Margaret McCarthy

Margaret McCarthy, BSc (Hons)

Master Student

Margaret graduated from Trent University in Ontario, obtaining a bachelor of science (honors) degree in Psychology. Her undergraduate thesis was completed under the supervision of Professor Jeffrey Adams, and focused on dreams in relation to typical dream themes, as well as waking life personality variables and emotions. More of her undergraduate work focused on psychopathology (dark triad research) and analyzing data for personality research with Beth Visser. Margaret is currently working in the Perform Centre’s sleep lab as a project leader for the insomnia project, alongside Aurore Perrault and under the supervision of Dr. Dang-Vu and Jean-Philippe Gouin. She is working on her master’s thesis regarding the effects of stress and individual differences in heart rate variability on the diagnosis and prognosis of chronic insomnia.

Insomnia; heart rate variability; sleep and emotion regulation; stress; narcolepsy; sleep apnea; hypersomnia; post-traumatic stress disorder and sleep; dreaming; dreaming and emotion; typical dream themes; depression; bipolar disorder; psychopathy; dark triad personality theory

Office: PY-076, Concordia University, Loyola Campus

Email: margiemccarthy89@gmail.com

Biography

Margaret graduated from Trent University in Ontario, obtaining a bachelor of science (honors) degree in Psychology. Her undergraduate thesis was completed under the supervision of Professor Jeffrey Adams, and focused on dreams in relation to typical dream themes, as well as waking life personality variables and emotions. More of her undergraduate work focused on psychopathology (dark triad research) and analyzing data for personality research with Beth Visser. Margaret is currently working in the Perform Centre’s sleep lab as a project leader for the insomnia project, alongside Aurore Perrault and under the supervision of Dr. Dang-Vu and Jean-Philippe Gouin. She is working on her master’s thesis regarding the effects of stress and individual differences in heart rate variability on the diagnosis and prognosis of chronic insomnia.

Research interests

Insomnia; heart rate variability; sleep and emotion regulation; stress; narcolepsy; sleep apnea; hypersomnia; post-traumatic stress disorder and sleep; dreaming; dreaming and emotion; typical dream themes; depression; bipolar disorder; psychopathy; dark triad personality theory

Contact details

Office: PY-076, Concordia University, Loyola Campus

Email: margiemccarthy89@gmail.com