Lab Publications

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles (18)

Richter, M. A., Taillefer, S. E., Burroughs, E., Deluce, J., & Ornstein, T. J. Medication Response in Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD): Predictors of Response in Patients Who Failed Previous Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor (SSRI) Trials (Manuscript in Preparation).

Shnaider, P., Taillefer, S. E., Wanklyn, S. G., & Monson, C. M. The comorbidity between posttraumatic stress disorder and major depressive disorder: Implications for treatment. (Manuscript in preparation).

Dyson, B., Vickers, K., Turtle, J., Cowan, S., & Tassone, A. (in press). Evaluating the use of Facebook to increase student engagement and understanding in lecture-based classes. Higher Education. doi:10.1007/s10734-014-9776-3

Woznica, A.A., Carney, C.E., Kuo, J.R., & Moss, T.G. (2014). The insomnia and suicide link: Toward an enhanced understanding of this relationship. Manuscript submitted for publication.

Choi, K., Vickers, K., & Tassone, A. (2014). Trait emotional intelligence, anxiety sensitivity, and experiential avoidance in stress reactivity and their improvement through psychological methods. Europe’s Journal of Psychology, 10(2), 376–404.  doi:10.5964/ejop.v10i2.754

Liu, J.J., Ward, A., & Hadad, M. (2014). Coping with loss: The relationship between childhood bereavement and later elements of worldview. Mindpad, 3(1), 3-7

Woznica, A.A., Vickers, K.,  Koerner, N., & Fracalanza, K. (2014). 35% Carbon dioxide reactivity in bulimia nervosa. Manuscript under review.

Smith, B. N., Wang, J. M., Vogt. D., Vickers, K., King, D. W., & King, L. A. (2013). Gulf war illness: Symptomatology among veterans 10 years after deployment. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 55, 104-110.

Pereira, J., Vickers, K., Atkinson, L., Gonzalez, A., Wekerle, C., & Levitan, R. (2012). Parenting stress mediates between maternal maltreatment history and maternal sensitivity in a community sample. Child Abuse and Neglect, 36, 433-437.

Vickers, K. (2012). Hypersensitivity to hypercapnia: Definition/(s). Psychiatry Research, 197, 7-12.

Monforton, J., Vickers, K., & Antony, M.M. (2012). “If only I didn’t embarrass myself in front of the class!”: Social anxiety and upward counterfactual thinking. Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology, 31, 312-328.

Vickers, K., Jafarpour, S., Mofidi, A., Rafat, B., & Woznica, A. (2012). The 35% carbon dioxide test in stress and panic research: Overview of effects and integration of findings. Clinical Psychology Review, 32, 153-164.

Vickers, K., Jafarpour, S., Mofidi, A., Rafat, B., & Woznica, A. (2012). The 35% carbon dioxide test in stress and panic research: Overview of effects and integration of findings. Clinical Psychology Review, 32, 153-164.

Sirois, F. M., Monforton, J., & Simpson, M. (2010). “If only I had done better”: Perfectionism and counterfactual thinking. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 36, 1675-1692.

Want, S. C., Vickers, K., & Amos, J. (2009). The influence of television programs on appearance satisfaction: Making and mitigating social comparisons to “Friends.” Sex Roles, 60, 642-655.

King, L. A., King, D. W., Vickers, K., Davison, E. H., & Spiro, A. (2007). Assessing late-onset stress symptomatology among aging male combat veterans. Aging and Mental Health, 11, 175-191.

Vickers, K., & McNally, R. J. (2004). Panic disorder and suicide attempt in the National Comorbidity Survey. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 113, 582-591.

Vickers, K., & McNally, R. J. (2004a). Is premenstrual dysphoria a variant of panic disorder? A review. Clinical Psychology Review, 24, 933-956.

