Experts in: Violence
- Couple psychology
- Couple interactions
- Social networking sites
- 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.
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).
My research work addresses different themes linked to couple relationships, in the general population and in clinical populations. First of all, the adult attachment theory shapes much of my research. Drawing inspiration from this theoretical model, I examine the close bonds between attachment, conjugal support and sexuality, to better understand the dynamics of conjugal relations among different populations of couples. Second, I am especially interested in infertility. My work aims at 1) assessing the psychological, conjugal and sexual impacts of this problem, 2) assessing the specific needs of couples undergoing infertility treatment and 3) developing interventions for optimizing these couples' well-being. Lastly, conjugal abuse and dyadic coping are also among my fields of interest.
Professeur associé, Professeur émérite
- Life Cycles ( Childhood, Adolescence, Adulthood, etc.)
- Social Determinants of Child and Youth Development
- Affective and Emotional Development
- Educational Maladjustment
- Insertion and Exclusion
- Drug Abuse
- Learning Disorders in Children
- Child Abuse and Negligence
- Cognitive Development in Children
- Infant / Child Development
- Parent-Child Relationships
- Mental Health and Psychopathology in Children and Youth
- Family and Child Services
- Behavioral Disorders in Children and Adolescents
- Speech and Language Development Disorders
- Learning and Memory (Psychology - Biological Aspects)
- Biological and Biochemical Mechanisms
- Familial Trajectories
- Learning Disabilities