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2017 Past Oral Defenses

Timothy Leonard - defended his PhD Dissertation entitled: "A Role for Hippocampal Sharp-wave Ripples in Active Visual Search," on Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at 10:30am in 163 Behavioural Science Building. Examining Committee: K. Hoffman, D. Stevens, T. Wolmesdorf, R. Cribbie, G. Zoidl, B. Richards

Mahta Kakvan – defended her Thesis entitled: "Attentional Switching in Infants Exposed to Bilingual versus Monolingual Environment", on Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at 10:00am in 163 Behavioural Science Building. Examining Committee: S. Adler, E. Bialystok, D. McCann, L. Sergio

Meghan McPhie defended her PhD Dissertation entitled: "The Influence of Physical Activity on Psychological Well-Being Among Adolescents and Emerging Adults", on Friday, March 31, 2017 at 11:00am in 163 Behavioural Science Building. Examining Committee: J. Rawana,  J. Connolly, J. Fraser-Thomas, R. Pillai Riddell, J. Kuk, J. Cairney

Katherine Harper – defended her PhD Dissertation entitled: "Psychoanalysis as an Interdisciplinary Science: From 19th Century Neurophysiology to Modern Neuropsychoanalysis", on Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at 10:00am in 163 Behavioural Science Building. Examining Committee: R. Fancher, A. Rutherford, T. Teo, R. Mar, K. Kroker, M. Solms

Farah Budhani – defended her PhD Dissertation entitled: "Long-Term Neuropsychological Effects in Survivors of Pediatric Low-Grade Gliomas", on Monday, April 17, 2017 at 10:00am in 163 Behavioural Science Building. Examining Committee: M. Desrocher, D. Pepler, K. Fergus, J. Bebko, L. Sergio, L. Janzen

Paula Di Nota  – defended her PhD Dissertation entitled: "Short-and Long-term Changes in Attention, Memory and Brain Activity Following Exercise, Motor Learning and Expertise", on Friday, April 21, 2017 at 10:00am in 163 Behavioural Science Building. Examining Committee: J. DeSouza, L. Harris, D. Henriques, J. Pascal-Leone, P. Ritvo, B. Goodyear

Gregory Giovannini – defended his Thesis entitled: "Modelling a Fractionated System of Deductive Reasoning over Categorical Syllogisms", on Monday, April 24, 2017 at 11:30am in 163 Behavioural Science Building. Examining Committee: V. Goel, M. Toplak, C. Green, S. Varma

Jennifer Ruttle – defended her Thesis entitled: "The cross-sensory error signals contribution to reach aftereffects and proprioceptive recalibration", on Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at 11:00am in 232 York Lanes. Examining Committee: D. Henriques, L. Sergio, J. DeSouza, M. Wiseheart

Karina Zorzella – defended her PhD Dissertation entitled: "The Role of Alexithymia in Trauma Therapy Outcome: Examining Improvements in PTSD, Dissociation, and Interpersonal Problems", on Monday, May 1, 2017 at 11:00am in 232 York Lanes. Examining Committee: R. Muller, L. Angus, M. Desrocher, R. Cribbie, M. Johnson, K. Scott

James Watson-Gaze – defended his PhD Dissertation entitled: "Clients’ Perspectives of the Working Alliance Inventory", on Monday, May 8, 2017 at 10:30am in 163 Behavioural Science Building. Examining Committee: L. Angus, J. Eastwood, H. Westra, K. Fergus, L. Visano, T. Anderson

Heather Davidson – defended her Thesis entitled: "A more powerful familywise error control procedure for evaluating mean equivalence", on Wednesday, May 17, 2017, at 10:00am in 163 Behavioural Science Building. Examining Committee: R. Cribbie, J. Pek, W. Struthers, M. Rotondi

Natalie Michel – defended her PhD Dissertation entitled: "Mental Illness Stigma Among Middle Eastern Canadians: A Mixed Methods Study", on Thursday, May 18, 2017 at 1:00pm in 163 Behavioural Science Building. Examining Committee: J. Goldberg, K. Fergus, D. Reid, G. Flett, L. Beagrie, E. McCay

Ashley Curtis  – defended her PhD Dissertation entitled: "Cueing Visual Spatial Working Memory: Effects of Cue Modality, Cue Type and Age", on Thursday, June 8, 2017 at 10:30am in 120E Stedman Lecture Hall. Examining Committee: S. Murtha, N. Park, G. Turner, S. Rosenbaum, J. Baker, P. Verhaeghem

Kathryn Curtis – defended her PhD Dissertation entitled: "The Evaluation of Yoga Interventions for Individuals With Limited Mobility: Pain, Psychological Variables, and Mindfulness", on Friday, June 9, 2017 at 1:00pm in 163 Behavioural Science Building. Examining Committee: J. Katz, K. Fergus, P. Ritvo, R. Pillai Riddell, P. Safai, L. Cohen

Kristen Maki – defended her Thesis entitled: "The Influence of Self-Esteem on Reactions to Challenge and Threat", on Wednesday, June 14, 2017, at 10:00am in 163 Behavioural Science Building. Examining Committee: E. Greenglass, J. Pek, J. Katz, D. Pepler

Jeannine Holmes – defended her Thesis entitled: "Public Perceptions of Animal Thinking", on Tuesday, June 20, 2017, at 10:00am in 163 Behavioural Science Building. Examining Committee: S. MacDonald, M. Desrocher, M, Hynie, C. Lortie

Kaley Roosen – defended her PhD Dissertation entitled: "Disordered Eating and Body Dissatisfaction in Women with Physical Disabilities: A Mixed Methods Approach", on Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at 10:00am in 163 Behavioural Science Building. Examining Committee: J. Mills, K. Fergus, Y. Bohr, M. Desrocher, N. Halifax, C. Rice

Mariami Khourochvili – defended her Thesis entitled: " Technology and caregiver-child interaction: The effects of parental mobile use on infants ", on Thursday, June 22, 2017, at 10:30am in 163 Behavioural Science Building. Examining Committee: Y. Bohr, M, Desrocher, J. Bebko, J. Fraser-Thomas

Amirnikan Eghbali Tehrani – defended his Thesis entitled: "Wisdom and Post-Transgression Responses: A Cognitive and Behavioural Perspective", on Tuesday, July 11, 2017, at 10:00am in 163 Behavioural Science Building. Examining Committee: W. Struthers, M. Toplak, D. McCann, C. Bell

Joshua Doidge – defended his Thesis entitled: "Difference Between Males and Females on Delay of Gratification and Temporal Discounting Tasks in ADHD and Typically Developing Populations: A Meta-Analytic Review", on Tuesday, July 18, 2017, at 10:00am in 014A Behavioural Science Building. Examining Committee: M. Toplak, D. Flora, J. Bebko, D. Stevens

Elisea De Somma – defended her Thesis entitled: "Physical Activity and its Association with White Matter Integrity and Cognitive Efficiency in Pediatric-Onset Multiple Sclerosis", on Thursday, July 20, 2017, at 10:00am in 163 Behavioural Science Building. Examining Committee: C. Till, J. Steeves, W. Heinrichs, R. Bassett-Gunter

Andrew Hunter – defended his Thesis entitled: "Blinded by Boredom: Examining the Effect of Boredom on the Ability to Anticipate Meaningful Experience", on Monday, July 24, 2017, at 10:00am in 163 Behavioural Science Building. Examining Committee: J. Eastwood, R. Cribbie, J. Goldberg, L. Lam

Nikita Wong – defended her Thesis entitled: "Altered White Matter Structure in Adults Following Early Monocular Enucleation ", on Tuesday, July 25, 2017, at 10:30am in 1015 Sherman Health Science Research Centre. Examining Committee: J. Steeves, G. Turner, C. Till, J. Drake

Alyssa Counsell – defended her PhD Dissertation entitled: "Evaluating Equivalence Testing Approaches for Measurement Invariance", on Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at 11:30am in 163 Behavioural Science Building. Examining Committee: R. Cribbie, D. Flora, J. Eastwood, R. Mar, G. Monette, D. Jackson

Jacqueline Hogue – defended her Thesis entitled: "The Effects of Active Social Media Engagement on Eating Disorder Risk Factors in Young Women", on Wednesday, July 26, 2017, at 10:00am in 163 Behavioural Science Building. Examining Committee: J. Mills, M. Marcus, A. Pos, K. Kawakami

Katrina Fong – defended her PhD Dissertation entitled: "Reflecting and Shaping the Self through Avatars: The Relationship between Avatars, Identity, and Personal Needs ", on Friday, July 28, 2017 at 10:00am in 163 Behavioural Science Building. Examining Committee: M. Pettit, R. Mar, M. Hynie, D. McCann, V. Gottschling, M. Oliver

Taylor Brin – defended her Thesis entitled: "Investigating Vection Responses in Patients with Early Stage Glaucoma", on Friday, July 28, 2017, at 10:00am in 232 York Lanes. Examining Committee: H. Ono, E. Gonzalez, L. Harris, R. Allison

Marwan Daar – defended his PhD Dissertation entitled: "Masking in Central Visual Field under a Variety of Temporal and Spatial Configurations", on Tuesday, August 1, 2017 at 12:00pm in 163 Behavioural Science Building. Examining Committee: H. Wilson, F. Wilkinson, R. Murray, J. Steeves, M. Fallah, V. Di Lollo

Amanda Carson – defended her Thesis entitled: "Pain Catastrophizing and Mindfulness: Exploring Mechanisms of Change Associated with Participation in a Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Program in Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy Patients", on Wednesday, August 2, 2017, at 11:00am in 163 Behavioural Science Building. Examining Committee: M. Wiseheart, P. Poulin, R. Pillai Riddel, H. Wong

Leah Hartman – defended her PhD Dissertation entitled: "Schizophrenia and Schizoaffective Disorder: One Condition or Two?", on Thursday, August 3, 2017 at 1:00pm in 163 Behavioural Science Building. Examining Committee: W. Heinrichs, J. Goldberg, S. Roy, K. Fergus, N. Khanlou, H. McNeely

Yasmeenah Elzein – defended her Thesis entitled: "Representations of Visual Motion Information: Interpretations of Background Visual Motion in the Motion-induced Blindness Phenomenon", on Tuesday, August 8, 2017, at 10:00am in 1015 Sherman Health Science Research Centre. Examining Committee: L. Harris, R. Murray, L. Wilcox, L. Sergio

Ronda Lo – defended her Thesis entitled: "The Effect of Culture on Load and Distractor Processing", on Tuesday, August 8, 2017, at 10:00am in 061 Behavioural Science Building. Examining Committee: J. Sasaki, K. Kawakami, R. Mar, J. Elder

2016 Past Oral Defenses

Danielle Katz - defended her PhD Dissertation entitled: "The Relationship between Rumination and Self-Concept Clarity," on Monday, February 22, 2016 at 11:00am in 163 Behavioural Science Building. Examining Committee: J. Eastwood, D. McCann, G. Monette, D. Reid, N. Kuiper, E. Jensen

Lisa Pritchett - defended her PhD Dissertation entitled: "Effects of Gaze Position on Touch Localization," on Thursday, March 10, 2016 at 12:00pm in 1015 Sherman Building. Examining Committee: L. Harris, D. Crawford, J. DeSouza, J. Bebko, D. Henriques, D. Shore

Karen Wong - defended her PhD Dissertation entitled: "Examining the Processes of Change for Experientially Distant and Engaged Client Subgroups in Experiential Therapy for Depression," on Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at 10:00am in 163 Behavioural Science Building. Examining Committee: A. Pos, L. Greenberg, K. Fergus, A. Pascual-Leone, M. Sing, H. Westra

Ashley Malin - defended her PhD Dissertation entitled: "Therapist Expressed Empathy across Experimental Treatment for Depression: Its Growth and Relationship to other Psychotherapy Processes," on Thursday, May 5, 2016 at 1:00pm in 163 Behavioural Science Building. Examining Committee: A. Pos, J. Eastwood, L. Angus, L. Visano, J. Watson, R. Schuller

Gayle Goldstein - defended her PhD Dissertation entitled: "Deaf and Autism Spectrum Disorder: The Impact on Child and Family," on Friday, May 6, 2016 at 11:00am in 163 Behavioural Science Building. Examining Committee: J. Bebko, A. Perry, G. Bunch, M. Desrocher, P. Millett, J. MacDougall

Ksusha Oksana Blacklock - defended her PhD Dissertation entitled: "Aspects of Intensive Behavioural Intervention Quality and Their Relationship with Child Characteristics and Outcomes," on Thursday, May 12, 2016 at 9:00am in 120E Stedman Lecture Hall. Examining Committee: A. Perry, D. Flora, N. Freeman, M. Hoerger, M. Toplak, M. Maidman

Pearl Guterman - defended her PhD Dissertation entitled: "The Effects of Gravity on Self-Motion Perception", on Thursday, June 2, 2016 at 11:00am in 163 Behavioural Science Building. Examining Committee: R. Allison, L. Harris, L. Wilcox, R. Hornsey, J. Goldberg, H.J. Sun

Jala Rizeq - defended her Thesis entitled: "Changing Relations Among Cognitive Abilities Across Development: Implications for Measurement and Research", on Wednesday, June 15, 2016 at 10:00am in 163 Behavioural Science Building. Examining Committee: M. Toplak, D. Flora, C. Till, D. Stevens

Debra Soh -  defended her Dissertation entitled: "Functional and Structural Neuroimaging of Paraphilic Hypersexuality in Men", on Friday, June 17, 2016 at 11:00am in 1015 Sherman Health Science Research Centre. Examining Committee: K. Schneider, J. Cantor, G. Turner, D. Stevens, D. Vanderlann, C. Davis

Hilda Ho - defended her Thesis entitled: "Raising an Adolescent with Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Qualitative Study", on Monday, June 20, 2016 at 3:00pm in 163 Behavioural Science Building. Examining Committee: A. Perry, K. Fergus, J. Gilbert, J. Bebko

Yoosun Kim - defended her Thesis entitled: "Evidence-based Recommendations of Reporting Results from Mediation Analysis: A Focus on Ease of Interpretation and Maximum Accuracy", on Thursday, June 23, 2016 at 9:30am in 163 Behavioural Science Building. Examining Committee: R. Cribbie, M. Rotondi, J. Pek, W. Struthers

Christie Yao - defended her Dissertation entitled: "Executive Functioning in Women with Breast Cancer: A Longitudinal Examination of Intraindividual Variability in Reaction Time", on Wednesday, June 29, 2016 at 10:00am in 163 Behavioural Science Building. Examining Committee: J. Rich, K. Fergus, L. Bernstein, B. Collins, L. Sergio, D. Flora

Jennifer MacMullin - defended her Dissertation entitled: “Self-Concept and Emotional Well-Being in Individuals with Developmental Disabilities Involved in Special Olympics", on Wednesday, June 29, 2016 at 10:00am in 102A Behavioural Science Building. Examining Committee: J. Weiss, M. Desrocher, J. Fraser-Thomas, R. Pillai Ridell, J. Brian, R. Bassett-Gunter

Dilys Haner - defended her Dissertation entitled: "Adolescent and Emerging Adult Help Seeking and Social Media Technologies", on Wednesday, June 29, 2016 at 2:30pm in 163 Behavioural Science Building. Examining Committee: D. Pepler, D. Flora, M. Desrocher, J. Connolly, M. Pancer, D. Ellis

Andrea Maughan - defended her Thesis entitled: "Parental Outcomes Following Participation in a Cognitive Behavioural Therapy program for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder", on Monday, July 11, 2016 at 9:00am in 163 Behavioural Science Building. Examining Committee: J. Weiss, R. Muller, J. Bebko, J. Baker

Katherine Matthews - defended her Thesis entitled: "The Effect of Art Training on Dementia", on Thursday, July 14, 2016 at 2:30pm in 163 Behavioural Science Building. Examining Committee: M. Wiseheart, S. Rosenbaum, S. Murtha, L. Sergio

Kojo Mintah - defended his Thesis entitled: "Educational Outcomes of Youth Involved in Child Protective Services: A Meta-Analytic Review", on Friday, July 15, 2016 at 11:00am in 163 Behavioural Science Building. Examining Committee: J. Connolly, M. Wintre, M. Toplak, M. Wiseheart

Nicole Racine - defended her Dissertation entitled: "Pain-related anticipatory distress in preschoolers: Longitudinal and concurrent predictors", on Tuesday, July 19, 2016 at 10:00am in 1015 Sherman Health Science Research Centre. Examining Committee: R. Pillai-Riddell, D. Flora, A. Taddio, J. Weiss, A. Macpherson, H. Bailey

Emily Barlow-Krelina - defended her Thesis entitled: "Functional Activation Patterns in Pediatric onset Multiple Sclerosis: Does Physical Activity play a Role in the Maintenance of Working Memory?", on Wednesday, July 20, 2016 at 10:00am in 163 Behavioural Science Building. Examining Committee: C. Till, G. Turner, M. Desrocher, T. Womelsdorf

Kevin DeSimone - defended his Dissertation entitled: "Non-invasive segmentation of the lateral geniculate nucleus", on Monday, July 25, 2016 at 10:00am in 232 York Lanes. Examining Committee: K. Schneider, R. Murray, T. Womelsdorf, J. DeSouza, M. Fallah, S. Dumoulin

Joshua Quinlan - defended his Thesis entitled: "The Effect of Expectation and Intention on the Appreciation of Absurd Humour", on Monday, July 25, 2016 at 1:00pm in 163 Behavioural Science Building. Examining Committee: R. Mar, J. Sasaki, J. DeSouza, H. Jackman

Stevenson Baker - defended his Thesis entitled: "The Human Dentate Gyrus Plays a Necessary Role in Discriminating New Memories", on Thursday, July 28, 2016 at 10:00am in 163 Behavioural Science Building. Examining Committee: S. Rosenbaum, J. Steeves, G. Turner, J.D. Crawford

Justine Ledochowski - defended her Thesis entitled: "Examination of a Novel Unstructured Performance-Based of Executive Function in Children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and a Community Sample of Typically Developing Children", on Friday, July 29, 2016 at 10:00am in 163 Behavioural Science Building. Examining Committee: M. Toplak, B. Andrade, M. Desrocher, C. Davis

Hannah Gennis - defended her Thesis entitled: "Developing a Clinical Support Tool of Suboptimal Caregiver Behaviours During Vaccination: Preliminary Validation of the Opportunities to Understand Childhood Hurt Inoculation (OUCHI) Tool", on Wednesday, August 10, 2016 at 12:00pm in 1015 Sherman Health Science Research Centre. Examining Committee: R. Pillai Riddell, J. Katz, D. Pepler, N. Khanlou

