Sarah Yachison

Sarah Yachison

Sarah Yachison is originally from Winnipeg, Manitoba and graduated from the University of Winnipeg with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Developmental Studies. She has had the privilege of working with children in a variety of applied and research settings. Under the supervision of Dr. Victoria Talwar, Sarah completed her Master’s thesis on children’s self-perceptions of their own deceptive behaviors and strategies. As a PhD student, Sarah investigated students’ tendencies to report a peer’s cheating behaviour during a mock exam. She is currently completing an internship in Toronto with Youthdale Treatment Centre and the Toronto District School Board.

Conferences and Publications

  • Leduc, K., Yachison, S., & Talwar, V. (2016, March). Practice makes perfect? The impact of moral stories and coaching on children’s lie-telling. Talk given at the American Psychology-Law Society Conference, Atlanta, GA, USA.
  • Yachison, S., Okoshken, J., & Talwar, V. (2016, March). To tell or not to tell: Young adults’ disclosures of another’s wrongdoing. Poster presented at the American Psychology-Law Society Conference, Atlanta, GA, USA.
  • Yachison, S., Okoshken, J., & Talwar, V. (2016, February). An experimental investigation into students’ disclosures of a peer’s academic dishonesty. Talk given at the International Conference on Academic Integrity, Santa Ana Pueblo, NM, USA.
  • Lavoie, J., Yachison, S., Crossman, A., & Talwar, V. (2015). Polite, instrumental, and dual liars: Relation to children’s developing cognitive ability, social skills, and parent socialization. International Journal of Behavioral Development.
  • Talwar, V., Yachison, S., & Leduc, K. (2015). The influence of stories on children’s lie-telling behavior and moral understanding. Infant and Child Development.
  • Yachison, S., Popliger, M., & Talwar, V. (2011, March). The relationship between lie-telling behavior and executive functioning: Implications for Moral Education. Poster presented at EGSS Conference.
  • Engarhos, P., Yachison, S., Popliger, M., & Talwar, V. (2011, May). The child’s social-cognitive development: An examination of prosocial lying behavior and theory of mind. Poster presented at the Association for Psychological Science Conference.
  • Yachison, S., Engarhos, P., Popliger, M., & Talwar, V. (2011, June). The relationship between lie-telling behavior and executive functioning. Poster presented at Society for Applied Research in Memory and Cognition.
  • Yachison, S., Saykaly, C., & Talwar, V. (2012, February). Straight from the liar’s mouth: Children’s strategies and deceptive cues. Poster presented at National Association for School Psychologists Conference.
  • Yachison, S. & Talwar, V. (2012, March). “Can you keep a secret?” The effect of coaching on children’s lie-telling to conceal another’s transgression. Presented at American Psychology – Law Society Conference.
  • Talwar, V., Popliger, M., Kirmayer, M., & Yachison, S. (2012). The relationship between Children’s Lie-telling Behaviors and Cognitive Development. In H. Kloos (Ed.), Cognitive Development. Intech Open Access Publisher.
  • Williams, S., Yachison, S., Leduc, K., & Talwar, V. (2014, February). The secret of stories: The role of positive and negative truth induction techniques on children’s lie-telling.” Presented at American Psychology – Law Society Conference.
  • Leduc, K., Yachison, S., Haddad, G., & Talwar, V. (2014, May). Practice makes perfect: Developmental differences amongst children when coached to keep a secret. Poster presented at Development Conference.
  • Wyman, J., Yachison, S., & Talwar, V. (June, 2014). False denials and false accusations: Lie-telling in child testimonies. Poster presented at the 2014 Canadian PsychologicalAssociation, Vancouver, BC.
  • Wyman, J., Yachison, S., & Talwar, V. (2014, August). False denials and false accusations: Lie-telling in child testimonies. Poster presented at the 2014 American Psychological Association Annual Convention, Washington, DC.
  • Arruda, C., Talwar, V., & Yachison, S. (2014). The effects of punishment and appeals for honesty on children’s truth-telling behavior. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology (in review).

Awards

  • University of Winnipeg Chancellor’s Gold Medal for highest GPA in Psychology Honors 2010
  • McGill University Graduate Studies Fellowship, 2010
  • McGill Provost Award Fellowship, 2010
  • EGSS Travel Award, 2011
  • Graduate Excellence Award, 2012
  • Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, Joseph-Armand Bombardier Graduate Master’s Scholarship, 2011-2012
  • Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canadian Graduate Scholarship, 2013-2016.

 


 

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