Peer-Reviewed Conference Presentations (43)

Symposiums (1):

Liu, J.J.W., Huang, V., & Peck, K. (2015, May). Trait Emotional Intelligence (TEI) and its role in subjective reponses to stress. In J.J.W. Liu (Chair), The complex role of emotion in stress: A discussion of multiple approaches to understanding their relationship(s). Symposium conducted at the 2015 Psychology Outside the Box (POTB) Conference. Ottawa, Ontario: University of Ottawa.

Oral Presentations (8):

Ghazban, N., Russo, F., Trehub, S., Ein, N., Aimola, S., Boudreau, J. P. (2013, August). Emotion Regulation through Maternal Lively and Soothing Singing: Oral Presentation at the Advancing Interdisciplinary Research in Singing, Toronto, ON.

Liu, J. (2012, April 27). The effects of childhood bereavement. Oral presentation at the Ontario Undergraduate Psychology Thesis Conference, Toronto, Ontario.

Monforton, J., Vickers, K., & Antony, M.M. (2010, June). Upward Counterfactual Thinking in Social Anxiety. Paper presented at the 72nd Annual Meeting of the Canadian Psychological Association, Toronto, ON.

Sirois, F.M. & Monforton, J. (2009, August). Examining the Functionality of Counterfactual Thoughts in Perfectionists. Paper presented at the 117th Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Association, Toronto, ON.

Arnold, P. D., Stewart, S. E., Shaheen, S. M., Fagerness, J., Taillefer, S. E., Doan, B., Hounie, A. G.,  Kennedy, J. L., Cook, E., Pauls, D. L., Richter, M. A., Mathews, C. A., & Hanna, G. L. (2009, Nov). DLGAP3 and obsessive-compulsive disorder. Poster presented at the World Congress of Psychiatric Genetics (WCPG) XVII, San Diego, CA as part of symposium entitled “Obsessive-compulsive disorder and tourette disorder: phenotype, genotype and genome-wide association studies (Chair: D. L. Pauls).

Taillefer, S. E., Pukall, C., Smith, K., & Sutton, K. (May, 2009). The Relationship Between Partner-Response Style, General and Pain-Specific Anxiety, and Avoidance Behaviour in Women with Provoked Vestibulodynia. Poster presented at the Psychology Undergraduate Thesis Conference, Hamilton, ON.

Taillefer, S. E., Arnold, P. D., Stewart, S. E., Kennedy, J. L., Cook, E., Pauls, D. L., Richter, M. A., Mathews, C. A., & Hanna, G. L. (2008, July). Association of glutamate transporter gene SLC1A1 with obsessive-compulsive disorder in an international collaborative sample. Poster presented at the Hospital for Sick Children’s Summer Student Symposium, Toronto, ON.

Monforton, J. & Sirois, F.M. (2007, January). “At least my friends are here”: The role of counterfactual thoughts in restoring Extraverts’ mood following social stress. Paper presented at the Eighth Annual Meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Memphis, TN.

Poster Presentations (37):

Taillefer, S. E., Pukay-Martin, N. D., Shnaider, P., & Monson, C. M. (submitted, 2014). Changes in Partners’ Accommodation with a Present-Centered Cognitive-Behavioral Conjoint Therapy for PTSD. Poster accepted for presentation at the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS), Miami, FL.

Woznica, A.A., & Vickers, K. (2014, November). The 35% carbon dioxide stress test: An initial investigation of stress-reactivity in individuals with disordered eating. Poster submitted for presentation at the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Philadelphia, PA.

Taillefer, S. E., Richter, M. A., Chater C., Melo, A., Williams, M & McKay, S.  (July, 2014). Group Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Hoarding Disorder Utilizing Non-Clinician In-Home Coaches. Poster presented at the International Obsessive-Compulsive Foundation Conference, Las Angelas, CA.

Lane, J.E.M., Taillefer, S., Lai, L., Pongracic, S., Vickers, K., & Ornstein, T.J. (June, 2014). Obsessive-compulsive disorder: Impairment in memory, decision-making and cognitive-flexibility. Poster presented at the Canadian Psychological Association 75th Annual Convention, Vancouver, British Columbia.

