Below is a list of faculty that are active in the department, and available to students with course specific questions. If you need administrative support, we encourage you to refer your questions to one of the following;

  • The Chair of the department (see below) can address detailed program questions, including program requirements, planning and selection, research opportunities, graduate studies, and more.
  • The Academic Advisor, if available, can offer support including course registration and course load, important dates, academic policies and more.
  • The Academic Deans serve as the academic and administrative anchors to the professors within their Faculties or Schools as well as the students.

Faculty of the Psychology Department

Dr. Marko Biberdzic

Dr. Marko Biberdzic

Assistant Professor

B.A. (Psychology, Université de Sherbrooke)
Ph.D. (Clinical Psychology, Université Laval)

After working overseas as a Senior Lecturer in Psychology at the University of Wollongong, Australia, Dr. Biberdzic joined BU’s Psychology Department in 2023. He teaches, supervises, and conducts research on the assessment, development and treatment of personality disorders and psychopathology. His research interests also include interpersonal and social-cognitive processes in psychotherapy, with a particular focus on mentalization and transference / countertransference. Dr. Biberdzic is also a clinical psychologist and supervisor, endorsed by both the Ordre des Psychologues du Québec and the Psychology Board of Australia. He is actively involved in the training and supervision of clinicians working with patients who present with complex, treatment-resistant disorders. Dr. Biberdzic is also a member of the International Society of Transference-Focused Psychotherapy (ISTFP) and is a certified TFP therapist. He has obtained several competitive research grants for his work in the field of personality disorders and is the recipient of various awards, including the 2018 Outstanding Early Career Researcher Award granted by the ISTFP. Over the years, Dr. Biberdzic has established a network of international collaborators, including clinicians and researchers from the Personality Disorders Institute of the Weill Cornell Medical School in New-York, with whom he continues to promote and establish empirical support for early intervention in youth presenting with emerging personality pathology.

Dr. Biberdzic’s Publications

Biberdzic, M., Cain, N., Meehan, K., Sowislo, J., Preti, E., Caligor, E., & Clarkin, J. F. (in press). Establishing levels of personality functioning using the Structured Interview of Personality Organization (STIPO-R): A Latent Profile Analysis. Manuscript submitted for publication in Journal of Personality Assessment.

Day, N., Biberdzic, M., & Grenyer, B. F. (in press). A single case of premature dropout predicted by structured psychodynamic assessments. Manuscript submitted for publication Journal of Contemporary Psychology.

Day, N., Biberdzic, M., Townsend, M. L., Grenyer, B. F. (in press). Identification of a ‘malignant narcissism’ subtype: variation in both narcissistic severity and expression as described by partners and family members. Manuscript submitted for publication in BMC Psychiatry.

Ensink, K., Bégin, M., Martin-Gagnon, G., Biberdzic, M., Berthelot, N., Normandin, L., … & Borelli, J. L. (2023). Post-traumatic-stress in the context of childhood maltreatment: pathways from attachment through mentalizing during the transition to parenthood. Frontiers in Psychology14, 919736.

Biberdzic, M., Tan, J., & Day, N. J. (2023). “It’s not you, it’s me”: identity disturbance as the main contributor to interpersonal problems in pathological narcissism. Borderline personality disorder and emotion dysregulation10(1), 1-12.

Biberdzic, M. & Grenyer, B. F. (2022). How Much Training Do We Need? Assessing the Interrater Reliability of the PDM-2’s Psychodiagnostic Chart with Clinically Inexperienced Students. Journal of Personality Assessment.

Biberdzic, M., Grenyer, B. F., Normandin, L., Ensink, K., & Clarkin, J. F. (2022). A bifactor model of personality organization in adolescence: the validity of a brief screening measure assessing severity and core domains of functioning. BMC Psychiatry.

Biberdzic, M., Tang, J., & Tan, J. (2021). Beyond difficulties in self-regulation: the role of identity integration and personality functioning in young women with disordered eating behaviours. Journal of Eating Disorders, 93 (9).

Shalala, N., Tan, J., & Biberdzic, M (2020). The Mediating Role of Identity Disturbance in the Relationship Between Emotion Dysregulation, Executive Function Deficits, and Maladaptive Personality Traits. Personality and Individual Differences. 162, 110004.

Biberdzic, M., Ensink, K., Normandin, L., & Clarkin, J.F. (2018). Empirical Typology of Adolescent Personality Organization. Journal of Adolescence, 66, 31-48.

Biberdzic, M., Ensink, K., Normandin, L., & Clarkin, J.F. (2017). Psychometric Properties of the Inventory of Personality Organization for Adolescents. Adolescent Psychiatry, 7(2), 127-151.

Ensink, K., Rousseau, M. E., Biberdzic, M., Bégin, M., & Normandin, L. (2017). Reflective Functioning And Personality Organization: Associations With Negative Maternal Behaviors. Infant Mental Health Journal38(3), 351-362.

Ensink, K., Leroux, A., Normandin, L., Biberdzic, M., & Fonagy, P. (2017). Assessing reflective parenting in interaction with school-aged children. Journal of Personality Assessment, 1-11.

Ensink, K., Dugal, C., Lebel, V., Biberdzic, M., Normandin, L., & Drouin-Maziade, C. (2017). La parentalité : Défis des conjoints et position mentalisante. [Transition to Parenthood and the Mentalizing Stance]. In Bélanger, C., Sabourin, S., & Lussier, Y. (Eds.), Fondements de la psychologie du couple.

Ensink, K., Bégin, M., Normandin, L., Biberdzic, M., Vohl, G., & Fonagy, P. (2016). Le fonctionnement réflexif maternel et les symptômes intériorisés et extériorisés d’enfants victimes d’une agression sexuelle [Maternal Reflective Functioning and Child Internalising and Externalising Difficulties in the Context of Child Sexual Abuse]. Revue québécoise de psychologie, 37(3), 117- 133.

Ensink, K., Berthelot, N., Biberdzic, M., Normandin, L. (2016). The Mirror Paradigm: Assessing the Embodied Self in the Context of Abuse. Psychoanalytic Psychology, 33(3), 389-405.

Ensink, K., Biberdzic, M., Normandin, L., & Clarkin, J.F. (2015). A Developmental Psychopathology Model of Borderline Personality Disorder in Adolescence. Journal of Infant, Child, and Adolescent Psychotherapy, 14(1), 46-69.

Ensink, K., Fonagy, P., Normandin, L., Berthelot, N., Biberdzic, M., & Duval, J. (2015). O papel protetor da mentalização de experiências traumáticas: implicações quando da entrada na parentalidade. [The protective role of mentalization in the context of trauma: implications for the transition to parenthood] Estilos da Clinica20(1), 76-91.

Dr. Jonathan Carriere

Associate Professor

Jonathan joined the psychology department in 2015. He completed his doctoral degree at the University of Waterloo in 2010 and has investigated many research topics, including attention and memory failures, mind wandering, fidgeting, and synaesthesia. His current interests revolve around the measurement and manipulation of sustained attention, assessment of cognitive traits, and the long term emotional and health-related consequences and correlates of inattention. He is also always happy to help students with questions they may have about programming (Python, web, E-prime and more), organising studies and analysing data.

Dr. Claude Charpentier

Associate Professor

B.A. (Bishop’s), Ph.D. (Edinburgh)

Claude Charpentier obtained her doctorate in psychology at the University of Edinburgh, with a dissertation on the shared social attitudes and thought patterns associated with radical utilitarians and fellow reformers John Stuart Mill and Alexander Bain. While her research interest is centred in philosophical psychology, her main psychological interests are focused on clinical psychology, ethical thought in psychology, and the psychology of nutrition. As a former social worker, she draws on an extensive experience in counselling children and adults within the child welfare system. She specializes in nineteenth century British philosophical psychology, and her current project is a book length study of philosopher-psychologist Alexander Bain and his Associationist Psychology. In addition to teaching in the department of Psychology, she teaches Philosophy of mind and American pragmatism within the department of Philosophy.

Dr. Charpentier’s Research

Professor Charpentier’s scholarly interest is in philosophical psychology. In philosophy, she works mainly on American pragmatism and on philosophy of mind. She specializes in 19th century British philosophical psychology. Her current project is a book length study of philosopher/psychologist Alexander Bain and his associationist theory of mind.

Emma Green

Emma Green

Assistant Professor

Dr. Suzanne Hood

Associate Professor

Suzanne Hood (PhD Psychology, Concordia University) joined the department as an Assistant Professor in 2015. Fascinated by the brain and human behaviour, Suzanne studies the physiology underlying our body’s internal timekeeping mechanisms that produce circadian rhythms – the predictable 24-hour patterns in our physical, mental, and behavioral activities, like sleeping, eating, hormone release, and cognitive alertness. In particular, Suzanne is interested in studying how our body clock changes across the lifespan, particularly in older adulthood, and how these changes affect health and quality of life. Her research also includes topics related to motivation, drug dependence, and learning. She loves teaching Brain and Behavior, Adult Aging and Development, Learning and Memory, Perception, and Introduction to Psychology at Bishop’s.

Dr. Hood’s Recent Publications

Hood S. & Amir S. (2017). Neurodegeneration and the Circadian Clock. Front Aging Neurosci, 9, 170. doi: 10.3389/fnagi.2017.00170

Hood S. & Amir S. (2017). The aging clock: circadian rhythms and later life. J Clin Invest, 127(2):437-446. doi: 10.1172/JCI90328

Gavrila AM, Hood S, Robinson B, & Amir S (2017). Effects of bilateral anterior agranular insula lesions on food anticipatory activity in rats. PLoS One, 12(6):e0179370. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0179370.

Dr. Heather Lawford

Full Professor

B.A (Trent) M.A (Wilfrid Laurier) Ph.D (Concordia)

Heather Lawford joined the Psychology Department in 2012. Her research examines the ways in which youth are able to reach their full potential and make meaningful contributions to their community. She is also interested in a narrative life-story approach to psychology. That is, she seeks to understand how the stories we tell about ourselves shape who we are and who we become. Prior to her arrival at Bishop’s, Heather completed a post-doctoral fellowship through Brock University and the Centre of Excellence in Youth Engagement where she engaged in research projects in collaboration with youth and with community organizations.

Publications list available on Google Scholar.

Dr. Catherine Malboeuf-Hurtubise

Associate Professor

  • B.Sc. (Economics, Université de Sherbrooke),
  • B.A. (Psychology, Concordia University),
  • Ph.D. (Clinical psychology, Université de Montréal),
  • Post-doctoral Fellowships (Research unit on children’s psychosocial maladjustment/GRIP, Université du Québec à Montréal, Université de Montréal)

Catherine joined the department in 2018. Beforehand, she was a professor of child and adolescent development in the department of educational sciences at Université du Québec en Outaouais (UQO). Catherine is a child and adolescent clinical psychologist. Her research specializes in clinical interventions for children and adolescents, both in schools and in clinical settings. Specifically, her expertise lies in mindfulness-based interventions (MBIs) for youth. She studies the impact of MBIs within the self-determination theory, positive psychology and existential psychology frameworks. As such, she conducts research evaluating the impact of MBIs on mental health and well-being in elementary school and high school students in regular classrooms or with special education needs, such as severe learning disabilities or severe psychological disorders. She is also interested in the links between philosophy for children and mindfulness and their impact on self-determination in elementary school children. She is the first author of a MBI textbook for youth in school-based settings. She is a member of the Psychological Health and Wellbeing Cluster and of the Research Unit on Mindfulness (GRIPA) and director of the Exceptional Children, School and Clinical Psychology lab.

