Member Spotlight: Remi Theriault

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At the CPPA we love not only to see our members flourishing, but also to celebrate them and everything they achieve. In our new member spotlight series we want to share what is possible in the field of positive psychology and inspire you. In this interview, Louisa Jewell, CPPA President, interviews CPPA member and student ambassador Rémi Thériault. You can read more about Rémi in the biography below, find out more at his website here, and check out more information about the Student Ambassador program at CPPA.

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Rémi Thériault obtained his BA Psychology and MSc Psychiatry from McGill University, Montréal, Québec. His undergraduate research has principally focused on exploring the mind-body connection through the placebo effect and the malleability of the sense of embodiment. His Master’s research focused on psychological strategies to increase empathy and reduce intergroup prejudice, such as taking others’ perspective using virtual reality technology. His current doctoral research at UQAM explores ways to boost altruism and reduce aggression through loving-kindness meditation. Overall, Rémi is passionate about putting social-psychological research to use to increase people’s wellbeing and intrinsic motivation to help one another.

His research interests center around three themes: (1) self-control and morality, (2) attention and concentration, and (3) wisdom and integrity.

Education

PhD in Psychology, 2024, Université du Québec à Montréal

MSc in Psychiatry, 2018, McGill University

BA in Psychology, 2016, McGill University

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