Woznica, A.A., Monforton, J., & Antony, M. (2014, June). Is there a relationship between paranoia and anger in social anxiety? Poster to be presented at the annual convention of the Canadian Psychological Association, Vancouver, British Columbia.

Liu, J.  & Hadad, M. (2014, May). Increasing relevance in teaching: Strategies that inspire meaningful learning. Poster presented at the Annual Ryerson Faculty Conference, Toronto, Ontario: Ryerson Learning and Teaching Office.

Liu, J., Li, L., & Truong, L. (2014, May). Reflections on the Professional Development in Teaching Program. Poster presented at the Annual Ryerson Faculty Conference, Toronto, Ontario: Ryerson Learning and Teaching Office.

Taillefer, S. E., Chater, C., Melo, A., McKay, S., Perera, C., & Richter, M. (April, 2014) Clutter Blindness in Hoarding Disorder: The Influence of Photographs. Poster presented at Anxiety and Depression Association of America, Chicago, Illinois.

Taillefer, S. E., Shnaider, P., & Monson, C. M. (2013, November). The comorbidity between posttraumatic stress disorder and major depressive disorder: Current status and future directions. Poster presented at the meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Nashville, TN.

Nowakowski, M., Antony, M. M, Sehovic, T., Perri, A. & Ein, N. (2013, November). Reactions to Teasing in Social Anxiety: Poster presented at the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Nashville, TN.

Lane, J.E.M., Taillefer, S., Lai, L., Pongracic, S., Vickers, K., & Ornstein, T.J. (2013, November). Impairment in executive functioning in individuals with obsessive-compulsive disorder. Psychology Graduate Student Association Research Symposium, Toronto, ON.

Landy, M.S.H., Taillefer, S. E., & Monson, C.M. (2013, June). The role of general and relationship-specific attributions in the association between interpersonal violence victimization and individual and relationship outcomes. Poster  presented at the 74th annual convention of the Canadian Psychological Association (CPA), Quebec City, Quebec.

Hadad, M. & Liu, J. (2013, May). To Tweet or not to Tweet, that is the question. Poster presented at the Annual Ryerson Faculty Conference, Toronto, Ontario: Ryerson Learning and Teaching Office.

Taillefer, S. E., Vickers, K., Ornstein, T., & Turtle, J. (2013, April).  Indecision in those with obsessive and compulsive traits: The role of depressive symptoms. Poster accepted for presentation at Anxiety and Depression Association of America, La Jolla, California.

Newton, E. G., Siegal, R., Taillefer, S. E., Zhou, X., & Richter, M. A. (2013, April). Impact of Increasing Familiality of Illness on OCD Symptom Presentation. Poster accepted for presentation at the Society of Biological Psychiatry’s 68th Annual Meeting, San Francisco, California.

Rachel L. Siegal, MA1, Evan G. Newton, MS1, Stephanie E. Taillefer, MA2, Xingci Zhou, BS1, Margaret A. Richter, An examination of Clinical Characteristics in Familial versus non-familial OCD.  Poster presentation, Anxiety and Depression Association of America Annual Conference, La Jolla, California, April 4-7, 2013.

Woznica, A., Carney, C. E., & Edinger, J. D. (2012, November). Are beliefs about sleep related to suicidal ideation in insomnia? Poster presented at the annual convention of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, National Harbor, MD.

Nowakowski, M., Sehovic, T., Perri, A., Ein, N. & Antony, M. M. (2012, November). Relation between Recalled Childhood Teasing and Perfectionism: Poster presented at the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, National Harbor, MD.

Ghazban, N., Russo, F., Trehub, S., Ein, N., Aimola, S., Boudreau, J. P. (2012, November). Modulating Infants’ Stress through Maternal Singing and Speech: Poster presented at Psychology Graduate Students’ Association: Psychology Research Symposium, Toronto, ON.