Dr. Malboeuf-Hurtubise’s Publications

Lupien, S.J. & Marcantoni, W.S. & (in preparation). Modulatory influences of glucocorticoids on frontal lobe activity: An fMRI study. Psychoneuroendocrinology

Marcantoni, W.S., Richer, F., Lévesque, M., Mansour, B., Beaudoin, G. & Bourgouin, P. (submitted). Dorsal and ventral cortical systems are associated with inter-target interference in rapid visual streams. Neuroimage.

Marcantoni, W.S., Lepage, M., Beaudoin, G., Bourgouin, P. & Richer, F. (2003). Neural correlates of dual task interference in rapid visual streams : An fMRI study. Brain and Cognition, 53, 318-321.

Marcantoni, W.S., Lévesque, M., Achim, A., Beaudoin, G., Bourgouin, P. & Richer, F. (2001). Cortical activity associated with attentional interference tasks. Brain and Cognition, 47, 103-106.

Lepage, M., Beaudoin, G., Boulet, C., O’Brien, I., Marcantoni, W.S., Bourgouin, P. & Richer, F. (1999). Frontal cortex and the programming of repetitive tapping movements in man : Lesion effects and functional neuroimaging. Cognitive Brain Research, 8, 17-25.

Gilron, I., Plourde, G., Marcantoni, W.S. & Varin, F. (1998). The 40 Hz auditory steady-state response and the spectral edge frequency of the electroencephalogram during sufentanil anaesthesia: Comparison of concentration-effect relationships. Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia, 45, 115-121.

Achim, A. & Marcantoni, W.S. (1997). Component decomposition of event-related potentials: Misallocation of variance revisited. Psychophysiology, 34, 597-606.

Dr. Marília Mariano

Assistant Professor

Marília Mariano holds a Ph.D. in Science (Psychiatry and Psychology) from the Federal University of São Paulo.

Over the past eight years, she has published 13 scientific papers and three books. Her recent research interest involves mental health, human development, and psychological interventions. Her work revolves around the impact of Parkinson’s disease,  the effectiveness of the Elos 2.0 Prevention Program (a version of the Good Behavior Game) in reducing problem behaviors and promoting social skills of schoolchildren, maternal pregnancy intention and cigarette consummation, quality of education, school readiness, and children developmental outcomes, etc.

Marília Mariano has three years of experience in teaching. She believes that professors are responsible for inspiring, motivating, helping, and supporting students’ needs. She is also flexible and doesn’t fear adjusting her course content along the way if required.

Dr. Lisa Mask

Assistant Professor

Dr. Adrianna Mendrek

Full Professor

B.A. (Concordia), M.A., Ph.D. (UBC), Post-Doctoral Fellowship (UCLA)

Adrianna joined the Psychology Department in 2012. Over the years her research evolved around two major themes: 1) brain function in psychiatric disorders, such as schizophrenia and drug addiction; 2) sex and gender differences/similarities in emotion and cognitive processing in psychopathology and in health. In the past few years, she has combined her long-standing passion for Eastern philosophy, dance, yoga and meditation to delve into creative arts and contemplative studies. She has recently graduated from the program of Dance/Movement Therapy at the National Center for Dance Therapy (NCDT), a division of Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montreal.

She is author or co-author of over 90 research articles and book chapters, and close to 200 published abstracts.  She has presented at numerous international conferences and community events. She is a recipient of Bishop’s University Research and Creativity Award (2016) and Mérite Estrien (2017). She enjoys teaching Abnormal Psychology, Brain & Behavior, Psychology of Drug Addiction, Zen & the Brain, and Contemplative Practicum.

Dr. Mendrek’s Publications & Manuscripts

Refereed journal articles:

Published and accepted
indicates my students

Lambert, D.*, van den Berg, N.*, Mendrek, A. (2021). Adverse Effects of Meditation: A Review of Observational, Experimental and Case Studies. Current Psychology,

Potvin, S., Giguère, C-E., Mendrek, A. (2021). Functional connectivity during visuospatial processing in schizophrenia: A classification study using Lasso regression. Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment, 17, 1077-1088,

Dugré, J.R., Dumais, A., Tikàsz, A., Mendrek, A. Potvin, S. (2021). Functional connectivity abnormalities of the long-axis hippocampal subregions in schizophrenia during episodic memory. NPJ Schizophrenia, 7, 19,

Poissant, H., Moreno, A., Potvin, S., Mendrek, A. (2020). A meta-analysis of mindfulness-based interventions in adults with attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder: Impact on ADHD symptoms, depression and executive function. Mindfulness11, 2669-2681.

Moreau, C., Urchs, S., Orban, P., Schramm, C., Labbe, A., Douard, E., Quirion, P.-O., Lin, A., Kushan, L., Evans, A.C., Grot, S., Luck, D., Mendrek, A., Potvin, S., Stip, E., Bearden, C.E., Bellec, P., Jacquemont, S. (2020). Mutations associated with neuropsychiatric conditions delineate functional brain connectivity dimensions contributing to autism and schizophrenia; Nature Communication, 19, 11(1):5272,

Tikàsz, A., Potvin, S., Dugre, J., Fahim, C., Zaharieva, V., Lipp, O., Mendrek, A., Dumais, A. (2020). Violent behavior is associated with emotion salience network dysconnectivity in schizophrenia. Frontiers in Psychiatry, 11, February,

Poissant, H., Mendrek, A., Talbot, N., Khoury, B., Nolan, J. (2019). Behavioral and cognitive impacts of mindfulness-based interventions on adults with attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder: A systematic review. Behavioral Neurology, 2019, Article ID 5682050, 16 pages, 2019.

Orban, P.,  Dansereau, Desbois L, Mongeau-Pérusse V, Giguère CÉ, Nguyen H,

Mendrek, A., Stip, E., Bellec, P. (2018). Multisite generalizability of schizophrenia diagnosis classification based on functional brain connectivity. Schizophrenia Research, 2018 Feb;192:167-171.

Damien, J.* & Mendrek, A. (2018). Santé mentale et douleur : les différences hommes–femmes. Douler et Anelgésie, 31; 129-136.

Mancini-Marie, A.*, Yoon, U., Jiménez, J., Fahim, C., Potvin, S., Grant, J.A., Laverdure-Dupont, D., Dubé, A., Betrisey, C., Rainville, P., Evans, A., & Mendrek, A. (2018). Sex, age, symptoms and illness duration, and their relation with gyrification index in schizophrenia. Clinical Schizophrenia & Related Psychoses; 12(2) 57-68.

Mendrek, A. & Fattore, L. (2017). Sex differences in drug-induced psychosis. Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences13, 152-157.

Potvin, S., Tikàsz,A., Lungu, O., Stip, E., Zaharieva, V., Lipp, O., Lalonde, P. & Mendrek, A. (2017). Impaired coupling between the dorso-medial prefrontal cortex and the amygdala in schizophrenia smokers viewing anti-smoking images. Frontiers in Psychiatry; Addictive Disorders, 19;8:109.

Potvin, S., Lungu, O., Tikàsz,A., Mendrek, A. (2017). Abnormal effective fronto-limbic connectivity during emotion processing in schizophrenia. Progress in Neuro-Psychopharmacology & Biological Psychiatry, 72:1-8.

Orban, P.,  Desseilles, M., Mendrek, A., Bourque, J., Bellec, P., Stip, E. (2017). Altered brain connectivity in schizophrenia is consistent across cognitive contexts. Journal of Psychiatry and Neuroscience, 41(4), 17-26.

Mendrek, A. & Mancini-Marie, A. (2016). Sex/gender differences in the brain and cognitive function in schizophrenia. Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews,67, 57-78.

Potvin, S., Tikàsz,A., & Mendrek, A. (2016). Emotionally neutral stimuli are not neutral in schizophrenia: A mini-review of functional neuroimaging studies. Frontiers in Psychiatry, 7:115.

Poissant, H., Rapin, L., Chanail, S. Mendrek, A. (2016).  Forethought in youth with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder: and fMRI study of sex-specific differences. Journal of Psychiatry, 2016.

Juster, R. P., Almeida, D., Cardoso, C., Raymond, C., Johnson, P. J., Pfaus, J., Mendrek, A., Duchense, A., Pruessner, J. C., & Lupien, S. J. (2016). Gonads and strife: Sex hormones vary according to sexual orientation for women and stress indices for both sexes. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 72:119-130.

Lavoie, M.E., Champagne, J., Glaser, E., & Mendrek, A. (2016).Mémoire émotionnelle et activité électrocorticales en schizophrénie. Santé mentale au Québec, 41 (1):85-122.

Tikàsz,A., Potvin, S., Lungu, O., Joyal., C., Hodgins, S., Mendrek, A. & Dumais, A. (2016). Anterior cingulate hyperactivations during negative emotion processing among men with schizophrenia and a history of violent behavior. Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment, 12:1397-410

Potvin, S., Lungu, O., Lipp, O., Lalonde, P.,  Zaharieva, V., Stip, E., Melun, J.P., Mendrek,A. (2016). Increased ventro-medial prefrontal activations in schizophrenia smokers during cigarette craving. Schizophrenia Research, 173(1-2):30-6

Lungu, O., Potvin, S., Tikàsz,A., Mendrek, A. (2015). Sex differences in effective fronto-limbic connectivity during negative emotion processing. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 62, 180-188

Mendrek, A. (2015). Is it important to consider sex and gender in neurocognitive studies? Frontiers in Psychiatry, Addictive Disorders and Behavioral Dyscontrol, 2;6:83.

Potvin, S., Tikàsz,A., Dinh-Williams, L., S., Bourque, J., Mendrek, A. (2015). Cigarette cravings, impulsivity and the brain. Frontiers in Psychiatry6:125. doi: 10.3389.

Juster, R-P., Hatzenbuehler, M., Mendrek, A., Pfaus, J.G., Smith, N.G., Johnson, P.J., Lefebvre-Louis, J-P. Raymond, C., Marin, M-F., Sindi, S. Pruessner, J.C. & Lupien, S.J. (2015).  Sexual orientation modulates endocrine stress reactivity.  Biological Psychiatry, 77(7):668-76.

Potvin, S., Tikàsz,A., Lungu, O., Dumais, A., Stip, E., Mendrek, A. (2015). Emotion processing in treatment-resistant schizophrenia patients treated with clozapine: An fMRI study. Schizophrenia Research, 168(1-2):377-80

Mendrek, A. (2014). Existe-t-il des différences entre les hommes et les femmes en ce qui concerne les problèmes de toxicomanie? Santé mentale au Québec, 39(2):57-74

Mendrek, A., Dinh-Wilimas, L., Bourque, J., & Potvin, S. (2014). Sex differences and menstrual cycle phase-dependent modulation of craving for cigarette: An fMRI pilot study. Journal of Psychiatry, 2014:723632.

Poissant, H., Rapin, L., Mendrek, A. (2014). Intergenerational transmission of fronto-parietal dysfunction during forethought in attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder: a pilot study. Journal of Psychiatry Reseach: Neuroimaging, 224(3):242-5.