Christina van den Brink - defended her Thesis entitled: "Sex Differences in the Influence of Brain and Lifestyle Factors on Neurocognitive Aging", on Tuesday, August 16, 2016 at 11:00am in 1015 Sherman Health Science Research Centre. Examining Committee: G. Turner, R. Bassett-Gunter, D. Stevens, C. Ardern

Adria Hoover - defended her Dissertation entitled:  “Quantifying Self Perception: Multisensory Temporal Asynchrony Discrimination as a Measure of Body Ownership", on Wednesday, August 17, 2016 at 10:00am in 232 York Lanes. Examining Committee: L. Harris, R. Murray, D. Henriques, D. Pepler, A. Moore, D. Shore

Jeremy Burman - defended his Dissertation entitled: "Constructive History: From the standard theory of stages to Piaget’s new theory", on Wednesday, August 17, 2016 at 1:00pm in 120E Stedman Lecture Halls. Examining Committee: C. Green, F. Weizman, T. Teo, M. Pettit, D. Jopling, U. Mueller

Jaeger Lam - defended his Thesis entitled: "Re-examining the Role of the Default Network during Controlled Processing", on Wednesday, August 17, 2016 at 1:00pm in 1015 Sherman Health Science Research Centre. Examining Committee: G. Turner, N. Spreng, D. Stevens, J. Steeves

Jasmine Khattra - defended her Thesis entitled: "Narrative-Emotion Process Markers in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Generalized Anxiety Disorder: A Process - Outcome Study ", on Monday, August 22, 2016 at 11:00am in 163 Behavioural Science Building. Examining Committee: L. Angus, H. Westra,   J. Mills, L. Visano

Vanessa Foot - defended her Thesis entitled: "Judging Credibility: Can Spaced Lessons Help Students Think More Critically Online?", on Tuesday, August 23, 2016 at 11:30am in 163 Behavioural Science Building. Examining Committee: M. Wiseheart, M. Gilbert, M. Toplak, J. Jenson

Komal Shaikh - defended her Thesis entitled: "Development and Validation of the Memory Impact Questionnaire", on Thursday, August 25, 2016 at 12:00pm in 163 Behavioural Science Building. Examining Committee: J. Rich, A. Troyer, M. Desrocher, J. Johnson

Alexandra Basile - defended her Dissertation entitled: "Performance Calibration in Children with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and a Community Sample of Typically Developing Children", on Tuesday, August 30, 2016 at 1:00pm in 163 Behavioural Science Building. Examining Committee: M. Toplak, B. Andrade, J. Eastwood, J. Bebko, C. Davis, J. Wiener

Magali Segers - defended her Dissertation entitled: "Psychophysiological Indicators of Multisensory Processing in Autism Spectrum Disorder and Typical Development: A Pupillometry Study", on Thursday, September 8, 2016 at 10:00am in 163 Behavioural Science Building. Examining Committee: J. Bebko, C. Till, L. Sergio, A. Perry, P. Millet, A. Bertone

Brittney Hartle - defended her Thesis entitled: "Stereoscopic Surface Interpolation from Illusory Contours", on Tuesday, September 13, 2016 at 1:00pm in 163 Behavioural Science Building. Examining Committee: L. Wilsox, R. Murray, J. Elder, D. Henriques

Michelle Fardella - defended her Dissertation entitled: " Interpersonal Violence Experiences in Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders: A Mixed Methods Approach ", on Monday, September 19, 2016 at 10:00am in 232 York Lanes. Examining Committee: J. Weiss, J. Connolly, J. Rawana, R. Schuller, L. Sergio, S. Watson

Allison Bair- defended her Dissertation entitled: "Pro-Black, Pro-White, or Proactive: Examining predictors of implicit racial bias in Black participants", on Tuesday, September 20, 2016 at 2:00pm in 163 Behavioural Science Building. Examining Committee: J. Steele, M. Hynie, R. Lalonde, M. Herbert, C. James, E. Neblett

Kayla Hamel - defended her Thesis entitled: "Resilience in Latin American Immigrant Families in Toronto: Defining the Roles of Parenting and Culture in Promoting Healthy Child Development", on Wednesday, September 21, 2016 at 3:00pm in 163 Behavioural Science Building. Examining Committee: Y. Bohr, C. Till, J. Connolly, J. Sasaki

Yookyung (Carol) Lee - defended her Thesis entitled: "Are popular observational maternal sensitivity measures consistent in their assessment of maternal sensitivity in North America?", on Thursday, September 22, 2016 at 9:00am in 163 Behavioural Science Building. Examining Committee: Y. Bohr, M. Desrocher, D. Flora, H. Tamim

Michelle Todorow - defended her Dissertation entitled: "Biopsychosocial Predictors of Conduct Problems in Adolescents with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder", on Thursday, September 22, 2016 at 2:00pm in 219 Glendon Hall, Glendon Campus. Examining Committee: T. Moore, C. Till, M. Desrocher, A. Russon, A. Dawson, V. Temple

Narmeen Ammari - defended her Dissertation entitled: "Preserved, Deteriorated, and Premorbidly Impaired Patterns of Intellectual Ability in Schizophrenia", on Wednesday, September 28, 2016 at 3:00pm in 163 Behavioural Science Building. Examining Committee: W. Heinrichs, J. Goldberg, K. Schneider, M. Toplak, J. Rahn, K. Zakzanis

Stephanie (Brown) Lavoie - defended her Dissertation entitled: "Examining the Neurological Underpinnings of Atypical Multisensory Perception in Autism Spectrum Disorders", on Thursday, September 29, 2016 at 9:30am in 232 York Lanes. Examining Committee: J. Bebko, D. Stevens, C. Till, M. Desrocher, L. Sergio, T. Bennett

Denise Paneduro - defended her Dissertation entitled: "Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Alleviates Stress and Depression in Adults with Chronic Pain: A Randomized Controlled Trial", on Friday, September 30, 2016 at 9:00am in 163 Behavioural Science Building. Examining Committee: M. Wiseheart, P. Ritvo, R. Pillai-Riddell, M. Toplak, R. Steele, D. Lam

Devin Heinze Kehoe - defended his Thesis entitled: "Visual and Oculomotor Integration: Representations and Temporal Mechanisms," on Wednesday, October 12, 2016 at 10:30am in 419 Health Nursing & Environmental Studies Building. Examining Committee: M. Fallah, K. Hoffman, D. Henriques, D. Stevens

Phil Chalmers- defended his Dissertation entitled: "A Differential Response Functioning Framework for Understanding Item, Bundle, and Test Bios," on Monday, October 17, 2016 at 1:00pm in 120E Stedman Lecture Hall. Examining Committee: D. Flora, J. Pek, R. Cribbie, M. Friendly, D. Bolt, A. Wong

Naail Khan - defended his Thesis entitled: "Neural Correlates of Repetition Priming: Changes in fMRI Activation and Synchrony," on Monday, October 24, 2016 at 2:30pm in 1015 Sherman Health Science Research Centre. Examining Committee: D. Stevens, G. Turner, R. Murray, J. Drake

Leah Keating - defended her PhD Dissertation entitled: "Predicting Binge Eating and Body Dissatisfaction in a Naturalistic Environment among Women who Exhibit Subclinical Binge Eating from an Attachment Theory Perspective," on Monday, November 28, 2016 at 1:30pm in 163 Behavioural Science Building. Examining Committee: J. Mills, D. Flora, J. Rawana, A. Pos, A. Lafrance, R. Gunter

Elysia Vaccarino - defended her Thesis entitled: "Inducing the use of racial labels: The impact of defying colourblind norms on explicit prejudice", on Thursday, December 1, 2016 at 9:00am in 232 York Lanes. Examining Committee: K. Kawakami, J. Steele, R. Mar, C. Bell

Emily Bryntwick - defended her Dissertation entitled: “An Examination of the Interrelationship of Naqrrative and Emotion Processes in Emotion-Focused Therapy for Trauma", on Monday, December 5, 2016 at 10:30am in 232 York Lanes. Examining Committee: L. Angus, J. Eastwood, S. Paivio, K. Fergus, L. Farley, M. Friedlander

Julie Cinamon - defended her Dissertation entitled: “The Relationship Between Parental Support, Parental Emotional Reaction, and Parenting Stress with Children’s Posttraumatic Stress Symptoms Following Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioural Therapy", on Tuesday, December 6, 2016 at 12:00pm in 232 York Lanes. Examining Committee: R. Muller, Y. Bohr, A. Perry, M. Desrocher, N. Khanlou, B. Fallon

Susannah Mulvale - defended her Thesis entitled: "From Psychologism to Psychologization: Beyond the Boundaries of the Discipline and Practice of Psychology", on Tuesday, December 6, 2016 at 10:00am in 163 Behavioural Science Building. Examining Committee: Rutherford, T. Teo, M. Pettit, L. Farley

Lisa Alli - defended her PhD Dissertation entitled: "A Multi-Method Analysis of Intersensory Perception of Social Information in Children and Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder," on Monday, December 12, 2016 at 3:00pm in 163 Behavioural Science Building. Examining Committee: J. Bebko, C. Till, K. Hoffman, A. Perry, P. Millett, M. Rutherford

2015 Past Oral Defenses

Michael Carnevale - defended his Thesis entitled: "What's up with High - and Low - Pitched Sounds? Reference Frames used in the Crossmodal Correspondence between Auditory Pitch and Visuospatial Height," on Monday, Janaury 12, 2015 at 2:00pm in 014A Behavioural Science Building. Examining Committee: L. Harris, R. Allison, L. Wilcox, C. Bergevin

Paula Miceli - defended her Dissertation entitled: "An Empirical Phenomenological-Psychological Investigation of Urinary Urgency in Incontinent Women, " on Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at 10:30am in 163 Behavioural Science Building. Examining Committee: J. Katz, D. Reid, L. Angus, A. Rutherford, M. Connolly, P. Safai

Mary Marling - defended her Thesis entitled: "Left Hemisphere Lesions Differentially Impact Reasoning with Emotional, Belief-Congruent, and Familiar Content," on Thursday, February 5, 2015 at 1:00pm in 163 Behavioural Science Building. Examining Committee: V. Goel, M. Toplak, J. Pelham, W. Heinrichs

Cory Gerritsen - defended his Dissertation entitled: "Conative Dysfunction in Schizophrenia: A New Empirically - Derived Framework," on Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at 12:00pm in 164 Behavioural Science Building - The Endler Room. Examining Committee: J. Eastwood, J. Goldberg, M. Toplak, H. McNeely, G. Turner, G. Reaume

Angela Kertes - defended her PhD Dissertation entitled: "The Impact of Motivational Interviewing on Client Response to the Treatment Rationale within Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Generalized Anxiety," on Monday, March 9, 2015 at 1:00pm in 163 Behavioural Science Building. Examining Committee: H. Westra, A. Pos, K. Fergus, D. Reid, M. Singh, M. Constantino

Liliana Tarba - defended her PhD Dissertation entitled: "Relating a Model of Resolution of Arrested Anger to Outcome in Emotion-Focused Therapy of Depression," on Monday, April 6, 2015 at 12:30pm in 232 York Lanes. Examining Committee: L. Greenberg, L. Angus, M. Mongrain, R. Muller, B. Stiles, D. Jopling

Maria Ayala - defended her MA Thesis entitled: "Context-Dependent Dual Adaptation to Opposing Visuomotor Rotations, "on Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at 10:00am in 163 Behavioural Science Building. Examining Committee: D. Henriques, M. Fallah, L. Sergio, M. Wiseheart

Azin Taheri - defended her MA Thesis entitled: "Exploring the Social Participation of Children with Severe Developmental Disabilities," on Friday, May 8, 2015 at 10:00am in 163 Behavioural Science Building. Examining Committee: A. Perry, P. Minnes, P. Millett, J. Goldberg

Armita Hosseini - defended her MA Thesis entitled: "Temporal Disconting and Cognitive Ability in a Developmental Sample," on Tuesday, May 12, 2015 at 2:00pm in 232 York Lanes. Examining Committee: M. Toplak, M. Desrocher, A. Perry, R. Bassett-Gunter

Chelsea Ferriday - defended her MA Thesis entitled: "Forlorn and Fervent: Religious Radicalization of the Meek," on Thursday, May 14, 2015 at 1:30pm in  014A Behavioural Science Building. Examining Committee: I. McGregor, J. Sasaki, K. Kawakami, S. Spencer

Meghan George - defended her MA Thesis entitled: "A Cross-Cultural Investigation of Minority and Non-White Majority Children's Implicit Attitudes Toward Racial Outgroups," on Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at 9:30am in 163 Behavioural Science Building. Examining Committee: J. Steele, W. Struthers, L. Visano, R. Lalonde

Eldar Eftekhari - defended his MA Thesis entitled: "Effects of Self-Distancing and Mindfulness Instructions on Anxiety and Approach Motivation," on Friday, May 29, 2015 at 2:00pm  in 163 Behavioural Science Building. Examining Committee: I. McGregor, J. Eastwood, G. Flett, P. Darke

Sadia Zafar - defended her PhD Dissertation entitled: "Familial Abuse of South Asian Immigrant Woman: Analysis of the Narratives of Victims, " on Wednesday, June 17, 2015 at 10:00am in 163 Behavioural Science Building. Examining Committee: E. Ross, M. Hynie, K. Fergus, D. Pepler, M. Singh, S. Guruge

Jennifer Hunter - defended her MA Thesis entitled: "The Inspiration of Boredom: An Investigation of the Relationship Between Boredom and Creativity," on Friday, June 19, 2015 at 10:00am in 163 Behavioural Science Building. Examining Committee: J. Eastwood, J. Goldberg, M. Toplak, A. Henderson

Jordana Waxman - defended her MA Thesis entitled: "Development of Cardiovascular Indices of Acute Pain Responding in Infants: A Systemic Review and Meta-Analysis," on Monday, June 22, 2015 at 10:30am in 1015 Sherman Research Centre. Examining Committee: R. Pillai Riddell, L. Schmidt, M. Desrocher, L. Gagliese

Victoria Ng - defended her MA Thesis entitled: " Equivalence Tests for Repeated Measures," on Thursday, June 25, 2015 at 10:00am in 163 Behavioural Science Building. Examining Committee: R. Cribbie, D. Flora, C.. Green, J. Podur

Iana Ianakieva - defended her MA Thesis entitled: "A Task Analysis of Therapeutic Engagement in a Professionally Facilitated Online Intervention for Young Couples Affected by Breast Cancer," on Monday, June 29, 2015 at 10:00am in 163 Behavioural Science Building. Examining Committee: K. Fergus, A. Pos, P. Ritvo, A. Mathew

Kimberley Hara - defended her MA Thesis entitled: "The Impact of Resistance on Empathy in Cognitive - Behavioural Therapy," on Thursday, July 2, 2015 at 3:00pm in 163 Behavioural Science Building. Examining Committee: H. Westra, J. Eastwood, M. Mongrain, B. Pilkington

Julie Wallis - defended her PhD Dissertation entitled: "Relationship – Focused Intervention for Substance Involved Women and Their Children," on Tuesday, July 7, 2015 at 3:00pm in 163 Behavioural Science Building. Examining Committee: D. Pepler, Y. Bohr, M. Motz, S. Flicker, R. Pillai Riddell, D. Stack

Busisiwe Ncube - defended her MA Thesis entitled: "Physiological Arousal and Social Linguistic Perception in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder," on Wednesday, July 8, 2015 at 10:30am in 232 York Lanes. Examining Committee: J. Bebko, L. Sergio, M. Desrocher, J. Katz

Kyla Baird - defended her MA Thesis entitled: "Understanding the Role of Emotion Regulation in Dating Violence during Adolescence," on Friday, July 10, 2015 at 2:00pm in 163 Behavioural Science Building. Examining Committee: J. Connolly, J. Rawana, H. Tamim

Elissa Rodkey - defended her PhD Dissertation entitled: "Magda Arnold and the Human Person: A Mid-Century Case Study on the Relationship between Psychology and Religion," on Thursday, July 23, 2015 at 2:30pm in York Hall B204, Glendon Campus. Examining Committee: A. Rutherford, A. Febbraro, M. Pettit, B. Lighthouse, R. Kosits, M. Desrocher

Andy Ng - defended his PhD Dissertation entitled: "Cultural Differences in Indecisiveness," on Thursday, August 6, 2015 at 10:00am in 232 York Lanes. Examining Committee: M. Hynie, R. Lalonde, P. Darke, R. Mar, P. Aggarwal, T. Noseworthy

Adi Aviram - defended her PhD Dissertation entitled: "Testing the Context Responsivity Hypothesis: Managing Resistance in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy,' on Wednesday, August 12, 2015 at 9:00am in 232 York lanes. Examining Committee: H. Westra, K. Fergus, L. Angus, Mina Singh, B. Stiles, G. Flett

Victoria Ting - defended her MA Thesis entitled, "Emotion Regulation in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder: The Role of Parent Co-Regulation and its Relations with Externalizing and Internalizing Problems," on Thursday, August 13, 2015 at 12:45pm in 232 York Lanes. Examining Committee: J. Weiss, Y. Bohr, N. Khanlou, R. Pillai Riddell

Marina Heifetz - defended her PhD Dissertation entitled: "Dating and Romantic Relationships of Adolescents with Intellectual Disability: An Application of a Developmental Perspective," on Tuesday, August 18, 20415 at 1:00pm in 163 Behavioural Science Building. Examining Committee: J. Connolly, J. Weiss, B. Isaacs, A. Perry, J. Wiener, N. Khanlou

Rachelle Sass - defended her MA Thesis entitled: "Having the Time of Our Lives? How Threat Appraisal is Influenced by The Subjective Nature of Time," on Tuesday, August 25, 2015 at 10:00am in 163 Behavioural Science Building. Examining Committee: E. Greenglass, D. Wiesenthal, J. Weiss, I. Daiski

Amy Shannon - defended her MA Thesis entitled: "An Experimental Investigation of Ways to Negate the harmful Effects of Fat Talk," on Monday, August 31, 2015 at 11:00am in 163 Behavioural Science Building. Examining Committee: J. Mills, J. Steele, R. Basset-Gunter, D. McCann

Carly McMorris - defended her PhD Dissertation entitled: "Disengagement, Snifting and Engagement of Attention in Children and Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder," on Monday, August 31, 2015 at 11:00am in 123 Behavioural Science Building. Examining Committee: J. Bebko, M. Toplak, J. Rawana, D. Flora, M. Fallah, J. Burack

Bravina Kuni - defended her PhD Dissertation entitled: "A Feasibility Study of Working Memory Training for Individuals with Pediatric-Onset Multiple Sclerosis," on Thursday, September 10, 2015 at 1:00pm in 232 York Lanes. Examining Committee: C. Till, K. Fergus, G. Turner, M. Desrocher, D. Dawson, R. Gunter

Lesley Deas - defended her PhD Dissertation entitled: "The Impact of 2-D and 3-D Grouping Cues on Depth from Binocular Disparity, " on Thursday, September 10, 2015 at 1:00pm in 163 Behavioural Science Building. Examining Committee: L. Wilcox, R. Allison, R. Murray, J. Elder, A. Sekuler, J. Steeves

Bramilee Dhayanandhan - defended her PhD Dissertation entitled: "The Relationship between Identity Development, Parenting Quality, and Child Functioning: Testing an Expansion of the Process Model of Parenting with a Comparative Sample of Adult and Adolescent Mothers," on Thursday, September 10, 2015 at 8:30am in 163 Behavioural Science Building.

