About me

par Catherine Cimon-Paquet

Hi! My name is Catherine.

I am currently completing a PhD at University of Québec in Montréal (UQAM) in the LEPSIS lab.

My thesis aims to examine how parent-child relationships during adolescence are related to children’s educational attainment and well-being.

My research interests are quite varied. What interests me most is human development and quantitative analysis. I love to study how we change over time, from childhood to adulthood. I am also passionate about positive psychology. I believe it is important to study the resilience factors that allow people to live fulfilling lives despite episodes of adversity.

My mission as a scientist is to better understand the dynamic aspect of interpersonal relationships. Researchers often focus on the impact of adults on children, but I want to better understand the active role children play in their relationships. We are all unique and our relationships are alive, constantly changing over time.

I am very involved in science communication. I hope that through this site, my blog, my podcast, and my various projects, you can learn more about psychology.

In my spare time, I love to read and write (that’s why I love research)! I also have a passion for running, cooking and nature. As soon as possible, I escape far from the city, into the forest or near the St. Lawrence River.

I am funded by the Fonds de recherche du Québec – Société et Culture (2020-2024). I have been funded in the past by the Faculty of Human Sciences at UQAM, the University of Montreal, the Quebec Research Fund – Society and Culture and the Humanities Research Council of Canada. I am deeply grateful for this financial support. I have no conflicts of interest to declare.

* The opinions shared on my site are my own and may not represent those of my different affiliations.