Keven Joyal-Desmarais

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Contact Me

joyal008@umn.edu


Affiliations

My research examines how individual differences in motivation influence people's behaviors, with a typical focus on the effects of matching the content of persuasive messages to be either aligned or misaligned with an individual's motivational predispositions. Additionally, I am interested in varied topics related to health psychology, prosocial behavior, and interpersonal/intergroup behaviors. Finally, some of my more recent interests include methodological issues regarding statistical modelling and how experimental manipulations can be more effectively made to represent the constructs they aim to manipulate.

Educational Background & Specialties

Educational Background

  • BA: Honours Psychology, McGill University, Montreal, Qc, Canada, 2013.
  • DEC: Social Sciences, John Abbott College, Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, Qc, Canada, 2010.

Specialties

  • Persuasion and social influence
  • Motivation
  • Health psychology and health communication
  • Prosocial Behaviors
Courses Taught
  • Teaching Assistant, Personality and Social Behavior, Fall 2016
  • Teaching Assistant, Introduction to Psychology, Fall 2016
  • Section Leader, Major Projects, University of Minnesota, Fall 2015 - Spring 2015
  • Teaching Assistant, Introduction to Psychology, Fall 2014 - Spring 2015
Research & Professional Activities

Professional Activities

  • Research and Intervention Consultant with the HPV Awareness Organization: (http://hpvawareness.org/en/) , Spring 2014 - Current
  • Research Assistant at the Psychosocial Oncology Lab of the Jewish General Hospital, Montreal, Canada: August 2013 - July 2014
  • Intern at the Counselling Center of Vanier College, Montreal. Canada: September 2012 - April 2013
  • Research Assistant under the Supervision of Dr. David Zuroff: McGill University , Fall 2011 - Winter 2013

Research

  • Administrative Assistant: Center for the Study of the Individual and Society (CSIS), Spring 2016 - Current
  • Member of Rothman Laboratory: (Advisor: Alex Rothman), Fall 2014 - Present
  • Member of Snyder Laboratory: (Advisor: Mark Snyder), Fall 2014 - Present
  • Member of the Social Interactions Lab: (Lab Head: Jeff Simpson), Spring 2015 - Present

Outreach

  • Co-President, Council of International Graduate Students (CIGS), University of Minnesota: June 2016 - Current
  • Graduate Education Council (GEC) Representative on behalf of the Council of Graduate Students (COGS), University of Minnesota: April 2016 - Current
  • Officer of Internal Relations for the Council of International Graduate Students (CIGS): A student group advocating for International Graduate and Professional students at the University of Minnesota), Fall 2015 - June 2016
  • Representative of the Council of International Graduate Students (CIGS) to the General Assembly of the Council of Graduate Students (COGS): University of Minnesota, Fall 2015 - June 2016
Publications
  • Perez, S., Shapiro, G.K., Ovidiu, T., Joyal-Desmarais, K., Rosberger, Z. (2016). Development and Validation of the Human Papillomavirus Attitudes and Beliefs Scale in a National Canadian Sample. (In Press at Vaccine).
  • Kopala-Sibley, D. C., Zuroff, D. C., Hermanto, N., & Joyal-Desmarais, K. (2015). The Development of Self-definition and Relatedness in Emerging Adulthood and Their Role in the Development of Depressive Symptoms. International Journal of Behavioral Development. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1177/0165025415573640 Download
  • Krawczyk, A., Knäuper, B., Gilca, V., Dubé, E., Joyal-Desmarais, K., & Rosberger, Z. (2015). Parents’ decision-making about the human papillomavirus vaccine for their daughters: I. Quantitative Results. Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics, 11(2), 322-329. doi: 10.1080/21645515.2014.1004030 Download
  • Shapiro, G., Joyal-Desmarais, K., Perez, S. & Rosberger, Z. (2014). A Response to Fu et al.’s “Educational Interventions to Increase HPV Vaccination Acceptance”. Vaccine, 32(48), 6342–6344. doi: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2014.09.045Download
  • Jones, R., & Joyal-Desmarais, K. (2013). Sexual Assault Awareness. In Fitness, Health & Wellness: A Personal Choice. Ed. by Lambert, S. Vanier College Press, Montreal.
Awards
  • Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) of Canada Doctoral Fellowship, Fall 2015 - Spring 2019
  • Bridging Funds Award, University of Minnesota Graduate School, Sept 2016 - April 2017
  • Bridging Funds Award, University of Minnesota Graduate School, Sept 2015 - April 2016
  • Predoctoral Grant Application Incentive Award, 2014
  • Student Research and Travel Award, 2015 - 2016
  • Student Research and Travel Award, 2014 - 2015
  • McGill Alumni Society Prize, Winter 2013
  • Science Undergraduate Research Award (SURA), McGill University, 2012
  • Dow-Hickson Scholarship , 2012
  • Boris Muskatov Prize , 2012
  • Sceptre Investment Counsel Scholarship , 2011
  • Hugh Duncan Bursary , 2010 - 2011