Undergraduate Research Students

Élodie Audet, Research Assistant


Élodie is in her third year of her undergraduate studies in Psychology at McGill. Her current interests involve how interpersonal relationships influence goal progress, personality development and well-being. Through her work in the lab, she wishes to learn more about motivation and how we can put it to good use in our daily lives.

After graduation, Élodie hopes to pursue her studies in clinical psychology and become a clinical psychologist.


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Jasmine Kotsiopoulos, Undergraduate Honours Research Student

Jasmine is a U2 honours psychology student and she is interested in how certain personality traits may have led to an increase in depressive symptoms during the COVID-19 pandemic and how need frustration may have mediated this effect. 


Jasmine hopes to pursue a career in clinical psychology after graduation and to become a clinical psychologist.



Naz Alpdogan, Undergraduate Honours Research Student


Naz is in her second year of her undergraduate studies at McGill. She is majoring in Psychology and minoring in Hispanic Studies. Her current interests involve developmental psychology and psychopathology. She is currently working on her Honour thesis in which she looks at depression and anxiety in GenZ during the COVID-19 pandemic.


After graduation, she plans on getting a degree in clinical psychology and on working as a child psychologist. .


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Bianca Lafrenière, Undergraduate Honours Research Student


Bianca is currently an undergraduate student in U2 at McGill majoring in honour’s psychology and minoring in social entrepreneurship.  She is interested in the role of human motivation on behaviours and their outcomes on physical, social, and mental health/illness for individuals and vulnerable groups. 


After graduation, she plans on pursuing graduate studies in clinical psychology to obtain a career within the healthcare industry and conduct research.

James Avery, Undergraduate Honours Research Student


James is a third-year honours psychology student at McGill. He is currently researching the role of aspirations in the trajectory of well-being across the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as whether certain factors predispose individuals to becoming more intrinsically-oriented over time.


After graduating, James intends to pursue a graduate degree in clinical psychology. He is also interested in the field of sport psychology.

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Alicia Martineau, Undergraduate Research Student


Alicia is a third-year undergraduate student majoring in Psychology with minors in Behavioural Science and the Environment. She is currently interested in examining individual differences, like personality and motivation, in relation to adherence to social distancing measures during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Outside of an academic setting, Alicia enjoys teaching ballet to young girls and boys to foster confidence in the form of movement.


After completing her undergraduate studies, Alicia is interested in pursuing graduate studies in clinical psychology to help those who are struggling with their mental health.