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Dr. Karl Hennig

Dr. Karl Hennig
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology

I am a clinical psychologist whose primary area of research is in the area of aggression among youth in two different populations: community youth within the school system and youth involved in the justice system. A just completed longitudinal study of adolescents in the Maritimes examines the role that deviant peer relationships play in the consolidation of negative gender attitudes and transition to dating relationships. More recently, my graduate students and I have been examining the neurocognitive assessment of individuals experiencing problems in the regulation of emotions. This represents a fairly new way of assessing and working with explosive youth and their families. Another project is examining implicit methods of assessing self-esteem in an effort to clarify a much debated issue regarding the role of self-esteem and aggression. In partnership with the Wellington Catholic School Board we are currently involved in the assessment and delivery of an anti-bulling program called “We have HEART.” To date over three hundred youth have completed the PREVNet on-line survey that will be used to evaluate the effectiveness of the program and identify youth in need of support.

Background: Ph.D. in Psychology, University of British Columbia (Vancouver). SSHRC Post-Doctoral Fellow, University of Western Ontario (London).

Department of Psychology, University of Guelph
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