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Elijah Nimijean, Psychology student at McGill University

This blog has been reviewed by Katya Santucci and Catherine Cimon-Paquet, edited by Rémi Thériault

Elijah, tell us a little bit about yourself

Hey everyone! My name is Elijah Nimijean, and I am currently a third-year university student majoring in psychology with a minor in sociology. I enjoy listening to music, working out (when gyms aren’t closed due to global pandemics), playing video games, and reading science fiction novels. I also enjoy writing, hence my participation as a student blog writer on behalf of the CPPA Student Ambassador Program.

I have always been one to engage in a number of…


Author: Katya Santucci

This blog has been reviewed by Elijah Nimjean and Claire Gaudreau, edited by Rémi Thériault.

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Photo credit: Olya Kobruseva

Ready to tackle this semester? If you are looking for a ~sign~ to amp up your organizational skills, or just need that extra push… Here it is!

Staying organized is one of the many ways you can thrive as a student. Setting yourself up for success is key — you can think of organization as the crucial “behind the scenes” work. …


Author: Catherine Cimon-Paquet

This blog has been reviewed by Katya Santucci and Claire Gaudreau, edited by Rémi Thériault.

In the Positive Psychology Concepts series, we will introduce you to different aspects of positive psychology and to different science-based practices that will help you increase your well-being.

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“Great dancers are not great because of their technique, they are great because of their passion.” — Martha Graham

This famous quote from choreographer and dancer Martha Graham inspired me throughout my teenage years, a time when I was practicing ballet. In many sports, passion is considered to be a key ingredient for success…


Author: Claire Gaudreau

This blog has been reviewed by Katya Santucci and Béa Schueller, edited by Rémi Thériault

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Chantal

It’s not a secret; body image is a huge focus in the media. We are endlessly bombarded with ads that often leave us feeling less than satisfactory about our likeness. Perhaps you have even experienced comments about your figure from some rather bold individuals in your entourage. What can we do to protect ourselves from producing a negative self-view as a result of all this negative influence? Perhaps we might shift our focus to the recognition of our body’s performance rather than its attractiveness. Health…


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Photo credits: Gabrielle Henderson

Author: Katya Santucci

This blog has been reviewed by Elizabeth Razzouk and Catherine Cimon-Paquet, edited by Rémi Thériault

In this Positive Psychology Concepts series, we will introduce you to different aspects of positive psychology and introduce you to different science-based practices that will help you increase your well-being.

A few months ago, I came across a small project I had completed for a psychology course in college. In this assignment, I had been writing down three things that I was grateful for each day, over the span of two weeks. After reading what past me had jotted down, I was reminded of how…


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Auteure : Catherine Cimon-Paquet

Ce billet de blogue a été révisé par Macilia Abou et Cecilia Marie Chaymâa Ezzahraoui, édité par Rémi Thériault.

Dans cette série Concepts de psychologie positive, nous vous ferons découvrir différents aspects de la psychologie positive et nous vous présenterons différentes pratiques basées sur la science, qui vous permettront d’augmenter votre bien-être.

La psychologie positive est un domaine d’étude scientifique qui porte sur les forces des individus et des communautés ainsi que sur leur fonctionnement optimal. Depuis les vingt dernières années, cette discipline prend beaucoup d’ampleur. …


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Photo credit: Naassom Azevedo

Author: Elijah Nimijean

This blog has been reviewed by Béa Schueller and Claire Gaudreau, edited by Rémi Thériault

To say that the COVID-19 pandemic has been devastating would be an understatement. Physically, psychologically, economically, and socially, we are all suffering the consequences of mandated isolation. Some of us are stricken with a boredom that even the most interesting show on Netflix cannot address; others find themselves paradoxically fearing yet yearning for the opportunity to step foot outside. …


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Claire Gaudreau, Psychology student at Concordia University and yoga instructor

Author: Claire Gaudreau. This blog has been reviewed by Elizabeth Razzouk and Elijah Nimijean, edited by Rémi Thériault

You have probably experienced some hardships in your life, most of us have. Life has its ups and downs, so how can we cope? Resilience is how we bounce back from these challenges; it is how we show up when facing adversity. Does it take a while to recover from hardships? Sometimes life throws things our way that feel impossible to manage. We may feel completely crushed, but somehow, we eventually manage to pick ourselves up and keep going. Adversity is not…


This blog has been reviewed by Katya Santucci and Elijah Nimijean, edited by Rémi Thériault

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Elizabeth Razzouk, McGill University psychology student

Elizabeth, tell us a little bit about yourself.

My name is Elizabeth Razzouk, and I am a recent high school graduate from Bayview Secondary School, located in Richmond Hill, Ontario. I’m 17 years old and I will be entering McGill University in Montreal, Quebec this fall to pursue a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and English Literature. Throughout high school, I was exposed to many different subjects and pathways that I could choose to embark on post-graduation, but the field of psychology has always…


This blog has been reviewed by Elizabeth Razzouk and Claire Gaudreau, edited by Rémi Thériault

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Béa Schueller, McGill University psychology student

Béa, tell us a little bit about yourself.

I’m in my 3rd year of undergrad at McGill University with a major concentration in psychology and minor concentrations in sociology and behavioural science. I grew up in Arlington, MA, US and took a psychology course in high school, which sparked my interest in studying psychology further. I initially planned to study International Development in university, but when I started U1 (as a second year), I realized that I wanted more than a minor in psychology.

I’ve…

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