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Dr. Ron Davis

Laboratory Members’ Thesis/Dissertation Activity

June 20, 2017 by Ron Davis

The best way to convey my research interests is to show you laboratory members, past and present, whose research I have been active as primary supervisor. Members are listed by year of research completion.

Chong, S, Ph.D. dissertation.  Neural correlates of emotional contagion in narcissists.  2016-present.

R. Kushnier, M.A. thesis. Expansiveness, heart rate variability, and mate value.  Lakehead University, 2016-present.

G. Coccimiglio, H.B.Sc. thesis. Examining the relationships between disordered eating, cognitive bias, and cardiac reactivity under food exposure.  Lakehead University, 2016-2017.

B. Mascioli, M.A. thesis. Is orthorexia a security motivated eating behaviour? An examination through cognitive bias and cardiac reactivity to food.  Lakehead University, 2015-present.

L. McGeown, M.A. thesis. Social modeling of eating and the mirror neuron system: The role of neurological mechanisms in predicting susceptibility to modeling. Lakehead University, 2015-present.

L. Bailey. Ph.D. dissertation. Emotion regulation mediates the relationship between HRV reactivity and relationship success. Lakehead University, 2013-present.

S. Chong. M.A. thesis. Cortical reactivity and attentional bias during a body image exposure.  Lakehead University, 2014-2016.

C. Keefe, M.A. thesis. Cognitive bias and heart rate variability in a chocolate craving paradigm. Lakehead University, 2013-2016.

D. Ransom.  Ph.D. dissertation. A randomized comparative trial of self-affirmation and psychoeducation interventions for improving body image in young women. Lakehead University, 2011-2016.

D. Shin, H.B.A. thesis. Influence of body image on valence of social comparison: moderation by pathological narcissism.  Lakehead University, 2015-2016.

R. Kushnier, H.B.A. thesis. Mate value discrepancy moderates the link between agreeableness and relationship formation.  Lakehead University, 2015-2016.

H. Gardiner. H.B.A. thesis. Hedonics of a taste test mediate the impact of trait craving on chocolate consumption at higher resting frontal EEG activity: Results of a moderated mediation approach. Lakehead University, 2014-2015.

E. Roldan, Ph.D. dissertation.  Can heart rate variability biofeedback serve to mitigate the negative consequences of a social comparison challenge? Lakehead University, 2008-2015.

L. Gomes. Ph.D. dissertation. Examination of pathways by which parental attachment and secondary attachment strategies predict disordered eating attitudes and behaviours. Lakehead University, 2005-2015.

K. Knauff, Ph.D. dissertation. Contingent self-worth moderates the relationship between self-esteem and heart rate variability.  Lakehead University, 2005-2014.

S. Chong. H.B.A. thesis. Cortical response to a body image exposure.  Lakehead University, 2013-2014.

L. Turner. H.B.A. thesis. Size, body image, and affect mediate the effect of heart rate variability upon social comparison response.  Lakehead University, 2013-2014.

C. Keefe. H.B.A. thesis.  Cardiac reactivity to chocolate: The moderating effects of craving and pharmacology.  Lakehead University, 2012-2013.

L. Bailey. M.A. thesis.  Skipping a beat: Heart rate variability and romantic relationships. Lakehead University, 2011-2013.

J. Brazeau, Ph.D. dissertation.  Biological markers of intrusive thought development and defensive reactions. Lakehead University, 2008-2012.

P. Pawluk. H.B.A. thesis. Reactions of the autonomic nervous system to a trauma film. Lakehead University, 2011-2012.

J. Morgan. H.B.A. thesis. The relationship between heart rate variability, global self-esteem and personality traits.  Lakehead University, 2011-2012.

K. Storeshaw, M.A. thesis. Cortical frontal asymmetry and three-dimensional body exposure: Viewing oneself with an action-oriented mindset, Lakehead University, 2009-2012.

S. Bola, Ph.D. dissertation.  Social comparison to thin and plus size media images: Impact on candy consumption, affect and body image in binge eaters. Lakehead University, 2007-2011.

D. Ransom, M.A. thesis. So you think you’ve got problems: Interpersonal influence on women with low appearance self-esteem within the context of self-affirmation. Lakehead University, 2009-2011.

C. Poirier, H.B.A. thesis. Chocolate consumption and cortical frontal asymmetry: Electroencephalographic response of chocolate cravers and noncravers. Lakehead University, 2010-2011.

G. Berube-Hayward, M.A. thesis.  Cortical response to a chocolate craving induction among restrained and unrestrained eaters.  Lakehead University, 2007-2011.

L. Blanchette, M.A. thesis.  Heart rate variability as a biomarker for self-regulations: Does resisting temptation for chocolate deplete the limited resource?  Lakehead University, 2008-2010.

A. Gerlach, H.B.A. thesis.  Salivary a-amylase as a biomarker for sympathetic nervous system activity: Will resisting thoughts of chocolate cause a stress reaction? Lakehead University, 2009-2010.

M. McMahan, Ph.D. dissertation.  A randomized, controlled trial of mindfulness plus exposure improving body satisfaction in women.  Lakehead University, 2004-2009.

