Paraskevi Engarhos

Paraskevi Engarhos

Paraskevi Engarhos is a PhD student in the School & Applied Child Psychology program in the Department of Educational and Counseling Psychology at McGill. Paraskevi is originally from Montreal, and she completed her B.Sc. Honours degree with distinction at Concordia University. Under the supervision of Dr. Victoria Talwar, Paraskevi completed her MA thesis, which examined caregiver’s perceptions of the young child’s understanding of death. Paraskevi’s current dissertation research will examine children’s truth- and lie-telling behaviours in relation to social learning and their cognitive functioning. This research will provide insight into factors that influence children’s social motivation to lie or to tell the truth. This in turn will inform the development of interventions for fostering honesty for parents and professionals working with children across applied settings.

 

Awards

  • Fonds de recherche du Québec- Société et culture (FQRSC) Doctoral Research Scholarship, 2014-2017, $20 000/year.
  • Graduate Excellence Award Fellowship, 2012-2013, $2 000.
  • Fonds de recherche du Québec- Société et culture (FQRSC) Master’s Research Scholarship, 2010-2012, $30 000.
  • Principal’s Graduate Fellowship, McGill University, 2010, $2 000.
  • Provost’s Graduate Fellowship, McGill University, 2010, $1 500.
  • Natural Sciences and Engineering Research (NSERC) Summer Research Grant, 2007, $4500.

 

Publications and Conferences

  • Engarhos, P., Talwar, V., Schleifer, M., & Renaud, S. J. (2013). Teachers’ attitudes and experiences regarding death education in the classroom. Alberta Journal of Educational Research, 59(1).
  • Renaud, S. J., Engarhos, P., Talwar, V., & Schleifer, M. (in press). Talking to children about death: Parental use of religious and biological explanations. Journal of Psychology & Christianity.
  • Engarhos, P., Renaud, S. J., Schleifer, M., & Talwar, V. (May, 2012). The young child’s understanding of death: Early conversations and experiences with parents and caregivers. Poster presented at the Annual Canadian Psychology (CPA) Convention, Halifax, NS.
  • Yachinson, S., Engarhos, P., Popliger, M., & Talwar, V. (June, 2011). The relationship between children’s lie-telling behaviour and executive functioning. Poster presented at the Annual Society for Applied Research in Memory and Cognition (SARMAC) Conference, New York, NY.
  • Engarhos, P., Yachinson, S., Popliger, M., & Talwar, V. (May 26-29, 2011). The child’s social-cognitive development: An examination of prosocial lying behaviour and theory-of-mind. Poster presented at the Annual Association for Psychological Science (APS) Convention, Washington, DC.
  • Engarhos, P., Renaud, S. J., Schleifer, M., & Talwar, V. (March, 2011). The young child’s understanding of death: Early conversations and experiences with caregivers and professionals. Poster presented at the Annual Education Graduate Students’ Society (EGSS) of McGill University Conference, Montreal, QC.
  • Engarhos, P., Renaud, S. J., Schleifer, M., Talwar, V. (March, 2010). Children’s First Conversations about Death. Poster presented at the McGill Education Graduate Students’ Society Annual Conference, Montreal, QC.
  • Renaud, S. J., Engarhos, P., Schleifer, M., Talwar, V. (October, 2010). Children’s Early Conversations about Death: The Circumstances, Emotions, and Questions. Poster presented at The 18th International Congress on Palliative Care, Montreal, QC.

 


 

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