Dept. of Educational and Counselling Psychology news
This week Delta Kappa Gamma International announced their 2016 World Fellowship grants, established to provide opportunities for women from foreign countries to pursue graduate studies.
(the following extract is from Dialogues, newsletter of the Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology, McGill University, Faculty of Education, spring 2016 edition) Making sense of sensations : How do perception and cognition influence behaviour?
Dr. Susanne Lajoie, Director of the LEADS Partnership, and founder of the ATLAS Research Group (Advanced Technologies for Learning in Authentic Settings), is featured in a recent SSHRC video, "Knowledge Synthesis Grants: New Ways of Learning."
McGill's Faculty of Education is pleased to announce the establishment of the McGill Institute for Human Development and Well-Being (IHDW). The IHDW is a new transdisciplinary unit led by the Faculty of Education and drawing together researchers from McGill's Faculties of Medicine, Arts, Science, Engineering and Dentistry.
At McGill’s annual Bravo gala last week the winners of major provincial, national and international prizes, together with their families, friends and colleagues, gathered to celebrate excellence in research and scholarship. The University's Bravo gala, now in its eleventh year, celebrates the cream of the researcher crop.
Dr. Robert Savage speaks to Le Devoir about learning difficulties, response-to-intervention (RtI) research
Dr. Robert Savage, Associate Professor and William Dawson Scholar with the Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology, was interviewed recently by Le Devoir education writer Pierre Vallée for an article regarding new approaches to learning difficulties.
The spring edition of Dialogues, newsletter of the Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology, has been published and may be viewed online here (.pdf).
UK national newspaper The Guardian today published a list of their favourite blogs and social media accounts for academics. To no one's surprise Dr. Nathan Hall, of our Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology, topped the list with his popular @AcademicsSay twitter handle, where he has amassed over 180,000 followers.
There are three award opportunities for Academics in the Faculty of Education. Please click on the appropriate award for further information and nomination forms. ACADEMIC AWARDS: McGILL FACULTY OF EDUCATION: · Principal’s Prize for Excellence in Teaching
Professor Jeffrey Derevensky, Director of the International Centre for Youth Gambling Problems and High-Risk Behaviours, was interviewed by CJAD recently regarding a new venture by Loto Quebec that will see the provincial lottery corporation allowing users to lay bets on the upcoming American presidential election.
Dr. Marilyn Fitzpatrick, of our Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology, spoke to Acadie Nouvelle regarding the "Blue Monday" phenomenon.
In a recent National Post special, "Canada could be susceptible to daily fantasy scandals like those in the U.S. if industry not regulated, experts warn," Amanda Coletta interviewed Dr. Jeffrey Derevensky of our Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology.
Our city continues to gain international accolades for the overall quality of life that is offered here. This week QS, publishers of the Top Universities worldwide rankings, released the results of their annual "Best Student Cities" poll. Montreal's standing improved for the third year in a row, moving from number eight to seventh worldwide. No other North American city placed in the Top 10; only Paris, Tokyo, Sydney, London, Melbourne, and Singapore finished with a higher rating than Montreal.
Lottery tickets should not be purchased as holiday gifts for children, stresses the International Centre for Youth Gambling in their 2015 Holiday Campaign, now underway. Research has shown that many adolescents gamble at least occasionally, and that lottery products may be a gateway to problem gambling. Youth gambling has also been linked to other risk-taking and addictive behaviours such as smoking, drinking and drug-use.
Little Liars: Children’s Developing Concept of Truth and Lies and the Implications for Child Witness Testimony
Recently, Dr. Victoria Talwar’s 4-year-old was caught standing in suspicious circumstances. He was hiding behind the pantry door, but when questioned about what he was doing, he took on an air of complete innocence. “Were you eating one of the cookies?” –one of the forbidden cookies that he had been told he could not have. The 4-year-old shook his head “No!” but there was a chocolate smear around his lips. When questioned about these marks on his face, the 4-year-old paused and his mind feverishly searched for a reply. Finally, the answer came in a sigh “Dirt!