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Josée Turcotte

Josée Turcotte

Assistant Professor

Arts
A-339, Arts Building Sudbury Campus

Biography

Josée Turcotte received her doctorate from the Université Laval in Québec city in 2002. At the time, her Ph.D. thesis demonstrated that older adults can learn some kind of new sequence of information as well as young adults. She completed a post-doctorate with Lynn Hasher at University of Toronto and the Rotman Research Institute. Since 2004, she is currently an Assistant Professor of Psychology at Laurentian University in Sudbury, Ontario, Canada. Her research interest are mostly in positive psychology: passion for an activity, mindfulness and well being. She is one of the members of the Research Institute for Aging. Since his creation, she is now combining positive psychology and normal aging. A second area of research is in cognition. She has done a number of research in this area such as in short-term memory, working memory, learning and decision making.

Education

  • Ph. D., psychologie, Université Laval, 2002 ;
  • Maîtrise, psychologie, Université Laval, 1996 ;
  • Baccalauréat, psychologie, Université Laval, 1994.

Research

Her research interest are mostly in positive psychology: passion for an activity, mindfulness and well being. She is one of the members of the Research Institute for Aging. Since his creation, she is now combining positive psychology and normal aging. Another area of research is in cognition. For her master degree, she tested Baddeley working memory model. More specifically, she put into test the prediction of the Phonological Loop of this model. Since then, she has done a number of research in cognition: short-term memory, working memory, learning, cognitive load and decision making.

Awards

  • Teaching

    Josée teaches in French.

    PSYC 2127 FL 01 Méthodologie et statistique II

    PSYC 2606 FL 01 Le cerveau et le comportement (une année sur deux)

    PSYC 2617 FL 01 Neuropsychologie humaine (une année sur deux)

    PSYC 3206 FL 01 Théories psychométriques

    PSYC 3606 FL-01 Psychopathologie

    PSYC 3706 FL-01 Psychologie cognitive I : processus fondamentaux  (une année sur deux)

    PSYC 3707 FL-01 Psychologie cognitive II – processus supérieurs (une année sur deux)