K. Storeshaw, H.B.A. thesis. The effect of three-dimensional body images on frontal asymmetry. Lakehead University, 2008-2009.

M. Mercier, M.A. thesis. The psychobiology of an eating episode: Are restrained eaters different? Lakehead University, 2007-2009.

L. Blanchette, H.B.A. thesis.  The effect of two body image improvement programs on university women varying in their stage of change.  Lakehead University, 2007-2008.

P. Balint, H.B.Sc, thesis.  Salivary a-amylase response to different modes of mind.  Lakehead University, 2007-2008.

E. Roland, M.A. thesis.  Body dissatisfaction and affect:  The effects of mode of mind induction and three-dimensional body shape exposure. Lakehead University, 2006-2008.

M. Mercier, H.B.A. thesis.  Stage of change: Action stage as a predictor of psychological distress and expressed interest in a body image improvement program.  Lakehead University, 2006-2007.

J. Riendeau, M.A. thesis.  Psychological responses to three-dimensional body shape exposure in female university students   Lakehead University, 2005-2007.

S. Bola, M.A. thesis.  Effect of thin media images on the food consumption and affect of binge eaters: Examining the role of social comparison.  Lakehead University, 2005-2007.

M. Bone, M.A. thesis.  Body and affect words:  Valence, cognitive specificity, and temporal change among young women. Lakehead University, 2004-2006.

K. Knauff, M.A thesis. Weight Loss Perceptions and Behaviours in University Females.  Lakehead University, 2003-2005.

A. Santa, H.B.A. thesis.  Qualitative analyses of the descriptions of healthy and unhealthy  lifestyle behaviours among university women. Lakehead University, 2004-2005.

A. Agha, M.A. thesis.  Prevalence, comorbidities, and demographics of eating disorders in Ontario: Analysis of the Statistics Canada Canadian Community Health Survey, Cycle 1.2: Mental Health and Well-Being. Lakehead University, 2002-2005.

C. Dokis, H.B.A. thesis. Solvent abuse among Aboriginal males: Demographics and response to residential treatment.  Lakehead University, 2002-2004.

K. MacDonnel, H..B.A. thesis.  Finger length ratios and vulnerability to major depression in women. Lakehead University, 2003-2004.

M. Bone, H.B.A. thesis. Valence of schema-relevant words for depression and body dissatisfaction. Lakehead University, 2003-2004.

M. McMahan, M.A. thesis.  Memory specificity in depression: The effects of self versus other referent focus. Lakehead University, 2002-2004.

A. Donato, M.A. thesis.  Stage of change: Relation to risk factors for binge eating and other health risk behaviours among university women.  Lakehead University, 2001-2004.

S. Rossi, H.B.A. thesis. Finger length ratios, health and personality.  Lakehead University, 2002- 2003.

S. Robillard, H.B.A. thesis. Attractiveness and body image: The mediating role of body mass index. 2001-2002.

D. Seymour, M.A. thesis.  The effects of idealized athletic pictures in the media on body image and mood as a function of gender and exercise identity.  Lakehead University, 2000-2002.

C. Vogen, M.A. thesis.  Psychological and physical correlates of attractiveness.  Lakehead University, 2000-2002.

J. McFarlane, Ph.D. dissertation. Coping and resiliency factors among peer harassed adolescent girls: Implications for body image and eating disordered behaviour. Lakehead University, 1998-2002.

J. Creese, H..B.A. thesis. Accuracy of body image perception: effects of hand of response, completeness of profile and image starting position.  Lakehead University, 2000 – 2001.

R. Kuzik, H..B.A. thesis.  A comparison of gender in fluctuating asymmetries of the body.  Lakehead University, 2000-2001.

J. Paquette, H.B.A. thesis.  Gender comparisons on the relation between physical attractiveness and body image.  Lakehead University, 1999-2000.

R. Klein, H.B.A. thesis. Body Image: A Comparison of Gender in Perception and Sentiment. Lakehead University, 1999-2000.

M.L. Colburn, H.B.A. thesis. Impressions of expression in human photographs: Every picture tells a story. Lakehead University, 1999-2000.

L. Clausen, M.A. thesis. Application of the transtheoretical model of change to binge eating and smoking.  Lakehead University, 1997-1999.

J. Slatkoff, M.A. thesis. Buffering against the negative effects of body image media exposure: A comparison of social psychological interventions.  Lakehead University, 1997 – 1999.

D. Taylor, M.A. thesis. Does self-referent cognition act as a mediator between mood and body image? Lakehead University, 1997-1999.

H. Brown, H.B.A. thesis. Development of a new computerized body imaging technique. Lakehead University. 1998-1999.

H. Lawrence, M.A. thesis.  Friend, enemy, or at the cusp: How early adolescent girls experience their bodies. University of Toronto, 1995-1996.

M. Heinmaa, M.Psy. thesis. Depression and the perception of family functioning in the eating disorders. University of Helsinki, 1990-1992.

R. Strok, H.B.A. thesis. Contributions of selective processing to the examination of attitudes and feelings about body image. University of Toronto, 1993-1994.

L. Murphy-Boyer, H.B.A. thesis. Exploring the obesity variable in person perception: The effect of weight on perceived potential for success. University of Toronto, 1993-1994.