Champagne, J. *, Mendrek, A., Germain, M., Hot, P., & Lavoie, M.E. (2014).Event-related brain potentials to emotional images and gonadal steroid hormone levels: A comparison between men and women with schizophrenia. Frontiers in Psychology, 5:543

Rapin, L., Poissant, H., Mendrek, A. (2014). Atypical activations of fronto-cerebellar regions during forethought in parents of children with ADHD. Journal of Attention Disorders, 18, 242 – 251.

Dinh-Wilimas, L. *, Mendrek, A., Bourque, J., & Potvin, S. (2014). Where there’s smoke, there’s fire: The brain reactivity of chronic smokers when exposed to the negative consequences of their consumption compared to smoking-related cues. Progress in Neuro-Psychopharmacology & Biological Psychiatry 50:66-73.

Lakis, N.* & Mendrek, A. (2013). Individuals diagnosed with schizophrenia assign emotional importance to neutral stimuli: An fMRI study. ISRN Psychiatry, 965428 (PMID: 24381781)

Bourque, J. *, Mendrek, A., Dinh-Williams, L., S., Potvin, S. (2013). Neural circuitry of impulsivity in a cigarette craving paradigm. Frontiers in Psychiatry (PMID: 23874307)

Potvin, S., Bourque, J., Durand, M., Lipp, O., Lalonde, P., Stip, E., Grignon, S., Mendrek, A. (2013). The neural correlates of mental rotation abilities in cannabis-abusing patients with schizophrenia: an fMRI study. Schizophrenia Research and Treatment, 543842, (PMID: 23970971)

Bourque, J. *, Mendrek, A., Durand, M.*, Lakis, A. *, Lipp, O., Stip, E., Lalonde, P., Grignon, S., Potvin, S. (2013). Cannabis abuse is associated with better emotional memory in schizophrenia: a functional magnetic resonance imaging study. Psychiatry Research: Neuroimaging214, 24-32 (PMID: 23906663)

Mendrek, A. (2013). Sex steroid hormones and brain function associated with cognitive and emotional processing in schizophrenia. Expert Reviews in Endocrinology and Metabolism, 8(1), 1-3.

Bourque, J. *, Lakis, A., Champagne, J., Stip, E., Lalonde, P., Lipp, O., Mendrek, A. (2013). Clozapine and visuo-spatial processing in treatment-resistant schizophrenia.  Cognitive Neuropsychiatry, 18(6), 615-630. (PMID: 23343453)

Viveros, M-P., Mendrek, A., Paus, T., López Rodriguez, A-B., Marco, E-M., Yehuda, R., Cohen, H., Lehrner, A., Wagner, E.J. (2012). A comparative, developmental and clinical perspective of neurobehavioral sexual dimorphisms. Frontiers in Neuroscience. Review, 6, 84.

Stip, E., Lungu, O.V., Anselmo, K., Letourneau, G., Mendrek, A., Stip, B., Lipp, O., Lalonde, P., Bentaleb, L.A. (2012).  Neural changes associated with appetite information processing in schizophrenic patients after 16 weeks of olanzapine treatment. Translational Psychiatry, 2e:128 (PMID: 22714121)

Poissant, H., Mendrek, A. & Senhadji, N. (2012). Neural correlates of forethought in Attention-Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Journal of Attention Disorders (PMID: 22529218)

Glaser, E., Mendrek, A., Germain, M., Lakis, N. & Lavoie, M. (2012). Sex differences in memory of emotional images: A behavioral and electrophysiological investigation. International Journal of Psychophysiology, 85, 17-26.

Lungu, O.V., Anselmo, K., Letourneau, G., Mendrek, A., Stip, B., Lipp, O., Lalonde, P., Bentaleb, L.A., Stip., E. (2012). Neuronal correlates of appetite regulation in patients with schizophrenia: Is there a basis for future appetite dysfunction? European Psychiatry 28(5):293-301 (PMID : 22542330)

Lecardeur, L., & Mendrek, A. (2012). Differentiating men and women with schizophrenia according to their cognitive profiles. Psychiatry Research, 195(1-2), 89.

Mendrek, A., Bourque, J., Dubé, A., Lakis, A. & Champagne, J. (2012). Emotion processing in women with schizophrenia is menstrual cycle phase and affective valence dependent: An fMRI study. ISRN Psychiatry, 656274 (PMID: 23738207)

Champagne, J. *, Lakis, A., Bourque, J., Stip, E., Lipp, O., Mendrek, A. (2012). Progesterone and cerebral function during emotion processing in men and women with schizophrenia. Schizophrenia Research and Treatment (Special Issue on Psychosis and Gender), 917901 (PMID: 23343453)

Lakis, N.*, Jiménez, J., Mancini-Marie, A., Stip, E, Lavoie, M., & Mendrek, A. (2011).  Neural correlates of emotional episodic memory in schizophrenia: effects of valence and arousal. Psychiatry Research: Neuroimaging, 194, 245-256.

Mendrek, A. Lakis, N., & Jiménez, J. (2011). Associations of sex steroid hormones with cerebral activations during mental rotation in men and women with schizophrenia. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 36, 1422-1426.

Mendrek, A., Jiménez, J., Mancini-Marie, A., Fahim, C., & Stip, E. (2011). Correlations between sadness-induced cerebral activations and schizophrenia symptoms: An fMRI study of sex differences.  European Psychiatry, 26, 320-326.

Mendrek, A. & Stip, E. (2011). Sexual dimorphism in schizophrenia: is there a need for gender-based protocols? Expert Reviews in Neurotherapeutics, 11, 951-959.

Samson*, F., Hyde, K.L., Bertone, A., Soulières, I., Mendrek, A., Ahad, P., Mottron, L., &  Zeffiro, T.A. (2011). Atypical processing of auditory temporal complexity in autistics. Neuropsychologia, 49(3):546-55.

Jiménez, J.*, Mancini-Marie, A., Lakis, N., & Mendrek, A. (2010). Disturbed normal sexual dimorphism of brain activation during mental rotation in schizophrenia.  Schizophrenia Research, 122, 53-62.

Lecardeur, L., Mendrek, A., & Stip, E. (2010).  Sexual dimorphism of spatial working memory profiles in schizophrenia. Cognitive Neuropsychiatry, 15, 397-405.

Jiménez, J.*, Mancini-Marie, A., & Mendrek, A., (2009). The case for not combining men and women in neurocognitive studies for schizophrenia.  Schizophrenia Research, 108, 293-294.

Barbeau, E. B.*, Mendrek., A., & Mottron, L. (2009). Are autistic traits autistic? British Journal of Developmental Psychology, 100, 23-28.

Guillem, F., Mendrek, A., Lavoie, M., Pampoulova, T., Stip, E. (2009). Sex differences in memory processing in schizophrenia: An event-related potential (ERP) study. Progress in Neuro-Psychopharmacology & Biological Psychiatry, 33, 1-10.

Mendrek, A., Sepehry, A.A., & Stip, E. (2008). Sex differences in episodic memory of schizophrenia patients: a meta-analysis. Clinical Schizophrenia & Related Psychoses, 3, 217-225. (

Émond, V., Poissant, H., Mendrek, A., Raîche, G. (2008). Autorégulation cognitive chez l’enfant avec un trouble déficitaire de l’attention et hyperactivité (TDAH) : Revue des études en neuroimagerie cérébrale fonctionnelle. Revue de Neuropsychologie, 17, 181-206.

Mendrek, A. (2007). Reversal of normal cerebral sexual dimorphism in schizophrenia: evidence and speculations. Medical Hypothesis, 69, 896-902.

Domier, C.P., Monterosso, J., Brody, A.L., Simon, S.L., Mendrek, A., Olmstead, R.E., Jarvik, M.E., Cohen, London, E.D. (2007).  Effects of cigarette smoking and abstinence on stroop task performance.  Psychopharmacology195, 1-9.

Mendrek, A. (2007). Dimorphisme sexuel dans la schizophrénie. Santé mentale au Québec, 1, 351-365.

Xu, J., Mendrek, A., Cohen, M. S., Monterosso, J., Simon, S.L., Jarvik, M., Olmstead, R., Brody, A., Ernst, M., & London, E.D. (2007).  Effects of cigarette smoking on prefrontal cortical function in nondeprived smokers performing the Stroop task. Neuropsychopharmacology, 32, 1421-1428.

Mendrek, A., Mancini-Marie, A., Fahim, C., & Stip, E. (2007). Sex differences in the cerebral function associated with processing of aversive stimuli by schizophrenia patients. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 41, 136-141.

Levaux, M.-N., Potvin, S., Sepehry, A.A., Sablier, J., Mendrek, A., Stip, E. (2007).  Computerized assessment of cognition in schizophrenia: Promises and pitfalls on CANTAB. European Psychiatry22, 104-115.

Xu, J., Mendrek, A., Cohen, M. S., Monterosso, J., Simon, S.L., Brody, A., Jarvik, M., Rodriguez, P., Ernst, M., London, E.D. (2006).  Effects of acute smoking on brain activity vary with abstinence in smokers performing the n-back task: a preliminary study. Psychiatry Research: Neuroimaging, 148, 103-109.

Mendrek, A., Monterosso, J., Simon, S.L., Jarvik, M.E., Brody, A.L., Olmstead, Domier, C.P., R.E., Cohen, M.S., Ernst, M., London, E.D. (2006).  Working memory in cigarette smokers: Comparison to non-smokers and effects of abstinence. Addictive Behaviors31, 833-844.

Ait Bentaleb, L., Stip, E., Mendrek, A., Beauregard, M. (2006). Effet de l’écoute des mots déjà hallucinés chez des patients en rémission: étude de 6 cas par la résonance magnétique fonctionnelle.  Encéphale32, 27-40.

Xu, J., Mendrek, A., Cohen, M.S., Monterosso, J., Simon, S.L., Rodriguez, P., Brody, A.L., Jarvik, M.E., Olmstead, R.E., Ernst, M., London, E.D. (2005). Brain activity in cigarette smokers performing a working memory task: Effects of smoking abstinence. Biological Psychiatry58, 143-150.

Mendrek, A., Kiehl, K.A., Smith, A.M., Irwin, D., Forster, B.B., & Liddle, P.F. (2005).  Dysfunction of a distributed neural circuitry in schizophrenia patients during working memory performance. Psychological Medicine, 35, 187-196.

Stip, E., Fahim, C., Ait Bentaleb, L., Mansour, B., Mendrek, A., & Beauregard, M. (2005).  Restoration of frontal activation during a treatment with quetiapine: an fMRI study of blunted affect in schizophrenia.  Progress in Neuropsychopharmacology & Biological Psychiatry29, 21-26.

Mendrek, A., Laurens, K., Kiehl, K.A., Ngan, E., Stip, E., & Liddle, P.F. (2004). Changes in distributed neural circuitry function in first episode schizophrenic patients during test-retest of a working memory task. British Journal of Psychiatry185, 205-214.

Iverson, G.L., Mendrek, A., Bernardo, J., & Adams, R.L (2004). The persistent belief that VIQ-PIQ splits suggest lateralized brain damage.  Applied Neuropsychology11, 85-90.

