Elizabeth Flynn-Dastoor is a PhD candidate and Psychology Lab co-ordinator, Brantford campus, Wilfrid Laurier University
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Wilfrid Laurier University: Ph.D., Social and Developmental Psychology
Memorial University of Newfoundland: M.Sc., Developmental Psychology 2006
University of Western Ontario: B.A., Psychology 2002
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High school to university: How parents can cut the cord
The Globe and Mail online
Why is it that babies – some as young as four months – “have to” learn to self-soothe and sleep independently, but when it comes to sending kids off to university, some schools have had to make explicit policies barring parents from sleeping over in residence?
Let’s open our eyes to students’ distress
University Affairs online
Matthew de Grood was known as a good student, heading off to law school, but something was broken in him and it snapped on the night that he stabbed five of his University of Calgary peers to death. I won’t begin to speculate about the specifics of Matthew’s case or whether there is anything that university staff could or should have done. Clearly he was deeply troubled.
The purpose of this investigation was to construct a computer-administered version of the Gudjonsson Suggestibility Scale (Gudjonsson, 1984) that could convey the critical feedback component of the test effectively. Two automated versions of the GSS were made, one with critical feedback and one with neutral feedback. As expected, critical feedback produced higher shift suggestibility than did neutral feedback. The computer-based critical feedback version of the test also produced higher shift suggestibility than the GSS normative shift value. Implications of these findings are discussed.