Jessica Padgett, PhD candidate
Ronda Lo, PhD candidate
Ronda is a PhD student in Social and Personality Psychology working under Dr. Richard Lalonde. She is broadly interested in how culture influences cognitive processes (e.g. visual attention, language use) and sibling relationships. Outside of research, Ronda's hobbies include drawing, reading, and playing video games. For more information, please visit her website.
Rebecca Dunk, MA candidate
Rebecca is a Masters student in Social and Personality Psychology working under the supervision of Dr. Raymond Mar. Her thesis work will examine whether Western perceptions of propaganda vary based on cultural context. More broadly, she is interested in how culture affects storytelling both stylistically and from an audience perspective. Rebecca's undergraduate research focused on the assumptions people hold about supernatural entities and the ways in which people conceptualize good versus evil. For more information, please visit her website.
Audrey is a fourth-year student currently enrolled in the Specialized Honours BA Psychology program at Glendon. She has been a research assistant in the Cultural Collective Lab since 2019. She is currently doing an Independent Research Project under Dr. Lalonde's supervision, working on a manuscript on inter-ethnic perceptions of interracial relationships. Outside of school, Audrey's hobbies and interests include film, running, and travelling.
She can be reached by email at email@example.com
Uyen Nhi Nguyen
Uyen Nhi (Annie) Nguyen is in her last year of the Specialized Honours program at York. She is interested in cultural identity and specifically bicultural identity in a family context. She’s looking to learn more about how culture is perceived and interpret in different social contexts as a new member of the Cultural Collective Lab. Outside of psychology, she is interested in cooking, different cuisines and travelling.
Kelly is a fourth-year student in the Specialized Honours B.Sc. Psychology program at Glendon. She is currently working under Dr. Richard Lalonde's supervision on her Honours Thesis that aims to assess the validity of a measure that identifies food motivation. Outside her academic life, Kelly enjoys cooking, hiking and snowshoeing.
Max completed B.A. and M.A. degrees in Philosophy at University of Ottawa, before moving to Asia where he worked over six years as a teacher and tutor (in India, South Korea, Thailand, and the Philippines). Observing his students’ struggles with mental health, across diverse ages and backgrounds, inspired him to enroll in the Specialized Honours Psychology program at York. He is interested in research intersecting cultural and clinical psychology, including the applicability of psychotherapeutic interventions to diverse populations.
Previous PhD Students
Jim Cameron, Professor, St. Mary's University Jorida Cila, SSHRC Postdoc, Ryerson University
Banu Cingöz Ulu, Assistant Professor, METU, Turkey
Ben Giguère, Associate Professor, University of Guelph
Reeshma Haji, Associate Professor, Laurentian University
Evelina Lou, Senior Consultant, Navigator Ltd.
Mirella Stroink, Professor & Dean of the Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences, Lakehead University
Previous MA Students
Justin Michel (2017), MSc in Couple and Family Therapy, University of Guelph
Jane Wong (2008), Psy.D, St. John's University
Mike F. Hull (2001)
Donna J. Woolverton (1998)
Deena Weiss (1998)
Anelise G. Araujo-Forlot (1995)
Alison Inglis (1990), Chief Psychologist at Upper Canada District School Board
Randy A. Silverman (1989), Psychologist at Dr. Silverman & Associates