Kiehl, K.A., Smith A.M., Mendrek, A., Forster, B.F., Hare, R.D., & Liddle, P.F. (2004).  Temporal lobe abnormalities in semantic processing by criminal psychopaths as revealed by functional magnetic resonance imaging, Psychiatry Research: Neuroimaging130, 27-42.

Kiehl, K.A., Smith A.M., Hare, R.D., Mendrek, A., Forster, B.F., Brink, J., & Liddle, P.F. (2001).  Limbic abnormalities in affective processing by criminal psychopaths as revealed by functional magnetic resonance imaging, Biological Psychiatry, 50, 677-684.

Kiehl, K.A., Liddle, P.F., Smith A.M., Mendrek, A., Forster, B.F., Hare, R.D. (1999).  Neural pathways involved in the processing of concrete and abstract words.  Human Brain Mapping, 7, 225-233.

Stip, E., Lussier, I., Ngan, E., Mendrek, A., & Liddle, P. (1999).  Discriminant cognitive factors in responder and non-responder patients with schizophrenia.  European Psychiatry, 14, 1-9.

Mendrek, A., Blaha, C. D., & Phillips, A. G. (1998).  Pre-exposure of rats to amphetamine sensitizes self-administration of this drug under a progressive ratio schedule.  Psychopharmacology, 135, 416-422.

Wise, R. A., Mendrek, A. & Carlezon, W. A. Jr. (1996).  MK-801 (dizocilpine): synergist and conditioned stimulus for bromocriptine-induced psychomotor sensitization.  Synapse, 22, 362-368.

Carlezon, W. A. Jr., Mendrek, A. & Wise, R. A. (1995).  MK-801 disrupts the expression but not the development of bromocriptine sensitization: a state dependency sensitization.  Synapse, 20, 1-9.

Book chapters, monographs and non-refereed articles:

Mendrek, A. (2020). Hypnose ou méditation : Devrait-on privilégier une approche plus que l’autre? Le Pendule,1, 48-54

Mendrek, A. (2020). De la dépression à la maladie de Parkinson : la guérison par la danse. The Conversation, Canada, January 21, 2020.

Mendrek, A. (2019). From depression to Parkinson’s disease: The healing power of dance. The Conversation, Canada, December 4, 2019.

Mendrek, A. (2018). How meditation can help sufferers of schizophrenia. The Conversation, Canada, August 21, 2018.

Mendrek, A., Marchand, S. & Gaumond, I. (2014). Sex and gender differences in pain and mental health. In S. Marchand, S. Saravane, I. Gaumond (Eds.): Mental health and pain. Springer-Verlag France, pp.47-80.

Stravynski, A., & Mendrek, A. (2014). Reductive dualism: social phobia as a consequence of bodily (brain) defects. In A. Stravynski. Social phobia: an interpersonal approach. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp.111-142.

Mendrek, A. (2012).  Sex and gender differences in mental health research. In: What a Difference Sex and Gender Make: A Gender, Sex and Health Research Casebook, CIHR Institute of Gender and Health, 1-7.

Mendrek, A., & Champagne, J. (2012). Sexe, cerveau et schizophrénie. In: Neuro-imagerie et santé mentale – Cahiers Scientifiques, Association francophone pour le savoir, 113, 71-83.

Lakis, N.*, Champagne, J., & Mendrek, A. (2012). Mémoire émotionnelle en schizophrénie. In: Neuro-imagerie et santé mentale – Cahiers Scientifiques, Association francophone pour le savoir, 113, 85-95.

Royer, A. *, Schneider, F.C., J., Mendrek, A., Stip, E. (2012). Altération de la modulation cognitive et émotionnelle de l’activité cérébrale dans la schizophrénie. In: Neuro-imagerie et santé mentale – Cahiers Scientifiques, Association francophone pour le savoir, 113, 97-113.

Oral presentations & symposia organization

Incorporating dance/movement therapy theory and practice in higher education curriculum in Quebec. Presentation accepted for the 55th Annual American Dance Therapy Association (ADTA) Montreal, QC, Canada (October, 2020; moved online due to COVID-19).

Impact de la méditation pleine conscience sur la plasticité de faisceaux de matière blanche : une étude d’IRM de diffusion. Presentation accepted at the 88e Congrès de l’ACFAS (Association francophone pour le savoir), Université de Sherbrooke and Bishop’s University, Sherbrooke, QC, Canada (May, 2020; cancelled due to COVID-19).

Organization of a full-day event – Les Grands Débats – consisting of multiple presentations, film screenings, art exhibit and a debate among researchers, practitioners and a public on the arts, mental health and the brain – “Rencontre de la Santé Mentale et des Arts : Le Choc des Idées”, Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM), Montreal, Quebec, Canada (Feb 8, 2019)

The neuroscience of dance and dance/movement therapy for psychosis. Presentation during Grands Débats – “Rencontre de la Santé Mentale et des Arts : Le Choc des Idées”, Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM), Montreal, Quebec, Canada (Feb 8, 2019)

Meditative states & psychotic states.  Selected oral presentation at the Science and Non-Duality conference, San Jose, CA, USA (Oct 18-22, 2017)

Sex differences and menstrual cycle modulation of the cognitive-enhancing effects of nicotine in non-smokers. Selected oral presentation at the Mediterranean Neuroscience Society conference, St. Julian’s, Malta (June 12, 2017)

Mécanismes psychologiques et biologiques de la douleur: Différences selon le sexe. Invited speaker at the Mental Health and Pain Congress. Journées Franco-Québécoises Montréal, Quebec, Canada (May 27, 2017)

Les différences homme-femme en schizophrénie – clinical and neuroscience update. Presentation invited by the Société québécoise de la schizophrénie (SQS); Louis-H Lafontaine Hospital, Montréal, Quebec, Canada (April 27, 2017)

Meditation and psychosis. Selected paper presentation at the International Symposium for Contemplative Studies, San Diego, CA, USA (November 10-13, 2016)

Quantifying mysticism: Entheogens, God machine and neuroimaging of religious experiences. Invited lecture in the Liberal Arts course entitled: Divine and Ultimate Concern, Bishop’s University, Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada (November 16, 2016)

Could mindfulness meditation help in the treatment of schizophrenia? A flash talk at the Multidisciplinary Approaches to Psychological Health and Well-Being conference, Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada (May 6, 2016)

Les différences homme-femme dans la schizophrénie. Invited presentation at the Schizophrenia Reseach Day « Retour vers le futur: 10 ans de recherche sur la schizophrénie ». Département de Psychiatrie, l’Université de Montréal et l’Institut universitaire en santé mentale de Montréal (CRIUSMM), Montréal, Quebec, Canada (October, 22, 2015)

Sex/gender, brain & mental health; focus on psychosis and drug addiction. Invited presentation at the Third Annual Education and Resource Conference in observance of Mental Illness Awareness Week, organized by Sara Riel Inc. non-profit organization, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada (October 7, 2015)

Organization of the symposium entitled: ” Neurocognitive function and emotion processing in psychopathology”, Mediterranean Neuroscience Society Conference, Cagliari, Italy (June 12-15, 2015)

Emotion and Cognition in Schizophrenia: New findings on functional brain connectivity. Presentation within the context of the above-mentioned symposium at the Mediterranean Neuroscience Society Conference, Cagliari, Italy (June 12, 2015)

Sex & gender in psychosis and drug addiction. Invited talk at the Psychology Club, Bishop’s University, Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada (March 13, 2015)

Sex/gender differences in the neurocognitive function in schizophrenia.  Invited presentation at the Satellite Symposium: “Gender Influence on Neurodegenerative and Psychiatric Disorders”; International Meeting on Steroid and Nervous System, Torino, Italy (Feb 14, 2015)

Sex/gender differences and hormonal modulation of cognitive function in psychosis.  Invited presentation at the workshop on “Ovarian hormones in the brain and their implication for cognition in women”, organized by the Department of Psychology and the Centre for Studies in Behavioral Neurobiology, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada (September 19, 2014)

Organization of the symposium entitled: “Sex/Sex Steroid Hormones and the Actions of Drugs of Abuse” at the International Society of Psychoneuroendocrinology (ISPN) in Montreal, Quebec, Canada (August 18-22, 2014).

Sex differences in drug abuse: A focus on hormonal implications and neural correlates of nicotine/cigarette craving. Presentation given within the context of the above-mentioned symposium at the ISPN, Montreal, Quebec, Canada (August 22, 2014)

Dimorphisme sexuel dans la schizophrénie : faits et spéculations. Invited talk at the Département de Psychiatrie, Université de Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, Québec, Canada (June 13, 2014)

Cognition-emotion interaction, sex/gender differences and cerebral function in schizophrenia. Presentation at the Affective Neuroscience Symposium of the Centre de recherche de l’Institut universitaire en santé mentale de Montréal (CRIUSMM), Montréal, Quebec, Canada (May 5, 2014)

Neural circuitry of cigarette craving in male and female smokers. Invited presenter and Chair of the session entitled: “Cognitive Neuroscience and Psychopathology” at the Neuroscience Forum NEURONUS; Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland (April 26, 2014)

Sex, drugs and the brain. Invited seminar at Unité de neuroimagerie fonctionelle (UNF) de l’Institut universitaire de gériatrie de Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada (April 10, 2014)

A neuroscientist’s journey through the landscape of mindfulness. TEDx talk given as part of the ‘Up for Debate: Mindfulness in Undergraduate Education’ event at Bishop’s University, Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada (February 1, 2014)

Y a-t-il les différences homes/femmes avec des problèmes de toxicomanie? Invited presentation at the Journée de la recherche social de l’axe Santé Mentale – Troubles concomitants toxico-santé mentale. Sherbrooke, Québec, Canada (November 8, 2013)

Le cerveau et les drogues: une question de sexe? Presentation at the Research Day of the Centre de recherche de l’Institut universitaire en santé mentale de Montréal (CRIUSMM), Montréal, Quebec, Canada (May 30, 2013)

Sex differences in emotional memory and visuo-spatial processing in schizophrenia. Selected presentation at the International Congress on Schizophrenia Research, Orlando, FL, USA (April 25, 2013)

What’s new in schizophrenia research: from molecules to diagnosis.  Invited lecture at Dawson College, Montreal, Quebec, Canada (April 5, 2013)

Brain function of men and women diagnosed with schizophrenia. Presentation during Research Week at Bishop’s University, Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada (March 18, 2013)

Sex, drugs and the brain. Presentation during, and organization of, the Brain Awareness Week at Bishop’s University, Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada (March 12, 2013)

Schizophrenia and related psychotic disorders: from Kraepelin to DSM-5.  Invited lecture at Dawson College, Montreal, Quebec, Canada (March 8, 2013)

Distinct pattern of sex differences in cerebral activations during visuo-spatial processing and emotional memory in schizophrenia.  Presentation within the symposium entitled “Space and Time” at the International Conference on Cognitive Science, Kalingrad, Russia (June 21, 2012)

Sex-specific differences in neurocognitive function in schizophrenia. Paper presented at the Paulo International Medical Symposium on Schizophrenia – Epidemiology and Biology. Oulu, Finland (June 19, 2012)

Sex, hormones and environment on the brain. Invited presentation and debate at the Psychiatry Department Research Day at McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada (May 23, 2012).