Jeremy Doucette - defended his MA Thesis entitled: "Adolescents Positive and Negative Experiences with Communication Technology and how Adults can Support Adolescents who Experience Cyber Bullying," on September 14, 2015 at 8:30am in 5021  TEL Building. Examiming Committee: D. Pepler, F, Mishna, Y. Bohr, J. Jenson

Sarah Zohar - defended her MA Thesis entitled: "The Impact of Stereoscopic 3-D on Visual Short-Term Memory, " on September 15, 2015 at 12:00pm in 163 Behavioural Science Building. Examining Committee: L. Wilcox, M. Fallah, S. Murtha, J. Beck

Krysta McDonald - defended her MA Thesis entitled: "Differential Effects of Individual Factors on the Developmental Pathways of Depression," on September 16,2015 at 1:00pm in 014A Behavioural Science Building. Examining Committee: J. Rawana, M. Desrocher, J. Fraser-Thomas, J. Bebko

Joo Ann Lee - defended her MA Thesis entitled: "Effect Sizes for Single Case Experimental Designs and their Utility for a Meta-Analysis: A Simulation Study," on September 23, 2015 at 2:00pm in 163 Behavioural Science Building. Examining Committee: D. Flora, R. Cribbie, M. Rotondi, J. Pek

Kristin Thornback - defended her PhD Dissertation entitled: "The Relationships among Emotion Regulation and Sympton Improvement during Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in a Community Sample," on October 5, 2015 at 12:00pm in 163 Behavioural Science Building. Examining Committee: R. Muller, R. Cribbie, J. Weiss, J. Rawana, K. Milligan, L. Farley

Sara Rependa - defended her MA Thesis entitled: "Therapeutic Alliance and Treatment Outcome from three Perspectives in Child Trauma Therapy, " on October 6, 2015 at 1:00pm in 163 Behavioural Science Building. Examining Committee: R. Muller, A. Perry, A. Pos, M. Singh

Ian Davisdon - defended his MA Thesis entitled: "The Era of Skeptism: Disciplinary Controversy and Crisis as Detour to the Big Five," on October 14, 2015 at 10:00am in 163 Behavioural Science Building. Examining Committee: M. Pettit, A. Rutherford, R. Fancher, K. Kroker

Claire Wicks - defended her MA Thesis entitled: "Validation of the Sensitivity to pain Traumatization Scale (SPTS) in a Clinical sample of Post-Cardiac Surgery Patients with Persistent Pain," on October 19, 2015 at 2:00pm in 163 Behavioural Science Building. Examining Committee: J. katz, P. Ritvo, K. Fergus, R. Bassett-Gunter

Sarah Atkey - defended her MA Thesis entitled: "Mattering, Anti-Mattering, and Self-Stigma of Seeking help for mental health Concerns in High School Students," on October 20, 2015 1:30pm in 163 Behavioural Science Building. Examining Committee: J. Goldberg, G. Flett, C. O'Grady, A. Perry

Mythili Viswanathan - defended her PhD Dissertation entitled: "Exploring the Bilingual Advantage in Executive Control: Using Goal Maintenance and Expectancies," on November 16, 2015 at 10:00am in 232 York Lanes. Examining Committee: E. Bialystok, S. Murtha, M. Wiseheart, D. Stevens, C. Narayan, M. Fernandes

Regis Caprara - defended her MA Thesis entitled: "Emotion Perception in an Intergroup Context," on November 20, 2015 at 10:00am in 405 Health, Nursing and Environmental Studies Building. Examining Committee: K. Kawakami, J. Sasaki, C. Bell, J.Steele

Alexandria West - defended her MA Thesis entitled: "Are Biculturals more than the Sum of their Parts? Exploring Context Sensitivity in Relation to Cultural Frame Switching and Well-Being," on Tuesday, November 24, 2015 at 10:30am in 163 Behavioural Science Building. Examining Committee: J. Sasaki, R. Lalonde, K. Kawakami, A. Kim

Michael Olshansky - defended his MA Thesis entitled: "The Effects of Musical Expertise on Sensory Processing," on Tuesday, November 24, 2015 at 2:00pm in 163 Behavioural Science Building. Examining Committee: J. DeSouza, R. Murray, K. Schneider, L. Harris

Diane Lawless - defended her PhD Dissertation entitled: "Learning Psychotherapy: Highly Charged becoming through the other," on November 30, 2015 at 10:00am in 163 Behavioural Science Building. Examining Committee: S. Toukmanian, K. Fergus, L. Angus, H. Westra, L. Visano, H. Levitt

Jessica Chan - defended her Dissertation entitled: "Cross-Cultural Differences in Maternal Sensitivity and Child Behavior among Chinese Canadian and European Canadian Families," on December 4, 2015 at 9:30am in 163 Behavioural Scince building. Ecamining Committee: Y. Bohr, M. Hynie, J. Sasaki, J. Bebko, Q. Zha, M. Ahmad Ali

Matthew Cutone - defended his Thesis entitled: "Effects of Lateral Motion on Stereoacuity Thresholds for Physically Moving Targets," on December 7, 2015 at 10:00am in 232 York Lanes. Examining Committee: L. Wilcox, R. Allison, L. Harris, C. Bergvin

Samantha Fuss  - defended her PhD Dissertation entitled: "An Examination of the use of Motivational Interviewing to Enhance Engagement in and Outcomes to a Cognitive-Behavioural Program for Chronic Pain: A Cluster, Randomized Controlled Trial," on December 8, 2015 at 2:00pm in 405 HNES Building. Examining Committee: J. Katz, K. Fergus, H. Westra, R. Pillai Riddell, E. Hapidou, P. Ritvo

2014 Past Oral Defenses

Daniel Lahham - defended his MA Thesis entitled: "The Journal of Comparative Psychology (JCP): A Network Analysis of the Status of Comparative Psychology," on January 21, 2014 at 10:00am in 232 York Lanes. Examining Committee: M. Pettit, C. Green, J. Eastwood, E. Jones-Imhotep

Raha Sheivari - defended her MA Thesis entitled: "The Impact of Income Inequlaity on Psycho-Social Well-Being," on February 13, 2014 at 2:00pm in 163 Behavioural Science Building. Examining Committee: T. Teo, M. Hynie, A. Rutherford, D. Raphael

Jeihyun (Jessica) Jeong - defended her MA Thesis entitled: "Cognitive Development of Substance-Exposed Children Involved With An Early Intervention Program," on March 5, 2014 at 10:30am in 163 Behavioural Science Building. Examining Committee: M. Desrocher, D. Pepler, Y. Bohr, H. Tamim

Sarah Jane Norwood - defended her PhD Dissertation entitled: "Positive Body Image Among Female Emerging Adults: A Mixed Methods Design," on March 14, 2015 at 1:00pm in 232 York Lanes. Examining Committee: J. Rawana, J. Kuk, J. Mills, D. Pepler, J. Weiss

Fern Kagan - defended her PhD Dissertation entitled: "Untying The Knot: A Qualitative Inquiry Into the Enduring Marriage," on May 12, 2014 at 1:00pm in 163 Behavioural Science Building. Examining Committee: L. Angus, K. Fergus, D. Reid, M. Singh, M. Fitzpatrick, H. Westra

Jacqueline McKinnon - defended her PhD Dissertation entitled: "Vulnerable Emotional Expression in Emotion-Focused Therapy for Couples: Relating Process to Outcome," on Thursday, May 22, 2014 at 9:00am in 519 Kaneff Tower. Examining Committee: L. Greenberg, A. Pos, D. Reid, Y. Bohr, J. Lebow, D. Ellis

Jennifer Rabin - defended her PhD Dissertation entitled: "Examining the Relationship between Autobiographical Episodic Memory and Theory of Mind in Developmental Amnesia and with fMRI: The Role of Personal Familiarity," on Thursday, May 29, 2014 at 10:00am in 163 Behavioural Science Building. Examining Committee: S. Rosenbaum, J. Rich, R. Mar, G. Turner,  A. Lee, T. Womelsdorf

Krista Kelly - defended her PhD Dissertation entitled: "Visual System Development in People with One Eye: Behaviour & Structural Neural Correlates," on Friday, May 30, 2014 at 12:00pm in 1015 Sherman Buildiing. Examinig Committee: J. Steeves, L. Wilcox, F. Wilkinson, M. Steinbach, J. Barton, A. Moore

Evelina Lou - defended her PhD Dissertation entitled: "Racial Stereotypes, Identity, and Identity Denial among East Asian Canadians," on Monday, June 2, 2014 at 9:30am in 232 York Lanes. Examining Committee: R. Lalonde, R. Mar, M. Hynie, J. Sasaki, D. Khayatt, B. Kuo

Amanda Fuentes - defended her PhD Dissertation entitled: "Social Information processing and Working Memory following pediatric Stroke, " on Monday, June 2, 2014 at 12:00pm in 163 Behavioural Science Building. Examining Committee: M. Desrocher, J. Weiss, R. Westmacott, C. Till, L. Janzen, N. Israelite

Careen Khoury - defended her PhD Dissertation entitled: "The  Effects of Power and Assurance of No Future Transgressions on Post-Transgression Responses," on Tuesday, June 10, 2014 at 9:00am in 163 Behavioural Science Building. Examining Committee: W. Struthers, R. Lalonde, D. McCann, E. Greenglass, R. Bobocel, R. Karambayya

Rebecca Nicole Shine - defended her MA Thesis entitled: "Parent and Family Factors Related to Childrens Progress in Intensive Behavioural Intervention," on Tuesday, June 17, 2014 at 10:00am in 232 York Lanes. Examining Committee: J. Weiss, M. Fallah, A. Perry, N. Freeman

Vytas Velyvis - defended his PhD Dissertation entitled: "The Resentful Embittered Personality, Adjustment & Depression in Student and Marital Relationships," on Friday, June 20, 2014 at 10:00am in 163 Behavioural Science Building. Examining Committee: G. Flett, D. Pepler, D. McCann, A. Leschied, J. Rawana, L. Visano

Megan Ames - defended her PhD Dissertation entitled: "The Longitudinal Examination of Body Mass Index and Internalizing Symptoms among Canadian Adolescents," on Thursday, June 26, 2014 at 9:30am in 163 Behavioral Science Building. Examining Committee: M. Wintre, D. Flora, J. Rawana, J. Weiss, J. Kuk, M. Dionne

Krista Davis - defended her PhD Dissertation entitled: "A Program Evaluation of Toronto's Mental Health Court for Youth," on Friday, June 17, 2014 at 10:00am in 219 Glendon Hall, Glendon Campus. Examining Committee: T. Moore, M. Peterson-Badali, T. Skilling, J. Rawana, A. Dawson, D. Day, M. Toplak

Sarah D'Amour - defended her MA Thesis entitled: "The Connection between Body Representation and Tactile Sensation Thresholds," on Monday, July 7, 2014 at 11:00am in 163 Behavioural Science Building. Examining Committee: L. Harris, D. Crawford, H. Ono, C. Bergevin

Samantha Fashler - defended her MA Thesis entitles: "More than Meets the Eye: Visual Attention Biases in Individuals with chronic Pain," on Thursday, July 10, 2014 at 10:00am in 163 Behavioural Science Building. Examining Committee: J. Katz, P. Ritvo, R. Bassett-Gunter, K. Fergus

Samantha Yamada - defended her PhD Dissertation entitled: "Walking the Prevention Circle: Bearing Witness to an Indigenous Process for Knowledge Sharing," on Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at 2:00pm in 163 Behavioural Science Building. Examining Committee: D. Pepler, J. Rawana, S. Dion, C. Crooks, A. Perry, A. Hudson

Ameeta Dudani - defended her Dissertation entitled:" The Quality of Care-Giver Interactions and Neurodevelopmental Outcomes of Infants Prenatally Exposed to Pesticides in Banana-Growing Areas in Costa Rica," on Monday, July 21, 2014 at 10:00am in 163 Behavioural Science Building. Examining Committee: C. Till, Y. Bohr, B. Van Wendel De Joode, M. Desrocher, O. Wahoush, C. Kurtz Landy

James Roseborough - defended his Dissertation entitled: "Retaliatory Aggressive Driving: A Justice Perspective," on Monday, July 21, 2014 at 2:00pm in 163 Behavioural Science Building. Examining Committee: D. Wiesenthal, R. Cribbie, G. Flett, L. Ripley, E. Greenglass, D. Hennessy

Areeba Adnan - defended her Thesis entitled: "Functional and Structural Substrates of Neural Modulation in Older Adults after Executive Control Training," on Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at 11:00am in 163 Behavioural Science Building. Examining Committee: G. Turner, S. Rosenbaum, J. Kuk, N. Park

Leah Litwin - defended her Thesis entitled: "Using a Resilience Framework to Understand Aboriginal Parenting of Infants in an Urban Aboriginal Community," on Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at 1:30pm in 163 Behavioural Science Building. Examining Committee: Y. Bohr, J. Rawana, A. Pos, I. Daiski

Victoria Barkley - defended her MA Thesis entitled: "Reach Adaptation and Proprioceptive Recalibration following Terminal Visual Feedback of the Hand," on Friday, August 8, 2014 at 10:00am in 232 York Lanes. Examining Committee: D. Henriques, L. Harris. E. Cressman, N. Park, A. Moore

Molly McCarthy - defended her MA Thesis entitled: "I-We boundary fluctuations in couple adjustment to colorectal cancer and life with a permanent colostomy: A qualitative validation study," on Wednesday, August 13, 2014 at 10:00am in 232 York Lanes. Examining Committee: K. Fergus, D. Reid, L. Angus, J. Katz

Khuraman Mamedova - defended her MA Thesis entitled: "Psychoeducational Program for Breast Cancer Patients: A Pilot Study," on Thursday, August 14, 2014 at 10:00am in 014A Behavioural Science Building. Examining Committee: J. Rich, L. Berstein, K. Fergus, L. Sergio

Stella Dentakos - defended her MA Thesis entitled: "To Be, or Not to Be "Canadian": "The Role of Acculturation Motivation in International Student Adjustment and Future Residency Intent," on Friday, August 15, 2014 at 10:00am in 163 Behavioural Science Building. Examining Committee: M. Wintre, J. Sasaki, L. Wright, A. Kim

Lindsey Fraser - defended her MA Thesis entitled: "Do the Subjective Visual Vertical and the Subjective Haptic Vertical Probe a Common Estimate of Gravitational Upright?," on Monday, August 18, 2014 at 11:00am in 1015 Sherman Health Sciences Bldg. Examining Committee: L. Harris, R. Allison, L. Sergio, R. Murray

Amanda Jenkins - defended her MA Thesis entitled: "Defying the Laws of Nature?: Menstruation and the Female Intellect in Historical Perspective," on Monday, August 18, 2014 at 2:00pm in 163 Behavioural Science Building. Examining Committee: A. Rutherford, M. Pettit, T. Choi, C. Green

Angela Deotto - defended her MA Thesis entitled: " Executive Functioning and its Relationship to Academic and Behavioural Outcomes in Children with a History of Arterial Ischemic Stroke," on Thursday, August 21, 2014 at 10:00am in 163 Behavioural Science Building. Examining Committee: M. Desrocher, R. Westmacott, Y. Bohr, P. Millett

Kerry Wells - defended his PhD Dissertation entitled: "Screening for Psychopathology in Individuals with Autism using the Vineland-ll," on Monday, August 25, 2014 at 10:30am in 163 Behavioural Science Building. Examining Committee: J. Bebko, A. Perry, D. Flora, M. Fallah, M. Desrocher, J. Brian

Farena Pinnock - defended her MA Thesis entitled: "Smoking Status, Cognition, and Neurobiology in Schizophrenia," on Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at 1:00pm in 232 York Lanes. Examining Committee: W. Heinrichs, J. Goldberg, G. Turner, J. Katz

Christianne Macaulay - defended her MA Thesis entitled: "Narrative -Emotion processing in Motivational Interviewing and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Generalized Anxiety Disorder," on Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at 1:30pm in 163 Behavioural Science Building. Examining Committee: L. Angus. J. Eastwood, K. Fergus, E. Jensen

Holly Fernandes - defended her MA Thesis entitled: "Effects of Practice on Learning Retention of Tool-Related Motor Skills in Parkinson's Disease," on Wednesday, September 3, 2014 at 11:00am in 232 York Lanes. Examining Committee: N. Park, S. Rosenbaum, G. Turner, D. Henriques

Katie Herdman - defended her MA Thesis entitled: "Impoverished Descriptions of Familiar Routes in Three Cases of Hippocampal Amnesia," on Wednesday, September 3, 2014 at 1:30pm in 163 Behavioural Science Building. Examining Committee: N. Park, S. Rosenbaum, G. Turner, D. Henriques

Sabrina Lemire-Rodger - defended her PhD Dissertation entitled: "Fractioning Executive Control in the Human Brain: A Within-Subjects fMRI Study," on Wednesday, September 10, 2014 at 11:00am in 163 Behavioural Science Building. Examining Committee: G. Turner, S. Rosenbaum, H. Tamim, D. Stevens

Debi Stransky - defended her PhD Dissertation entitled: "First and Second Order Stereoscopic Processing of Fused and Diplopic Targets," on Thursday, September 11, 2014 at 10:00am in 163 Behavioural Science Building. Examining Committee: L. Wilcox, H. Wilson, L. Sergio, C. Baker, R. Allison, F. Wilkinson

