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Title: Couples in Long-term relationships: Sexuality, Support, and Attachment in daily Life (CoLoSSAL Project) / Couples au Quotidien: Attachement, Soutien, Sexualité et Engagement (Projet CoQuASSE)

Abstract: A successful couple relationship is a goal envisioned by the vast majority of adults. The negative consequences of relationship distress on psychological and physical health justify empirical efforts to identify mechanisms underlying optimal relationship functioning. Among key factors related to enduring relationships, support behaviors between partners (i.e., caregiving) impact both partners’ relationship satisfaction and foster relationship stability over time. Similarly, sexual well-being contributes to relationship satisfaction, and positive sexual interactions are powerful means to express love and foster enduring intimacy and relationship happiness. Yet, sex researchers have often neglected relational processes involved in sexuality; similarly, relationship researchers have largely disregarded sexuality as a key factor affecting relationship well-being. Moreover, studies that have integrated sexual and relational factors in a broader view of relationships have often lacked a strong guiding theoretical framework. Thus, the core objective of this longitudinal dyadic study is to examine how attachment and perceived partner support interact to predict (1) goals for engaging in sex and emotions felt during day-to-day sexual interactions and (2) long-term sexual and relationship satisfaction in both members of long-term couples.
Researcher: Noémie Beaulieu
Study Population: Canadian mix-sex couples that (1) have been together for at least 5 years; (2) have cohabitated for a least 6 months; (3) are sexually active; (4) are 18 years or older.
Exclusion criteria: (1) giving birth in the last year ; (2) being retired.
Participant Obligation: Phase 1: Baseline questionnaires (about 60 minutes)
Phase 2: Daily diaries every evening during 21 days (about 5-10 minutes/day)
Phase 3: Follow-up questionnaires 3 months and 12 months after completing the daily diaries (about 45 minutes)
Location: Online - Montreal
Study Runs: January 1st, 2018 to June 1st, 2018
URL: Participants may click on the following link and leave us their contact information. Our research team will contact them to provide them with details regarding the CoLoSSAL Project.
A financial compensation of up to $150 per couple is included.

Title: Perceived consensus regarding attitudes towards the recreational use of marijuana

Abstract: This study will examine the magnitude of the False Consensus Effect (FCE), in light of the Similarity Contingency Model, by assessing attitudes towards the recreational use of marijuana.The FCE occurs when a person perceives consensus for their attitude to be higher than a person with an alternate attitude perceives (Mullen et al., 1985). As proposed by the Similarity Contingency Model, when participants are primed to consider how they are similar to others they are expected to perceive more consensus for their attitude than they would if they were not primed (Ames, 2004). Alternatively, when participants are primed to consider how they are dissimilar to others they are expected to perceive less consensus for their attitude than they would if they were not primed (Ames, 2004).

The topic of attitudes towards the recreational use of marijuana is chosen for this study because there is a gap in the literature regarding studies around the FCE and illegal drugs. After an extensive literature review only one study (Wolfson, 2000) was found that looked at the FCE and illegal drugs. Furthermore, this study only looked at behaviours, not attitudes. This topic of the recreational use of marijuana is particularly relevant as that the country this research will be conducted in, Canada, works on legalizing the recreational use of marijuana (Government of Canada, 2017).
Researcher: Ashley Rowland. Supervisor: Dr. Ronald Porter
Study Population: Any and all Canadians who are willing and able to complete the survey are encouraged to participate in this research.
Participant Obligation: This study will involve taking a short online survey. It will take approximately 5-10 minutes.
Location: Online - Calgary, AB
Study Runs: December 1st, 2017 to April 2nd, 2018
URL: https://form.simplesurvey.com/f/l/research-project

Title: The Assessment and Diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder: a Cross-Disciplinary Analysis

Abstract: Currently, very little is known regarding the assessment and diagnostic practices of clinicans who diagnose Autism Specturm Disorder (ASD). There are no known biological markers that can accurately diagnose ASD and as such, diagnosis generally relies on behavioural observations and assessment. The current study endeavours to provide information regarding the assessment and diagnostic practices of clinicans in Canada who work within the ASD field. The study involves a brief (~10 minute) questionnaire asking about ASD assessment and diagnostic procedures.
Researcher: Jeffrey Esteves, Supervisor: Dr. Adrienne Perry
Study Population: We are looking to recruit clinicians across Canada with the authority to diagnose Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD; i.e. Psychologists, Psychological Associates, and Physicians), who do so as part of their regular practice.
Participant Obligation: Participants will complete a brief survey (10 min) which asks about their assessment and diagostics procedures when working on a queried ASD case.
Location: Online-Toronto
Study Runs: February 1st, 2018 to June 30th, 2018
URL: https://yorkufoh.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0VAO95IFkhMoXcx

