May 2019

Angelica Restrepo and Holly Recchia had the chance to visit schools in Bogota to conduct a series of workshops. They talked with teens, their parents, and their teachers about what it means to trust someone, whether trusting a person is the same as trusting the government, and how parents and teachers can help to support children’s trust in the most adaptive ways that recognize their (often difficult) lived experiences.

Thanks also to Angelica Alvarez for all of her help!


April 2019

Nasim Tavassoli, Angelica Restrepo, Mawuena Badasu and Melissa Commisso presented their research at the annual meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, SRCD (Baltimore, Maryland, USA).




March 2019

Anna Saint-Martin, Sandra Silva, Julie Guidon and Caroline Pawelczyk presented their research at the 41st annual meeting of SQRP (Mont-Tremblant, QC). 

November 2018

Nasim Tavassoli and Alyssa Scirocco presented their work at the Association for Moral Education (Barcelona, Spain).


August, 2018

Angelica set off on a three-month research internship at Queen’s University in Belfast, Northern Ireland, supervised by Dr. Laura Taylor. This work is supported by a Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplement from SSHRC. We will miss her, but are excited that she will have a chance to experience this amazing research opportunity!

July, 2018

Julia Renauld presented a poster based on her Concordia Undergraduate Student Research Award at the International Congress of Applied Psychology in Montreal. Congrats, Julia!

May, 2018

Along with the wonderful Natalie Fletcher from Brila Youth Projects, Dr. Recchia co-organized a two-day workshop for adults and children to reflect on their conceptions of childhood. Special thanks to our invited guests, Drs. David Kennedy (Montclair State University), Walter Kohan (State University of Rio de Janiero), and Michel Sasseville (Université Laval). Check out the amazing zine that emerged from this work!

May, 2018

Dr. Recchia, Fatima Inigo, Julia Renauld, Alyssa Scirocco, and Nasim Tavassoli presented work at Development 2018 in Saint Catharines, ON. We are especially proud of Fatima, who presented a paper for the first time at a National conference (and rocked it!).

May, 2018

Nasim Tavassoli received an FRQ-SC doctoral fellowship to support her dissertation research. Congratulations to Nasim!

May, 2018

Many members of the lab had a great time participating as presenters and supportive audience members at the annual Emotional Competence Symposium, sponsored by the Fond de Recherche – Societé et Culture.

April, 2018

Shannon Maingot received a Concordia Undergraduate Student Research Award to conduct a project in the lab over the summer. Way to go, Shannon!

April, 2018

Congratulations to Julia Renauld and Claudia Royea for successfully completing honors thesis projects!

March, 2018

Angelica Restrepo presented her thesis proposal at the Psychology and Peace Conference at the University of Notre Dame. We are so excited to learn about her results – stay tuned!

March, 2018

Dr. Recchia and Nasim Tavassoli presented at the Society for Research in Child Development in Austin, TX. We are especially proud of Nasim for putting together a wonderful contribution to a symposium on sibling other-orientedness as a context for socio-emotional development.

September 2017

Angelica Restrepo got a SSHRC CGS-Master’s scholarship for her master’s thesis! Congratulations Angelica!

March 25, 2017

Monique Riedel and Malene Bodington presented their work at the 39th annual meeting of SRQP (Montreal, QC).

December 5, 2016

Olivia Faulconbridge successfully defended her MA thesis entitled Children’s and Adolescents’ Peer Relationships as Contexts for Forgiveness and Nonforgiveness . Way to go, Olivia!



December 2, 2016

Ma-ab Witwit successfully defended her MA thesis entitled Parents’ Understanding of Siblings’ Conflict Goals in Early and Middle Childhood. Congratulations Ma-ab!



October 15, 2016

Dr. Recchia was elected to the Board of Directors of the Jean Piaget Society (2017-2020).


June 9, 2016

Olivia Faulconbridge, Monique Riedel, Alyssa Scirocco, and Nasim Tavassoli presented their work at the annual meeting of the Jean Piaget Society  (Chicago, IL).


May 18, 2016

Dr. Recchia’s daughter Lucie Kate made a safe arrival!

Welcome to the world, Lucie.


May, 2016

Dr. Recchia (along with a number of her colleagues in Education, PI: Ann-Louise Davidson) received a Curriculum Innovation grant to interdisciplinary problem-based blended learning in departmental qualitative and quantitative methodology courses.


May, 2016

Dr. Recchia (with Drs. Melanie Dirks and Cecilia Wainryb) received a SSHRC Insight Grant entitled Understanding children’s and adolescents’ emotional experiences of peer injury and their implications for parental responses.


March 31, 2016

Olivia Faulconbridge, Alyssa Scirocco, and Daysi Zentner presented their research at the annual meeting of the Society for Research on Adolescence (Baltimore, MD).

March 19, 2016

Olivia Faulconbridge and Daysi Zentner represented our lab at the Concordia University Department of Education Graduate Symposium.

November 18, 2015

Nasim Tavassoli and Daysi Zentner participated in a research blitz organized by the équipe de recherche sur la competence emotionelle (funded by FRQ-SC). It was a great opportunity for us to engage in a multidisciplinary exchange on the theme of emotional competence and to learn about the interesting work being conducted by our colleagues.


Research Blitz group photo with the members of the Emotional Competence Team

November 9, 2015

Our research on the topic of sibling conflict was profiled an article published in La Presse.

September 30, 2015

Dr. Recchia gave an invited address at an event to honour the inauguration of the doctoral program at the Universidad Nacional de Colombia in Bogota.

September 5, 2015

Vanesa Sarmiento presented her research at the Conferencia Regional Latinoamericana de Psicología – Congreso Colombiano de Psicología.