Lab Members

Lab Director

Lauren_websiteLauren Human, PhD

Canada Research Chair in Social Perception and Expression
Associate Professor
Department of Psychology, McGill University
lauren.human[at]mcgill.ca

Lab email: human-lab[at]mcgill.ca

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Graduate Students

Lauren Gazzard Kerr
lauren.gazzard@mail.mcgill.calauren g

My main area of research focuses on how an accurate first impression relates to social and psychological outcomes for the target, perceiver, and dyad. I am interested in how this association may differ depending on the context of the first impression and other moderating factors. Additionally, I am also interested in how shared perspectives in romantic relationships predict positive relationship processes, and whether machine learning algorithms can accurately predict personality across contexts.

Jennifer Heymanjenny.jpeg
jennifer.heyman@mail.mcgill.ca

The goal of my research is to see how technology affects social interactions. Specifically, I am looking at how the presence of mobile devices affects in-person interactions and how communicating via different technological mediums affects relationship initiation and development.

Marie-Catherine Mignault
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I am a fourth-year PhD candidate in Clinical Psychology. My research focuses on accurate self-expression. A current line of investigation involves the role of psychological and social well-being in accurately expressing one’s personality and emotions. I am currently conducting in-lab experiments and field studies examining accuracy in first impressions as well as close relationships.

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Hasagani Tissera
hasagani.tissera@mail.mcgill.ca

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In the SIP lab, I will be mainly focusing on how metaperceptions (i.e. beliefs of what others think of you) affect quality and persistence of romantic relationships. When is it helpful to accurately know what others think of you and when is it beneficial to be blind to what others think of you? I am also interested in examining the mechanisms underlying the link between metaperceptions and social outcomes, especially in the context of romantic relationships.


Lab Coordinator

Zoe Fargnoli Brown
human-lab@mcgill.ca

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I am currently working as the Lab Coordinator for the SIP Lab for the 2021-22 academic year. I am a fourth-year undergraduate student majoring in Psychology with a double minor in Behavioural Science and Political Science. I am particularly interested in the fields of social and personality psychology, and I later intend on pursuing my graduate studies in Psychology. I am very much looking forward to another year working with the SIP Lab!


Undergraduate Students

Research Students

Jamie Cecere JamieCecere

I am currently a fourth-year undergraduate student majoring in Psychology and double minoring in Behavioural Science and Sociology. This year I am completing a thesis under the supervision of Marie-Catherine exploring the personal and social correlates of accurate self-expression across dyadic interactions in an online context. As I approach my final semesters at McGill, I plan on pursuing graduate studies in Counselling Psychology. I am beyond excited to be joining the SIP Lab for another year and am looking forward to contributing to meaningful research!


Research Assistants

Axelle LalumièreIMG_4067

I am a second year undergraduate student majoring in Psychology with a minor in Art History. I have always been interested in human relationships as well as how our perception and our first impressions of people affect these bonds. Because of this, I am very excited to be apart of the SIP Lab as an assistant helping out graduate students in their research. After graduating from McGill, I hope to continue my studies in the field of clinical psychology, more specifically with children.

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I am a fourth-year undergraduate student at McGill in the Honours Psychology program with a minor in Sociology. I’ve always found close relationships and their different dynamics interesting and I’m excited to learn more about this field through my volunteer work at the SIP lab! After graduating, I am planning on pursuing graduate studies in Clinical or Counselling Psychology.

Eda Haznedaroglu 158d2982-b5b9-4d86-9e15-342a585848f7

I am currently a fourth-year undergraduate student majoring in Psychology and double minoring in Behavioural Science and Marketing. I’m interested in social interactions, first impressions, and metaperceptions. After graduating, I plan on pursuing my graduate degree in Clinical Psychology and I hope working with children and families in the future. I’m very excited to be a part of the SIP Lab!

Elizabeth ParentIMG_0359 copy

I am a third year undergraduate student majoring in Psychology and double minoring in Behavioural Science and Gender, Sexuality, Feminist and Social Justice studies. I have always been interested in personality psychology and the way people choose to present themselves. I plan on pursuing graduate studies in Psychology after I graduate and hopefully working with children and adolescents.

Giovanni AndradeGiovanni_Photo

I am a third-year undergraduate student majoring in Psychology and double minoring in Behavioural Science and Political Science. I am interested in how we form accurate personality impressions and the role of psychological adjustment for being perceived accurately. After graduating from McGill, I plan on pursuing my graduate studies in Psychology. I look forward to gaining further experience with the SIP Lab and assisting with the current research!

Sidra Manzoor

Hello! I am a third-year undergraduate student majoring in Psychology and minoring in Gender, Sexuality, Feminist, and Social Justice studies. As a volunteer with the SIP lab, I am especially interested in metaperceptions and the perceptual (in)accuracy involved in social interaction. In the future, I plan to work with vulnerable and minority subpopulations by selectively drawing from my Psychology Major and my minor.

Xingti LiuIMG_4900

I am a third-year undergraduate student majoring in Psychology and double minoring in Behavioral Science and Anthropology. I’m always interested in exploring social factors in impression formation and how metaperceptions affect close relationships. After graduating from McGill, I hope to pursue my graduate studies in Psychology and Behavioral sciences. I’m excited to understand more about close relationships and contribute to research by working with the SIP Lab this year!


Alumni

Lab Coordinators

Alexa Meilleur (Counselling PhD Student at UQAM)
Cleo Bertrand
Catalina Enestrom (Experimental PhD Student at McGill University)
Camila Bahn (M.Sc. Organizational Development at HEC Montréal)
Una Jojich-White (MA Counselling Psychology at Yorkville University)
Megan Peters (JD at University of Toronto) 

Research Students

Charlene Zhang
Simone Chad-Friedman
Jishian Ravinthiran
Sierra Skoropada
Lia Elbaz
Jamie Borenstein-Laurie (Clinical PhD Student at Concordia)
Ashley Brown Notargiacomo
Pushkar Seewooruttun
Yannick Pelletier
Lavanya Virmani
Sophia Thierry (Experimental PhD Student at Brock University)
Emily Schwartzman (Experimental PhD Student at University of Toronto)
Vivien Lee (PhD in I/O Psychology at University of Minnesota starting Fall 2021)
Stephanie de Silva (M.Sc Cognitive and Decision Sciences at University College London)
Gabrielle Marchand (M.Ed. Counselling Psychology at University of Ottawa)
Sabrina Rao
Marilyne Dragon (MA Research and Clinical Training at Concordia University)
Christophe Gagné
Rose-Marie Guérard
Sal Cuthbertson

Volunteers

Eugenia Wilson
Judy Fung
Grace Gao
Emma Cocatre-Zilgien
Mary-Elizabeth Power
Annabelle Cournoyer
Chelsea Smith
Jhanvi Shethia
Nimra Adil
Negin Zamani
JV Camargo
Jessica Haight
Imane Saadi
Cynthia Cui
Simone Brenner
Shanell Fan (MA Mental Health Counseling at Boston University)
Bahar Pasalar
Katia Kutlesa
Jessie Geng
Lily Sefranek
Madeleine Morris
Paige Johnston
Yangyilin Guo

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