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Centre for Research in Human Development

The CRHD is an interdisciplinary research centre that supports a range of basic and applied research activities across nine academic units (Psychology, Sociology, Human Movement, Social Work, Native Studies, Commerce and Administration, Nursing, Geology and Philosophy).

The Centre provides infrastructure support for the M.A. in Child and Development Studies. Developmental activities have moved the CRHD directly into an applied research framework within three major sectors of human services: social services; education; and health. This provides students with the opportunity of pursuing policy-oriented research during their degree.

 

Research Programs 

Developmental activities have moved the CRHD directly into an applied research framework within three major sectors of human services:

  • social services
  • education
  • health

Researcher

Program

Jaouad Alem

Human Kinetics

Gratien Allaire

History

Patricia Bailey

Nursing

Monique Benoit

Sociology

Christiane Bernier

Sociology

Brian Bigelow

Psychology

G. Bosselut

Human Kinetics

C. Boudreau Lariviere

Human Kinetics

Jian Chen

Human KInetics

Daniel Cote

Social Work

Roger Couture

Human Kinetics

Richard Danielson

Human Kinetics

Joel Dickinson

Psychology

Sandra Dorman

Human Kinetics

Tammy Eger

Human Kinetics

Michael Emond

Psychology

Marie-Luce Garceau

Social Work

Rashmi Garg

Psychology

Yvon Gauthier

Education

Sylvain Grenier

Human Kinetics

Carol Kauppi

Social Work

Gary Kinsman

Sociology

Georges Kpazai

Human Kinetics

Simon Laflamme

Human Studies, Doctorat

Michel Larivière

Human Kinetics

Anne Marise Lavoie

Nursing

Glenn Legault

Psychology

Elizabeth Levin

Psychology

John Lewko

Centre for Research in Human Development

Nancy Lightfoot

École de santé dans les milieux ruraux et du Nord

Linda Lysynchuk

Psychology

Bruce Oddson

Human Kinetics

Melanie Perron

Psychology

Michael Persinger

Psychology

B. Pianosi

Gerontology

Elaine Porter

Sociology

Barbara Ravel

Human Kinetics

Luc Rousseau

Sociology

Annie Roy-Charland

Psychology

Robert Schinke

Human Kinetics

Amanda Schweinbenz

Human Kinetics

Olivier Serresse

Human Kinetics

Line Tremblay

Psychology

Josee Turcotte

Psychology

Paul Valliant

Psychology

Shelley Watson

Psychology

Elizabeth Wenghofer

Santé dans les milieux ruraux et du Nord

Cynthia Whissell

Psychology

Nancy Young

École de santé dans les milieux ruraux et du Nord

Run-Min Zhou

Psychology

Raphael Zory

Human Kinetics

Major Papers/Theses

2010:

The role of smoking and some other factors in prostate cancer progression for Northeastern Ontario men

P. Legault, N. Lightfoot

 

2009:

Emotional And Linguistic Analysis of Dialogue from  Animated Comedies:  Homer, Hank, Peter and Kenny speak

R. Koziski, C. Whissell

 

Low Back Injuries and Driving Postures in Lift Truck Operators
S. Macdonald, S. Grenier, T. Eger

 

The Adaptation Process in the National hockey League
R. Battochio, R. Schinke

 

The Utility of Informal Roles on Sport Teams
C. Cope, M. Eys

 

The effects of size, pitch and difficulty upon reaction time  and error rates in a dual-task design
M. Keating, L. Lysynchuk

 

Body size perceptions among parents of 3-5 year old normal and overweight children and the associations with children's body perception
T. Lovsin, L. Tremblay

 

Young women's experiences of working in the service industry:  a descriptive study of Ontario, Canada
J. Visentin, K. Tileczek

 

Social Support And  Physical Activity: A Test Of The Hierarchical Model Of Intrinsic And Extrinsic Motivation
M. George, M. Eys

 

Maximizing, Improving, Enhancing Return to Work: Is it Possible?
S. Noel, M. Lariviere 


2008:

Changes in Attitude as a Result of Persuasive Communications with Different Emotional Connotations
N. French, C. Whissell

 

The Meaning Of Living with Dying in a Long Term Care Home: a Phenomenological Study of the Experience of Six Older Nursing Residents
S. Djivre, E. Levin         

 

The Effect of Youth Sport Status on Physical Activity and Sport Participation
S. Jeffery, M. Eys

 

Incremental Improvement of Dichotic Left Ear Accuracy and Toe Gnosis Between 9 and 10 Years of age:  Implications for Maturation of a Portion of the Corpus Callosum and the Sense of self
T. Bergeron, M. Persinger

 

Advocating a Healthy Diet: Do we Know as Much as we Should?
R. Greenfield, B. Bigelow

 

Master Your Pedometer:  A Study Examining the Effects of Wearing a Hip Pedometer on the Activity Behaviours of Grade Five and Six Children
E. Labrosse, R. Couture

 

VO2 Slow Component and Skeletal Muscle Oxygenation and Activation Pattern
N. Polasek, C. Lajoie

 

Experiences of Burnout Among Aspiring Early and Middle  Adolescent Female Gymnasts
N. Dubuc, R. Schinke

 

A Review Of Schema Therapy
J, Rhude, C. Whissell

 

Shared Knowledge of  Roles in Interdependent Team Sport
I. Cunningham, M. Eys

 

Wechsler Preschool and Primary Scale of Intelligence - Third Edition: A Canadian Kindergarten Sample.
T. Brookes, E. Levin

 

Examining the Relationship Between the WISC-IV,  the OLSAT-7 and the EQAO Achievement Test.
A. Duncan, E. Levin

 

2007

The Effects OF Paediatric Cancer On Healthy Siblings
S. Ferroni-Fortier, E.Levin

 

Child Abuse And Poor Academic Performance: What Directions Should Be Taken In Education
K. Martin, E. Levin

 

Listening to those who have left: Narratives of school disengagement for students with exceptionalities
J. Clarke, K. Tilleczek

 

Expert Player Agents in Major Junior Hockey
D. Hancock, R. Schinke

 

Palliative care in Ontario: Hospice coordinators' experiences of providing services in small town and rural communities
D. Osburn-Wooldridge, D. Wilkinson

 

Narrative identity construction in personal stories of Russian - speaking immigrant women in Canada: looking within and beyond the story
O. Mian, E. Porter

 

Experiences of Teen Mothers: relationships to family of origin and the  development of autonomy
D. Veilleux-Morrison, C. Kauppi

 

Treating mentally ill forensic outpatients: comparing outreach and team approache
H. Beatty, P. Valliant

 

Happenstance Theory: A mother - daughter life history approach to understanding career decision making
R. Woods Baum, D. Wilkinson