Monday, March 07, 2016

S/P Brownbag: Dr. Tae Hart (Ryerson)

The Social-Personality Colloquium Series was pleased to feature Dr. Tae Hart from Ryerson University.

She presented her talk "Psychological Effects of Gay and Bisexual Men’s Treatment for Prostate Cancer". 

Dr. Hart at York University

Dr. Hart completed a PhD in Clinical Psychology at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles and then held a National Institute of Mental Health postdoctoral fellowship at Stanford University's School of Medicine. Dr. Hart is currently a professor in the Psychology department at Ryerson University. Her research focuses on psychological factors associated with adjustment to illness in chronically-ill individuals. Primarily, her work has investigated quality of life, psychological distress, and symptom burden in patients who have been diagnosed with cancer, multiple sclerosis, or gastrointestinal disorders.

For more information about Dr. Hart's research, please visit:

Thursday, February 04, 2016

York grad named Associate Editor at Psych Science

Ayse Uskul, a PhD graduate from York's S/P Psychology program has recently been named an Associate Editor at Psychological Science for 2016. Psychological Science is one of the highest ranked empirical peer-reviewed journals in psychology.

Ayse is also a Professor in the School of Psychology at the University of Kent in the United Kingdom. Way to go Ayse!

Dr. Ayse Uskul

Tuesday, December 08, 2015

Research Funding for Dr. Lalonde and Dr. Sasaki

Congratulations to Dr. Richard Lalonde and Dr. Joni Sasaki!

They were awarded a 5 year grant by SSHRC, entitled "The double-edged sword of the model minority stereotype: Cognitive components, affective responses, and psychological outcomes".

Great job!

Dr. Richard Lalonde
Dr. Joni Sasaki

Monday, November 23, 2015

S/P Brownbag: Dr. Christine Logel (University of Waterloo)

The Social/Personality Brown Bag Colloquium Series was pleased to feature our guest speaker Dr. Christine Logelassistant professor at Renison University College, affiliated with the University of Waterloo. Dr. Logel's research focuses on social psychological processes that contribute to social problems, and how brief targeted reading-and-writing tasks can help address them.

She presented her talk "A Threat on the Scale: Understanding and Alleviating Body Weight Threat".

For more information on Dr. Logel and her research, please check out her website:

Dr. Logel at York U S/P Brownbag

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Research Funding for Dr. Ward Struthers

Professor Ward Struthers was recently awarded a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Insight Grant.

Dr. Struthers will continue his research with SSHRC funding to explore "The effects of social power and apology on victims' decisions to seek revenge against, harbor a grudge,
and forgive transgressors". 

Great job!

Dr. Ward Struthers

Monday, October 26, 2015

S/P Brownbag: Dr. Nicholas Rule (U of T)

The Social/Personality Brown Bag Colloquium Series was pleased to feature our guest speaker Dr. Nicholas Rule from the Social Personality Research Group (SPRG) of the Department of Psychology at The University of Toronto on October 26th, 2015. Dr. Rule heads the Social Perception and Cognition Laboratory at the St. George Campus.

Dr. Rule presented his talk "Snap Judgments: Basic Processes and Applied Outcomes". 

For more information on Dr. Rule and his research, please check out his website:

Dr. Nicholas Rule at S/P Brownbag, York U

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Andy Ng and Sadia Zafar graduate with PhD degrees

Two of our senior students, Andy Ng and Sadia Zafar have graduated with their PhD degrees and have already secured positions in their post-graduate careers.

Andy Ng is now a post-doctoral fellow in Marketing at The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign working with Prof. Sharon Shavitt.

Sadia Zafar is now an Assistant Professor (LTA) in the Psychology department at Concordia University in Montreal, Canada.

Congratulations to you both!

Dr. Andy Ng
Dr. Sadia Zafar