental knowledge about the functional neuroanatomy behind the experience and control of emotions such as fear, anxiety, and anger. The approach is also used to elucidate the pathophysiology of a range of psychiatric disorders from psychopathy, which features impoverished affective responding and poor behavioural controls, to mood and anxiety disorders, which feature a failure to manage or modulate emotional responding. Our techniques include fMRI, MEG, psychophysiological, and neuropsychological methods in healthy individuals, patients with developmental or acute psychiatric disorders, and patients with acquired brain lesions.
Donald H. Saklofske PhD, C.Psych. (University of Calgary) - Primary research areas include intelligence, emotional intelligence, and personality. Also psychological assessment and measurement (e.g., developing intelligence tests).
Ryan Stevenson PhD (Indiana University) - Research interests include visual and auditory sensory perception, developmental cognitive neuroscience, autism, how perception influences the development of cognition and social communication.
Tony Vernon PhD (University of California at Berkeley) - My research interests, broadly defined, are human individual differences. To this end, I have a number of studies underway looking at intelligence and other mental abilities and at normal and abnormal personality. Much of my research involves behavior genetics and I have several ongoing studies of infant and young twins as well as adult twins and adoptees. My research has also looked at a number of biological correlates of human intelligence and my lab has the facilities to continue these investigations. In 1996-1997 I served as Acting President-Elect of the Behavior Genetics Association, and in 2001-2003 I was President of the International Society for the Study of Individual Differences.