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Researchers receive Grammy Foundation grant for work with autism, music

Sandy Stanutz, a postdoctoral fellow with the McGill Youth Study Team, along with her mentors, Professors Jacob A. Burack and Eve-Marie Quintin from the Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology, have been awarded a Grammy Foundation Grant for their research on the links between music and autism.

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Published on : 31 Mar 2015

Faculty of Education at McGill's BRAVO Gala

McGill’s annual Bravo gala is a time to celebrate the best of the best in McGill’s research community by recognizing those researchers who have been awarded major provincial, national and international prizes. This year, Professor Russell Hepple, Assistant Professor in the Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education, was among those recognized. The Montreal General Hospital Foundation awarded him the 2014 Nesbitt McMaster Award for Excellence in Medicine and Surgery.

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Published on : 27 Mar 2015

Dr. Milyavskaya's research featured in Bloomberg Manulife eDigest

Dr. Marina Milyavskaya of the Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology was interviewed recently for Ideas that Move You, a selection of current articles on active living brought to you by the Bloomberg Manulife Prize for the Promotion of Active Health.

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Published on : 25 Mar 2015

Dr. Drapeau co-authors national guidelines for psychosocial services

Dr. Martin Drapeau, associate professor with the Faculty of Education's Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology (ECP), has co-authorized a recent document that will be used for developing clinical standards in Quebec and across Canada.

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Published on : 18 Mar 2015

Research Exchange Forum relaunches March 11

The Research Exchange Forum events have been relaunched to promote faculty-wide research sharing. These regular events, open to all, are intended to support the transdisciplinary research culture within the Faculty, and to provide an informal hub where faculty and graduate students’ ongoing research can be discussed.

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Published on : 09 Mar 2015

Grant to bolster MJE, explains Professor Strong-Wilson

A new SSHRC grant will boost the Faculty of Education’s venerated McGill Journal of Education, strengthening the peer-reviewed journal’s commitment to the open access movement. The McGill Journal of Education (MJE),  which will celebrate its 50th anniversary this year, will utilize funding from this federal program to help increase and diversify their online presence in the changing world of academic publishing.

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Published on : 18 Feb 2015

Dr. Talwar's research featured in Men's Health

Dr. Victoria Talwar is Associate Professor with the Faculty of Education's Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology at McGill University. She is director of the Talwar Research Team for Understanding Children's Behaviour Through Research. She has been working in the area of developmental psychology for over fifteen years with an emphasis on social-cognitive development.

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Published on : 03 Feb 2015

Dr. Jeffrey Derevensky Appointed Chair of Dept. of Educational & Counselling Psychology (ECP)

Dr. Jeffrey Derevensky Appointed Chair of Educational & Counselling Psychology The Faculty of Education at McGill is pleased to announce that Dr. Jeffrey Derevensky has been appointed as Chair of the Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology.

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Published on : 15 Jan 2015

ECP professors Körner, Hall awarded

The Faculty of Education is pleased to announce the 2014 Heather Reisman and Gerald Schwartz Award for Excellence in Teaching and the 2014 Faculty of Education Distinguished Teaching Award are Professors Annett Körner and Nathan Hall, respectively.

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Published on : 13 Jan 2015

ECP's Victoria Talwar's research featured in the Onion :)

The Onion, an American digital media company and news satire organization, featured ECP's Professor Victoria Talwar's research this week in an article entitled, "Punishing Kids For Lying Actually Makes Them Lie More".  

Published on : 09 Jan 2015

Heath Research Team StressOFF Strategies for Teens Program

Professor Nancy Heath’s research team is delivering a face-to-face training of high school teachers and technicians using  a manualized program (StressOFF Strategies for Teens; SOS4Teens) which they developed. StressOFF uses  mindfulness-based stress management techniques. The training starts next week with a two-day session as part of a Ministère de l'éducation, du Loisir et du Sport (MELS) Action Research Grant in partnership with the Lester B.

Published on : 07 Jan 2015

Punishing kids for lying just doesn’t work

Children more likely to tell the truth either to please an adult or because they believe it is the right thing to do   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 ages of 4 and 8. How the experiment was done

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Published on : 12 Dec 2014