Future Lab Members

Those of you who are intending to major in Psychology, are invited to get hands-on experience doing psychological research in my lab. If you are doing well in your course work, have some extra time, and want to play a meaningful role in scientific research, joining my lab may be ‘just the thing.’

Check out my research project descriptions and past conference presentations (reference list and pictures) to get an idea of the types of research activities available to you. You will have the opportunity to participate in lab meetings, project design, data collection, and conference presentations or journal submissions. You will learn valuable research skills in a supportive environment, and contribute meaningfully to new psychology research investigations.

If you are interested in learning more, contact me (darrenc@nipissingu.ca) and come see what it’s all about.


Current Lab Members

2016 – 2017

CamilleGrayCamille Gray – 2016-2017 Thesis Student

I am in my fourth year of a BA honours specialization in psychology. I am currently working on my undergraduate thesis under the supervision of Dr. Campbell, analyzing gender differences in emotional reactivity among long-term marijuana users. Past and current contributions include involvement in studies exploring marijuana use, performance on cognitive tasks(Stroop), and emotional processing. While I am pursuing graduate studies in social work, I hope to continue to my involvement in psychological research. In my spare time I enjoying outdoor activities and teach group fitness classes at GoodLife Fitness.

 
 
 
 

Adam_McLandressAdam McLandress – 2016-2017 Thesis Student

Hi there! I am a fourth year student pursuing a Bachelor’s of Science degree with Honours Specialization in Psychology. Early in my university career, I was drawn into social psychology but have since grown to make neuroscience my focus. Currently, I am working on my empirical thesis which takes a neuroimaging approach in focusing on differences in working memory abilities in regular users of marijuana. In the future, I hope to pursue a career in medicine as a neurologist. When not in lab, I spend time managing Nipissing’s varsity men’s volleyball team, working as a teaching assistant for an advanced statistics course, and thinking of new ways to create brilliant food.

 
 
 
 

VictoriaSteadmanCroppedVictoria Steadman 2016-2017 Thesis Student

I am currently a fourth year student completing my BA Honour’s Degree (Specialization in Psychology). My ongoing empirical thesis involves a look at the effects of chronic marijuana use on emotional processing/recognition (using fMRI data to study functional brain differences) under the supervision of Dr. Darren Campbell. Previous/current research contributions involve studies of online communication, and long-term marijuana use on cognitive functioning (Stroop performance), emotional processing (negative affect) and physical aggression. I aspire to continue on into the field of clinical psychology to study cognitive-behavioural therapy for various psychological disorders (e.g. substance use, anxiety disorders, etc.). Aside from my academic engagements, I have many interests and hobbies but predominantly, I really enjoy music and play instruments like the piano, guitar and vocals.

 
 
 
 

Sandra_HSandra Hudd Lab Member

I am a third year psychology student who has been involved with THC, online communications, and humour projects. I have enjoyed travelling to Ottawa to present a poster on online communications. I am a mother, so in my spare time I cook and do housework. I love to spend time with my kids.

 
 
 
 
 

Kirstin_LKirstin Loates – Research Assistant, Lab Member

Hi! I am a third year psychology student, minoring in gender equality and social justice, planning on completing my thesis in the 2017-2018 year with Dr. Campbell. I have been working in the lab since my second year and have been involved with THC, online communication, and fMRI projects in the lab. I am interested in topics relating to sexual violence and sexuality and hope to pursue research in this area in my graduate studies. In my spare time I like to learn about computer programming, play sports and hang out with friends.

 

 

Kaycee Strotmann – Lab Member

I’m in my third year at Nipissing, in concurrent education with honours in psychology. I’ve worked on online communications and plan on researching THC for my thesis next year with Dr. Campbell. I would like to do my graduate studies in educational psychology and work within an elementary school. I enjoy going to the gym and hanging out with friends on my spare time.

 

 

James Donovan – Research Assistant, Lab Member

I am a third year student in his BA of Psychology. I joined the lab in my first year and now I am currently looking at the effects of THC use on spatial memory within the lab. I plan on going into clinical psychology when I graduates. A hobby of mine is catching a late night movie or playing pick-up basketball.

 

 

Ben Bao – Lab Member

Hi I’m a second year psychology major from Chengdu, China. My interests in psychology started very early from personality theories, psychological disorders, and currently the mapping of our brain. Similar to many psyc students, I think studying about our brain is studying about ourselves, which to me is always interesting and satisfying. I have helped with the previous marijuana study and currently working on a review about neural basis of social phobia. In my spare time I am a video gamer. If you play dota2 we can be friends 🙂

 

Emily Howes – Lab Member

Hi, my name is Emily Howes! I’m in second year, majoring in psychology and minoring in french. I’m currently starting in Dr. Darren Campbell’s online communication lab. I enjoy playing hockey and hanging out with my friends!

 

 

 

2015 – 2016

Emily Gibson – BA Honours

Ben O’Hanlan – BA Honours

2014 – 2015

Dana ColasaccoDana Colasacco – BA Honours

 

 

 

CourtneyRyan-2014-Courtney Ryan – BA Honours

 

 

2013 – 2014

Jason McKnight – BA Criminal Justice
Ana Vincent – BA
Dan Boake – BA Criminal Justice
Marcio Carvalho – BA Honours Psychology

Past Lab Members (Winnipeg)

Lindsey Shumila, BA Honours, MPA

Lindsey is now in a Master’s of Physicians Assistant Studies program at the University of Manitoba. She was involved in a variety of the lab projects. She presented a poster on social emotional evaluations at the San Antonio Texas SPSP conference and also coauthored presentations in Quebec City on studies of military personnel with PTSD and in Istanbuhl, Turkey on people who had suffered serious burn injuries. Lindsey first joined the lab as my Honour’s Student and completed her Honour’s Thesis entitled, The Effects of Interpersonal Trust and Familiarity on Approachability Judgments.

Kristina Moffat, BSc, MD

Kristina is now in Med School at the University of Manitoba. As a member of my lab, Kristina participated in various lab studies on PTSD and schizophrenia.

Kelsey Shwetz, BA Honours, Artist

Kelsey is in New York city working as an artist (website: http://www.kelseyshwetz.com/index.html). She completed her Honour’s Thesis under my supervision and is a co-author on a multi-study paper in progress. Her Honour’s Thesis was entitled, Conformity Effects on Approachability Judgements.

Marc Wallace, Psychology MA, MD

Marc recently graduated from Medical School at the University of Manitoba. As a member of the lab, he played a major role in investigating the neural basis of humour comprehension. As a research assistant, he also helped analyse
neuroimaging results for other studies.

Krista Friesen, BA Honours, MSc

Krista graduated with a Masters of Science in cognitive neuropsychology from the University of Victoria. She is now working in the field of pain management and is enrolled in the Post-Graduate Certificate in Chronic Pain Management program at University of Alberta. Krista is a co-author on our approachability studies.

Tanya Neuert, BA Honours, MA