Jessica Hillgrove-Stuart - defended her PhD Dissertation entitled: "The Relationship Between Caregiver Emotional Availability, Caregiver Soothing Behaviours, and Infant Attachment Style in an Acute Pain Context: A Longitudinal Analysis," on Friday, September 12, 2014 at 8:00am in 163 Behavioural Science Building. Examining Committee: R. Pillai Riddell, D. Flora, R. Muller, A. Bernier, J. Weiss, L. Gagliese

Wafa Saoud - defended her MA Thesis entitled: "Temporal Discounting as an Indicator of Rational Thinking," on Friday, September 19, 2014 at 10:00am in 102A Behavioural Science Building. Examining Committee: M. Toplak, J. Rawana, J. Eastwood, P. Darke

Monica O'Neill - defended her MA Thesis entitled: "The Relationships Among Caregiver Culture, Caregiver Behavioural, and Infant Pain at 12 months of Age," on Friday, September 19, 2014 at 1:30pm in 232 York Lanes. Examining Committee: R. Pillai Riddell, D. Flora, M. Fox, D. Stevens

Sara Oczak - defended her MA Thesis entitled: "Identifying Attention Commonalities and Differences Between Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder and Autism Spectrum Disorder," on Thursday, October 2, 2014 in 163 behavioural Science Building. examining Committee: J. Bebko, M. Toplak, M. Desrocher, W. Gage

Jennifer Hilborn - defended her PhD Dissertation entitled: "Examining the Contributions of Autobiographical Memory, Expressed Emotional Arousal & Client Experiencing in the York l & ll Depression Studies," on Friday, October 3, 2014 at 9:30am in 163 Behavioural Science Building. Examining Committee: L. Angus, A. Pos, K. Fergus, M. Mongrain, R. Goldman, L. Farley

Natasha Whitfield - defended her PhD Dissertation entitled: "The Return of Satellite Babies: Two Studies Exploring and Responding to the Needs of Reunited Immigrant Families," on Monday, October 6, 2014 at 12:00pm in 5021 TEL Building. Examining Committee: Y. Bohr, M. Desrocher, R. Muller, M. Wiseheart, S. Safdar, C. Kurtz Landy

Alexandra Harrington - defended her MA Thesis entitled: "Age Estimation from Childrens Faces," on Tuesday, October 7, 2014 at 11:00am in014A Behavioural Science Building. Examining Committee: F. Wilkinson, L. Wilcox, H. Wilson, M. Fallah

Lily Solomon-Harris - defended her MA Thesis entitled: "Remote Effects of OFA Disruption on the Face Perception Network Revelaed by Consecutive TMS - fMRI," on Friday, October 10, 2014 at 10:00am in 1015 Sherman Building. Examining Committee: J. Steeves, H. Wilson, J. Drake, K. Hoffman

Patric Plesa - defended his MA Thesis entitled: "Schopenhauer’s Psychological Worldview: History, Philosophy, and Relevance," on Tuesday, October 14, 2014 at 12:00pm in 014A Behavioural Science Building. Examining Committee: T. Teo, J. Eastwood, M. Pettit, J. Hattiangadi

Charles Leger - defended his MA Thesis entitled: "The Effect of Professional Ballet Training on Brain Structure: A tale of two Fractional Anisotropy Metrics," on Friday, October 17, 2014 at 10:00am in 163 Behavioural Science Building. Examining Committee: J. DeSouza, T. Cao-Huu, M. Wiseheart, M. Fogerty

Ashley Morgan - defended her PhD Dissertation entitled: "Emerging Adults' Mental Health Literacy and Mental Health First Aid Experiences: A Mixed-Methods Study," on Monday, October 20, 2014 at 2:00pm in 163 Behavioural Science Building. Examining Committee: M. Wintre, J. Weiss, J. Eastwood, G. Flett, C. Cunningham, L. Beagrie

Ramy Kirollos - defended his MA Thesis entitled: The Neural Correlates of Vection: An fMRI Study, on Friday, October 24, 2014 at 2:00pm in 163 Behavioural Science Building. Examining Committee: R. Allison, K. Schneider, L. Harris, M. Spetsakis

Joshua Guilfoyle - defended his MA Thesis entitled: "The Effects of Post-Transgression Responses on Apology," on Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at 12:00pm in 163 Behavioural Science Building - The Big Room. Examining Committee: W. Struthers, R. Mar, J. Sasaki, C. Bell

Shumita Roy - defended her PhD Dissertation entitled: "Investigating the Declarative and Procedural Memory Processes Underlying Acquisition of Tool-Related Knowledge and Skills," on Tuesday, November 11, 2014 at 9:30am in 163 Behavioural Science Building. Examining Committee: N. Park, J. Rich, S. Rosenbaum, L. Sergio, D. Stevens, S. Kohler

Karen Kipper - defended her PhD Dissertation entitled: " Continuity in the Midst of Change: The Bereavement Experiences of Twelve Older Adult Widowers," on Monday, November 17, 2014 at 10:00am in 163 Behavioural Science Building. Examining Committee: S. Fleming, J. Irvine, D. Reid, N. Park, M. Connor, D. Van Den Hoonaard

Jessica Schnoll - defended her PhD Dissertation entitled: " The Conceptulization and Development of Youth Leadership: A Youth-Driven Model," on Tuesday, November 25, 2014 at 10:00am in 5021A Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) Building. Examining Committee: J. Connolly, W. Josephson, D. Pepler, R. Bassett Gunter, A. Breen, M. Toplak

Julia Riddell - defended her MA Thesis entitled: "The Development of Self in Relationships: Youth's Narratives of Change through a Residential, Wilderness and Family Therapy Intervention," on Tuesday, December 2, 2014 at 2:30pm in 163 Behavioural Science Building. Examining Committee: D. Pepler, K. Fergus, S. Gaetz, M. Desrocher

Amrita Ghai - defended her PhD Dissertation entitled: "Multidimensional Acculturation among South Asians: Factor Structure of the Vancouver Index of Acculturation (VIA) and Relationship to Eating and Body-Image Disturbance," on Monday, December 8, 2014 at 8:00am in 163 Behavioural Science Building. Examining Committee: J. Katz, T. Hart, D. Flora, J. Connolly, M. Dionne, P. Ritvo

Shayna Fox Lee - defended her MA Thesis entitled: "Networking Western Psychology’s Elite: A Digital Analysis of a History of Psychology in Autobiography," on Wednesday, December 10, 2014 at 11:00am  in 014A Behavioiral Science Building. Examining Committee: M. Pettit, A. Rutherford, C. Green, E. Jones-Imhoted

Sara Rafique - defended her MA Thesis entitled: "Revealing Connections in Object and Scene Processing using Consecutive TMS and fMR - Adaptation," on Wednesday, December 10, 2014 at 1:30pm in 1015 Sherman Building. Examining Committee: J. Steeves, L. Sergio, J. Drake, W. Gage

Jacy Young - defended her PhD Dissertation entitled: "When Psychologists were Naturalists: Questionaires and Collecting Practices in Early American Psychology, 1880-1932," on Thursday, December 11, 2014 at 10:00am in 163 Behavioural Science Building. Examining Committee: C. Green, M. Pettit, A. Rutherford, J. Eastwood, K. O'Doherty, K. Kroker

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2013 Past Oral Defences

Steven J. Howard – defended his PhD dissertation entitled: " Clarifying inhibitory control: Investigating the factor structure, relationships, and development of cognitive inhibition", on Thursday, February 14, 2013 at 10:00am in 163 Behavioural Science Building. Examining Committee: N. Cepeda, J. Johnson, J. Pascual–Leone, V. Gottschling, R. Cribbie, R. Engle.

Sheila Konanur – defended her MA thesis entitled: "A Community–Based Study of the Effectiveness of Trauma–Focused Cognitive Behavioural Therapy with School–Aged Children in Toronto, Canada", on Wednesday, February 27, 2013 at 9:00 am in 163 Behavioural Science Building. Examining Committee: Y. Bohr, R. Muller, E. Jensen, J. Rawana.

Kevin DeSimone – defended his MA thesis entitled: "Resolving the projection of an occluded moving stimulus on the human cortical surface ", on Wednesday, February 27, 2013 at 1:00 pm in 163 Behavioural Science Building. Examining Committee: K. Hoffman, K. Schneider, M. Fallah, R. Murray.

Rachel Horton – defended her PhD dissertation entitled: " Distress Regulation in Infancy: Attachment and Temperament in the Context of Acute Pain ", on Thursday, March 7, 2013 at 2 pm in 120E Stedman Lecture Hall. Examining Committee: C. Till, R. Pillai Riddell, D. Flora, R. Steele, D. Pepler, L. Atkinson

Danielle Salomonczyk – defended her PhD dissertation entitled: "Motor Learning and Sensory Plasticity in Healthy Adults and Parkinson's Disease" on Friday, March 15, 2013 at 10:00am in 163 Behavioural Science Building. Examining Committee: D. Henriques, L. Harris, N. Park, E. Cressman, C. Bergevin, D. Ostry

Jennifer Lynn Bazar – defended her PhD dissertation entitled: "Objects in Daily Life: Materiality in North American Institutions for the Insane", on Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at 10:30am in 232 York Lanes. Examining Committee: C. Green, M. Pettit, A. Rutherford, K. Kroker, J. Eastman, L. Benjamin

Laura Love Connors – defended her PhD dissertation entitled: "Self–Report of Symptoms in Adolescents with ADHD", on Wednesday, April 10, 2013 at 1:00pm in 163 Behavioural Science Building. Examining Committee: M. Toplak, M. Desrocher, J. Connolly, R. Tannock, I. Killoran, B. Andrade

Corey Lipman – defended his MA thesis entitled: "Through a Different Lens: Examining the Effect of Person Construal on Children's Implicit Attitudes," on Thursday, April 11, 2013 at 10:00am in 232 York Lanes. Examining Committee: J. Steele, K. Kawakami, M. Hynie, C. Bell

Sabrina Lombardi – defended her PhD Dissertation entitled: The Cognitive Processes Underlying Routine and Novel Naturalistic ACtion Performance: Examing the Role of Executive Function and Memory," on Monday, April 22, 2013 at 10:00am in 163 Behavioural Science Building. Examining Committee: N. Park, S. Murtha, L. Sergio, J. Rich, M. Fernandes, A. Moore

Rachel Elizabeth Ganaden – defended her MA Thesis entitled: "The Role of the Transverse Occipital Sulcus in the Scene – Processing Network," on Thursday, April 25, 2013 at 10:30am in 163 Behavioural Science Building. Examining Committee: J. Steeves, L. Sergio, J. DeSouza, P. Ritvo

Caitlin Mullin – defended her PhD Dissertation entitled: " An Investigation of Scene Processing Through Disrupted Object Processing," on Wednesday, May 8, 2013 at 1:00pm in 163 Behavioural Science Building. Examining Committee: J. Steeves, H. Wilson, L. Sergio, A. Moore, D. McCann, J. Cant

Odette Weiss – defended her MA Thesis entitled: "Family Quality of Life: Measurement and Validity," on Thursday, May 9, 2013 at 10:00am in 163 Behavioural Science Building. Examining Committee: A. Perry, B. Isaacs, Y. Bohr, P. Millett

Alyssa Counsell – defended her MA Thesis entitled: "Equivalence Testing Methods for Comparing Independent Regression and Correlation Coefficients," on Monday, May 13, 2013 at 1:00pm in 163 Behavioural Science Building. Examining Committee: R. Cribbie, J. Steele, M. Rotondi, J. Pek

Gabrielle Page – defended her PhD Dissertation entitled: "A Study of Post–Surgical Pain and Pain Anxiety: from Validation to Prediction," on Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at 1:30pm in 163 Behavioural Science Building. Examinimng Committee: J. Katz, R. Pillai Riddell, J. Weiss, J. Irvine, P. Ritvo, M. Choiniere

Ruby Sharma – defended her PhD Dissertation entitled: " Women's Experiences of Unforgiveness & Forgiveness after an Emotional Injury: A Grounded Theory Analysis," on Wednesday, May 22, 2013 at 10:00am in 163 Behavioural Science Building. Examining Committee: L. Greenberg, K. Fergus, L. Angus, H. Westra, A. Maclachlan, K, Belicki

Stacey Tweed – defended her PhD Dissertation entitled: "Group–Based Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT) for Women with Binge Spectrum Eaqting Disorders in an Outpatient Setting: A Preliminary Comparison," on Friday, May 24, 2013 at 1:30pm in 163 Behavioural Science Building. Examining Committee: R. Cribbie, S. Cassin, J. MacDonnell, J. Mills, H. Westra, L. Greenberg

James Zacher – defended his MA Thesis entitled: "Human Cyclovergence," on Monday, May 27, 2013 at 10:00am in 232 YorK Lanes. Examining Committee: I. Howard, L. Wilcox, H. Jenkin, R. Allison

Emily Simkins-Strong – defended her PhD Dissertation entitled: "Youth Engagement and the Six C's of Positive Youth Development: Adolescents' Experiences as Youth Leaders in a Violence Prevention Program," on Wednesday, May 29, 2013 at 11:00am in 232 York Lanes. Examining Committee: D. Pepler, J. Connolly, W. Josephson, S. Flicker, Y. Bohr, M. Pancer

Inna Tsirlin – defended her PhD Dissertation entitled: "The Perceptual Consequences and Neural Basis of Monocular Occlusions," on Monday,June 24, 2013 at 10:00am in 163 Behavioural Science Building. Examining Committee: L. Wilcox, J. Elder, R. Allison, R. Wildes, J. DeSouza, J. Harris

Rachel Vella-Zarb – defended her PhD Dissertation entitled: "A Bandomized Controlled Ttrial of Motivational Interviewing for Binge Eating," on Wednesday, June 26, 2013 at 1:00pm in 163 Behavioral Science Building. Examining Committee: J. Mills, H. Westra, J. Carter, J. Carter, J. Samuels–Dennis, L. Angus, T. McFarlane

Mary Catherine Cappadocia – defended her PhD Dissertation entitled: "Attachment to Parents and Peers during Adolescence: Developmental Trajectories and Associated Factors," on Thursday, July 11, 2013 at 10:00 am in 163 Behavioural Science Building. Examining Committee: Y. Bohr, D. Pepler, D. Jiang, A. Hudson, M. Desrocher, M. Moretti

Petrice Gentile – defended her MA Thesis entitled: "Developmental Risk and Protective Factors: Predicting Trajectories of Depression from a National Sample," on Friday, July 19, 2013 at 1:00pm in 163 Behavioural Science Building. Examining Committee: J. Rawana, J. Weiss, D.Pepler, C. Davis

Stephanie Fung – defended her MA Thesis entitled: "A Diathesis–Stress Model for the Study of Depression in Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorders, " on Wednesday, July 24, 2013 at 1:30pm in 163 Behavioural Science Building. Examining Committee: J. Weiss, J. Rawana, J. Bebko, A. Macpherson

Karen Roberts – defended her PhD Dissertation entitled: " State–Trait Inventory for Cognitive and Somatic Anxiety: Psychometric Properties and Experimental Manipulation to Evaluate Sensitivity to Change and Predictive Validity," on Thursday, July 25, 2013 at 10:30am in 163 Behavioural Science Building. Examining Committee: J. Eastwood, T. Hart, D. Flora, E. Ross, D. Moscovitch, S. Grace

Massimo Di Domenico – defended his MA Thesis entitled: "Romantic Rejection Sensitivity and Negative Adolescent Romantic Relationship Experiences," on Thursday, July 25, 2013 at 10:30am in 232 York Lanes. Examining Committee: J. Connolly, J. Rawana, J. Bebko, J. Fraser–Thomas

Suzanne Robinson – defended her MA Thesis entitled: "Parental Burden for Parents of Adults with Intellectual and/or Developmental Disabilities: Family Support as a Moderator, " on Thursday, July 25, 2013 at 12:00pm in 014A Behavioral Science Building. Examining Committee: J. Weiss, J. Katz, M. Desrocher, J. Baker

Elizabeth Van Monsjou – defended her MA Thesis entitled: "The Effect of Adult Attachment Style on Post–Transgression Response," on Friday, July 26, 2013 at 10:00am in 163 behavioural Science Building. Examining Committee: W. Struthers, R. Muller, J. Rawana, A. MacLachlan

Melissa Button – defended her MA Thesis entitled: "Using In–Session Change Talk and Counter–Change talk to Predict Engagement in Cognitive–Behavioural Therapy," on Monday, July 29, 2013 at 10:00am in 163 Behavioural Science Building. Examining Committee: H. Westra, J. Eastwood, K. Fergus, B. Pilkington

Constance Mara – defended her PhD Dissertation entitled: "Testing for Equivalences of Group Variances," on Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at 1:00pm in 232 York Lanes. Examining Committee: R. Cribbie, D. Flora, R. Lalonde, R. Schuller, M. Singh, J. Gruman

Galit Blumenthal – defended her MA Thesis entitled: " An Examination of Musical Experience Effects on Working Memory and Interference Control, " on Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at 1:00pm in 163 Behavioural Science Building. Examining Committee: M. Wiseheart, J. Rahn, M. Desrocher, D. Henriques

Dana Male – defended her MA Thesis entitled: "Logging in Strained, Logging out Sustained: The Utility of Online Support Groups for Caregivers of Individuals with Advanced–Stage Cancer," on Thursday, August 1, 2013 at 10:30am in 163 Behavioural Science Building. Examining Committee: K. Fergus, J. Katz, J. Goldberg, A. Matthew

Sarah Ritvo – defended her MA Thesis entitled: "Music Preference and Discrimination in Three Sumatran Orangutans (Pongo Abelii)," on Thursday, August 8, 2013 at 1:00pm in 163 Behavioural Science Building. Examining Committee: S. MacDonald, J. Katz, J. Rawana, A. Zayed

Leiko Tanaka – defended her MA Thesis entitled: "The Effects of TMS over Dorsolateral Prefrontal Cortex on Multiple Visual Object memory across Fixation and Sallades," on Monday, August 12, 2013 at 10:00am in 232 York Lanes. Examining Committee: D. Crawford, J. DeSouza, S. Rosenbaum, D. Henriques

Annalise D'Souza – defended her MA Thesis entitled: "Effects of Music and Dance Training on Executive Functions in Children," on Tuesday, August 20, 2013 at 10:00am in 232 York Lanes. Examining Committee: M. Wiseheart, J. De Souza, J. Johnson, J. Fraser–Thomas

