Experts in: Personality
- Work and organizational psychology
- Work empowerment
- Psychological health and work performance
My research interests lie in three main areas. First of all, I am interested in employee involvement and ways of better diagnosing employee empowerment. This is a preliminary step often bypassed by those attempting to enhance employee commitment. My second research interest is evaluating the potential and competencies of individuals at work. More specifically, I am interested in evaluation tools and methods for understanding and predicting behaviour in the workplace, in a nuanced and useful manner. Lastly, I am interested in balancing performance and psychological well-being at work and am attempting to identify determinants or interventions likely to have a positive impact on these two outcomes.
I strongly believe that knowledge in my research and teaching fields can be best advanced by establishing ongoing dialogue between researchers and stakeholders in organizations, so as to pool their respective expertise.
- Couple psychology
- Couple interactions
- Social media
- Psychophysiological reactivity
My research focusses on biopsychosocial determinants of couple functioning and violence. I am particularly interested in 1) the role of psychophysiological reactivity in violent couples' communication behaviors and 2) the impact of partners' personality on various aspects of couple functioning.
I am also interested in the influence of social networking sites on adolescents and young adults' romantic relationships. My research focusses on the ways youth use social networking sites and how their online behaviors shape intimacy, conflicts and romantic relationship quality.
- Psychological assessment
- Electrophysiology (EEG)
- Cognitive intervention
Jean Gagnon, MPs, PhD, is a clinical psychologist, a neuropsychologist and an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at the Université de Montréal. His field of teaching is psychological assessment and personality theories. He is a full member of the Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Rehabilitation of Greater Montreal (CRIR) at the Centre de recherche en neuropsychologie et cognition (CERNEC).