Oksana Caivano

 Oksana joined the lab in 2014 as a volunteer and completed her undergraduate thesis under the supervision of Dr. TalwarShe completed her Bachelor’s degree  in Psychology and a Master’s degree in Human Development at McGill University. Her MA thesis focused on children’s perceptions of gossip among friends versus classmates. She is currently a Doctoral student in the Human Development Program. Oksana’s research interests include children’s gossiping and cyberbullying behaviour

 

Awards

Graduate Excellence Fellowship, 2019

Graduate Research Enhancement and travel Award, 2019

Development: A Canadian Conference on Developmental Psychology Travel Award, 2018

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, Joseph-Armand Bombardier Graduate Master’s Scholarship 2017-2018

Graduate Fellowship Excellence Fellowship, 2017

Association for Psychological Science Travel Award, 2016

Selected Conference Presentations

Caivano, O., & Talwar, V. (2019, July). Is gossip good or bad? Children’s evaluations of positive and negative gossip and their relationship to the sharer and target. Oral presentation at the International School Psychology Association Conference, Basel, Switzerland. 

Caivano, O., Leduc, K., & Talwar, V. (2018, November). Elementary and high school children’s cyberbullying experiences: Does setting online rules make parents more aware? Oral presentation at the Association for Moral Education Annual Conference, Barcelona, Spain. 

Caivano, O., Leduc, K., Fazzari, K., & Talwar, V. (2018, May). Parental accuracy of their children’s experiences with cyberbullying. Poster presentation at Development: A Canadian Conference on Developmental Psychology, St. Catharines, ON. 

Caivano, O., Leduc, K., & Talwar, V. (2018, May). Does implementing online rules matter? Parental knowledge of their child’s cyberbullying involvement in relation to school level. Poster presentation at the Human Development Student Research Conference, Montreal, QC. 

Caivano, O., Lavoie, J., Liu, Y., & Talwar, V. (2017, May). Children’s concealment behaviour while keeping a secret from a parent. Poster presentation at the Association for Psychological Science Annual Convention, Boston, MA. 

Caivano, O., Lavoie, J., Pelletier, N., & Talwar, V. (2017, May). Role of theory of mind in children’s disclosure of an antisocial and prosocial secret. Oral presentation at the European Association for Psychology & Law, Mechelen, Belgium. 

Caivano, O., Lavoie, J., & Talwar, V. (2017, April). Developmental difference in children’s secret keeping behaviours. Poster presentation at the Human Development Student Research Conference, Montreal, QC. 

Caivano, O., Lavoie, J., Wyman, J., Crossman, A., & Talwar, V. (2017, April). Effects of parenting on children’s lie-telling and behavioural problemsPoster presentation at the Society for Research in Child Development, Austin, TX. 

Caivano, O., Lavoie, J., Moskaleva, V., & Talwar, V. (2016, May). Developmental differences in children’s reasoning about lyingPoster presentation at the Association for Psychological Science Annual Convention, Chicago, IL. 

Caivano, O., Lavoie, J., Moskaleva, V., & Talwar, V. (2016, April). Lie telling justifications: Changes throughout childhoodOral presentation at the Education Graduate Students’ Society (EGSS) Annual Conference, Montreal, QC. 

Caivano, O., Lavoie, J., Moskaleva, V., & Talwar, V. (2016, April). Motivations for lying in childhood. Poster presentation at the Human Development Student Research Conference, Montreal, QC. 

Caivano, O., Moskaleva, V., Lavoie, J., Leduc, K., Arruda, C., Crossman, A. & Talwar, V. (2015, March). Changes in lie telling across childhoodPoster presentation at the Education Graduate Students’ Society (EGSS) Annual Conference, Montreal, QC.