Katherine Descours – defended her MA Thesis entitled: "21st century Pedagogy: A Classroom Perspective on Critical Thinking, " on Wednesday, August 21, 2013 at 2:00pm in 232 York Lanes. Examining Committee: M. Wiseheart, A. Griffith, M. Gilbert, M. Toplak

Benjamin Cassidy – defended his MA Thesis entitled: "Categorical Perception of Conspecific Faces in Rhesus Macaques," on Thursday, August 22, 2013 at 1:00pm in 232 York Lanes. Examining Committee: K. Hoffman, J. Steeves, S. Adler, L. Wilcox

Gail Kunkel – defended her PhD Dissertation entitled: "Using general Parametric Splines to" Model the Functional Form of Lifespan Development: Age –related Changes inn Normative Psychological Distress." on Monday, August 26, 2013 at 3:00pm in 163 Behavioural Science Building. Examining Committee: M. Desrocher, D. Flora, G. Monette, A. Macpherson, D. McCann, J. Oakman

Susan Sergeant – defended her PhD Dissertation entitled: "Do Online Positive Psychology Interventions Work Equally Well in Distressed and Non–Distressed Users?: on Tuesday, August 27, 2013 at 10:00am in 163 Behavioural Science Building. Examining Committee: M. Mongrain, J. Eastwood, I. McGregor, A. Pos, P. Ritvo, A. Parks

Marina Rain – defended her MA Thesis entitled: "Space Invaders: Examining the Effects of Portable Music Players on Perceived Crowding," on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 9:30am in 163 Behavioral Science Building. Examining Committee: R. Mar, W. Struthers, R. lalonde, M. Khalidi

Bryan Choi – defended his MA Thesis entitled: "Emotional Change in Resolving Depressive Self–Criticism during Experiential Treatment," on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 1:00pm in 163 Behavioural Science Building. Examining Committee: A. Pos, L. Greenberg, M. Waller, M. Mongrain

Kenneth Colosimo – defended his MA Thesis entitled: "What Does Therapist Presence Look Like in the Therapeutic Encounter? A rationale–Empirical Study of the Verbal and Non–Verbal Behavioural Markers of Presence," on Thursday, September 5, 2013 at 9:00am in 163 Behavioural Science Building. Examining Committee: A. Pos, J. Eastwood, I. Daiski, K. Fergus

Magdalena Lysenko – defended her MA Thesis entitled: "Functional MRI Activation of Inhibitory Control in Adolescents and Young Adults with Multiple Sclerosis," on Friday, September 6, 2013 at 11:00am in 163 Behavioural Science Building. Examining Committee: C. Till, J. De Souza, M. Desrocher, K. Schneider

Jessica Schroeder – defended her PhD Dissertation entitled: "Social–Information Processing and Experiences with Victimization in Children and Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder," on Friday, September 20, 2013 at 9:00am in 163 Behavioural Science Building. Examining Committee: J. Bebko, D. Pepler, J. Steele, A. Dane, N. Israelite, M. Desrocher

Nicole Witton Vu – defended her PhD Dissertation entitled: "Which Eating Disorder Prevention Themes are most Persuasive? Input from Clinical and Non–Clinical Samples, ' on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 2:30pm in 163 Behavioural science Building. Examining Committee: J. Mills, J. Connolly, M. Desrocher, J. Kuk, R. Manley, K. Jasper

Ashley Chung-Fat-Yim – defended her MA Thesis entitled: "Resolving Between–Language and Within–Language Competition in Bilinguals," on Tuesday, October 1, 2013 at 10:00am in 163 Behavioral Science Building. Examining Committee: E. Bialystok, R. Mar, C. Fraser, J. Johnson

Matthias Berkes – defended his MA Thesis entitled: "The Influence of Cultural Context on Language Activation in Korean – English Bilinguals," on Friday, October 4, 2013 at 12:00pm in 163 Behavioural Science Building. Examinig Committee: E. Bialystok, J. Steeves, P. Avery, S. Adler

Tonia Relkov – defended her MA Thesis entitled: "The Effects of Ostracism on Self–Regulation for Sociotropic and Autonomous Individuals," on Friday, October 25, 2013 at 2:00pm in 163 Behavioural Science Building. Examining Committee: D. McCann, W. Struthers, R. Schuller, N. Khanlou

Melissa Rourke – defended her MA Thesis entitled: "Augmentative & Alternative Communication use in Canadian Children with Developmental Disabilities," on Monday, October 28, 2013 at 9:30am in 232 York Lanes. Examining Committee: A. Perry, J. Bebko, P. Millett, J. Weiss

Cathy Faye – defended her PhD Dissertation entitled: "A Problem of Cosmic Proportions: Floyd Henry Allport and the Concept of Collectivity in American Social Psychology," on Monday, October 28, 2013 at 2:30pm in 163 Behavioural Science Building. Examining Committee: C. Green, W. Struthers, T. Teo, A. Rutherford, K. Kroker, I. Nicholson

Audrey Wong – defended her MA Thesis rntitled: "Relation of Infants' Memory and Expectation Formation: Evidence from Anticipatory Eye Movements and Pupil Diameter Changes," on Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at 1:30pm in 232 York Lanes. Examining Committee: S. Adler, M. Desrocher, J. Bebko, L. Sergio

Niloufar Eshghi – defended her MA Thesis entitled: " Investigating the Effect of Systemic Constructivist Couple Therapy (SCCT) — Based Relationship Enhancement Workshops on the Relationship Satisfaction of Couples in the Community," on Thursday, October 31, 2013 at 1:00pm in 163 Behavioural Science Building. Examining Committee: D. Reid, Y. Bohr, J. Rich, J. Pelham

Karina Gagnier – defended her PhD Dissertation entitled: "Toward a Strength–Based Approach to Risk Assessments: An Examination of the Measurement and Clinical use of Information about Youth Strengths," on Thursday, November 21, 2013 at 9:00am in A 224 York Hall, Glendon College. Examining Committee: T. Moore, J. Rawana, T. Skilling, M. Toplak, A. Dawson, A. Leschied

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2012 Past Oral Defences

Steven T. Gravatt – defended his MA thesis entitled: "Getting into Her Genes: The Reflexive Impact of Psychology on Contemporary Seduction Manuals", on Thursday, February 16, 2012 at 11:00 am in 163 Behavioural Science Building. Examining Committee: T. Teo, M. Pettit, S. Brooke, C.Green.

Erin Cooper – defended her MA thesis entitled: "Emotional Intelligence as a Moderator of Distress in Parents of Children with Autism", on Wednesday, March 14, 2012 at 3:00 pm in 163 Behavioural Science Building. Examining Committee: E. Ross, A. Perry, S. Gabriele, J. Weiss.

Sara Ahola Kohut – defended her PhD dissertation entitled: "The Development of Distress Expressions over the First Year of Life: A Longitudinal Analysis", on Friday, March 16, 2012 at 2:30 pm in 163 Behavioural Science Building. Examining Committee: M. Toplak, R. Pillai Riddell, D. Flora, L. Gagliese, J. Rawana, K. Prkachin.

Paula Di Noto – defended her MA thesis entitled: "Investigating changes in tactile and proprioceptive perception and motor behaviour as a result of a multimodal illusion induced by monocular blindness with an occluding contact lens", on Wednesday, March 21, 2012 at 1:00 pm in 163 Behavioural Science Building. Examining Committee: D. Henriques, J. DeSouza, L. Sergio, R. Cribbie

Erica Martin – defended her PhD dissertation entitled: "Memory for Gist and Detail from Naturalistic Action in Amnesics: Implications for Semantic and Episodic Memory ", on Wednesday, April 11, 2012 at 9:45 am in 163 Behavioural Science Building. Examining Committee: M. Desrocher, N. Park, S. Murtha, L. Sergio, J. Goldberg, Q. Almeida

Adrian M. Bartlett – defended his MA thesis entitled: "Object Recognition During Active Vision", on Monday, April 16, 2012 at 8:30 am in 163 Behavioural Science Building. Examining Committee: T. Womelsdorf, K. Hoffman, L. Sergio, J. Elder.

Saunia Ahmad – defended her PhD dissertation entitled: "Enhancing the Quality of South Asian Marriages through Systemic-Constructivist Couple Therapy (SCCT): Investigating the Role of Couple Identity in Marital Satisfaction", on Monday, April 16, 2012 at 1 pm in 163 Behavioural Science Building. Examining Committee: R. Lalonde, D. Reid, J. Eastwood, M. Singh, K. Fergus, U. Rehman

Raluca Barac – defended her PhD dissertation entitled: "Neuroplasticity in Young Bilingual Children: Evidence from ERPs in an Executive Control Task", on Monday, April 23, 2012 at 11:30 am in 163 Behavioural Science Building. Examining Committee: M. Desrocher, C. Till, E. Bialystok, M. Fallah, M. Toplak, D. Poulin-Dubois

Jennifer Summers – defended her PhD dissertation entitled: "Community-Based CBT for Childhood Anxiety: An Examination of Treatment Effectiveness and Children’s Motivation to Change", on Wednesday, April 25, 2012 at 10:00 am in 163 Behavioural Science Building. Examining Committee: J. Weiss, Y. Bohr, H. Westra, P. Cumming, A. MacPherson, K. Collins

Kyle Nash – defended his PhD dissertation entitled: "Motivated Risk-Taking: An Anxiety-Regulation View", on Wednesday, April 25, 2012 at 1:00 pm in 163 Behavioural Science Building. Examining Committee: R. Mar, I. McGregor, J. DeSouza, P. Darke, M. Toplak, S. Spencer.

Amrit Dhariwal – defended her PhD dissertation entitled: "Multiple Facets of Romance Amongst South Asian Youth: The Significance of Cultural Contexts, Media, Friends, and Parents", on Wednesday, April 25, 2012 at 2:00 pm in 102A Behavioural Science Building. Examining Committee: M. Wintre, J. Connolly, R. Lalonde, S. MacDonald, D. Reid, V. Simon

Dean Hodge – defended his MA thesis entitled: "Effects of Perceiving Control over Positive versus Negative Events", on Thursday, April 26, 2012 at 9:00 am in 163 Behavioural Science Building. Examining Committee: D. Wiesenthal, E. Greenglass, S. Grace, J. Katz

Mariela Giuliano – defended her MA thesis entitled: "Cognitive Factors in Adults’ Understanding of Fraction Problems", on Thursday, April 26, 2012 at 11:30 am in 163 Behavioural Science Building. Examining Committee: N. Cepeda, J. Johnson, W. Whiteley, M. Toplak

David Gold – defended his PhD dissertation entitled: "Memory and Enactment for Routine and Novel Naturalistic Actions in Amnestic Subtypes of Mild Cognitive Impairment and Controls", on Tuesday, May 1, 2012 at 1:00 pm in 163 Behavioural Science Building. Examining Committee: S. Murtha, N. Park, A. Troyer, E. Ross, S. MacDonald, T. Giovannetti

Barak Dilouya – defended his MA thesis entitled: "A Longitudinal Examination of Developmental Changes in Parental Reciprocity and its Relation to University Adjustment", on Tuesday, May 22, 2012 at 11:00 am in 163 Behavioural Science Building. Examining Committee: R. Cribbie, M. Wintre, D. Davidson, M. Desrocher.

Sarah Tuck – defended her PhD dissertation entitled: "The Development of Verbal Fluency in Children: An Examination of Switching, Clustering, Metastrategic Awareness and Timing Effects", on Friday, May 25, 2012 at 12:00 pm in 163 Behavioural Science Building. Examining Committee: C. Till, M. Desrocher, M. Toplak, I. Killoran, S. MacDonald, A. Ruocco.

Tali Boritz – defended her PhD dissertation entitled: "Narrative and Emotion Integration: The Development and Application of the Narrative-Emotion Processes Coding System", on Monday, May 28, 2012 at 10:30 am in 163 Behavioural Science Building. Examining Committee: . Eastwood, L. Angus, L. Greenberg, L. Visano, H. Westra, M. Constantino

Ritu Bedi – defended her PhD dissertation entitled: "Cumulative Risk for Self-Harm among Treatment-Seeking Women with Histories of Childhood Abuse", on Monday, June 4, 2012 at 10:00 am in 232 York Lanes. Examining Committee: J. Connolly, C. Classen, R. Muller, I. Daiski, C. Till, K. Scott

Lisa Fiksenbaum – defended her PhD dissertation entitled: " Burning the Candle at Both Ends: An Examination of the Antecedents and Consequences of Work-Family Conflict ", on Monday, June 4, 2012 at 2:30 pm in 232 York Lanes. Examining Committee: P. Kohn, E. Greenglass, Y. Bohr, R. Burke, J. Weiss, F. Sirois

Gregory Knoll – defended his PhD dissertation entitled: "Stages of Change Training for Youth Outreach Workers: Bridging Research, Theory, and Practice", on Tuesday, June 5, 2012 at 1:00 pm in 163 Behavioural Science Building. Examining Committee: M. Hynie, D. Pepler, W. Josephson, S. Gaetz, J. Rawana, Z. Marini.

Brooke Halpert – defended her PhD dissertation entitled: "How atypical maternal behaviour is associated with maternal psychosocial variables and children’s internalizing, externalizing and total problem behaviour", on Monday, June 18, 2012 at 10:00 am in 163 Behavioural Science Building. Examining Committee: D. Flora, Y. Bohr, M. Desrocher, I. Daiski, T. Moore, J.F. Bureau.

Ami Tint – defended her MA thesis entitled: "Perceived Service Efficacy in Mothers in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders", on Thursday, June 21, 2012 at 2:00 pm in 163 Behavioural Science Building. Examining Committee: A. Perry, J. Weiss, L. Sergio, C. Till.

Magali Segers – defended her MA thesis entitled: "A Dynamic Approach to Temporal Binding in Audiovisual Integration", on Monday, June 25, 2012 at 11:00 am in 163 Behavioural Science Building. Examining Committee: M. Desrocher, J. Bebko, L. Sergio, R. Cribbie.

C. Lindsay Fitzsimmons – defended her MA thesis entitled: "But do you REALLY understand? Compliance bias and the Right to Silence ", on Wednesday, June 27, 2012 at 2:30 pm in 170 York Hall (Glendon). Examining Committee: J. Alcock, T. Moore, G. Moyal, M. Desrocher.

Julie Chamberlin – defended her MA thesis entitled: "Child Behaviour Problems: The Role of the Mother-Child Relationship and Maternal Risk in a Substance-Involved Sample", on Friday, July 27, 2012 at 10:30 am in 163 Behavioural Science Building. Examining Committee: M. Motz, D. Pepler, S. Dion, E. Ross.

Deborah Kanter – defended her MA thesis entitled: "The Relationship Between Maternal Depression, Rigidity in Mother-Child Interactions, and Child Externalizing Behaviour", on Monday, July 30, 2012 at 11:00 am in 163 Behavioural Science Building. Examining Committee: D. Pepler, Y. Bohr, T. Lee, J. Rawana.

Meghan L. Mcphie – defended her MA thesis entitled: "Perceived Weight and Physical Activity: Predictors of Depression Trajectories from Adolescence to Emerging Adulthood", on Monday, July 30, 2012 at 2:00 pm in 163 Behavioural Science Building. Examining Committee: J. Connolly, J. Rawana, J. Kuk, M. Desrocher.

Constantina Lafoyiannis – defended her PhD dissertation entitled: "Optical Coherence Tomography as a Window to the Mind: Axonal Integrity and Cognitive Performance in Youth with Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis", on Thursday, August 9, 2012 at 10:00 am in 163 Behavioural Science Building. Examining Committee: C. Till, M. Desrocher, B. Banwell, L. Sergio, J. Rawana, J. Fisk

Heidi Marsh – defended her PhD dissertation entitled: "Apes in the Information Age: Information Management by Orangutans (Pongo abelii)", on Monday, August 13, 2012 at 10:00 am in 5021 Technology Enhanced Learning Building. Examining Committee: S. Murtha, N. Park, S. MacDonald, K. Andrews, M. Legerstee, B. Roberts.

Anthony DeBono – defended his PhD dissertation entitled: "The Hierarchical Factor Model of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder: Oppositional-Defiant Disorder Comorbidity and Neuropsychological Correlates", on Tuesday, August 14, 2012 at 1:00 pm in 232 York Lanes. Examining Committee: M. Desrocher, R. Tannock, M. Toplak, I. Killoran, C. Till, A. Dane.

Ashley Miles – defended her PhD dissertation entitled: "Stability and Change in Symptoms, Cognition, and Community Outcome in Schizophrenia", on Wednesday, August 15, 2012 at 10:30 am in S674 Ross Building. Examining Committee: J. Goldberg, W. Heinrichs, S. McDermid Vaz, J. Rahn, G. Turner, S. Kidd.

Alexandra Basile – defended her MA thesis entitled: "Temporal Discounting: The Relationship Between Cognitive Abilities, Thinking Dispositions, and Real World Outcomes", on Thursday, August 16, 2012 at 1:00 pm in 232 York Lanes. Examining Committee: J. Eastwood, M. Toplak, P. Darke, I. McGregor.

Leah Shapira – defended her PhD dissertation entitled: "Exploring Online Loving-Kindness and CBT Interventions: Do Individuals Vulnerable to Depression Improve?", on Tuesday, August 21, 2012 at 1:30 pm in S674 Ross Building. Examining Committee: L. Angus, M. Mongrain, J. Irvine, N. Khanlou, J. Goldberg, G. MacDonald.

Darya Gaydukevych – defended her MA thesis entitled: "Wearing my heart on my chest: Dating, new relationships, and the reconfiguration of self-esteem after breast cancer", on Wednesday, August 22, 2012 at 10:00 am in 232 York Lanes. Examining Committee: J. Irvine, K. Fergus, B. Pilkington, L. Angus.

Alison Bury – defended her PhD dissertation entitled: "Detecting Feigned Posttraumatic Stress Disorder with the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory-2 and the Trauma Symptom Inventory", on Thursday, August 23, 2012 at 10:00 am in 5021 Technology Enhanced Learning Building. Examining Committee: J. Goldberg, H. Brooker, M. Mongrain, G. Monette, D. Reid, C. Weisfeld.

Robert Philip Chalmers – defended his MA thesis entitled: "Full–information maximum-likelihood estimation of noncompensatory IRT models", on Thursday, August 23, 2012 at 1:00 pm in 232 York Lanes. Examining Committee: M. Friendly, D. Flora, G. Monette, R. Cribbie.

