Field: Psychology

Field: Psychology

Research Expertise:
adolescence, character development, friendships, life narratives, moral development, out-of-school activity involvement, positive development, undergraduate well-being

Expert: Dr. Heather Lawford
Department: Psychology
Interview languages: English

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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.…Contact Information
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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.

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Research Expertise:
body image, dieting, disordered eating

Expert: Dr. Lisa Mask
Department: Psychology
Interview languages: English, French

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Dr. Lisa Mask

Assistant Professor

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Phone: 819-822-9600 ext. 2191

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Research Expertise:
altered states of mind, brain, brain functions associated with cognition and emotion in psychiatric patients and in the general population, drug addiction, gender, meditation and the brain, mental health, mindfulness and mental health, psychosis, schizophrenia

Expert: Dr. Adrianna Mendrek
Department: Psychology
Interview languages: English, French

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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.…Contact Information
Phone: 819-822-9600 ext. 2196

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.

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Refereed journal articles:

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Lambert, D.*, van den Berg, N.*, Mendrek, A. (2021). Adverse Effects of Meditation: A Review of Observational, Experimental and Case Studies. Current Psychology, https://doi.org/10.1007/s12144-021-01503-2

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, https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8055358/

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, https://www.nature.com/articles/s41537-021-00147-2

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. Mindfulness, 11, 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, https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-020-18997-2

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, https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyt.2020.00143

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. https://doi.org/10.1155/2019/5682050

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.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.schres.2017.05.027

Damien, J.* & Mendrek, A. (2018). Santé mentale et douleur : les différences hommes–femmes. Douler et Anelgésie, 31; 129-136. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11724-017-0506-3.

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. https://clinicalschizophrenia.org/doi/10.3371/CSRP.MAYO.070415.

Mendrek, A. & Fattore, L. (2017). Sex differences in drug-induced psychosis. Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences, 13, 152-157. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cobeha.2016.11.019.

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. http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fpsyt.2017.00109.

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. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.pnpbp.2016.08.004.

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. http://dx.doi.org/10.1503/jpn.150247.

Mendrek, A. & Mancini-Marie, A. (2016). Sex/gender differences in the brain and cognitive function in schizophrenia. Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews,67, 57-78. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.neubiorev.2015.10.013

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. http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fpsyt.2016.00115

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. http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2016/6810215

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. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.psyneuen.2016.06.011

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. http://dx.doi.org/10.7202/1036967ar.

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. http://dx.doi.org/10.2147/NDT.S107545

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. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.schres.2016.03.011.

Lungu, O., Potvin, S., Tikàsz,A., Mendrek, A. (2015). Sex differences in effective fronto-limbic connectivity during negative emotion processing. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 62, 180-188. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.psyneuen.2015.08.012.

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. http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fpsyt.2015.00083.

Potvin, S., Tikàsz,A., Dinh-Williams, L., S., Bourque, J., Mendrek, A. (2015). Cigarette cravings, impulsivity and the brain. Frontiers in Psychiatry, 6:125. doi: 10.3389. http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fpsyt.2015.00125.

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. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.biopsych.2014.08.013.

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. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.schres.2015.07.046.

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: Neuroimaging, 214, 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. (http://clinicalschizophrenia.metapress.com/content/fq2r08142355575l/)

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.  Psychopharmacology, 195, 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 Psychiatry, 22, 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 Behaviors, 31, 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.  Encéphale, 32, 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 Psychiatry, 58, 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 Psychiatry, 29, 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 Psychiatry, 185, 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 Neuropsychology, 11, 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: Neuroimaging, 130, 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. https://revuelependule.com/photo-de-la-revue-gros

Mendrek, A. (2020). De la dépression à la maladie de Parkinson : la guérison par la danse. The Conversation, Canada, January 21, 2020. https://theconversation.com/de-la-depression-a-la-maladie-de-parkinson-le-pouvoir-curatif-de-la-danse-128740

Mendrek, A. (2019). From depression to Parkinson’s disease: The healing power of dance. The Conversation, Canada, December 4, 2019. http://theconversation.com/from-depression-to-parkinsons-disease-the-healing-power-of-dance-123748

