Christopher Sears, PhD


Chris Sears

Areas of Research

Cognition, Emotion, Memory, Attention, Depression, Depression Vulnerability, Body Image

Supervising degrees

Psychology - Masters: Accepting Inquiries
Psychology - Doctoral: Accepting Inquiries
Clinical Psychology - Doctoral: Accepting Inquiries
Clinical Psychology - Masters: Accepting Inquiries

Working with this supervisor

My research examines individual differences in cognition, attention, and memory that are associated with mood and anxiety disorders, aging, and body image and eating disturbances. In the lab we frequently use mood inductions and priming procedures to study interactions between attention, memory, and mood (an NSERC-supported research program). One focus of our research is attention and memory biases in depressed individuals and individuals vulnerable to depression. My graduate students and honours thesis students are always collaborators in these studies. We use eye gaze tracking in many studies to examine individual differences in attention to emotional stimuli (e.g., Sears et al., 2019; Speirs, Belchev, Fernandez, Korol, & Sears, 2018; Frayn, Sears, & von Ranson, 2016). Visit the Cognition and Emotion Lab website for more information, or my Psychology profile page.

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