Eva Muharib – defended her MA thesis entitled: "Community Outcome in Cognitively Preserved Schizophrenia Patients ", on Thursday, August 23, 2012 at 1:00 pm in 061 Behavioural Science Building. Examining Committee: J. Goldberg, W. Heinrichs, B. Hanson, K. Fergus.

Timothy Leonard – defended his MA thesis entitled: "On the Perception of Familiarity and Gaze in Conspecific Faces of Macaques", on Monday, August 27, 2012 at 10:00 am in 232 York Lanes. Examining Committee: J. Steeves, K. Hoffman, S. MacDonald, J. DeSouza.

Leah Hartman – defended her MA thesis entitled: "Reducing Stigma of Schizophrenia Among High School Youth", on Monday, August 27, 2012 at 10:00 am in 163 Behavioural Science Building. Examining Committee: G. Flett, J. Goldberg, L. Wiseman, W. Heinrichs.

Naomi Carpenter – defended her MA thesis entitled: "Facilitating Narrative and Emotion Integration in Emotion-Focused Therapy for Trauma: Impact on Treatment Outcomes", on Monday, August 27, 2012 at 1:30 pm in 163 Behavioural Science Building. Examining Committee: S. Paivio, L. Angus, C.A Wien, K. Fergus.

Holly Clayton – defended her MA thesis entitled: "Visuomotor Adaptation and Proprioceptive Recalibration During Reaching Movements in Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome Patients and Healthy Controls", on Monday, August 27, 2012 at 1:30 pm in 061 Behavioural Science Building. Examining Committee: J. DeSouza, D. Henriques, L. Sergio, J. Steeves.

Hoi Ling (Elaine) Lam – defended her MA thesis entitled: "The Role of Orbital Frontal Cortex on Emotional Reasoning", on Monday, August 27, 2012 at 2:00 pm in 232 York Lanes. Examining Committee: W. Heinrichs, V. Goel, V. Gottschling, J. Johnson.

Catherine Reeve – defended her MA thesis entitled: "Determining the Picture Processing Mode Used by Sumatran Orangutans (Pongo Abelii)", on Wednesday, September 5 at 10:00 am 163 Behavioural Science Building. Examining Committee: J. DeSouza, S. MacDonald, V. Gottschling, M. Desrocher.

Lauren Campbell – defended her MA thesis entitled: "A Cross-sectional Examination of the Relationships between Caregiver Proximal Soothing and Infant Pain Over the First Year of Life", on Wednesday, September 5 at 1:30 pm 163 Behavioural Science Building. Examining Committee: J. Katz, R. Pillai Riddel, A. Macpherson, Y. Bohr.

Zehra Kamani – defended her MA thesis entitled: "A Reason to Reason: The Effect of Monetary Incentives on Logical Reasoning", on Thursday, September 6 at 2 pm in 163 Behavioural Science Building. Examining Committee: M. Toplak, V. Goel, J. Pelham, M. Desrocher.

Tamara Thalmann – defended her MA thesis entitled: "The Efficacy of the Internalized Partner SCCT Technique on Interpersonal Processing: A Randomized Controlled Trial ", on Thursday, September 6 at 9 am in 163 Behavioural Science Building. Examining Committee: D. McCann, D. Reid, G. Naddaf, J. Goldberg.

Carolyn James – defended her PhD dissertation entitled: "Childhood Sexual Abuse and Adolescent Substance Abuse and Sexual Risk Behaviours Among Homeless Youth: The Mediational Roles of Affect Dysregulation and Posttraumatic Stress Symptoms", on Friday, September 7, 2012 at 2:30 pm in 163 Behavioural Science Building. Examining Committee: T. Hart, J. Mills, J. Katz, S. Flicker, J. Weiss, S. Craig.

Nicole Carson – defended her MA thesis entitled: "The Influence of the Self-Reference Technique on Enhancing Memory in Cognitive Aging", on Monday, September 10 at 1:00 pm in 232 York Lanes. Examining Committee: K. Murphy, S. Rosenbaum, J. Baker, G. Turner.

Cynthia Shih – defended her MA thesis entitled: "Grandparental Caregiving in the Context of Immigration in Chinese-Canadian Families", on Wednesday, September 12 at 10:30 am in 163 Behavioural Science Building. Examining Committee: M. Hynie, Y. Bohr, L. Lo, M. Desrocher.

Curtis Phills – defended his PhD dissertation entitled: "Increasing Self-Other Associations with Approach Behaviours", on Monday, September 1 7, 2012 at 9:00 am in 163 Behavioural Science Building. Examining Committee: W. Struthers, K. Kawakami, D. McCann, P. Darke, J. DeSouza, E. Page-Gould

Maria Christina Fuda – defended her MA thesis entitled: "Effects of Bottom-Up Versus Top-Down Cues on Conjunction Search in 3-Month-Old Infants", on Thursday, October 25, 2012 at 1:30 pm in 232 York Lanes. Examining Committee: S. Adler, S. Shanker, L. Sergio, J. DeSouza

Adam Bebko – defended his MA thesis entitled: "Factors Influencing the Choice of Foraging Route in Wild East Bornean Orangutans (Pongo Pygmaeus Morio)", on Monday, October 29, 2012 at 10 am in 061 Behavioural Science Building. Examining Committee: M. Friendly, A. Russon, K. Andrews, S. MacDonald

S. Saeid Chavoshi – defended his MA thesis entitled: "A Developmental Model of the Adjustment of Undergraduate International Students", on Thursday, November 1, 2012 at 11:00 am in 163 Behavioural Science Building. Examining Committee: R. Cribbie, M. Wintre, D. Davidson, R. Lalonde

Wenfeng (Wendy) Zhao – defended her MA thesis entitled: "Cultural Deterrents to Professional Help-seeking: Examination of the Ethnic-Match Theory Among East Asian Canadians", on Thursday, November 1, 2012 at 4:00 pm in 163 Behavioural Science Building. Examining Committee: G. Flett, D. McCann, L. Lo, M. Wintre

Amanda Williams – defended her PhD dissertation entitled: "I like me, I like you not? The development of implicit racial attitudes in childhood", on Friday, November 2, 2012 at 9 am in 163 Behavioural Science Building. Examining Committee: W. Struthers, K. Kawakami, J. Steele, S. MacDonald, D. Pepler, E. Page-Gould

Jorida Cila – defended her MA thesis entitled: "Attitudes Toward Interfaith Dating and Marriage among Muslims Youth: The Role of Religiosity, Cultural Identity and Family Connectedness", on Monday, November 5, 2012 at 10:00 am in 232 York Lanes. Examining Committee: M. Hynie, R. Lalonde, D. Khayatt, D. Reid

Stefania Moro – defended her MA thesis entitled: "Audiovisual processing in people with one eye", on Friday, November 16, 2012 at 10:00 am in 163 Behavioural Science Building. Examining Committee: L. Harris, J. Steeves, W. Gage, J. Bebko

Caroline Barnes – defended her MA thesis entitled: "Acts of Kindness in Close Relationships Reduce Depression ", on Monday, November 26, 2012 at 2:00 pm in 163 Behavioural Science Building. Examining Committee: P. Kohn, M. Mongrain, M. Dastjerdi, W. Struthers

Zhipeng Gao – defended his MA thesis entitled: " Toward a Psychological Theory for Practicing Epistemological Reflexivity ", on Thursday, December 6, 2012 at 11:00 am in 232 York Lanes. Examining Committee: A. Rutherford, T. Teo, A. MacLennan, M. Pettit

Harleen Mann – defended her PhD dissertation entitled: "Applying a Social Goals Framework to the Study of Activated Egalitarian and Prejudice Goals", on Thursday, December 13, 2012 at 9 am in 163 Behavioural Science Building. Examining Committee: W. Struthers, K. Kawakami, J. Steele, J. Steele, C. Bell, R. Cribbie, R. Eibach

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2011 Past Oral Defences

Rejeanne Dupuis – defended her PhD dissertation entitled: "Nursing Leadership in Palliative Care: The Point of View of Committed and Experienced Nurse Leaders", on Thursday, April 28, 2011 at 11:00 am in163 Behavioural Science Building. Examining Committee: J. Irvine, P. Ritvo, K. Fergus, L. Visano, J. Katz, A. Matthew.

Michele Lustman – defended her PhD dissertation entitled: "Just Can’t Put The Brakes on Aggressive Driving: Narcissism, Impulsivity and Driver Aggression",on Thursday, May 5, 2011 at 10:00 am in 102A Behavioural Science Building. Examining Committee: G. Flett, D. Wiesenthal, M. Toplak, L. Ripley, E. Greenglass, D. Hennessy

Valerie Shaughnessy – defended her PhD dissertation entitled: "The Impact of Mild Cognitive Impairment on Spouses: A Multi–modal Investigation", on Monday, May 9, 2011 at 10:00 am in 219 Glendon Hall. Examining Committee: G. Young, T. Moore, A. Troyer, J. Gonda, S. Rosenbaum. J. Cameron.

Laura Friedlander –defended her PhD dissertation entitled: "Extensiveness and Persistence of Aggressive Media as Longitudinal Risk Factors for Dating Aggression in Adolescence", on Wednesday, May 11, 2011 at 2:00 pm in163 Behavioural Science Building. Examining Committee:J. Mills, J. Connolly, R. Cribbie, J. Samuels–Dennis, M. Wintre, T. Willoughby.

Catalina Woldarsky – defended her PhD dissertation entitled: "Forgiveness In Emotion–Focused Couples Therapy: Relating Process To Outcome", on Friday, January 7, 2011 at 10:30 am in163 Behavioural Sciences Building. Examining Committee: D. Reid, L. Greenberg, L. Angus, B. Hanson, K. Fergus, M. Fitzpatrick.

Paul Fairlie – defended his PhD dissertation entitled: "Perfectionism in the Content of Burnout, Job Satisfaction and Depression", on Monday, January 17, 2010 at 1:00 pm in 273 York Lanes. Examining Committee: R. Burke, G. Flett, J. Irvine, L. Visano, D. Wiesenthal, L. Schmidt.

Arlie Belliveau – defended her MA thesis entitled : "Micromotion Study: The Role of Visual culture in Developing a Psychology of Management", on Friday, January 21, 2011 at 10:00 am in163 Behavioural Sciences Building. Examining Committee: M. Pettit, C. Green, M. Schweitzer, A. Rutherford.

James Watson-Gaze – defended his MA thesis entitled: "Therapeutic Alliance and Autobiographical Memory Specificity in Emotion-Focused and Client-Centred Treatments for Depression: A Process–Outcome Analysis", on Monday, January 24, 2011at 2:00 pm A. Pos, L. Angus, S. Alsop, H. Westra.

Kristen McFee – defended her PhD dissertation entitled: "Evaluation of Child Variables Related To Outcomes of the Picture Exchange Communication System in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders", on Monday, January 31, 2011 at 10:00 am in 232 York Lanes. Examining Committee: A. Perry, J. Bebko, M. Toplak, C. Mayer, M. Desrocher, J. Duchan.

Karina Zorzella – defended her MA thesis entitled: "Attachment and Client’s Perception Of Treatment Relationships in Trauma Group Therapy", on Monday, February 7, 2011 at 12:00 pm in 232 York Lanes. Examining Committee: L. Angus, R. Muller, C. Classen, D. Britzman, R. Cribbie.

Alice Rubin-Vaughan –defended her PhD dissertation entitled: "Interactions Between Aggressive Children and Their Mothers: Changes Through Treatment and the Role of Gender", on Friday, March 11, 2011 at 9:30 am in 232 York Lanes. Examining Committee: M. Toplak, D. Pepler, C. Wien, J. Rawana, S. Stern.

Elizabeth Wachala – defended her MA thesis entitled: "Risk and Resilience to Depressive Symptoms in a Longitudinal Study of University Students", on Friday, March 11, 2011 at 1:00 pm in 163 Behavioural Science Building. Examining Committee: D. Flora, M. Wintre, S. Grace, J. Rawana.

Daniella Castellan – defended her MA thesis entitled: "Three-Month-Old Infants’ Long-Term Memory for Occluded Shapes", on Monday, April 11, 2011 at 2:30pm in163 Behavioural Science Building. Examining Committee: M. Desrocher, S. Adler, B. Stutchbury, M. Pettit.

E. Alice Prichard – defended her PhD dissertation entitled: "Short Term Follow–up of Children with Autism who have Received Intensive Behavioural Intervention", on Thursday, April 14, 2011 at 10:30 am in163 Behavioural Science Building. Examining Committee: M. Toplak, A. Perry, S. Toukmanian, M. Fallah, J. Bebko, T. Smith.

Catherine Labrish – defended her MA thesis entitled: "Advantages of Using Polychoric Correlations for Item-level Exploratory Factor Analyses", on Monday, April 18, 2011 at 2:00 pm in163 Behavioural Science Building. Examining Committee: R. Cribbie, D. Flora, G. Monette, M. Friendly.

Tanya Missirlian – defended her PhD dissertation entitled: "Comparative Study of the Nature of Change Process in Emotion Focused and Cognitive–Behavioural Psychotherapies for Depression", on Tuesday, April 19, 2011 at 2:00 pm in 163 Behavioural Science Building. Examining Committee: H. Westra, S. Toukmanian, L. Greenberg, L. Visano, D. Rennie, K. Belicki.

Gwen Jenkins – defended her PhD dissertation entitled: "Social Comparison Theory and the Selection of Comparison Contexts", on Friday, May 20, 2011 at 1:00 pm in 163 Behavioural Science Building. Examining Committee: D. McCann, R. Mar, D. Flora, M. Khalidi, J. Johnson, S. Dal Cin.

Janet Roberts – defendrd her MA thesis entitled: "The Spacing Effect is Robust to Variation in Retention Interval and Early–onset Hippocampal Amnesia", on Tuesday, June 7, 2011 at 1:00 pm in 163 Behavioural Science Building. Examining Committee: N. Cepeda, S. Rosenbaum, S. Murphy, N. Park

Patricia Freeman Zimmerman – defended her PhD dissertation entitled: "Parenting Risk, Maternal Functioning, and Ego Development Among Substance–Using Mothers", on Friday, June 10, 2011 at 1:00 pm in 163 Behavioural Science Building. Examining Committee: R. Pillai Riddell, D. Pepler, M. Motz, J. Fraser–Thomas, C. Till, D. Pederson.

Janet Roberts – defended her MA thesis entitled: "The Spacing Effect is Robust to Variation in Retention Interval and Early–onset Hippocampal Amnesia", on Tuesday, June 7, 2011 at 1:00 pm in 163 Behavioural Science Building. Examining Committee: N. Cepeda, S. Rosenbaum, S. Murphy, N. Park

Kimberly Hurd – defended her MA thesis entitled: "A Comparison of Scores on the Two Editions of the Vineland Scales in Young Individuals with ASD", on Monday June 13, 2011 at 9:30 am in 163 Behavioural Science Building. Examining Committee: J. Weiss, A. Perry, L. Gagliese, Y. Bohr.

Kathryn Curtis – defended her MA thesis entitled: "An Eight Week Yoga Intervention is Associated with Improvements in Pain, Psychological Functioning and Mindfulness and Changes in Cortisol Levels in Women with Fibromyalgia", on Monday, June 13, 2011 at 1:00 pm in 163 Behavioural Science Building. Examining Committee: K. Fergus, J. Katz, P. Ritvo, J. Irvine.

Susan Rosenkranz – defended her PhD dissertation entitled:"The Contribution of Psychological Maltreatment and Complex PTSD to the Prediction of Substance Use Problem Severity among Youth", on Tuesday, June 14, 2011 a t9:00 am in 163 Behavioural Science Building. Examining Committee:J. Rawana, R. Muller, J. Henderson, P. Millet, M. Desrcocher, A. Goldstein.

Ksusha Blacklock – defended her MA thesis entitled: "The Effectiveness of Intensive Behavioural Intervention in Children with Autism Over the Age of 6 years", on Monday, June 20, 2011 at 10:00 am in 163 Behavioural Science Building. Examining Committee: J. Dunn Geier, A. Perry, M. Fallah, J. Bebko.

Kate Sheese – defended her MA thesis entitled: "Aqui No Hay Amistad: Engendering Interpersonal Violence Among Women on the Seasonal Agricultural Workers Program", on Tuesday, June 21, 2011 at 10:30 am in 163 Behavioural Science Building. Examining Committee: M. Hynie, A. Rutherford, F. Good Gingrich, T. Teo.

Paula McLaughlin – defended her PhD dissertation entitled: "Visual Selective Attention, Aging and Mild Cognitive Impairment: "The Effects of Task Demands and Auditory Cues", on Thursday, June 23, 2011 at 10:00 am in 163 Behavioural Science Building. Examining Committee: J. Rich, N. Anderson, S. Murtha, J. Baker, J. Rivest, F. Craik.

Polyxeni Kartakis – defended her PhD dissertation entitled: "Naming Abilities in Adults with Down Syndrome and Dementia", on Thursday, June 23, 2011 at 2:00 pm in163 Behavioural Science Building. Examining Committee: M. Desrocher, P. Waxer, A. Perry, P. Millett, M. Pettit, M. Percy.

Katrina Fong – defended her MA thesis entitled: "The Effects of Choice and Game Outcomes on Character Identification, Perceived Control, and Risk–Taking", on Wednesday, June 29, 2011 at 12:00 pm in 163 Behavioural Science Building. Examining Committee: K. Kawakami, R. Mar, L. Sergio, R. Lalonde.

Lauren Joly – defended her MA thesis entitled: "Evaluating Outreach Programs for Street–Involved Youth: A Systematic Review Using Quantitative and Qualitative Review of the Research", on Wednesday, June 29, 2011 at 2:00 pm in 163 Behavioural Science Building. Examining Committee: A. Rutherford, J. Connolly, S. Gaetz, I. Daiski.

Charles Mander – defended his MA thesis entitled: "Differential Modulation of Parallel and Serial Search by Exogenous and Endogenous Attention", on Wednesday, July 6, 2011 at 10:00 am in 163 Behavioural Science Building. Examining Committee: J. DeSouza, J. Elder, M. Fallah, L. Harris.

Stephanie Brown – defended her MA thesis entitled: "Intermodal Perception and Autism Spectrum Disorders: What is the Role of Language and Intellectual Disability?", on Thursday, July 7, 2011 at 10:00am in163 Behavioural Science Building. Examining Committee: J. Weiss, J. Bebko, L. Sergio, C. Till.

