Psychology

Dr. Chris Abeare, associate professor at the University of Windsor, is warning that invalid concussion baseline testing could see athletes returning to gameplay before they are fully recovered.Dr. Chris Abeare, associate professor at the University of Windsor, is warning that invalid concussion baseline testing could see athletes returning to gameplay before they are fully recovered.

Troubled testing: UWindsor prof warns concussion testing for young athletes may be flawed

Many young athletes who have suffered a concussion may be at risk of returning to play too early because of invalid baseline testing, warns a University of Windsor professor.

Psychology associate professor Chris Abeare recently completed a study of 7,897 athletes between 10 and 21-years-old and found that 55.7 per cent failed at least one of four validity measures, suggesting that their baseline test scores are lower than their actual cognitive ability.

graphic of brain showing biofeedbackThe founder of UWindsor’s psychology clinical training program will discuss the future of the field in a colloquium January 11.

Clinical psychology subject of Thursday colloquium

The founder of UWindsor’s psychology clinical training program will discuss the future of the field in a colloquium January 11.

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Julia Borsatto, UWindsor clinical neuropsychology graduate student, and Laura Pineault (B.Sc. 2016) are associate directors of Aphasia Friendly Canada.Julia Borsatto, UWindsor clinical neuropsychology graduate student, and Laura Pineault (B.Sc. 2016) are associate directors of Aphasia Friendly Canada.

Researchers work with businesses, community to support people with aphasia

There are few things more dispiriting than losing the ability to communicate. And yet, every year, thousands of people across Canada awake to a new reality filled with elusive words and illegible text.

It’s this growing population that a team from the University of Windsor has set out to provide with a new voice and a new lease on life.

woman outstanding in her fieldThe Psychological Services and Research Centre offers a group treatment program for adults with symptoms of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.

Group treatment available for symptoms of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

The Psychological Services and Research Centre offers a group treatment program for adults with symptoms of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.

UWindsor Psychology Department Head Dennis Jackson, PSRC Director Antonio Pascual-Leone and University President Alan Wildeman cut the ribbon at the grand opening of the Psychological Services and Research Centre on Sept. 21, 2017.UWindsor Psychology Department Head Dennis Jackson, PSRC Director Antonio Pascual-Leone and University President Alan Wildeman cut the ribbon at the grand opening of the Psychological Services and Research Centre on Sept. 21, 2017.

Psychological Services Resource Centre celebrates grand opening

The University of Windsor officially opened its Psychological Services and Research Centre on Thursday.

digital dependency poster imageRegister before September 10 for the early-bird rate for the Digital Dependency Awareness Conference, September 29 at Hôtel-Dieu Grace Healthcare.

Conference to consider issues of internet addiction

Register before September 10 for the early-bird rate for the Digital Dependency Awareness Conference, September 29 at Hôtel-Dieu Grace Healthcare.

UWindsor psychologist Carlin Miller says preliminary findings show children with ADHD can benefit from regular meditation.UWindsor psychologist Carlin Miller says preliminary findings show children with ADHD can benefit from regular meditation.

Children with ADHD in grades 4 and 5 sought for meditation program

A UWindsor professor is looking to give children with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder the greater self-control through meditation.

Psychology professor Carlin Miller is hosting the Mindful Living for Kids meditation program this fall and is seeking 24 to 30 children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in grades 4 and 5 to participate.

“School changes a lot for children in grades 3 and 4 and there are more expectations of independence,” said Dr. Miller.

UWindsor clinical psychology students Lauren O'Driscoll, Brie Brooker, Emily Johnson, Miche Monette and Ashley Mlotek are pictured on campus with professor Dr. Josée Jarry. UWindsor clinical psychology students Lauren O'Driscoll, Brie Brooker, Emily Johnson, Miche Monette and Ashley Mlotek are pictured on campus with professor Dr. Josée Jarry.

Clinical psychology students set sights on year-long internship

Doctoral students from UWindsor’s clinical psychology program are gearing up to complete the final leg of their exhaustive educational pursuits.

The one-year internship will be the culmination of six years of study, researching for their master’s thesis and PhD dissertation and more than 2,300 hours of supervised clinical practicums.

This September will see 14 students from the program fan out across the continent to begin internships following a highly-competitive selection process.