Lab News

November, 2017: MAD lab graduate students Bonnie Armstrong and Erika Sparrow present research findings at the Meetings of the Psychonomic Society and the Society for Judgment and Decision Making in Vancouver!

November, 2017: MAD lab graduate students Farrah Kudus and Liyana Swirsky attend the Gender Summit 2017 in North America in Montreal!

October, 2017: Leann Lapp receives her PhD at Fall Convocation! Congrats Leann!

September, 2017: Laura Bianchi starts her MA in psychology at the University of Waterloo, in the cognitive psychology branch. Congrats Laura!

August, 2017: Ryan Marinacci starts his JD at the University of Toronto. Congrats Ryan!

August, 2017: Naomi Weiger starts her international research practicum in the MAD lab from Germany!

July, 2017: Bonnie Armstrong and fellow graduate students publish meta-analysis in The Gerontologist!

June, 2017: Leann Lapp successfully defended her dissertation, entitled “Prospection and goals in healthy aging.” Congrats Leann!

June, 2017: New MAD lab article appears in Learning and Motivation!

June, 2017: Laura Bianchi and Ryan Marinacci graduate from the BA program in Psychology at Ryerson!

May, 2017: Ryan Marinacci wins 2nd NSERC USRA scholarship, as well as CPA thesis award. Congrats Ryan!

May, 2017: MAD lab PhD student Leann Lapp presents her research findings at the 3rd Annual Spring Meeting of the Toronto Area Memory Group at the University of Toronto.

April, 2017: MAD lab undergraduate thesis students Laura Bianchi and Ryan Marinacci present research findings at Ryerson’s 9th Annual Psychology Undergraduate Thesis Poster Session.

March, 2017: MAD lab graduate students Bonnie Armstrong, Erika Sparrow, and Farrah Kudus present research findings at the 24th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society in San Francisco, CA.

February, 2017: New MAD lab article to appear in Memory!

February, 2017: New MAD lab article to appear in Medical Decision Making!

December, 2016: New MAD lab article to appear in Brain and Cognition!

November, 2016: MAD lab Director Dr. Julia Spaniol presents her research findings at the Psychonomic Society’s 57th Annual Meeting in Boston, MA.

October, 2016: MAD lab PhD student Leann Lapp presents research findings at the Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies Annual Convention in NYC.

October, 2016: Psychology MA/PhD Graduate Program Open House at Ryerson! Anyone interested in applying to our graduate program is encouraged to attend.

September, 2016: New MAD lab article appears in Current Behavioral Neuroscience Reports!

September, 2016: Ryan Williams starts his MA in psychology at the University of Toronto, in the cognitive neuroscience branch. Congrats Ryan!

September, 2016: Farrah Kudus joins the MAD lab as an MA student in the Psychological Sciences Graduate Program!

June, 2016: MAD lab graduate student Bonnie Armstrong attends the Summer Institute on Bounded Rationality at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development in Berlin, Germany.

June, 2016: MAD lab research assistant Laura Bianchi attends the Vision Science Summer Camp at the Centre for Vision Research at York University.

May, 2016: MAD lab graduate student Erika Sparrow presents research findings at the International Meeting of the Psychonomic Society in Granada, Spain.

May, 2016: Ryan Marinacci wins NSERC USRA scholarship. Congrats Ryan!

April, 2016: Erika Sparrow successfully defends her MA thesis on intertemporal choice, aging, and altruism. Congrats Erika!

April, 2016: Members of the MAD lab present research findings at the Cognitive Neuroscience Society Annual Meeting in NYC and at the Cognitive Aging Conference in Atlanta, GA.

March, 2016: The MAD lab enters a collaboration with Dr. Jolynn Pek’s team at York University. The project examines predictors of problem gambling among seniors in Ontario, and is sponsored by the Gambling Research Exchange Ontario.

February, 2016: Ryerson University launches a new National Institute on Ageing!

February, 2016: New MAD lab article appears in Experimental Aging Research!

January, 2016: New MAD lab article appears in PloS ONE!

January, 2016: New MAD lab article appears in Brain and Cognition!

December, 2015: MAD lab graduate students Leann Lapp and Erika Sparrow present their current research at the Brain, Perception, and Cognition area brown-bag meeting.

November, 2015: Members of the MAD lab present research findings at the Meetings of the Psychonomic Society and the Society for Judgment and Decision Making in Chicago, IL.

October, 2015: Psychology MA/PhD Graduate Program Open House at Ryerson! Anyone interested in applying to our graduate program is encouraged to attend.

September, 2015: MAD lab PhD student Leann Lapp attends the International Training Programme on Ageing in Dublin, Ireland.

July, 2015: Pete Wegier defends his dissertation, entitled “Aging and decisions from experience: Differences in information search and subsequent decision quality,” and moves to the University of Missouri to begin his postdoc in medical decision making. Congrats Pete!

July, 2015: New MAD lab article appears in Brain Research!

June, 2015: Ryan Williams graduates from the BA program in Psychology at Ryerson and wins the CPA thesis award, as well as an NSERC USRA scholarship. Congrats Ryan!

May, 2015: Erika Sparrow, Bonnie Armstrong, and Julia Spaniol are awarded a Harry Rosen Research Grant from the Institute for Stress and Wellbeing Research to investigate stress effects on temporal discounting in younger and older adults.

May, 2015: Bonnie Armstrong and former undergraduate thesis student Stephanie Yung present research findings at the inaugural Meeting of the Toronto Area Memory Group at the University of Toronto.

April, 2015: New MAD lab article appears in PLoS ONE!