Michelle Viecili – defended her MA thesis entitled: "Effects of a Modified Cognitive Behaviour Therapy Program to Treat Anxiety in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders" on Wednesday, July 13, 2011 at 1:00 pm in163 Behavioural Science Building. Examining Committee: Y. Bohr, J. Weiss, I. Killoran, J. Katz.

Laura Branscombe-Caird – defended her MA thesis entitled: "The Effects of Brain Training Games on Cognitive Performance, Self–Efficacy and Mood" on Thursday, July 21, 2011 at 10:00 am in163 Behavioural Science Building. Examining Committee: G. Flett, S. Murtha, W. Gage, N. Cepeda.

Justin Mullin – defended his MA thesis entitled: "The Effects of Music Preference Disclosure on the Perception of Job Applicants", on Wednesday, July 27, 2011 at 1:00 pm in 232 York Lanes. Examining Committee: P. Drake, R. Mar, R. Bowman, N. Cepeda.

Natalie Michel – defended her MA thesis entitled: "Social Cognition in Schizophrenia: Evaluation of a New Instrument ", on Wednesday, July 27, 2011 at 1:00 pm in163 Behavioural Science Building. Examining Committee: W. Heinrichs, J. Goldberg, J. Baker, J. Katz.

Christina Weston – defended her MA thesis entitled: "The Influence of Learning Method on Memory of Verbal Information: A Comparison of Writing and Typing", on Thursday, July 28, 2011 at 10:00 am in163 Behavioural Science Building. Examining Committee: R. Mar, N. Cepeda, S. Murphy, S. Murtha.

Minjung Kim – defended her MA thesis entitled: "Shape and Luminance Cues for the Visual Perception of Glow ", on Friday, August 12, 2011 at 2:30 pm in 163 Behavioural Science Building. Examining Committee: L. Wilcox, R. Murray, K. Schneider, L. Harris.

Ingrid Galfi – defended her MA thesis entitled: "Perfectionism, Affect Intensity, Rumination and Health" , on Monday, August 15, 2011 at 10:00 am in 232 York Lanes. Examining Committee: M. Mongrain, G. Flett, L. Visano, D. McCann.

Mariyam Ahmed – defended her PhD dissertation entitled: "Early Therapy Interpersonal Process Differentiating Clients High and Low in Outcome Expectations", on Monday, August 15, 2011 at 1:00 pm in 232 York Lanes. Examining Committee: A. Pos, H. Westra, G. Flett, J. Samuels Dennis, J. Eastwood, B. Wampold.

Yaniv Morgenstern – defended his PhD dissertation entitled: "The Role of Low–pass Natural Lighting Regularities in Human Visual Perception " on Monday, August 15, 2011 at 1:00 pm in room South 674 Ross. Examining Committee: J. Elder, R. Murray, L. Harris, D. Henriques, K. Hoffman, L. Maloney.

Rachel Siegal – defended her MA thesis entitled: "Therapist Emotional Reactions and Client Outcomes in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy", on Tuesday, August 16, 2011 at 10:00 am in 061 Behavioural Science Building. Examining Committee: A. Pos, H. Westra, E. Jensen, J. Eastwood.

Lisa Zackheim – defended her PhD dissertation entitled: "Studies of Frontal versus Temporal Contributions to Theory of Mind in Focal – and Multi – Lesion Patients", on Wednesday, August 17, 2011 at 10:00 am in room South 674 Ross. Examining Committee: J. Eastwood, S. Rosenbaum, N. Park, L. Sergio, J. Rich, M. Smith.

Leann Presley – defended her MA thesis entitled: "The Role Of Repetitive Behaviour", on Wednesday, August 17, 2011 at 11:00 am in 014A Behavioural Science Building. Examining Committee: S. Adler, S. Shanker, D. Casenhiser, C. Verheggen, A. MacLachaln.

Katherine Wincentak – defended her MA thesis entitled: "Physical Dating Aggression in Adolescence: A Meta–Analytic Review of Prevalence Rates", on Thursday, August 18, 2011 at 1:00 pm in 232 York Lanes. Examining Committee: J. Rawana, J. Connolly, H. Tamim, M. Toplak.

Jennifer MacMullin – defended her MA thesis entitled: "Predictors of Change in Crisis in Mothers of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders", on Friday, August 19, 2011 at 10:00 am in 232 York Lanes. Examining Committee: A. Perry, J. Weiss, J. Baker, J. Rawana.

Beren Avci – defended her MA thesis entitled: "Infant Jealousy: Behavioural and Neurophysiological Correlates", on Friday, August 19, 2011 at 10:30 am in 163 Behavioural Science Building. Examining Committee: J. Stieben, M. Legerstee, L. Sergio, C. Till.

Ashley Spigelman – defended her MA thesis entitled: "T he Contribution of Empathy to Early Alliance Building and Emotional Processing During Experiential Treatment of Depression", on Monday, August 22, 2011 at 9:00 am in 232 York Lanes. Examining Committee: J. Eastwood, A. Pos, L. Visano, K. Fergus.

Kimberly-Anne Cullen – defended her MA thesis entitled: "From ‘Sex Toy’ to Intrusive Imposition: A Qualitative Examination of Women’s Experiences with Vaginal Dilator Use Following Treatment For Gynecological Cancer", on Monday August 22, 2011at 2:00 pm in 102A Behavioural Science Building. Examining Committee: H. Westra, K. Fergus, N. Davis Halifax, A. Pos.

Nicole Racine – defended her MA thesis entitled: "The Relationship between Caregiver Emotional Availability, Verbal Reassurance, and Infant Pain Response during Immunization", on Monday August 22, 2011 at 3:00 pm in 232 York Lanes. Examining Committee: D. Flora, R. Pillai Riddell, R. Steele, M. Wintre.

Michelle Todorow – defended her MA thesis entitled: "A Follow–up of Canadian Adolescents with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder: Identifying Long–term Outcomes, Treatment Needs and Access to Services", on Tuesday, August 23, 2011 at 10:00 am in 219 Glendon Hall. Examining Committee: M. Desrocher, T. Moore, D. Olin, C. Till.

Rebecca Young – defended her MA thesis entitled:"T he Moderating Role of Transgression Type in the Relation Between Dependency, Self–Criticism and Forgiveness", on Tuesday, August 23, 2011 at 10:00 am in 232 York Lanes. Examining Committee: M. Mongrain, W. Struthers, P. Darke, D. McCann.

Danielle Katz – defended her MA thesis entitled: "The Client Reflexivity Scale: A Measure of Minute Fluctuations in Self-Awareness and Self-Exploration", on Thursday, August 25, 2011 at 10:00 am in 232 York Lanes. Examining Committee: L. Angus, J. Eastwood, L. Lam, H. Westra.

Amritpal Tung – defended his MA thesis entitled: "Working Memory and Visual Expectations in Infants: Sensitivity to Temporal Decay", on Thursday, August 29, 2011 at 11:00 am in 232 York Lanes. Examining Committee: J. Johnson, S. Adler, J. Kuk, J. DeSouza.

Margot Sullivan – defended her MA thesis entitled: "T he Effects of Early Stage Second–Language Learning on Executive Control: An ERP Study", on Monday, September 12, 2011 at 10:00 am in232 York Lanes. Examining Committee: J. Steeves, E. Bialystok, I. Smith, N. Cepeda.

Sheng Hua Wang – defended his MA thesis entitled: "Task Related Neuromagnetic Activity Underlying the Visual Perception of Velocity Change: a MEG Study", on Wednesday, September 14, 2011 at 10:00 am in 232 York Lanes. Examining Committee: M. Fallah, J. DeSouza, D. Henriques, D. Crawford.

Alejandra Calvo – defended her PhD dissertation entitled: "The Role of Bilingualism and Socioeconomic Status in Executive Functioning", on Monday, September 19, 2011 at 10:00 am in 232 York Lanes. Examining Committee: R. Lalonde, N. Cepeda, E. Bialystok, H. Lothenington, S. Rosenbaum, R. Engle.

Gary Johnston – defended his PhD dissertation entitled: "Clients’ Experiences of Group Therapies in a Partial Hospitalization Program: A Grounded Theory Analysis", on Tuesday, October 4, 2011 at 11:00 am in 163 Behavioural Science Building. Examining Committee: S. Toukmanian, J. Eastwood, D. Rennie, D. Freake, D. Reid, G. Nelson.

Aliya Solski – defended her MA thesis entitled: "Developmental Differences in Stereoscopic Discrimination: Is Perceptual Grouping Responsible for Depth Discrimination Deficits in Adults?", on Thursday, October 6, 2011 at 1:00 pm in163 Behavioural Science Building. Examining Committee: F. Wilkinson, L. Wilcox, M. Jenken, K. Hoffman.

Jill Shuster – defended her PhD dissertation entitled: "Autism Spectrum Disorder Symptoms: An Examination of New and Existing Models", on Tuesday, October 18, 2011 at 1:00 pm in 163 Behavioural Science Building. Examining Committee: A. Perry, M. Toplak, R. Cribbie, A. Macpherson, J. Weiss, E. Kelley.

Julie Koudys – defended her PhD dissertation entitled: "The Picture Exchange Communication System: A Community Implementation Study", on Wednesday, October 19, 2011 at 3:30 pm in 163 Behavioural Science Building. Examining Committee: J. Bebko, A. Perry, J. Weiss, P. Millett , D. Pepler, M. Charlop.

Geoff Sorge – defended his PhD dissertation entitled: "Cognitive Abilities and Rational Thinking Variables as Predictors of Antisocial/Risky Behaviour", on Monday, October 24, 2011 at 10:00 am in 163 Behavioural Science Building. Examining Committee: J. Connolly, M. Toplak, T. Skilling, S. Gaetz, D. Pepler, M. Peterson-Badali

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Shawn Gates –defended his PhD dissertation entitled: "Adult Children of Alcoholism and Abuse: Symptom Specificity, Family Roles and Spousal Relationships",on Monday, October 24, 2011 at 2:00 pm in 163 Behavioural Science Building. Examining Committee: Y. Bohr, M. Wintre, D. McCann, E. Jensen, D. Pepler, K. Scott.

Yaacov Lefcoe – defended his PhD dissertation entitled: "Project for a Judaism-Inspired Transpersonal Psychology", on Friday, October 28, 2011at 11:30 am in 232 York Lanes. Examining Committee: F. Weizmann, D. Rennie, T. Teo, L. Visano, M. Lockshin, H. Hunt.

Hugo Stevenson – defended his PhD dissertation entitled: "Evolution of American Psychoanalysis: Changing Realities, Changing Techniques", on Wednesday, November 2, 2011 at 8:30 am in 163 Behavioural Science Building. Examining Committee: H. Brooker, F. Weizmann, D. Rennie, D. Britzmah, J. Goldberg, D. Burston.

Stephanie Jones – defended her PhD dissertation entitled: "Factors Affecting Proprioceptive Localization", on Tuesday, November 8, 2011 at 1:30 pm in 163 Behavioural Science Building. Examining Committee: D. Crawford, L. Harris, D. Henriques, W. Stuerzlinger, M. Friendly, P. Gribble.

Sandra Jackson – defended her PhD dissertation entitled: "Change Processes in Emotion–Focused and Interpersonal Psychotherapies for Depression: A comparative Study", on Friday, November 11, 2011 at 10:00am in163 Behavioural Science Building. Examining Committee: D. Rennie, S. Toukmanian, L. Greenberg, N.Israelite, J. Irvine, M. Fitzpatrick.

Diana Tajik-Parvinchi – defended her PhD dissertation entitled: "Eye Movement Control in Children with Tourette Syndrome", on Thursday, November 10, 2011at 1:00 pm in163 Behavioural Science Building. Examining Committee: M. Desrocher, P. Sandor, L. Harris, L. Sergio, S. Adler, C. Shapiro.

Madalyn Marcus – defended her PhD dissertation entitled:"The Mental Health Literacy and Information Preferences of Canadian Young Adults", on Tuesday, November 29, 2011 at 1:00 pm in 163 Behavioural Science Building. Examining Committee: L. Angus, H. Westra, J. Eastwood, A. Pitt, J. Irvine, C. Mackenzie.

Charles Or – defended his PhD dissertation entitled: "Face Recognition: Processing Viewpoint and Identity Information", on Tuesday, November 29, 2011 at 11:00 am in 232 York Lanes. Examining Committee: F. Wilkinson, H. Wilson, L. Wilcox, R. Allison, K. Schneider, T. Lewis.

Laila Din Osmun – defended her PhD dissertation entitled: "Caregiver Emotional Availability, Infant Characteristics and The Development of Infant Negative Affect Regulation During Painful Procedures over the First Year of Life", on Friday, December 16, 2011 at 2:00 pm in J. Katz, R. Pillai Riddell, D. Flora, M. Fox, J. Weiss, D. Haley.

Eric Oosenbrug – defended his MA thesis entitled: "Hans Selye: Salesman of Stress", on Tuesday, December 6, 2011 at 3:00 pm in 163 Behavioural Science Building. Examining Committee: A. Rutherford, M. Pettit, E. Jones–Imhotep, C. Green.

Sylvie Pelletier – defended her MA thesis entitled: "fMRI Evidence for Physical and Social Conditional Reasoning Brain Modules", on Wednesday, December 7, 2011 at 10:00 am in 163 Behavioural Science Building. Examining Committee: C. Green, V. Goel, K. Andrews, M. Toplak.

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2010 Past Oral Defences

Marc Klippenstine – defended his PhD dissertation entitled, "Perceptions of Sexual Assault: Expectations Regarding the Emotional Response of a Rape Victim", on Wednesday, January 6, 2010 at 1:00pm in 278 York Lanes. Examining Committee: W. Struthers, R. Schuller, M. Hynie, L. Visano, D. Pepler, B. Cutler

Gerald Keith – defended his PhD dissertation entitled, "Neural Network Models of the Dynamics of Updating Across saccades", on Friday, January 8, 2010 at 1:00pm in 278 York Lanes. Examining Committee: M. Fallah, D. Crawford, D. Henriques, J. Wu, R. Wildes, C. Eliasmith.

Laura Berk – defended her PhD dissertation entitled: "If Breast is Best, Why Stop now? Using the Grounded Theory Method to Understand Why Primiparous Mothers Stop Breastfeeding Earlier than Planned", on Monday, January 11, 2010 at 1:00pm in 163 Behavioural Science Building. Examining Committee: D. Rennie, J. Irvine, H. Westra, L. Visano, D. Reid, B. Toner

Vesna Sturman – defended her PhD dissertation entitled: "Coping and Adjustment to Disablity in Persons with Spinal Cord Injury", on Thursday, January 14, 2010 at 11:00 am in 278 York Lanes. Examining Committee: S. MacDonald, Y. Bohr, K. Killian, D, McCann, C. Davis

Faye Doell – defended her PhD dissertation entitled: "Enhancing Couples' Communication Through Systemic–Constructivist Couple Therapy:The Relationship Between Marital Listening and Relationship Quality", on Tuesday, January 19, 2010 at 9:00am in163 Behavioural Science Building. Examining Committee: J. Eastwood, D. Reid, L. Greenberg, J. Pelham, S. Fleming, M. Pancer

Constance Mara – defended her MA thesis entitled: "Paired–Samples Test of Equivalence", on Monday, January 25, 2010 at 2:00pm in 278 York Lanes. Examining Committee: J. Irvine, R. Cribbie, G. Monette, D. Flora

Lisa Bayrami – defended her PhD dissertation entitled: "Early Identification of Autistic Spectrum Disorders: A Retrospective Analysis of Early Social–Emotional and Communicative Indicators", on Tuesday, February 23, 2010 at 5:00pm in 163 Behavioural Science Building. Examining Committee: S. Adler, S. Shanker,H. Doan, D. Jopling, I. Silverman, A. Fogel.

Carrie Smith – defended her MA thesis entitled: "Monovision: Consequences for Depth Perception From Small and Large Disparities", on Monday, March 8, 2010 at 2:00pm in 278 York Lanes. Examining Committee: L. Wilcox, R. Allison, H. Wilson, F. Wilkinson.

Alissa Levy – defended her PhD dissertation entitled: "Outcomes in Adolescents and Adults with Autism", on Monday, April 5, 2010 at 10:00am in 278 York Lanes. Examining Committee: J. Bebko, A. Perry, Y. Bohr, D. Crawford, M. Desrocher, V. Temple.

Carmen Bewell – Weiss – defended her PhD dissertation entitled: "A Brief Motivational Interviewing Intervention as a Prelude to Intensive Eating Disorder Treatment", on Wednesday, April 7, 2010 at 11:00 am in 278 York Lanes. Examining Committee: H. Westra, J. Mills, J. Carter, L. Wilcox, K. Fergus, K. von Ranson.

Caroline Mc Isaac – defended her PhD dissertation entitled: "Romantic Experiences and Depressive Problems In Adolescence: An Application of the Developmental Appropriateness Model", on Monday, April 12, 2010 at 12:30pm in 278 York Lanes. Examining Committee: D. Pepler, J. Connolly, M. Toplak, H.Tamim, M. Wintre, C. Feiring.

April Sullivan – defended her PhD dissertation entitled: "Developmental Trajectories of Young Children with Autism Enrolled in an Intensive Behavioural Intervention Program: What the ABLLS can tell us about their Progress", on Monday, April 12, 2010 at 2:00pm in102 Behavioural Sciences Building. Examining Committee: J. Bebko, A. Perry, N. Freeman, C. Mayer, S. MacDonald, M. Feldman.

Lindsay Ayearst – defended her PhD dissertation entitled: "The Creation and Construct Validity of MMPI–2 RF Based Personality Disorder Scales", on Wednesday, April 14, 2010 at 10:00am in 278 York Lanes. Examining Committee: P. Kohn, D. Flora, M. Bagby, M. Singh, R. Mar, J. Tackett.

Vanessa Harrar – defended her PhD dissertation entitled :"Is Touch Coded in a Visual Reference Frame?", on Monday, April 19, 2010 at 2:00pm in 278 York Lanes. Examining Committee:J. Steeves, D. Henriques, L. Harris, L. Sergio, W. Gage, J. Kennedy.

Rejeanne Dupuis – defended her PhD dissertation entitled: "Nursing Leadership in Palliative Care: The Point of View of Committed and Experienced Nurse Leaders", on Thursday, April 22, 2010 at 10:00am in163 Behavioural Sciences Building. Examining Committee: N. Johnston, R. Cohen, P. Ritvo, C. Arden, J. Irvine, A. Matthew.

