Jean-Paul Boudreau

Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Psychology Toronto, Ontario boudreau@psych.ryerson.ca Office: (416) 979-5000 ext. 5198
Fluent in French

Bio/Research

I completed my doctoral studies in developmental psychology at Tufts University in Boston and received post-doctoral research opportunities in New York and North Carolina but opted for an early tenure-track position back home in Atlantic Canada where in 1994 I began my academic career in the Psyc...

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Bio/Research

I completed my doctoral studies in developmental psychology at Tufts University in Boston and received post-doctoral research opportunities in New York and North Carolina but opted for an early tenure-track position back home in Atlantic Canada where in 1994 I began my academic career in the Psychology Department at the University of Prince Edward Island. In 2000 I was a Visiting Professor at the University of Maryland (USA) and Visiting Scientist at the University of Uppsala (Sweden). In 2003 I left my position as Chair of Psychology at UPEI to become Chair of Psychology at Ryerson to help contribute to Ryerson’s dynamic growth and expansion. My scholarly interests in developmental science include the following: The study of perception, action, and cognition in the first year; the interaction of social-cognition and goal-directed behavior; and the cognitive-neuromotor aspects of childhood disorders. I direct the CHILD (Cognition, Health, Infancy, Learning, Development) laboratory for research and training. My undergraduate teaching interests include the first-year foundation courses and cognitive development while my graduate interests include advanced topics in infancy. I have supervised undergraduate and graduate theses in the areas of infant perception and action, tool-use, haptic development, language development, and conceptual development. I am passionately involved in department and university-building as well as contributing research expertise to my profession through editorial boards, peer-review, and community service including my current work as co-Chair of Health Canada’s National Experts Advisory Committee for the Center’s of Excellence for Children’s Well-Being. I have been honoured with a Teaching Award, a Service Award, and the Ryersionian of the Year Award. Please visit my website to learn more about current research projects, the CHILD lab, and student opportunities.

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