Dimorphisme sexuel dans la schizophrénie : Double dissociation des activations cérébrales pendant la perception visuo-spatiale et la mémoire épisodique.  Selected presentation for the Société Québécoise pour la recherche en psychologie (SQRP) congress, Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada (March 24, 2012)

Différences hommes-femmes dans la schizophrénie. Invited talk at the Louis-H Lafontaine Hospital, Montréal, Quebec, Canada (February 24, 2012)

Sex and gender differences in mental health research.  Invited presentation at the CIHR webinar launch for the Institute of Gender and Health (IGH) Casebook entitled ‘What a Difference Sex and Gender Make’ (January 31, 2012)

Gender differences in cognitive and emotion processing in psychosis. Invited seminar at Unité de neuroimagerie fonctionelle (UNF) de l’Institut universitaire de gériatrie de Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada (January 12, 2012)

Neurocognitive processing in men and women diagnosed with schizophrenia.  Invited talk at the Department of Psychology, Bishop’s University, Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada (December 15, 2011)

Brain imaging in schizophrenia and autism.  Invited seminar and meeting with graduate students in the Neuroscience Program at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC (October 28, 2011)

Sex, brain and psychosis.  Invited lecture at the Experimental Neuropsychology and Cognition Research Center (Centre de Recherche en Neuropsychologie expérimentale et Cognition-CERNEC), Montreal, Quebec, Canada (October 14, 2011)

Organization of the symposium entitled: ‘Gender differences in psychiatric disorders: neurobiological mechanisms’ at the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology Congress (ECNP) in Paris, France (September, 2011)

Gender differences in brain function associated with cognitive and emotion processing in schizophrenia. Presentation given within the context of the above-mentioned symposium at the ECNP, Paris, France (September 5, 2011)

Sex differences in neurocognitive function in psychosis.  Invited presentation at the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) workshop on ‘Sex Differences in Brain, Behavior, Mental Health and Mental Disorder’, Rockville, MD, USA (February 28, 2011)

Sex/gender differences in the default-mode network in schizophrenia. Invited presentation at the Department of Psychiatry’s Grand Rounds, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada (February 15, 2011)

Gender differences in the default network in psychoses and mood disorders. Invited presentation within the context of the symposium entitled: ‘The Ubiquity of Sex Differences in Neuropsychological Research’ at the International Neuropsychological Society Meeting in Boston, MA, USA (February 4, 2011)

Organization and hosting of a full-day event entitled: ‘International Symposium on Women’s Mental Health‘ (supported by the CIHR Meeting and Dissemination Grant) at the Fernand-Seguin Research Center of the Louis-H. Lafontaine Hospital, Montreal, Canada (January 14, 2011);

Invited speakers included: Mary Seeman (University of Toronto), Jonathan Metzl (University of Michigan), Wendy Lynch (University of Virginia), Tonia Nicholls (UBC) and others.

Sex steroid hormones and brain function in schizophrenia.  Presentation selected for the International Congress on Gender Medicine in Tel Aviv, Israel (December, 2010)

Gender differences in the default-mode network: Implications for mental health research.  Presentation selected for the International Congress on Gender Medicine in Tel Aviv, Israel (December, 2010)

Psychosis, brain and gender.  Invited seminar at the Health Sciences Center, Faculty of Medicine, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada (October, 2010)

Basis and research applications of magnetic resonance imaging.  Invited lecture at the Department of Pharmacology, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada (October, 2010)

Genre et psychose.  Invited presentation given within the context of the 2-day symposium entitled: “La psychose dans tous ses états. Cent ans après Bleuler” (Psychosis in all its forms: Hundred years after Bleuler) organized by the Department of Psychiatry de L’Hôpital de Sacré-Coeur de Montréal, Montréal, Canada (September, 2010)

Peur et anxiété : différences de sexe et de genre dans la population et chez les personnes atteintes de schizophrénie (Fear and anxiety: Sex and gender differences in the general population and in schizophrenia). Presentation given within the context of 2-day symposium entitled: “En voir de toutes les couleurs; Les émotions sous la loupe des chercheurs et cliniciens”. Montreal, Quebec, Canada (April, 2010)

Organization of the symposium entitled: ‘Neuroimaging in Pediatrics, Neurology and Psychiatry: from clinical phenomenology to neurobiological phenotypes’ at the 3rd Mediterranean Conference of Neuroscience, Alexandria, Egypt (December, 2009)

Sexual dimorphisms in brain structure and function in grave psychiatric disorders. Presentation given within the context of the above mentioned symposium at the 3rd Mediterranean Conference of Neuroscience, Alexandria, Egypt (December, 2009)

Disturbed sexual dimorphism in brain structure and function in psychoses and its relation to drug abuse. Invited seminar at the National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA) Intramural Research Program in Baltimore, MD, USA (November, 2009)

Reversed sexual dimorphism in schizophrenia: Converging evidence from fMRI and ERP studies of mental rotation and emotional processing.  Selected nanosymposium at the Society for Neuroscience, Chicago, IL, USA (October, 2009)

Sex differences in brain function associated with cognitive and emotion processing in schizophrenia.  Invited lecture at the Krakow Workshop in Psychophysiology, Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland (June, 2009)

Basis of magnetic resonance imaging and its application in psychiatry research. Invited talk at the 77th Congress de l’Acfas (Association francophone pour le savoir) at the Ottawa University, Ottawa, ON, Canada (May, 2009)

Sexe, cerveau et schizophrénie. Presentation given as part of the colloquium entitled: Neuroimagerie et Santé Mental (Neuroimaging and mental health) at the 77th Congress de l’Acfas (Association francophone pour le savoir) at the Ottawa University, Ottawa, ON, Canada (May, 2009)

Utilisation de l’imagerie par résonance magnétique fonctionnelle dans la recherche en neuroadaptation scolaire du trouble déficitaire de l’attention. Présentation donnée avec Dr. H. Poissant dans le cadre du 77e Congrès de l’ACFAS (Association francophone pour le savoir), Université d’Ottawa, Ottawa, ON, Canada (May, 2009)

Schizophrenia: Trapped in a brain of the wrong sex? Invited talk at the Gender/Sex and Mental Heath across the Lifespan Chair Research Day, Montreal, Quebec, Canada (March, 2009)

An fMRI and ERP study of sex difference in emotion processing in schizophrenia and in health. Oral presentation (mini-symposium) at the Society for Neuroscience, Washington, DC, USA (November, 2008)

L’évaluation de troubles psychiatriques par neuroimagerie cérébral. Invited talk at the Hôpital Rivière-des-Prairies, Montréal, Quebec, Canada (March, 2008)

Neuroimaging schizophrenia: past, present and future.  Invited presentation at the School of PsychologyUniversity of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON, Canada (February 2008)

Neuroimag(in)ing state, trait, and sex differences in schizophrenia.  Invited presentation at the Institute of Mental Health Research, Ottawa, ON, Canada (October 2007)

Development of brain sexual dimorphism and emotional processing in schizophrenia. Oral presentation at the symposium on Atypical Development at the Jean Piaget Society Developmental Social Cognitive Neuroscience conference in Amsterdam, Netherlands (June 2007)

Dimorphisme sexuel dans la schizophrénie : évidences et spéculations. Invited presentation at the Research Day of the Centre de recherche Fernand-Seguin and Department of Psychiatry, Université de Montréal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada (November, 2006)

Les différences hommes-femmes dans la schizophrénie au niveau de fonction cérébral. Invited talk at the Hôpital Louis-H Lafontaine, Montréal, Quebec, Canada (June, 2006)

Sex, brain and schizophrenia. Invited talk at the University of Montreal Eli Lilly Chair of Schizophrenia conference, Windigo, Quebec, Canada (May, 2006)

Sex differences in the functional neuroanatomy of schizophrenia. Invited talk at the Montreal Neurological Institute, McGill University, Brain Imaging Seminars series, Montreal, Quebec, Canada (April, 2006)

Troubles neurodéveloppementaux et neuroimagerie (Imaging of neurodevelopmental disorders). Organizer and Chair of the Société québécoise de recherche en psychologie (SQRP) symposium, Montréal, Quebec, Canada (March, 2006)

Changes in a distributed neural circuitry function in the first episode schizophrenia patients during test-retest of a working memory task. Presented as part of the symposium session entitled: Neurophysiologic approaches to study memory function in schizophrenia: ERP and MRI findings at the Society for Psychophysiological Research conference in Chicago, IL, USA (October, 2003).

Recherche d’anomalies d’état et de trait de la schizophrénie à l’aide d’imagerie par résonance magnétique fonctionnelle (IRMf).

Invited talk at the Hôpital Louis-H Lafontaine, Montréal, Quebec, Canada (November, 2002)

An fMRI investigation of cerebral state and trait markers of schizophrenia. Invited talk at Centre de Recherche Fernand-Seguin, Montreal, Quebec, Canada (May, 2002)

New insights into prefrontal function in schizophrenia.  Invited talk at the Human Brain Mapping Center, UCLA, Neuroimaging Seminars Series, Los Angeles, CA, USA (November, 2000)

Community talks, workshops & events

Dancing through pandemic.  Invited on-line presentation for the Senior Academy, Sherbrooke, Québec, Canada (July 31, 2021)

Benefits of dance and meditation during challenging times. On-line presentation and led-practice during Mental Health & You event hosted by Montérégie East Partnership for the English- Speaking Community, Montérégie West Community Network & Assistance and Referral Centre (May 8, 2021)

Cultivating serenity and equanimity during difficult times.  Workshop given at the BUnited Peer Support Center, Bishop’s University, Sherbrooke, Québec, Canada (April 14, 2021)

How has my cultural background influenced my professional career and values in life?  Panel discussion within the context of Student’s Cultural Week at Bishop’s University, Sherbrooke, Québec, Canada (March 24, 2021)

The importance of awareness and meditation during pandemic.  Talk given within the context of Student’s Health Week at Bishop’s University, Sherbrooke, Québec, Canada (March 19, 2021)

How to de-stress during the on-line semester.  Talk given at the BUnited Peer Support Center, Bishop’s University, Sherbrooke, Québec, Canada (Nov 4, 2020)

Meditation through dance. Virtual talk, part of the BU COVID-EO Isolation Series to support Bishop’s University students and remind them of what makes us unique (recorded on June 21, 2020)

Reducing stress through body awareness, mindful movement and meditation. Event (lecture, workshop and discussion) organized by the Community Aid in Lennoxville for caregivers, Sherbrooke, Québec, Canada (Nov 8, 2019)

The creation of meaning through body movement and dance. Invited lecture within the community course on Pathways to Psychological Well-Being in Everyday Life, Magog, Québec, Canada (November 6, 2019)

A critical look at the “Black Swan” by Darren Aronofsky: The power of dance to heal and destroy. Workshop and discussion within the context of Cine-Moi monthly series on film and mental health, offered by the Festival cinéma du monde de Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, Québec, Canada (Oct 5, 2019)

A few reflections on Dance/Movement Therapy. Talk given during service at Unitarian Church Estrie in North Hatley, Québec, Canada (Sept 15, 2019)

Mindful movement & meditation workshop for selected first year students (ASAP-ers) at Bishop’s University, Québec, Canada (August 27, 2019)

The mechanisms of action and the effects of cannabis use on mental and physical health. Presentation and discussion with students about the new policy and the effects of cannabis misuse. Part of the “Let’s talk pot” event at Bishop’s University, Sherbrooke, Québec, Canada (October 19, 2018)

