Maya A. Yampolsky, PhD.

Laboratory Director

Before joining the School of Psychology at Université Laval in 2015 as an assistant professor, Dr. Yampolsky obtained her PhD in experimental psychology from the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) with a specialization in social and cultural psychology.  She continued her research as a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Psychology at York University. Her research focuses on how individuals with diverse cultural backgrounds manage their different identities in their self-concept, and how this intra-individual process is linked to interpersonal relationships, such as couple relationships, as well as large-scale social phenomena, such as racism. To examine these links, she uses a mixed methods approach consisting of qualitative (e.g. focus groups, life narratives) as well as quantitative (scale development, actor-partner interdependence modelling, confirmatory factor analyses, bootstrap mediation analysis) procedures.

Academic training

  • 2013-2015 : Postdoc, York University

  • 2007-2013 : PhD experimental psychology, social and cultural psychology specialization, Université du Québec à Montréal (UQÀM)

  • 2002-2006 : B.A Psychology, Concordia University