RAW Lab News

  • Emily Impett was awarded the inaugural UTM Annual Research Prize in the Social Sciences from the Office VP-Research and will give a talk about her research on December 6 at UTM in IB-150 from 1-3 pm.
  • Congratulations to James Kim for being awarded a SSHRC CGS Doctoral Scholarship.
  • Professor Emily Impett was awarded two SSHRC Insight Grants for her collaborative work with Dr. Amy Muise of York University (“Broadening Your Horizons: Self-Expansion and the Maintenance of Desire and Satisfaction in Romantic Relationships”) and Dr. Natalie Rosen of Dalhousie University (“From Partners to Parents: Sexual Expectations of Couples during the Transition to Parenthood”).
  • Emily Impett was elected as a Fellow to the Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP).
  • Congratulations to Lisa Day for receiving honorable mention for the GEF (Graduate Expansion Fund) Research Impact Award from the Department of Psychology at UTM for her paper (co-authored with Amy Muise, Samantha Joel, and Emily Impett) titled “To do it or not to do it? How communally motivated people navigate sexual interdependence dilemmas” published in PSPB in 2015.
  • Former postdoctoral fellow Amy Muise will begin as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at York University in July 2016.
  • Postdoctoral fellow John Sakaluk will begin as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Victoria in July 2016.
  • Former postdoctoral fellow Amy Muise received the Canadian Psychological Association President New Researcher award in 2016.
  • Graduate student Lisa Day received a Graduate Student Poster Award from the Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP).
  • Postdoctoral fellow Jenny Stellar will start as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Toronto Mississauga on July 1, 2016.
  • Professor Emily Impett was awarded a SSHRC Insight Development Grant for her research titled: “An Interpersonal Goals Perspective on the Boons and Banes of Parenting.”
  • Emily Impett was awarded tenure — she is now an Associate Professor!
  • Emily Impett was awarded a Working Group Grant from the Office of VP-Research, UTM to fund the Toronto Relationships Interest Group.
  • Bonnie Le was awarded the Ken Dion Award for the 2014-2015 academic year. The Ken Dion Award recognizes one outstanding graduate student in the Social Personality Research Group for excellence in research.
  • Bonnie Le received the 2015 UTM Graduate Student Research award, a prestigious award that recognizes excellence in research across all graduate programs at UTM.
  • Bonnie Le was awarded the Best Graduate Student Talk award for 2014-2015 from the Social Personality Research Group at U of T.
  • Prof. Impett was awarded a Research and Scholarly Activity Fund from the University of Toronto Mississauga, Office of the Vice-Principal, Research for a project titled: “Not in the Mood? Development and validation of the sexual rejection scale.”
  • Congratulations to Bonnie Le who was selected as one of the five winners of the Graduate Student Committee Outstanding Research Award from the Society for Personality and Social Psychology. Bonnie will receive her award at the SPSP meeting this February in Long Beach, CA.
  • Prof. Impett is the receipient of the 2015 Sage Young Scholar Award. This award, which is supported by a generous donation from Sage Publications, is presented annually to five young scholars to recognize their outstanding contributions to personality and social psychology. The awardees each receive a grant of $5,000 for research, study, or career development.
  • Research by Emily Impett, Amy Muise, and Lisa Day was featured in a 7-page article in the popular Canadian magazine, The Walrus. See here:  http://thewalrus.ca/just-do-it/
  • Samantha Joel was the recipient of a 2014 Student Publication Award from the Society for Personality and Social Psychology for the paper:   Joel, S., Gordon, A., Impett, E. A., MacDonald, G., & Keltner, D. (2013). The things you do for me: Perceptions of a romantic partner’s investments promote gratitude and commitment. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 39, 1333-1345.
  • Lisa Day, a doctoral student in the RAWLab, received the Certificate of Academic Excellence from the Canadian Psychological Association for her Masters thesis.
  • Professor Emily Impett was awarded an Early Researcher Award (Round 9) from the Ontario Ministry of Research and Innovation.
  • Professor Emily Impett, along with postdoctoral fellow Amy Muise, was awarded a 5-year Insight Grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council.
  • Professor Emily Impett received the Gerald R. Miller Award for Early Career Achievement from the International Association for Relationship Research. She will receive the award at the IARR conference this summer in Melbourne, Australia.
  • Professor Emily Impett accepted an invitation to join the Board of Consulting Editors of the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology (2014-2016 term).
  • Behzad Asaybi-Eshghi, an undergraduate honors student and incoming graduate student in the RAWLab was just named as one of U of T’s “grads to watch.
  • Four RAWLab members were recently awarded with graduate fellowships from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council. Lisa Day received a four-year SSHRC doctoral fellowship, Jessica Maxwell received a three-year CGS SSHRC doctoral fellowship, and Behzad Asyabi-Eshghi and Leyla Javam were awarded Joseph-Armand Bombardier CGS SSHRC Masters fellowships.
  • Professor Emily Impett accepted an invitation to join the Board of Consulting Editors of the journal Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin (2013-2014 term).
  • Post-doctoral fellow, Amy Muise, was featured in a story for U of T news about Valentine’s Day. She discussed findings from a recent paper with Dr. Emily Impett indicating that people who are more satisfied in their romantic relationships are more likely to post dyadic profile pictures and information about their relationship on Facebook. Read interview here:
  • Graduate student Bonnie Le was one of seven winners of the Student Poster Award Competition at the 2013 Society for Personality and Social Psychology Meeting. This award recognizes undergraduate or graduate poster presentations characterized by excellence in research, clarity in presentation, and personal knowledge in a discussion with the judges.
  • The Relationship Researchers Interest Group (RRIG) within the Society for Personality and Social Psychology has announced that Dr. Emily Impett has been named the 2013 Caryl E. Rusbult Close Relationships Early Career Award winner. The Caryl E. Rusbult Close Relationships Early Career Award recognizes an early career investigator who is making significant contributions to research on close relationships as evidenced by an outstanding record of important and innovative research in the general area of close relationships. Dr. Impett was recognized for her impressive body of empirical work, as well as for her important theoretical contributions to relationship science.
  • Bonnie Le awarded Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship: Graduate student Bonnie Le was awarded a Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship in the 2011-2012 competition. The Vanier scholarships are awarded to doctoral students who demonstrate a high level of academic excellence, research potential, and leadership. Please see the following link for more detail on this award: http://www.vanier.gc.ca/eng/nr-co/nr-co-20120830.aspx

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