Different forms of meditation and recent research on their benefits and drawbacks.  Invited presentation at the monthly event – Food for thought – organized by the Eastern Townshippers Association for anglophone senior community, Magog, Québec, Canada (September 7, 2018)

Meditation workshop for staff and students supporting residence life on Bishop’s University Campus, Québec, Canada (August 29, 2018)

Mindful movement & meditation workshop for selected first year students (ASAP-ers) at Bishop’s University, Québec, Canada (August 28, 2018)

Yoga and meditation workshop for students, faculty and staff. Mental Health and Wellness Week at Bishop’s University, Sherbrooke, Québec, (Feb 02, 2018)

Meditation, mental health and the brain: Scientific evidence and personal reflections. Talk given during service at Unitarian Church Estrie in North Hatley, Québec, Canada (August 20, 2017)

Mindful breath, movement and meditation in everyday life. Invited presentation at the Health and Wellness community course in Lennoxville, Québec, Canada (April 4, 2017)

Meditation may be not what you think it is. Invited presentation at the community center in Richmond, Québec, Canada (March 8, 2017)

Gentle Yoga for beginners. Led practice and discussion of the benefits of yoga on cognitive and emotional health. Mental Health and Wellness Week at Bishop’s University, Sherbrooke, Québec, (Jan 27, 2017)

Mindfulness meditation session and discussion of contemplative practices’ benefits on the brain and health. Invited workshop during Mental Health and Wellness Week at Bishop’s University, Sherbrooke, Québec, (Jan 23, 2017)

The effects of various forms of meditation on physical and psychological well-being. Invited presentation at the community center in Richmond, Québec, Canada (May 17, 2016)

The effects of Kundalini Yoga on your body and mind. Introductory theoretical and practical workshop at the OLAB yoga studio in Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada (May 13, 2016)

Mindfulness meditation – why bother? Invited lecture within the community course on Pathways to Psychological Well-Being in Everyday Life, Magog, Québec, Canada (November 4, 2015)

A neuroscientist’s travels through landscapes of contemplative practices. Invited presentation at the Third Annual Education and Resource Conference
in observance of Mental Illness Awareness Week, organized by Sara Riel Inc. non-profit organization, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada (October 6, 2015)

Gender and mental health. Invited presentation for the visiting students and general public, Bishop’s University, Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada (October 1, 2015)

Why is it so difficult to kick an addiction? Presentation and discussion at the Café Scientifique; community event organized by Bishop’s University at the local café – Brulerie à Lennoxville, Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada (April 25, 2015)

All you always wanted to know about drugs but were afraid to ask. Presentation during, and organization of the Mental Health and Wellness Week at Bishop’s University; event open to the public, Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada (February 9, 2015)

The place of spirituality in mental health. Invited panellist at the community talk in Lennoxville, Québec, Canada (October 23, 2014)

Art and meditation. A series of workshops given to sensitize public to the Art and Mental Health exhibit at the Foreman Art Gallery, Sherbrooke, Quebec (March 12 & 19, 2014)

The art of mindfulness and mindfulness in the arts.  Invited discussant for the Round Table on “Health and well-being in arts and life”. Event organized by the Foreman Art Gallery, Centennial Theatre and the Psychological Health and Well-being Research Cluster, Sherbrooke, Québec, Canada (February 24, 2014)

Sex, drugs and alcohol. Presentation during, and organization of the Mental Health and Wellness Week at Bishop’s University; event open to the public, Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada (January 28, 2014)

Mindfulness – what is it and how can we use it in daily life? Invited lecture at the community course on Pathways to Psychological Well-Being in Everyday Life, Magog, Québec, Canada (October 9, 2013)

Drug use and abuse among undergraduate students. Presentation during, and organization of, the Mental Health and Wellness Week at Bishop’s University; event open to the public, Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada (February 13, 2013)

See the brain in action: De-stigmatize mental illness. Public lecture given in a context of a series of talks entitled: Café Scientifique; supported by the Canadian Institute of Health Research, Montreal, Quebec, Canada (October, 2008)

Joel Montanez

Dr. Joel Montanez

Assistant Professor

Joel Montanez is a clinical and health psychologist as much as a teacher and a humanitarian worker. He holds a Licence in Psychology from the Catholic University of Caracas, an MFA in Film Production from Concordia University and a Ph.D. in Psychology from the Université de Montréal.

Joel has extensive experience in humanitarian assistance, physical rehabilitation, and PTSD treatment, employing his skills in psychology and social film for the benefit of vulnerabilised populations. He has a strong background in qualitative and mixed methods in health research. His clinical and research work focus on the rehabilitation of subacute, chronic, orphan, and progressive diseases, on knowledge dissemination and innovation in humanitarian mental health, and on the relationship between the vision of people affected by crisis and the systems of cooperation that facilitate wellness, mental health promotion and disaster preparedness.

Joel is a Senior Research Associate with the Health Experiences Research Group in Canada, a Learning Facilitator for MSF-Holland, and a member of the Mental Health, Care Practices & Protection Workforce of ACF-France.

Dr. Courtney Plante

Assistant Professor

B.Sc. (Hon. Psychology, University of Alberta), M.A. (Psychology, University of Waterloo), Ph.D. (Social Psychology, University of Waterloo), Post-doctoral Fellowship (Iowa State University).

Courtney is a social psychologist whose research interests focus broadly on identity, perception, and immersion processes in fantasy-themed contexts. This includes research on the functions of fantasy engagement, the construction of fantasy-themed selves, and immersion into digital media. He is perhaps best known for his research on fan cultures, having spent more than a decade studying furries (fans of media featuring anthropomorphized animals), anime fans, and bronies (adult fans of My Little Pony). Courtney enjoys discussing anything fan-related with his students: His favourite video game is Fallout: New Vegas, his favourite television show is Bojack Horseman, and his favourite pony is Twilight Sparkle.

For up-to-date information about Courtney’s books, chapters, or journal articles, please see his ResearchGate page:

Dr. Dale Stout

Full Professor – Department Chairperson

B.Sc. (Calgary), M.Sc. (Calgary), Ph.D. (Edinburgh)

Dr. Stout has been a member of the department since 1987. Presently he is teaching courses in Statistics, History of Psychology and Learning & Memory. Given his background in the history and philosophy of science, his research interests focus on the history of psychology (19th Century British Psychology, Ancient Greek Philosophy/Psychology) and knowledge generating practices (history of statistics and research design). These interests compliment and enrich the perspective from which he teaches his courses. Dr. Stout has been a recipient of the Chancellor’s Teaching Award (2003).

Dr. Stout’s Research


Professor Stout’s research in philosophy deals primarily with topics in the philosophy of mind, the philosophy of science and ancient thought. His published work lies in the area of psychology. But he has made regular presentations to the Philosophy Department – most recently at a conference on Plato’s Meno sponsored by the Bishop’s Plato Group. His current projects include a book length study of philosopher/psychologist James Ward and a set of short stories.


  1. Dr. Stout’s most recent interest rests with sorting through Plato’s psychology, and in particular, the way Plato approached learning and memory. Although it is clear that this topic runs through most of the Dialogues, Dr. Stout has been drawn to Plato’s Meno and the demonstration of learning featured in that dialogue with the slave boy.  He presented a paper on this topic to a conference on the Meno held in 2003. Presently Dr. Stout is outlining a larger study that will bring together Plato’s three Dialogues the Gorgias, Protagoras and Meno to clarify Plato’s sense of what it means to learn and to be taught.  Dr. Stout is a long time member of the Plato Group meets every Friday to read through the Dialogues.
    “The Drama of the Double Square: Meno 80a-86d” Paper presented to a conference on Plato’s Meno held at Bishop’s University, 2003.
  2. While doing his Ph.D. at the University of Edinburgh, Dr Stout worked with members of the Science Studies Unit, Dr. Donald Mackenzie in particular. The ‘sociology of knowledge’ perspective of the Science Studies Unit informed Dr. Stout’s early research into the history of statistics. Dr. Stout keeps an active interest in statistics mainly through teaching and helping students and faculty with their research analyses.  Although he has not kept an active research profile in publishing on statistics, he remains involved as a reviewer of publications on statistics.
    “Louis Leon Thurston”.  American National Biography, Oxford University Press, 1999.”Truman Lee Kelley”.  American National Biography, Oxford University Press, 1999.”Bedrock Metaphysics, Fossil Fuel Psychophysics” Behavioral and Brain Sciences 16 160-161, 1993.“E.G. Boring, C. Murchison and Clark University: Research Practice and Practical Politics.” Recent Trends in Theoretical Psychology, volume III, 389-396. New York: Springer-Verlag, 1993.”Teaching Statistics: Mapping the Landscapes of Inference.” Paper presented to the Canadian Psychological Association meeting at Calgary, June, 1991.”E.G. Boring’s review of Brigham’s A Study of American Intelligence: A case study in the politics of reviews.” Social Studies of Science. 21 133-142, 1991.”A question of statistical inference: E.G. Boring, T.L. Kelley, and the probable error.”  American Journal of Psychology. 102, pp. 549-562, 1989.
  3. Dr. Stout became interested in the history of psychology while an undergraduate at the University of Calgary, principally due to the influence of Dr. Robert Weyant.  His first serious study of an historical topic was undertaken as a Master’s Thesis, which focused on the 19th Century British Psychologist James Ward. Dr. Stout’s interest in Ward remains to this day. He thinks that Ward was an exemplary thinker, particularly about the nature of science and psychology in the 19th century. Dr. Stout has gathered archival material and notes over the years in an effort to write a book length study of Ward.
    “The Irreducibility of the Subject: James Ward’s Psychology and Philosophy of Mind.”  Department of Philosophy Colloquium, University of Ottawa. Invited paper, March 7, 1997.”Between Physiology and Philosophy: The Critical Psychology of James Ward.”  Department of Psychology Colloquium Series, University of Calgary. March 29, 1996.”James Ward’s Psychology of ‘Feeling’”. Department of Psychology Colloquium Series, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon. February 20, 1996.
  4. As a member of a small department, Dr. Stout is actively involved in the research of other members of the Department as well as with the Honour’s students. This has led to an array of publications on diverse topics. He enjoys the cooperative nature of working in a small department and sharing ideas across the broad field of psychology. Dr. Stout believes that we become informed about the wide spectrum of psychology not simply through reading, but by participating in research.
    J. Thwaites, S.J. McKelvie, D. Stout (2007)  “Imagery Vividness, Spatial Ability, and Verbal Memory in Dances Compared to Other Athletes and Non-Athletes.  Journal of Mental Imagery 31(3&4) 123-138. Marilyne. Brodeur, A.F. de Man, Dale Stout (2006) Athletic Style of Dress and Perceived Social Distance@  North American Journal of Psychology 8 (No. 3), 541-548.S. Harvey, C. Blouin, D. Stout (2005) Proactive personality as a moderator of outcomes for young workers experiencing conflict at work.@  Personality and Individual Differences 40 1063-1074.S. Harvey, M. Royal, D. Stout (2003) Instructor’s Transformational Leadership: University Student Attitudes and Ratings.@ Psychological Reports 92 385-402.P. Lemieux, S.J. McKelvie, & D. Stout (2002) Self-reported Hostile Aggression in Contact   Athletes, No Contact Athletes and Non-Athletes.@  Athletic Insight 4 (3) An Online Journal of Sport Psychology.N. Bourdon, S.J. McKelvie & D. Stout (2001) Extraversion and the rebound effect after thought suppression. @ Psychological Reports  88 1119-1120.Stuart McKelvie, Elaine Sano, Dale Stout.(1994) “Effects of Colored Separate and Interactive Pictures on Cued Recall.”  The Journal of General Psychology 121 (1994) 241-251.Katherine Robinson and Dale Stout (1992) “Children’s understanding of an arithmetic principle.  Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Canadian Psychological Association, Quebec City, Quebec. June.Anton. de Man, Vincent. Hall & Dale Stout (1991) “Neurotic Nucleus and Test Anxiety.”  Journal of Psychology: Interdisciplinary and Applied. 125 (1991) 671-675.Anton de Man, Vincent Hall & Dale Stout (1990) Family Environment and Multidimensional Locus of Control. @  Social Behavior and Personality  18 197-200.

