PhD student Martyn Gabel is attending the annual meeting of the Association for Psychological Science in San Francisco this week, where he is presenting work exploring how different moods states can help or hinder executive skills depending on how sensitive an individual is to emotional experience. A copy of Martyn's poster is available for download here .
Congratulations to Master's student Mahsa Sadeghi, who was just named a recipient of the Canadian Psychological Association's Clinical Neuropsychology Section Reserach Award for her proposed work on modifying Goal Management Training for a developing population.
Our CAN Lab Master's students will be completing their external clinical practica in neuropsychological assessment this summer. First-year student Rebecca Trossman will be joining the team at Baycrest Health Sciences in Toronto. Second-year student Mahsa Sadeghi will be heading over to the Child and Adolescent Inpatient Mental Health program at our own Grand River Hospital. Last year Mahsa completed a summer practicum in Specialized Mental Health Services at this same site. Congratulations both!
PhD student Martyn Gabel published his Master's work examining how different mood states may influence core executive skills, like working memory (keeping important information in mind) and response inhibition (putting the breaks on habitual but inappropriate behaviours), depending on how reactive a person is to emotional situations. Martyn had previously presented his work at meetings of the Association for Psychological Science. His study appears in the Personality and Individual Differences.
"Brain training" in ADHD youth: Does personal motivation matter? This is the question that Master's student Mahsa Sadeghi is exploring in her presentation at this week's annual meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society in Washington, DC.