Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology

Social isolation causing psychological distress among university students

Published: 25Sep2020

Surprisingly, university students without pre-existing mental health concerns seem to be suffering greater psychological distress during the pandemic than their peers with pre-existing mental...

McGill and Trafalgar School forge new partnership to transform education

Published: 23Sep2020

McGill University’s Faculty of Education and Trafalgar School for Girls are partnering to establish a transformative partnership - the CoLab. A first of its kind in Canada, the CoLab will integrate...

Quality of continuing education for psychotherapists questioned, unsupported by research

Published: 27May2020

New research from McGill University has found that nearly half of psychotherapies promoted in workshops approved by l’Ordre des Psychologues du Québec are not supported by scientific research,...

Back-to-school experts

Published: 18Aug2017

Minorities and bullying...

The truth about lying? Children’s perceptions get more nuanced with age

Published: 5Oct2016

Parents don’t like it when children lie. But what do the kids themselves think about it? New research suggests truth telling isn’t black and white....

Homework without tears (Nov. 21)

Published: 21Nov2016

For the last lecture of the five-week Effective parenting series featuring McGill University Educational Psychology professors, Professor Steven Shaw will focus on homework.

Punishing kids for lying just doesn’t work

Published: 8Dec2014

If you want your child to tell the truth, it’s best not to threaten to punish them if they lie. That’s what researchers discovered through a simple experiment involving 372 children between the...

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