Research 

Current Studies


Family Sleep Study

We are currently recruiting families to participate in the Family Sleep Study!

The Family Sleep Study is examining long-term sleep and activity outcomes for pediatric acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) survivors and their families. Want more information?  http://www.familysleepstudy.com/

Sleeping For Two (Pregnancy) Study

Recruitment for the Sleeping For Two (Pregnancy) Study is complete.

The Sleeping For Two Study looks at adult pregnant women with sleep problems/disturbances and the effects of cognitive behavioural therapy for insomnia (CBT-I) given face-to-face or online during pregnancy. Want more information?  http://www.sleep4two.com/

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I) in Adolescents with Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (mTBI)

Recruitment and follow-up studies for the CBT-I for mTBI Study has been completed. We thank all the families who participated in this research!

The CBT-I for mTBI Study is investigating sleep problems/disturbances (insomnia) in children and teenagers (ages 12-18), after they have experienced a mTBI.

Mindful Pregnancy Study

We have completed recruitment and follow up for participants in Mindful Pregnancy Study!

The Mindful Pregnancy Study is investigating treatment for stress, anxiety, and/or low mood in pregnancy using mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) delivered during pregnancy.

Factors of Mindfulness and Sleep Study

We are have completed recruitment for participants for the Factors of Mindfulness and Sleep Study! Thank you so much for your interest!

This study seeks to explore the relationship between qualities of mindfulness (e.g., trait mindfulness, self-compassion) and sleep. Undergraduate students who are registered in the Department's of Psychology Research Participation System are eligible to participate in this study. Participants will be asked to come in to the lab to spend approximately 1 hour answering questionnaires assessing mindfulness, sleep, mood, and personality. Some of the questions will ask about mood, anxiety, and negative childhood experiences which may be distressing to some individuals (e.g., Indicating agreements to statements such as “In the past week, I felt depressed”). Participants’ heights and weights will also be measured. After completing the questionnaires, participants will be provided with an actigrapher (a watch-like device to assess sleep quantity) to wear and a sleep diary to complete for three days recording their activity levels and sleep.

Treatment Preferences for Paternal Postpartum Depression Among Fathers

We are finished recruiting participants! Thank you so much for your interest!

In this study, we are looking to gain some insight regarding the experiences of fathers in the postpartum period. In addition, we want to gain insight into what new fathers think about the treatments of depressed mood. Participation in this study involves reading descriptions of different treatment options and answering questions regarding your opinion on them.Additionally, participants will be asked to complete questions concerning your mood and relationship factors. The online questionnaire will take between 15 to 30 minutes to complete. To be eligible, fathers do not need to be depressed or experiencing distress of any sort. The only requirement is to have had a child within the last 12-months.