Ghazban, N., Russo, F., Trehub, S., Ein, N., Aimola, S., Boudreau, J. P. (2012, August). Regulating Infants’ Emotions through Maternal Singing and Speech Study: Poster presented at the Advancing Interdisciplinary Research in Singing, Charlottetown, PEI.

Taillefer S. E., Ornstein, T. J., Newton, E., & Richter, M. A. (2012, July). Medication Sequencing in Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD): Predictors of Pharmacotherapy Response in OCD Patients Who Failed to Respond to a Previous SSRI Trial. Poster presented at the International Obsessive-Compulsive Foundation Conference, Chicago, Illinois.

Liu, J. (2012, July). The relationship between childhood bereavement and later elements of a worldview. Poster presented at the 7th Biennial International Meaning Conference, Toronto, Ontario: International Network on Personal Meaning.

Choi, K., Sharma, A. A., Marwaha, A., Ladd, M., Tan, R., & Lavoie, P. M. (2012, July). T-helper 17 effector function in preterm cord blood ex-vivo. Poster presented at the Child and Family Research Institute Summer Research Student Poster Day, Vancouver, BC.

Sugden, N., Ein, N., Aimola, S. & Moulson, M. (2012, June). How to Win Participants and Influence Parents: Successful Strategies for Large-Scale Recruitment of a Developmental Population Study: Poster presented at the Canadian Psychological Association, Halifax, NS.

Ghazban, N., Russo, F., Trehub, S., Ein, N., Boudreau, J. P. (2012, June). Stress Regulation through Maternal Singing and Speech Study: Poster presented at the International Conference on Infant Studies, Minneapolis, MN.

Taillefer, S. E., Ornstein, T. J., Deluce, J., & Richter, M. A. (2012, June). Treatment Response in Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: Predictors of First-line Pharmacotherapy Response. Poster presented at Harvey Stancer Research Day, Toronto, ON.

Woznica, A., Vickers, K., & Koerner, N. (2012, June). 35% carbon dioxide reactivity in individuals with bulimia nervosa. Poster presented at the annual convention of the Canadian Psychological Association, Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Hadad, M. & Liu, J. (2012, May). Positive psychology and motivation in the university classroom. Poster presented at the Annual Ryerson Faculty Conference, Toronto, Ontario: Ryerson Learning and Teaching Office.

Vickers, K., Ene III, V.M., & On, R. (2012, May). Strategies to enhance classroom engagement. Ryerson’s Learning and Teaching Conference.  Poster presented at Ryerson University’s Learning Conference, Toronto, ON.

Taillefer, S. E., Ornstein, T. J., Deluce, J., & Richter, M. A. (2012, May). Predictors of Pharmacotherapy Treatment Response in Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. Poster presented at the Society of Biological Psychiatry, Philadelphia, PA.

Ene III, V. M. (2012, April). A study of memory efficacy and PowerPoint preferences in Ryerson university students. Poster presented at the 42nd Annual Ontario Psychology Undergraduate Thesis Conference, Toronto.

Liu, J. (2012, April). The relationship between childhood bereavement and later elements of a worldview. Poster presented at the Ryerson Undergraduate Thesis Poster Session, Toronto, Ontario: Ryerson University Department of Psychology.

Hadad, M. & Liu, J. (2011, May). Positive psychology in the university classroom. Poster presented at the Annual Ryerson Faculty Conference, Toronto, Ontario: Ryerson Learning and Teaching Office.

Choi, K., Sharma, A. A., Jen, R., Ladd, M., & Lavoie, P. M. (2011, July). Investigating IL-1B production rates in monocytes of preterm neonates. Poster presented at the Child and Family Research Institute Summer Research Student Poster Day, Vancouver, BC.