Retired Professors

Dr. Stuart J. McKelvie

Retired Faculty

M.A. (1968, General and Social Psychology; Glasgow), M.Sc. (1969, Mathematical Psychology; Stirling), Ph.D. (1972, Experimental Psychology; McGill)

Stuart McKelvie joined the Psychology Department in 1972, retiring in 2013. He enjoyed teaching introductory psychology, research methods, statistics, psychometrics and psychological testing, applied memory and cognition, psychology of consciousness, and sport and exercise psychology. He supervised and assisted students with their research projects, and pursued his own interests in social psychology, memory, mental imagery, cognition, sport psychology, and individual differences and their measurement. He has continued to write, to give guest lectures and to engage in professional duties on journal editorial boards, providing peer reviews of manuscripts.

Dr. McKelvie’s Refereed Publications

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Available for download on Research Gate:


McKelvie, S. J. (1995). Vividness of visual imagery: Measurement, nature, function & dynamics. Bronx, New York: Brandon House. Also published as an article, commentaries and a reply, as a special issue of the Journal of Mental Imagery.


McKelvie, S. J. (2013). Understanding statistics and research methods via discussion of published articles. Chapter 3 in J. Holmes, S. C. Baker, and J. R. Stowell (Eds.), Essays from E-xcellence in Teaching, Volume XII, 16-24.

McKelvie, S. J. (2013). Investigating hindsight bias at Canadian university football games. Chapter 1 in A. M. Columbus, Advances in Psychological Research, Volume 96, pp. 1-96. New York: Nova Science Publishers.

McKelvie, S. J. (2007). Measuring attitude toward capital punishment and right-wing authoritarianism: Psychometric properties of two short instruments. Chapter 1 in R. A. Degregorio, R. A., New Developments in psychological testing (pp. 1-86). New York: Nova Publishers.

Selection of Journal Articles

*Indicates a Bishop’s student co-author.

McKelvie, S. J.  (2020). Case study: Chief Justice John Roberts Jr. and the U.S. Presidential Oath of Office. A comparative analysis of the January 20, 2009 swearing-in ceremony. Journal of Scientific Psychology, October, 1-13. Available online.

*Ouellet, M., Standing, L. G., & McKelvie, S. J. (2020). Distracting noise reduces task persistence: A successful test of the strength model of self-control. Journal of Scientific Psychology, January, 11-20. Available online.

McKelvie, S. J. (2019, online February 18). Classical introspection revisited: Implications of research on visual imagery for the functions of pristine inner experience as apprehended by Descriptive Experience Sampling. Current Psychology. doi: 10.1007/s12144-019-00176-2

McKelvie, S. J., & Standing, L. G. (2018). Opinion: Teaching psychology research methodology across the curriculum to promote undergraduate publication: An eight-course structure and two helpful practices. Frontiers in Psychology, 9:2295. Published November 27, 2018. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2018.02 Available here:

McKelvie, S. J. (2018). Commentary: Can inner experience be apprehended in high fidelity? Examining brain activation and experience from multiple perspectives. Frontiers in Psychology, 9:1243. Published 03 August, 2018. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2018.01243 Available here:

McKelvie, S. J. (2018). Administering the United States Presidential Oath of Office: When memory fails. North American Journal of Psychology, 20(3), 545-552.

*Morin-Lessard, E., & McKelvie, S. J. (2017, online March 24). Does writeing rite matter? Effects of surface textual errors on personality trait attributions. Current Psychology. doi: 10.1007/s12144-017-9582-z

*Gagnon-Dolbec, A., McKelvie, S. J., & Eastwood, J. (2017). Feedback, sport confidence, and lacrosse skills. Current Psychology. Published online October 20, 2017.

McKelvie, S. J. (2017). “A Case for Treatment”: What do research reports on salt and pepper passage reveal about research and publication practices? Current Psychology. Published on line June 1. doi: 10.1007/s12144-017-9620-x

McKelvie, S. J. (2017). Giving 110%: The strange case of language and sport. Psychology and Behavioral Science International Journal, 3(2), 1-2. doi: 10.19080/PBSIJ.2017.03.555610

*Gallant, C., Drumheller, A., & McKelvie, S. J. (2017). Heading for trouble? The neuropsychological effects of trained and untrained purposeful heading in soccer. Current Psychology, 36 (2), 286-296. doi: 10.1007/s12144-016-9414-6

*Benmergui, S. R., McKelvie, S. J., & Standing, L. G. (2017). Beneficial effect of pictures on false memory in the DRMRS procedure. Current Psychology, 36(1), 136-146. doi: 10.1007/s12144-015-9394-y

*Clohecy, E. D., Standing, L. G., and McKelvie, S. J. (2015). What enables self-control? A test of glucose, fructose, and vagus nerve activation as possible factors. ¿Que permite el autocontrol? Un test de glucosa, fructosa y activación del nervio vago como posibles factores Escritos de Psicologia, 8, 38-43.

*Pirmoradi, M., & McKelvie, S. J. (2015). Feedback, confidence, accuracy and false recall in  the DRMRS procedure. Current Psychology, 34 (2), 248-267. doi: 10.1007/s12144-0149255-0.

McKelvie, S. J. (2013). Are attitude towards capital punishment and right-wing authoritarianism related to capital and non-capital sentencing? Journal of Scientific Psychology, January, 1-13. Available here:

McKelvie, S. J. (2013). Effects of offender remorse on sentencing and parole recommendations for sexual assault in a mock crime scenario. Psychology Journal, 10, (1), 2-22.

McKelvie, S. J. (2013). The existence bias: A systematic replication and extension. Comprehensive Psychology, 2, Article 3.

McKelvie, S. J., *Juillet, D. R., & *Longtin J.-A. V. (2013). Comparing the perceived Size of 9 with 221 and with 2143: Biasing effects of inferred context in a between-subject design. Journal of Scientific Psychology,  December, 25-44. Available here:

*Sigal, M., & McKelvie, S. J. (2012). Is exposure to visual media related to cognitive ability? Testing Neisser’s hypothesis of the Flynn effect. Journal of Articles in Support of the Null Hypothesis, 9, 23-49.

McKelvie, S. J., & *McDonald, D. J. (2012). Imagery perspectives in sport: Pointing to more evidence of effects and improved methods. Journal of Mental Imagery, 36, 59-67.

*Blouin, P. S., & McKelvie, S. J. (2012). Post formal thinking as a predictor of creativity and of the identification and appreciation of irony and metaphor. North American Journal of Psychology, 14, 39-50.

*Heuvelink, C., McKelvie, S. J., & Drumheller, A. (2012). Forming impressions from English and French first names: Is there an in-group effect in Québec? Psychological Reports, 110, 166-172.

*Gibson, K. L., McKelvie, S. J., & deMan, A. F. (2008). Personality and culture : A comparison of Francophones and Anglophones in Québec. The Journal of Social Psychology, 148(2), 133-165.

*Thwaites, J., McKelvie, S. J., & Stout, D. (2007). Imagery vividness, spatial ability and verbal memory in dancers compared to other athletes and non-athletes. Journal of Mental Imagery, 31 (3 & 4), 123-138.

McKelvie, S. J. (2007). Subjective experience and imagery, or How important is vividness: A critical appreciation of the work of Alan Richardson. North American Journal of Psychology, 9 (1), 7-36.

McKelvie, S. J. (2006). Attitude toward capital punishment is related to capital and non-capital sentencing. North American Journal of Psychology, 3(8), 567-59

*Frost, J., & McKelvie, S. J. (December, 2005). The relationship of self-esteem and body satisfaction to exercise activity for male and female elementary school students, high school students, and university students, Athletic Insight, 7(4). Online journal at:

McKelvie, S. J. (2004). Split-half reliability. Entry in M. Lewis-Beck, A. Bryman, and T. F. Liao (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Social Science Research Methods.

McKelvie, S. J. (2004). Is the neuroticism scale of the Eysenck Personality inventory contaminated by response bias? Personality and Individual Differences, 36, 743-755. doi:

*Elman, W., & McKelvie, S. J. (2003). Narcissism in university football players: Stereotype or reality? Athletic Insight, 5(1). Online journal at:

*Lemieux, P., McKelvie, S. J., & Stout, S. (2002). Off-field aggression in contact athletes, no contact athletes, and non-athletes. Athletic Insight, 4(3). Online journal at:

*Eberman, C., & McKelvie, S. J. (2002). Vividness of visual imagery and source memory for audio and text. Applied Cognitive Psychology, 16, 87-95.

McKelvie, S. J. (2001). Effect of free and forced retrieval instructions on false recall and recognition. Journal of General Psychology, 128. 261-278.

McKelvie, S. J. (2001). Factors affecting subjective estimates of magnitude: When is 9 > 221? Perceptual and Motor Skills, 93, 432-434.

*Mullane, J., & McKelvie, S. J. (2001). Effects of removing the time limit on first and second language intelligence test performance. Practical Assessment, Research & Evaluation, 7(23). Online journal at:
Appeared online on Tuesday, November 6, 2001.

McKelvie, S. J. (2000). Psychometric properties of the Vividness of Visual Imagery for Parents Questionnaire. Genetic, Social, and General Psychology Monographs, 126, 373-401.

McKelvie, S. J. (2000). Psychological testing in the undergraduate curriculum. Canadian Psychology, 41, 142-148.

McKelvie, S. J. (2000). Quantifying the availability heuristic. North American Journal of Psychology, 2, 347-356.

McKelvie, S. J. (1999). Metric properties of visual images: Only a partial window on the mind. Commentary on M. Denis and S. M. Kosslyn, Scanning visual images: A window on the mind. Cahiers de Psychologie Cognitive/Current Psychology of Cognition, 18, 556-563.1

McKelvie, S. J. (1998). Effects of gender on reported vividness of visual imagery for parents. Journal of Mental Imagery, 22(3&4), 99-112.

McKelvie, S. J. (1995). Emotional expression in upside-down faces: Evidence for configurational and componential processing. British Journal of Social Psychology, 34, 325-334.

McKelvie, S. J. (1987). Learning and awareness in the Hebb digits task. The Journal of General Psychology, 114, 75-88.

McKelvie, S. J. (1986). An opinion survey and longitudinal study of driver behaviour at stop signs. Canadian Journal of Behavioural Science, 18, 75-85.