Longena Ng – defended her Phd dissertation entitled: "Cue–reactivity and Attention in Binge Eating Disorder", on Thursday, April 29, 2010 at 10:00am in 163 Behavioural Sciences Building. Examining Committee:S. Murtha, C. Davis, H. Westra, J. Kuk, G. Monnette, P. Colton.

Lise McLewin – defended her PhD dissertation entitled: "Exploration of Factors Influencing the Early Therapeutic Alliance in a Treatment Program for Child Trauma", on Monday, May 3, 2010 at 10:00am in163 Behavioural Sciences Building. Examining Committee: M. Desrocher, R. Muller, Y. Bohr, P. Millett, J. Eastwood, S. Paivio.

James Stieben – defended his PhD dissertation entitled: "Neuropsychological Mechanisms of Emotion Regulation for Subtypes of Externalizing Children", on Wednesday, May 12, 2010 at 10:30am in 278 York Lanes. Examining Committee: M. Desrocher, D. Pepler, M. Lewis, S. Gaetz, M. Toplak, L. Schmidt.

Guilia Zucal – defended her MA thesis entitled: "Social Competence in 22 Month Old Infants: The Role of Infant Joint Attention, Emotion Regulation and Temperament", on Friday, May 14, 2010 at 10:00 am in 163 Behavioural Sciences Building. Examining Committee: D. Flora, M. Legerstee, J. Fraser–Thomas, M. Desrocher.

Michael Prentice – defended his MA thesis entitled: "Threat, Low Hope, and Defensive Belief in Luck", on Tuesday, May 25, 2010 at 10:30 am in163 Behavioural Sciences Building. Examining Committee: R. Mar, I. McGregor, P. Drake, M. Mongrain.

Adele Goldberg – defended her PhD dissertation entitled: "Heterosexual Romantic Activities in Early Adolescence: Longitudinal Analysis of Multiple and Bidirectional Influences with Parents and Peers", on Tuesday, June 1, 2010 at 2:30pm in278 York Lanes. Examining Committee: D. Pepler, J. Connolly, M. Wintre, H. Tamim, J. Rewana, D. Markiewicz.

Jessica Van Exan – defended her PhD dissertation entitled: "The Dieter’s Dilemma: Understanding Food Choice Behaviour in Female Restrained Eaters", on Wednesday, June 2, 2010 at 10:00am in 163 Behavioural Sciences Building. Examining Committee: J. Goldberg, J. Mills, D. Pepler, G. Malszecki, M. Desrocher, R. Davis.

Ryan Barnhart – defended his MA thesis entitled: "The Null Hypothesis Significance Testing Controversy: Why do we Still Use NHST?", on Thursday, June 3, 2010 at 9:30 am in 163 Behavioural Sciences Building. Examining Committee: C. Green, A. Rutherford, M. Ornstein, M. Pettit.

Andrea Martin – defended her PhD dissertation entitled: "An exploration of Placebo Analgesia: From Mechanisms of Action to the Ethics of Placebo Experimentation", on Monday, June 14, 2010 at 1:00 pm in 163 Behavioural Sciences Building. Examining Committee: J. Irvine, J. Katz, P. Ritvo, J. Baker, M. Pettit, C. Chambers.

Joana K. Q. Katter – defended her MA thesis entitled: "The Influence of Resilience on Stress and Appraisals of Threat and Challenge", on Wednesday, June 16, 2010 at 2:00pm in163 Behavioural Sciences Building. Examining Committee: M. Hynie, E. Greenglass, B. Pilkington, G. Fleet.

Janine Hubbard – defended her PhD dissertation entitled: "Psychosocial Functioning in Children and Adolescents Wearing Myoelectric Prostheses", on Thursday, June 17, 2010 at 2:30pm in163 Behavioural Sciences Building. Examining Committee: D. Pepler, R. Muller, J. Bebko, C. Wien, A. Perry, P. Minnes.

Cheryl Fernandes – defended her PhD dissertation entitled: "The Experience of Parenting in Patients with Haematological Cancer and their Spouses", on Wednesday, June 24, 2010 at 9:00am in163 Behavioural Sciences Building. Examining Committee: J. Weiss, R. Muller, G. Rodin, R. Steele, J. Bebko, R. Maunder.

Kira Bucca – defended her MA thesis entitled: "Sex Bias in Visual Preferences for Faces and Hindquarters in Female Macaques", on Monday, June 28, 2010 at 10:00am in 163 Behavioural Sciences Building. Examining Committee: S. MacDonald, K. Hoffman, L. Sergio, J. DeSouza.

Abbie Solish – defended her PhD dissertation entitled: "Parents' Involvement in Behavioural Intervention for their Children with Autism", on Monday, June 28, 2010 at 1:00pm in 278 York Lanes. Examining Committee: M. Desrocher , A. Perry, M. Toplak, M. Fallah, J. Goldberg, L. LaRose.

Kathleen Walton Smith – defended her PhD dissertation entitled: "Integrated Neural Model of Syllogistic Reasoning, Incorporating the Effects of Sequentially–and Concurrently-Presented Emotion", on Tuesday, June 29, 2010 at 2:00pm in163 Behavioural Sciences Building. Examining Committee: N. Cepeda, V. Goel, M. Toplak, J. Pelham, S. Murtha, I. Blanchette.

Bravina Balachandar – defended her MA thesis entitled: "Cognitive Outcomes In Individuals With A History Of Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis (ADEM)", on Tuesday, July 6, 2010 at 2:00pm in 163 Behavioural Sciences Building. Examining Committee: M. Desrocher, C. Till, A. Macpherson, J. Weiss.

Noelia Vásquez – defended her PhD dissertation entitled: "Adding a Point of View to Fantasies: The Role of Visual Perspective in Fantasy Realization Theory ", on Wednesday, July 14, 2010 at 10:00am in163 Behavioural Sciences Building. Examining Committee: W. Struthers, D. McCann, R. Mar, P. Ritvo, K. Kawakami, R. Holden.

Andy H. Ng – defended his MA thesis entitled: "Culture Differences in Attitudinal Ambivalence and Attitude Pliability", on Thursday, July 15, 2010 at 2:00 pm in163 Behavioural Sciences Building. Examining Committee: R. Lalonde, M. Hynie, P. Darke, Y. Bohr.

Krista Davis – defended her MA thesis entitled: "The Right To Silence: Investigating The Comprehensibility of Canada's Police Caution", on Friday, July 30, 2010 at 10:00 am in room C202 C Wing, Glendon Campus. Examining Committee: R. Schuller, T. Moore, D. Spring, M. Desrocher.

Samantha Fuss – defended her MA thesis entitled: "Persistent Pain in a Community–Based Sample of Children and Adolescents", on Tuesday, August 3, 2010 at 1:00 pm in 163 Behavioural Sciences Building. Examining Committee: J. Weiss, J. Katz, P. Ritvo, M. Desrocher.

Urszula Hogue – defended her PhD dissertation entitled: "Childhood Externalizing Behaviour and Parent–Child Interaction: Associations Among Cortisol Reactivity, Emotion, Child and Parent Psychopathology", on Wednesday, August 4, 2010 at 2:00 pm in163 Behavioural Sciences Building. Examining Committee: M. Desrocher, D. Pepler, I. Granic, H. Jenkin, T. Vaillancourt.

Nidhi Luthra – defended her MA thesis entitled: "Family Impact of Raising a Child with Autism Across Families From Different Cultures", on Wednesday, August 11, 2010 at 10:00 am in163 Behavioural Sciences Building. Examining Committee: J. Rawana, A. Perry, S. Maiter, T. Moore.

Amanda Stewart – defended her MA thesis entitled: "The Role of Self–Concept Clarity in the Quality and Content of Autobiographical Memory in Emerging Adulthood", on Tuesday, August 17, 2010 at 1:00pm in 328A Behavioural Sciences Building. Examining Committee: M. Hynie, M. Desrosher, N. Israelite, A. Rutherford.

Genevieve Vrana – defended her MA thesis entitled: "Changing Emotion with Emotion Versus Changing Emotion with Cognition: A Therapy Analogue Study", on Tuesday, August 17, 2010 at 3:00pm in 163 Behavioural Sciences Building. Examining Committee: A. Pos, L. Greenberg, C. Wien, M. Mongrain.

Aileen Chau – defended her MA thesis entitled: "Prefontal Cortex Involvement in Joke Detection and Appreciation", on Wednesday, August 18, 2010 at 1:00 pm in 278 York Lanes. Examining Committee: W. Heinrichs, V. Goel, V. Gottschling, M. Desrocher.

Joanna Rajchel – defended her MA thesis entitled: "Feature Processing, Illusory Conjunctions and Long-term Memory in Early Infancy", on Wednesday, August 18, 2010 at 1:00pm in163 Behavioural Sciences Building. Examining Committee: J. DeSouza, S. Adler, S. Shanker, J. Bebko.

Hein Nguyen – defended her MA thesis entitled: "Risk and Protective Predictors of Depression Trajectories Among Adolescents From Immigrant Backgrounds", on Friday August 20, 2010 at 1:00 pm in163 Behavioural Sciences Building. Examining Committee: D. Flora, J. Rewana. J. Fraser–Thomas, J. Connolly.

Kristen Adams – defended her PhD dissertation entitled: "Therapist Influence on Depressed Clients' Therapeutic Experiencing and Outcome", on Monday, August 23, 2010 at 9:00 am in 163 Behavioural Sciences Building. Examining Committee: L. Angus. J. Eastwood, L. Greenberg, S. Alsop, S. Toukmanian, S. Paivio.

Helen Macaulay – defended her PhD dissertation entitled: "A Comparison of Narrative Process Sequences in Cognitive Behavioural and Emotion–Focused Therapies for Depression", on Monday, August 23, 2010 at 2:00pm in163 Behavioural Sciences Building. Examining Committee: S. Toukmanian, L. Angus, L. Greenberg, L. Visano, H. Westra, A. Pascual-Leone.

Ashley Curtis – defended her MA thesis entitled: "Attention and Visual Short–term Memory Across the Lifespan: Effects of Cross–modal Cueing", on Monday, August 23, 2010 at 10:00am in 278 York Lanes. Examining Committee: R. Murray, S. Murtha, J. Baker, M. Fallah.

Janet Kaldas – defended her MA thesis entitled: "Perfectionism, Dependency, Shame, and Stress within the context of Evaluative Threat", on Monday, August 23, 2010 at 10:00 am in 328A Behavioural Sciences Building. Examining Committee:M. Mongrain, G. Flett, S. MacDonald, L. Visano, B. Pilkington.

Karen Wong – defended her MA thesis entitled: "Early Alliance Formation in Experiential Therapy for Depression: The Influence of Interpersonal Processes", on Wednesday, August 25, 2010 at 11:00 am in 278 York Lanes. Examining Committee: J. Eastwood,A. Pos, M. Waller, L. Angus.

Taryn Nepon – defended her MA thesis entitled: "Perfectionism, Negative Social Feedback and Interpersonal Rumination in Depression and Social Anxiety", on Thursday, August 26, 2010 at 10:00am in163 Behavioural Sciences Building. Examining Committee: D. McCann, G. Flett, P. Safai, A. Pos.

Evelina Lou – defended her MA thesis entitled: "Bicultural Conflict: How Emotions can Shape Cultural Values in Chinese Canadians", on Wednesday, September 8, 2010 at 2:00 pm in 278 York Lanes. Examining Committee: R. Mar, R. Lalonde, A. Kim, D. McCann.

Adi Aviram – defended her MA thesis entitled: "The Impact of Motivational Interviewing on Resistance in Cognitive – Behavioural Therapy for Generalized Anxiety Disorders: A Process Analysis", on Thursday, September 9, 2010 at 11:30 am in163 Behavioural Sciences Building. Examining Committee: J. Eastwood, H. Westra, B. Pilkington, K. Fergus.

Lila Hakim – defended her PhD dissertation entitled: "A Comparative Analysis of the Qualities of Therapists’ Communications in Three Empirically–Supported Psychotherapies", on Friday, September 10, 2010 at 1:00pm in163 Behavioural Sciences Building. Examining Committee: D. Rennie, L. Angus, S. Toukmanian, L. Visano, K. Fergus, S. Paivio.

Kristin Thornback – defended her MA thesis entitled: "Change in Parent–Child Discordance in Trauma–Focused Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy", on Monday, September 27, 2010 at 12:00 pm in 014A Behavioural Sciences Building. Examining Committee: R. Cribbie, R. Muller, K. Swift, J. Weiss.

Mirisse Foroughe – defended her PhD dissertation entitled: "Examining Family–Based Treatment for Adolescents With Restricting Eating Disorders", on Monday, September 27, 2010 at 2:00 pm in163 Behavioural Sciences Building. Examining Committee: J. Mills, M. Desrocher, C. Davis, A. LaFrance, A. O'Reilly, A. Perry, K. Jasper.

Sadia Zafar – defended her MA thesis entitled: "Stereotypes of Child Sexual Abuse Survivors", on Monday, October 4, 2010 at 10:00 am in 163 Behavioural Sciences Building. Examining Committee: R. Schuller, E. Ross, K. Killian, A. Rutherford.

Sabrina Hassan – defended her MA thesis entitled:"Perfectionism, Distress Intolerance, Emotional Self–Efficacy, and Psychological Distress: An Analysis of Emotional Perfectionism", on Tuesday, October 5, 2010 at 10:00 am in 278 York Lanes. Examining Committee: L. Angus, G Flett, L. Visano, J. Irvine.

Adria Hoover – defended her MA thesis entitled: "Sound Localization in Human Observers Who Lost One Eye Early In Life", on Wednesday, October 6, 2010 at 10:00 am in163 Behavioural Sciences Building. Examining Committee: L. Harris, J. Steeves, D. Henriques, S. MacDonald.

Tatyana Misik – defended her MA thesis entitled: "Impact of Gender Stereotypes and Complainant Ethnicity on Mock Jurors' Evaluation of a Sexual Assault", on Tuesday, October 12, 2010 at 1:30pm in 163 Behavioural Sciences Building. Examining Committee: M. Hynie, R. Schuller, L. Visano, E. Ross.

Odilia Yim – defended her MA thesis entitled: "The Relationship Between Code–Switching and Task Switching in Cantonese–English Bilinguals", on Tuesday, October 26, 2010 at 2:00 pm in 163 Behavioural Sciences Building. Examining Committee: R. Lalonde, E. Bialystok, P. Angermeyer, N. Cepeda.

Donna Kwan – defended her MA thesis entitled: "Examining the Development of Mental Time Travel and its Role in Time–Based Thinking", on Friday, November 5, 2010 at 1:00 pm in163 Behavioural Sciences Building. Examining Committee: R. Mar, S. Rosenbaum. K. Andrews, C. Till.

Matthew Sigal – defended his MA thesis entitled: "APA Style: The Development of Publication Standards for American Psychology, 1900–1952", on Monday, November 8, 2010 at 10:30 am in 278 York Lanes. Examining Committee: C. Green, M. Pettit, K. Kroker, A. Rutherford.

Laura Pynn – defended her MA thesis entitled: "The Effect of Attention on Unisensory & Multisensory Processing in the Parieto–Frontatal Network", on Monday, November 22, 2010 at 1:00pm in 278 York Lanes. Examining Committee:N. Cepeda, J. DeSouza, L. Sergio, R. Mar.

Chang Su – defended her PhD dissertation entitled: "A Cross–Cultural Study on the Experience and Self–regulation of Shame and Guilt", on Friday, November 26, 2010 at 11:00 am in 163 Behavioural Sciences Building. Examining Committee: R. Lalonde, M. Desrocher, M. Hynie, A. Kim, S. MacDonald, S. Safdar.

Jennifer Lewin – defended her PhD dissertation entitled: "The Importance of Emotional — Reflexive Patterns for Productive Experiential Therapy: A Narrative Analysis of Emotion–Focused and Client–Centred Psychotherapy",on Friday, November 26, 2010 at 2:00 pm in 278 York Lanes. Examining Committee:L. Greenberg, L. Angus, D. Reid, J. Pelham, R. Muller, C. Classen.

Zdravko Marjanovic – defended his PhD dissertation entitled: "Sucking Out The Poison: Novel Approaches for Identifying Random Responders in Self–Report Questionnaire Data", on Tuesday, December 7, 2010 at 2:30 pm in163 Behavioural Sciences Building. Examining Committee: D. Flora, E. Greenglass, R. Cribbie, C. Bell, R. Mar, F. Sirois.

Dilys Haner – defended her MA thesis entitled: "Adolescent Experiences of Confidential Internet Counselling at Kids Help Phone", on Wednesday, December 8, 2010 at 10:00 am in 232 York Lanes. Examining Committee: M. Desrocher, D. Pepler, J. Jenson, R. Muller.

Melina Condren –defended her MA thesis entitled: "The Effects of Perceived Emotional Support on Minority Stress in Lesbians and Gay Men", on Wednesday, December 8, 2010 at 3:00 pm in163 Behavioural Sciences Building. Examining Committee: E. Ross, E. Greenglass, I. Daiski, D. Wiesenthal.

James Roseborough – defended his MA thesis entitled: "Narcissism and the Belief in an Unjust World: The Influence of Personality on Perceptions of Injustice, Driving Anger, and Aggressive Driving", on Monday, December 13, 2010 at 2:00 pm in 232 York Lanes. Examining Committee: G. Flett, D. Wiesenthal, R. Cribbie, L. Ripley, E. Greenglass.

Christina Balioussis – defended her PhD dissertation entitled: "The Development of Narrative and Persuasive Writing: Links to Mental Attention, Executive Function, and Oral Production", on Thursday, December 16, 2010 at 12:00 pm in 232 York Lanes. Examining Committee: E. Bialystok, J. Johnson, J. Pascual–Leone, J. Bell, R. Mar, R. Martinussen.

Effie Avgoustis – defended her PhD dissertation entitled: "The Developmental Course of Physical Aggression and Depressive Symptoms in Adolescence: Predictors of Trajectory Group Membership", on Thursday, December 16, 2010 at 1:00 pm in163 Behavioural Sciences Building. Examining Committee: M. Desrocher, J. Rawana, D. Pepler, K. Killian, H. Jenkin, Z. Marini.

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Linda Moradzadeh - defended her PhD Dissertation entitled: " The Association Between Musical Training, Bilingualism, and Executive Function," on Tuesday, April 29, 2014 at 12:30pm in 163 Behavioural Science Building. Examining Committee: M. Wiseheart, M. Toplak, J. De Souza, J. Rawana, F. Russo, J. Fraser-Thomas

Updated on August 11th, 2017.