Dr. Valerie Kuhlmeier

My research program explores cognition from a developmental and evolutionary perspective. I examine the origins of our cognitive capacities in a comparative manner, studying infants, young children, non-human primates, and dogs. 

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Dr. Taigan MacGowan

I am a Postdoctoral Fellow examining individual differences in the development of social cognitive processes, such as theory of mind and prosocial behaviour. I investigate these phenomena from a psychophysiological standpoint, and in the context of temperamental and state shyness. 

Scott Robson 

I am a PhD Candidate in Neuroscience.  I am interested in the cognitive development of infants, particularly in how young infants learn from observing the actions of others. 

Tara Karasewich

My PhD research is focused on social cognitive development. I am specifically interested in the temperamental factors that influence the development of prosocial behaviour, specifically the role of shyness.

Sylvia Pinheiro

For my PhD research, I examine how children learn social behaviours, particularly within the virtual environment. I also communicate scientific knowledge to nonacademic audiences via illustration and game-based activities.

Brooke Hilton

I primarily work in Dr. Mark Sabbagh's Early Experience Lab as a PhD student, where I examine how children form and revise beliefs. In the Social Cognition Lab, I'm interested in how children update their beliefs about other individuals, with the aim of understanding how cognitive mechanisms of belief formation connect with selective social behaviour. 

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Maeve McCreary

My Master's research is focused on canine cognition and dog-human interaction.  Specifically, I'm interested in how dogs respond to and interpret human communicative cues, as well as applications of this research to the training of working dogs.

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Montana Shore
NSERC Fellow

I am interested in how temperamental factors, such as shyness and sociability, play a role in children’s online prosocial behaviour. As a fellow in the Social Cognition Lab, I am also involved in a project investigating how dogs attend and respond to various communicative cues.

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Lab Alumni

Honour's Thesis Students

2021-2022

Brendan Hancock

Montana Shore

2020-2021

Emma Liptrot

Lexie Piccolo

2019-2020

Kate Hollingshead

2018-2019
Brooke Hilton

Shanahan Shan
 

2017-2018
Megan Kenney
Emily Pepper

 

2016-2017
Natanya Levine

 

2015-2016
Nina Buchenrieder

2014-2015
Ruxandra Filip
Rayna Edels

 

2013-2014
Zoe Paul
Kelsey Slobodian
Danielle Speck

 

2012-2013
Annamaria McAndrew
Madison Healey

 

2011-2012
Kathleen Merwin

 

2010-2011
Sydney Oastler
Raquel Martinez

 

2009-2010
Kyleigh Schraeder
Victoria Freeman

 

2008-2009
Jessica White

 

2007-2008 
Sara Caird
Jenny Chu

 

2006-2007
Sarah Latimer

 

2005-2006
Lisa Hong
Katherine Chow

 

2004-2005
Kelly Anthony-Brown

Amy O'Neill, Ph.D.

Clinical Practice, CPRI

Kristen Dunfield, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Concordia Univ.

Tania Tzelnic, MSc.

Public Policy

Elizabeth Hallinan, MSc.

Attorney at Law

Undergraduate Research Fellows

Montana Shore, NSERC USRA & Queen's ASURF

Lab Coordinator, Duke Univ.

Danielle Bukovsky, NSERC USRA

Undergraduate, Queen's Univ.

Brooke Hilton, NSERC USRA &

Queen's ASURF

Graduate Student, Queen's Univ.

Ruxandra Filip, NSERC USRA

Graduate Student

Sara Jones

Certificate Program, Toronto

Olivia Holden

Graduate Student, McGill Univ.

Hannah Taalman (MSc.)

Research Coordinator, CAMH

Rayna Edels (M.A.)

Graduate Student, McGill Univ.

Debra Torok

Graduate Student, Univ. of Victoria

Kathleen Merwin

Graduate Student, Dalhousie Univ.

Lindsay Murphy

Director of BI and Analytics

Rachel Banton (MSc.)

Graduate Student, Concordia Univ.

Senior Account Manager

Vivian Lee (Ph.D.)

Graduate Student, McMaster Univ.

Postdoctoral Researcher, York Univ.

Assistant Professor, Carleton Univ.

Graduate Students

Lab Coordinators