Title: LGBTQ+ People’s Experiences of Accessing/ Attending Therapy for Trauma

Abstract: This study aims to understand mental health needs of LGBTQ+ folk who have experienced trauma, and to improve LGBTQ+ people’s experiences of mental health care.
Researcher: Leah Keating (postdoctoral fellow). Supervisor: Robert T. Muller
Study Population: Participants must: identify as LGBTQ+, be at least 18 years old, live in Ontario, have experienced what they consider to be trauma, and have considered attending therapy for this experience. Previous therapy attendance not required.
Participant Obligation: Completing a survey on your well-being, experiences as an LGBTQ+ person, and accessing trauma therapy. If you have attended at least 1 therapy session for issues related to trauma, you have the option of completing an interview on your experience.
Location: Participants have the option of completing the survey/ interview online, in person at York University, or over the phone. Please contact lkeating4@gmail.com.
Study Runs: 09/29/2017 to 09/29/2018

Title: Employee Resilience

Abstract: This research focuses on employee resilience. You will be asked questions about your thoughts, attitudes and behaviours at work.
Researcher: Samantha Penney, Supervisor: Dr. Kevin Kelloway
Study Population: This research is open to individuals who are currently employed.
Participant Obligation: It involves completing an online survey, which will take approximately 15 minutes to complete depending on your speed.
Location: Online
Study Runs: March 2017 – March 2018
URL: https://smuniversity.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3JVIWIoFgT5lDaR

Title: Psychological Recovery after Aneurysmal Subarachnoid Haemorrhage: The Moderating effects of Post-traumatic Growth

Abstract: The overall aim of the study is to address the lack of empirical research regarding PTG, in people who have experienced an aSAH with good neurological recovery. PTG has previously been investigated in respect to traumatic disasters and illnesses. However, only one small scale study, investigating the link between cognitive processing and PTG in ischaemic stroke patients, has ever been conducted. In addition, a few small scale qualitative studies have investigated PTG in acquired brain injury (ABI) patients, of which one or two participants had experienced stroke. Subsequently, there does not appear to be any previous studies that have explored PTG in aSAH. This study will build upon existing PTG research. In particular, this study will utilise a research design which investigates PTG as a protective factor, which has previously only been conducted in breast cancer patients. This study will seek to determine if PTG is experienced by people who have suffered an aSAH with good neurological recovery, as well as the relationship between PTSS, PTG and two health outcome measures being: depression, and subjective well-being. The potential for PTG to play a protective role in decreasing negative outcomes such as depression and reduced subjective well-being will also be examined. It is anticipated that the findings of this study will assist in the development of a model of PTG after.
Researcher: Australian Psychologist- registered with AHPRA. Professor Jenny Sharples
Study Population: All participants will be adults who have experienced an aneurysmal subarachnoid haemorrhage. Participants will be aged 18 years and above and be recruited from the following countries: Australia, New Zealand, Canada, U.S.A. and U.K.
Participant Obligation: The study utilises an online confidential survey comprising psychometric questionnaires. It is estimated that online participation will take approximately 30 to 40 minutes duration.
Location: Online only via the secure Qualtrics system and secure Victoria University server. Ethics approval from the Human research ethics committee at Victoria University, Melbourne Australia was obtained on the 19th of January, 2017.
Study Runs: 03/13/2017 to 12/31/2018
URL: https://vuau.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_bsmSv6KDOBZ197T
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Title: Pratique psychologique et utilisation d’indicateurs de suivi de progrès en thérapie : Le cas des francophones en milieu minoritaire

Abstract: Une étude récente, menée auprès de psychologues canadiens, a révélé que les indicateurs de suivi de progrès en thérapie sont encore peu connus et peu utilisés par les psychologues francophones (Ionita & Fitzpatrick, 2014). En effet, par comparaison aux anglophones, les cliniciens francophones sont moins conscients de l’existence de ces mesures et les utilisent significativement moins dans leur pratique. Une des raisons expliquant l’existence de cette différence est le fait que plusieurs de ces indicateurs de suivi de progrès ne sont pas disponibles en français. L’objectif général de ce programme de recherche est de combler ces lacunes en traduisant et en validant, en français, diverses mesures d’indicateurs de suivi de progrès en thérapie.
Researcher: Geneviève Bouchard et Mylène Lachance-Grezla
Study Population: Les critères d’inclusion des participants sont les suivants : être âgé de 18 ans et plus, être francophone et être en début de psychothérapie. Nous recrutons des participants qui proviennent du Nouveau-Brunswick et de l’extérieur de la province.
Participant Obligation: La tâche des participants est de remplir une série de questionnaires après leur 1ere séance, 4e séance et 8e séance de thérapie. La série de questionnaires prend environ une heure à compléter et peut être remplie au domicile du participant.

- Les participants recevront une compensation monétaire de 20$ après chaque temps de mesure.
- Les coûts de livraison des questionnaires sont assumés par les chercheurs.

Pour nous contacter : par courriel labofamille@gmail.com

Location: Cette étude est menée par l'École de psychologie de l'Université de Moncton. Nous recrutons des participants qui proviennent du Nouveau-Brunswick et de l’extérieur de la province.
Study Runs: 05/01/2017 to 09/01/2021
URL: Ne s'applique pas.