McKelvie, S. J., Valliant, P. M., & Asu, M. (1985). Physical, training, and personality factors as predictors of marathon time and training injury. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 60, 551-556.

McKelvie, S. J, & *Demers, E. G. (1979). Individual differences in reported visual imagery and memory performance. British Journal of Psychology, 70, 51-57.

McKelvie, S. J. (1978). Sex differences in facial memory. In M. M. Gruneberg, P. E. Morris, and R. N. Sykes, Practical aspects of memory (pp. 263-269). New York: Academic Press.

McKelvie, S. J. (1978). Rating scales – how many categories? British Journal of Psychology, 69, 185-202.

McKelvie, S. J. (1976). The role of eyes and mouth in recognition memory for faces. American Journal of Psychology, 89, 311-323.

McKelvie, S. J. (1976). The effects of verbal labelling on recognition memory for schematic faces. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 28, 459-474. doi:10.1080/14640747608400573

McKelvie, S. J. (1973). The meaningfulness and meaning of schematic faces. Perception and Psychophysics, 14, 343-348.

Dr. Leo G. Standing

Retired Faculty

B.Sc. (Manchester), M.A. (Queen’s), Ph.D. (Queen’s)
FAPS (Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science)

Dr. Standing’s interests are in using controlled experiments to study cognitive and social processes, especially in such areas as short-term memory for pictures and words, perceptual judgement, and psychology of belief. He also enjoys using computers in various ways, especially to access the range of available databases, and teaching about computers as a useful tool. At present he teaches research methods, computers, social psychology, cognition and perception. His research interests are in the areas of cognition, memory, and social psychology.

Dr. Standing’s Research

One area of research interest for Dr. Standing is picture memory: the human capacity to effortlessly process large quantities of pictorial information. The central problem explored is why memory for pictures is so much better than that for visually presented words, even when the same item is represented in each kind of stimulus. Much work to date has explored various aspects of picture memory, but few studies have attempted to explain the reasons for pictorial superiority.

Another line of research for Dr. Standing involves judgments of the concentration of alcohol in drinks. Previous studies had indicated a nonlinear relationship between the actual concentration of a drink and its perceived strength for both alcohol and other tastants. Dr. Standing’s work to date on this matter has indicated a surprising degree of accuracy in people’s judgments of the strength of a drink, higher than is usually found in tasks which require subjects to estimate the strength of solutions by taste. The functions found to date in some cases indicate an exponent of unity (1.0) for alcohol in Stevens’ law. This is a very unusual finding which indicates that neither response compression nor response expansion is occurring, unlike what has been found to happen in many hundreds of other psychophysical tasks. Further, this accuracy appears not be impaired by the presence of masking flavours, but actually increased by them. Again, this does not correspond to the large number of studies done on taste masking in other kinds of solutions. So in two ways, the accuracy of alcohol perception appears to be unusual and should repay further study.

Dr. Standing’s Publications

Refereed Journal Articles

Shackell, E. M., & Standing, L. G. (2007). Mind over matter: Mental training increases physical strength. North American Journal of Psychology9(1), 189-200.

Verpaelst, C. C., & Standing, L. G. (2007). Demand characteristics concerning music affect performance on the Wonderlic Personnel Test of Intelligence. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 104(1), 153-154.

Bellhouse-King, M. W., & Standing, L. G. (2007). Recognition memory for concrete, regular abstract, and diverse abstract pictures.  Perceptual and Motor Skills, 104(3), 758-762.

Bacon, B. A., Bellhouse-King, M. W., Stout, D., Standing, L. G. (2007). What factors moderate attitudes towards homosexuality in a small Canadian university located in a semi-rural setting? Paper delivered at International Psychological Congress, Berlin.

Standing, L. G., McKelvie, S. J., Décarie, M. J., Bazar, J. L., & Clarke, K. A. (2008). Taste enhancement of alcohol under ‘masking’ conditions, and some limits to Stevens’ power law. North American Journal of Psychology, 10(1), 109-126.

Bertrand, M. I., & Standing, L. G. (2008). Can we perceive the size of a drink? A psychophysical study of drinking and pouring. Psychology Journal5(3), 165-175.

Standing, L. G., & Bertrand, M. I. (2008). Effects of size congruency on item and size recognition with words or pictures. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 107(2), 449-456.

Standing, L. G., Bobbitt, K. E., Boisvert, K. L., Dayholos, K. N., & Gagnon, A. M. (2008). People, clothing, music, and arousal as contextual retrieval cues in verbal memory. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 107(2), 523-534.

Standing, L. G., Verpaelst, C. C., & Ulmer, B. K. (2008). A demonstration of nonlinear demand characteristics in the ‘Mozart effect’ experimental paradigm. North American Journal of Psychology, 10(3), 553-556.

Standing, L. G. (2009). Public recognition of major works in psychology: Rise and fall over time. Social Behavior and Personality, 37(2), 145-148.

Standing, L. G., & Fairhead, J. C. (2009). A replication and extension of the picture/word memory suppression effect. Psychology Journal, 6(1), 17-25.

Bellhouse-King, M. W., Bacon, B. A., Standing, L. G., & Stout, D. (2009). Factors modulating attitudes towards homosexuality at a small university located in the Eastern Townships. Journal of Eastern Townships Studies, 32-33, 73-88.

Gosselin, M. M., Stout, D., Drumheller, A., & Standing, L. G. (2009).  Effects of word length on picture memory when tested by recall, recognition, drawing, or reconstruction. Modern Psychological Studies, 14(2), 32-38.

Falardeau, V. L., & Standing, L. G. (2010). Adult innumeracy: Are students’ arithmetic scores affected by gender-related stereotype threat or IQ? Psychology Journal, 7(4), 103-108.

Standing, L. G., & Shearson, C. G. (2010). Does the order of questionnaire items change subjects’ responses? An example involving a cheating survey. North American Journal of Psychology12(3), 603-614.

Jordan, J. A., Jordan, J. S., & Standing, L. G. (2011). Does environmental enrichment while studying improve recall? Modern Psychological Studies,16(1), 1-10.

Standing, L. G. (Oct 29, 2012). Why professors should reject student gifts. Inside Higher Ed.

Standing, L. G., & Duchesneau, T. F. (2012). Priming with a positive exemplar can increase racial prejudice scores in the IAT. Psychology Journal9(4), 153-159.

Lane, E. A., Beadman, K. S., Bélisle, A. M., Campbell, R. M., Cournoyer Lemaire, E., Stewart, D., & Standing, L. G. (2013). Glucose promotes self-control processes. [Replication of Gailliot et al.] (Online publication in PsychFileDrawer archive). article=29

Grenier, M., Bertrand, T., Dupuis Laflamme, P., Pepin, E., Webster, L. E., Wheeler, L. E., & Standing, L. G. (2012).Money priming did not cause reduced helpfulness.  [Replication of Vohs et al.] (Online publication in PsychFileDrawer archive). target_article=32

Roberts, M. S., Crooks, W., Kolody, T. J., Pavlovic, T., Rombola, K. J., & Standing, L. G. (2013). No effect on intelligence from priming [Replication of Dijksterhuis & van Knippenberg]. (Online publication in PsychFileDrawer archive). http://www.

Sykes, S. J., Carr Kinnear, C. D., Carrière, J. S., Chatelain, M. C., Chieco, A., Santini, S. E., & Standing, L. G. (2012). No effect of distance priming on calorie estimates. [Replication of Williams and Bargh]. (Online publication in PsychFileDrawer archive). target_article=2

Carlin, S. P., & Standing, L. G. (2013). Is intelligence enhanced by letter priming? A failure to replicate the results of Ciani and Sheldon (2010). Psychological Reports, 112(2), 533-544.

Carlin, S. P., & Standing, L. G. (2014). Priming with A or F did not affect analogy scores. (Online publication in PsychFileDrawer archive). chart.php?target_article=59

Standing, L. G., Aikins, S., Madigan, B., & Nohl, W. (2014). Exceptional achievement and early parental loss: The Phaeton effect in American writers, presidents, and eminent individuals. Journal of Psychohistory, 42(3), 188-199.

Standing, L. G., Grenier, M., Lane, E. A., Roberts, M. S., & Sykes, S. J. (2014). Using replication projects in teaching research methods. Psychology Teaching Review20(1), 94-102.

Murphy, P. N., & Standing, L. G. (2014). Tactile warmth reduces loneliness, but visual warmth does not. Psychology Journal, 11(2), 68-76.

Astrologo, L., Benbow, F. F., Cyr-Gautier, C., Williams, C., & Standing L. G. (2015). Glucose promotes self-control following depletion. [Replication of Gailliot et al.] (Online publication in PsychFileDrawer archive).

Standing, L. G. (2015). Psychohistory of the 2012 Québec Student Revolt. European Scientific Journal, 11, Special Edition (August). Retrieved from:

Standing, L. G., Astrologo, L., Benbow, F. F., Cyr-Gauthier, C. S., & Williams, C. A. (2015). Using parallel replication teams to teach research methods. (Poster). Presented at Northeast Conference for Teachers of Psychology, Oct 9, Fitchburg, MA.

Benmergui, S. R., McKelvie, S. J., & Standing, L. G. (2015). Beneficial effect of pictures on false memory in the DRMRS procedure. Current Psychology, Nov. 21(Online).

Standing, L. G., & Murphy, P. N. (2015). Holding a flask that is warm reduces loneliness. (Online publication in PsychFileDrawer archive).

Standing, L. G., & Ringo, P. (2015). Parental loss and eminence: Is there a critical period for the Phaeton effect? North American Journal of Psychology18(1), 147-160.

Clohecy, E. D., Standing, L. G., & McKelvie, S. J. (2015). What enables self-control? A test of glucose, fructose, and vagus nerve activation as possible factors. Psychological Writings8(1), 26-31.

Standing, L. G., Astrologo, L., Benbow, F. F., Cyr-Gauthier, C. S., & Williams, C. A. (2016). A successful test of parallel replication teams in teaching research methods. Psychology Teaching Review22(1), 49-57.

Standing, L. G. (2016). How to use replication team projects in a research methods course. Essays from X-cellence in Teaching, XV. Society for the Teaching of Psychology (American Psychological Association), 26-31.

Conference Presentations

Standing, L. G., & Duchesneau, T. F. (2012). Priming with a positive racial exemplar can     increase prejudice in the IAT. (Poster). Presented at New England Psychological Association annual meeting, Oct 13, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, MA.

Murphy, P. N., & Standing, L. G. (2014). Tactile warmth reduces loneliness, but visual warmth does not. (Poster). Presented at New England Psychological Association annual meeting, Oct 18, Bates College, ME.

Standing, L.G. (2015). Psychohistory of the 2012 Québec Student Revolt. Keynote presentation at the 3rd Annual Interdisciplinary Conference of the European Scientific Institute, July 8, University of the Azores, Portugal.

Standing, L. G. (2016). The power of mass conformity In the Québec student fees uprising. Presented at New England Psychological Association annual meeting, Assumption College, Oct 15, Worcester, MA.

Standing, L. G. (2017).  Effect of unpredictable noise on task persistence: A successful test of the strength model of self-control. (Poster). Presented at New England Psychological Association annual meeting, Oct 20, William James College, Newton, MA.