Gupta, M.,Taillefer, S., & Bowie, C. R. (2010, June). Neurocognitive enhancement in major depressive disorder. Poster presented at Cognitive Remediation in Psychiatry, New York, NY.

Taillefer, S., Gupta, M., & Bowie, C.R. (2010, June). Baseline predictors of cognitive and functional change as a result of cognitive remediation therapy. Poster presented at Cognitive Remediation in Psychiatry, New York, NY.

Arnold, P.D., Stewart, S. E., Shaheen, S. M., Fagerness, J., Taillefer, S. E., Doan, B., Hounie, A. G.,  Kennedy, J. L., Cook, E., Pauls, D. L., Richter, M. A., Mathews, C. A., & Hanna, G. L. (2009, Nov). A collaborative family-based association study of a glutamate receptor gene (GRIN2B) in obsessive compulsive disorder. Poster presented at the World Congress of Psychiatric Genetics (WCPG) XVII, San Diego, CA as part of symposium entitled “Obsessive-compulsive disorder and tourette disorder: phenotype, genotype and genome-wide association studies.

Taillefer, S. E., Arnold, P.D., Stewart, S. E., Kennedy, J. L., Cook, E., Pauls, D. L., Richter, M. A., Mathews, C. A., & Hanna, G. L. (2009, July). Association of the glutamate system genes DLGAP3, SLC1A1, and GRIN2B with obsessive-compulsive disorder. Hospital for Sick Children’s Summer Student Symposium, Toronto, ON.

Book Chapters (6)

Liu, J.J.W. & Vickers, K. (in press). New developments in stress research – Is stress all that bad? New evidence for mind over matter. In A.M., Columbus (Ed.) Advances in psychology research (106th ed.). Hauppauge, NY: Nova Publishers.

Taillefer, S. (submitted). Learning Theory. In I. Milosevic & R. E. McCabe (Eds.), Phobias: The psychology of irrational fear, an encyclopedia. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO.

Taillefer, S. (submitted). Tripartite Model of Fear. In I. Milosevic & R. E. McCabe (Eds.), Phobias: The psychology of irrational fear, an encyclopedia . Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO.

Taillefer, S., & Antony, M. (2014). Diagnostic and Severity Measures for adults with obsessive-compulsive related disorders. In J. Abramowitz, D. McKay, & E. Storch (Eds.), Handbook of Obsessive-Compulsive Related Disorders. Location: Wiley Publishing.

Vickers, K. (2013). Psychological factors influencing inter-individual variation in carbon dioxide-induced stress response. In L. Cavalcanti and S. Azevedo (Eds.), Psychology of stress: New research. New York. Nova. ISBN: 978-1-62417-110-9

Arnold, P. D., & Taillefer, S. (2011). Genetics of childhood and adolescent anxiety. In D. McKay, & E. Storch (Eds.), Handbook of Childhood and Adolescent Anxiety Disorders (pp 49-73). Location: Springer Publishing.

 Featured Publications (2)

Lum, J. (2011). InFocus: Informal caregiving. Written for Canadian Research Network for Care in the Community with assistance from Louisa Hawkins, Jenny Liu, Alvin Ying, Jennifer Sladek, Allie Peckham, and Paul A. Williams. Toronto, On: Ryerson University. Retrieved from http://www.crncc.ca/knowledge/factsheets/pdf/InFocus-InformalCaregiving.pdf

Lum, J. (2011). InFocus: Informal caregiving and diversity. Written for Canadian Research Network for Care inthe Community with assistance from Joseph Springer, Jenny Liu, and Alvin Ying. Toronto, On: Ryerson University. Retrieved from http://www.crncc.ca/knowledge/factsheets/pdf/InFocus-InformalCaregiving-Diversity.pdf.

Workshops, Invited Lectures, and Colloquia (1)

Li, L., & Liu, J. (2013, October). An introduction to grading research papers in social sciences. Learning and Teaching Office, Ryerson University.