Mendrek, A. (2018). How meditation can help sufferers of schizophrenia. The Conversation, Canada, August 21, 2018. https://theconversation.com/how-meditation-can-help-sufferers-of-schizophrenia-98231

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 Psychology, University 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)

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Research Expertise:
charitable donations, Chinese consumers, lonely consumers, Chinese non-profit marketing, gift-giving, consumer psychology, mortality salience, social marketing

Expert: Dr. Yanan Wang
Department: Business
Interview languages: English

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Dr. Yanan Wang

Associate Professor

Dr. Wang is an associate professor in Marketing at the Williams School of Business. She received her bachelor degree in industrial economics from Renmin University of China (1998), her MPhil degree of marketing from Lingnan University, Hong Kong (2004) and her PhD in Marketing from McGill University (2013). Dr. Wang teaches Marketing Management, Consumer Behaviour, Marketing Research and Happiness Marketing. She also supervises marketing students’ experiential learning projects. Her research interests include mortality salience, consumer well-being and gift giving.Contact Information
Phone: 819-822-9600 ext. 2702

Dr. Wang is an associate professor in Marketing at the Williams School of Business. She received her bachelor degree in industrial economics from Renmin University of China (1998), her MPhil degree of marketing from Lingnan University, Hong Kong (2004) and her PhD in Marketing from McGill University (2013). Dr. Wang teaches Marketing Management, Consumer Behaviour, Marketing Research and Happiness Marketing. She also supervises marketing students’ experiential learning projects. Her research interests include mortality salience, consumer well-being and gift giving.

Publications

Peer-Refereed Academic Journals and Conference Proceedings

Wang, Y. (2014), The Divergent Effects of Mortality Salience of Self versus Mortality Salience of a Loved One on Materialistic Consumption, Journal of Research for Consumers, Issue 26, 106-130.

Wang, Y. (2014), On the Need to Distinguish Mortality Salience of Loved Ones (MSLO) from Mortality Salience of Self (MSS) in Consumer Studies, Journal of Research for Consumers, Issue 25, 83-121.

Cui, G. and Wang, Y. (2010), How Do Consumers Make SKU Choices in Online Supermarkets? A Latent Class Approach, Journal of Marketing Management, 495-514.

Wang, Y. (2005), Exploring online brand choice at the SKU level: the effects of Internet-specific attributes, The E-Business Review, Vol. 5, 241-245.

Conference Proceeding

Wang. Y. (2015). “The Divergent effects of Mortality Salience of Self (MSS) versus Mortality Salience of a Loved One (MSLO) on Materialistic Consumption.” International Marketing Trends Conference, Paris, France, January 2015.

Deschenes, J., Wang, Y., Lacoux, J., & Grandbois, V. (2014), Preliminary Reflections on the Nature of Third-Party Fundraising: Insights from Canada and China, 2014 China International Marketing Conference, vol. 2, pg. 61.

Wang, Y. and Mukherjee, A. (2013), Mortality Salience and Product Evaluation: Role of Self versus Loved Ones, European Marketing Academy Conference (EMAC), Istanbul, Turkey.

Wang, Y. and Bockenholt, U. (2011), Of Losing a Parent and Buying a BMW: The Effects of Mortality Salience Regarding a Loved One on Materialistic Consumption, in Yi, Z., Xiao, J. J., Cotte, J. and Price, L. (Eds.), Asia-Pacific Advances in Consumer Research, vol. 9, Duluth, MN : Association for Consumer Research, 222-223.

LeBel, J. L., Wang, Y., Vakratsas, D., Mukherjee, A. and Dubé, L. (2006), Delivering Differentiated Experiential Branding in Web Environments, in Pechmann, C., and Price, L. L. (Eds.), Advances in Consumer Research, vol. 33, Duluth, MN: Association for Consumer Research, 302-303.

Cui, G., Wang, Y. and Zhou, N. (2004), Backlash of Global Brands? Consumer Purchases of Foreign and Domestic Products in an Emerging Market, Proceedings of the AIB Southeast Asia Regional Conference, 5-7 August, Macau, China.

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