STUDENTS

If you are applying to graduate school in clinical psychology and are interested in working with Dr. Vincent, you should know that her department (Clinical Health Psychology) does not have a graduate admissions stream at this time. Dr. Vincent supervises honours student theses, accepts practicum students working on their M.A. or Ph.D., and serves as a committee member on Masters and Doctoral research committees. We would like to invite interested students to check back with us in 12 months to figure out the status of graduate programming.

Student Participants of Psychology Experiment Protocol Number: HE2023-0331 “Evaluation of a Parasomnia Effects Scale”
Thank you for participating in this investigation of a new scale measuring the consequences of parasomnias. Parasomnias are types of sleep disorders which include nightmares, sleep terrors, sleepwalking/talking, and dream re-enactment. As measurement tools are currently lacking and inconsistent, a new instrument called the Parasomnia Effects Scale (PES; Vincent et al., 2023) was evaluated in a sample of 205 university undergraduates. Results from factor and reliability analyses showed that the PES was internally consistent and demonstrated construct and convergent validity through associations with study measures. Five factors of the PES were identified, reflecting anxiety, work/life interference, uncertainty about sleeping away, perceived cognition, and insomnia. Implications are that parasomnia effects may be multi-dimensional and that these conditions are not benign. More research on the PES is warranted.

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