|Welcome to our website and the Health Psychology Lab! In the broadest
sense, our research is applied social cognition with a focus on health.
More specifically, we study how individuals make health related
judgments (e.g., risk evaluations), how cognitions (e.g., health
beliefs) influence health behaviour, and how interventions can be used
to promote health behaviour. We currently
study these processes mainly in the area of eating behaviour (dieting,
obesity, diabetes), physical activity, sleep, and medication adherence, and develop interventions combining implementation
intentions and mental imagery, for example to increase fruit
consumption, curb cravings, or increase medication adherence.
Interested in Joining the Lab?
Dr. Knauper plans to accept 1-2 graduate students starting in
Fall 2013 (application deadline December 2012). Dr. Knauper supervises
PhD students in both the Clinical Psychology and the Experimental
Psychology Program. We welcome particularly students who are eligible
and plan to apply for federal and/or provincial graduate funding (e.g.
CIHR, SSHRC, FRSQ, FQRSC). Application deadlines for these fellowships
are in Fall 2012 and information about these fellowships can be found
on the agencies' websites.
If you are interested in applying to join Dr. Knauper's lab as
a graduate student, please email Dr. Knauper in advance of the relevant
McGill work-study eligible students are especially encouraged
to apply. If you are interested, please email a CV, unofficial
transcript, your availability, and a short note describing why you
would like to do research in a health psychology lab to Dr. Knauper.
Please contact Dr. Knauper if you are interested in joining
her lab as a postdoctoral fellow. Postdoctoral fellows usually secure
their own external funding. However, we can support your application
for external funding by working with you to create a successful
proposal. McGill also offeres postdoctoral fellowships (Tomlinson
If you are interested in joining the lab as an undergraduate
student (e.g., honours, Psych450, volunteer, etc.), please send, by the
beginning of August, an email to Dr. Knauper with your CV, unofficial
transcript, a sample of your writing (e.g. a paper for a previous
class) and state in a couple of sentence why you would like to do
research in a health psychology lab. We usually make a short list in
early August and hold interviews in mid/end of August.
If you would like more information about us and our work,
please contact us at:
| || Health
Dr. Bärbel Knäuper
Department of Psychology, McGill University
1205 Dr. Penfield Avenue, W7/14
(lab): (514) 398-1399
Tel (Dr. Knäuper): (514) 398-8186
Fax: (514) 398-4896