Éric Lacourse , Ph.D.
    Éric Lacourse
    Research Axis
    Brain and Child Development
    Research Theme
    Development of psychopathologies
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    • Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Montreal.
    • Researcher, Research Unit on Children's Psychosocial Maladjustment (GRIP), CHU Sainte-Justine.


    • Postdoctoral Fellowship, University Carnegie Mellon - Heinz School of Public Policy and Management, Pittsburgh, 2000-2002.
    • Postdoctoral Fellowship, University of Montreal, GRIP, CHU Sainte-Justine Research Center, 1999-2000.
    • PhD in Research and Intervention, Educational Psychology, University of Montreal, 1994-2000.
    • Bachelor’s in Psychology, University of Montreal, 1990-1994.

    Research Interests

    I graduated in 2000 from the Université de Montréal with a Doctorate in Educational Psychology, Research and Intervention. My doctoral thesis, titled "Aliénation, musique heavy metal et risque suicidaire chez les adolescents", was supervised by Michel Claes. Under the supervision of Raymond Baillargeon and Richard Tremblay, I then joined the team of the Research Unit on Children's Psychosocial Maladjustment (GRIP) for postdoctoral studies on analytical approaches regarding behavioural problem diagnosis and symptomatology. Following this preliminary research training, I continued my studies on developmental trajectories of antisocial behaviours and deviant peer group associations at the Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, under the guidance of Daniel Nagin. In 2003, I was named Assistant Professor at the Department of Sociology of the University of Montreal, as well as researcher at the GRIP and the CHU Sainte-Justine.

    My courses examine advanced statistical methods at the undergraduate level and individual trajectory analysis at the graduate and postgraduate levels. My studies look at the development of ecologic and sub-cultural deviance models in adolescents. These models are based on research in the fields of developmental psychology, personality psychology, social psychology and sociology. I am also analyzing my research problems with the help of parametric multilevel statistical models and non parametric models.

    Awards and Distinctions

    • Top Canadian paper on childhood development in 2006. "Prediction of Early-Onset Deviant Peer Group Affiliation", Centres of Excellence for Early Childhood Development, 2007.
    • Best Poster Award. Brault, M.-C., Lacourse, E., Tremblay, R.E. "Effect of boys’ hyperactivity and inattention behaviours on mathematics achievement". Poster Symposium at the 1st International Congress on ADHD, Würzburg, Germany, June 2-5, 2007.
    • Research Scholar Junior 1 (Health and Society), Fonds de la recherche en santé du Québec, 2007-2011.
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