Jennifer Sedgewick

Jennifer Sedgewick
York University · Schulich School of Business

Master of Arts

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September 2018 - present
University of Saskatchewan
Position
  • Research Assistant
Description
  • Conducting research on Indigenous health, such as: 1) Learning the experiences of Indigenous cancer patients and their families in Saskatchewan 2) An environmental scan to determine the gaps of Indigenous-specific cancer supports in Saskatchewan
January 2017 - May 2017
University of Saskatchewan
Position
  • Research Assistant
Description
  • Ran participants through experiments facilitated by the Experimental Decision Laboratory using various measurements (eye-tracking) and platforms (z-Tree, E-Prime, PsychoPy, Voxco)
September 2015 - October 2017
University of Saskatchewan
Position
  • Master's Student
Description
  • Examined how functional differences between brain hemispheres contribute to: 1) lateral biases exhibited during turning behaviours (e.g., kissing), and 2) attentional biases presented when visually scanning real-world stimuli (e.g., advertisements)
Education
September 2015 - October 2017
University of Saskatchewan
Field of study
  • Psychology - Cognition and Neuroscience
September 2011 - May 2014
University of Saskatchewan
Field of study
  • Psychology
September 2010 - April 2015
University of Saskatchewan
Field of study
  • Studio Art

Publications

Publications (12)
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When leaning forward to kiss to a romantic partner, individuals tend to direct their kiss to the right more often than the left. Studies have consistently demonstrated this kissing asymmetry, although other factors known to influence lateral biases, such as sex or situational context, had yet to be explored. The primary purpose of our study was to...
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When taking a self-portrait or “selfie” to display in an online dating profile, individuals may intuitively manipulate the vertical camera angle to embody how they want to be perceived by the opposite sex. Concepts from evolutionary psychology and grounded cognition suggest that this manipulation can provide cues of physical height and impressions...
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From Mr. Peanut to the GEICO gecko, spokes-characters have been a consistently used promotional tool across time; previous research demonstrates that between the 1950s and 1990s, spokes-character use remained stable at 7% of all print ads targeted at adults. Our study investigates whether spokes-characters are still a prevalent strategy used by adv...
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Painters tend to depict a leftward light source more often in works of art (Mamassian, 2008), and even nonartists will light a painting from the left (McDine, Livingston, Thomas, & Elias, 2011). This bias does not appear to persist across mediums, however, as Sedgewick, Weiers, Stewart, and Elias (2015) found a slight rightward lighting bias when n...
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Background In Saskatchewan, Canada, Indigenous cancer care services at the municipal, provincial, and federal levels are intended to improve quality care but can result in a complex, fragmented, and multi-jurisdictional health care system. A multi-phase needs assessment project was initiated to document Indigenous cancer care needs. Guided by Indig...
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Background: Although disparities in cancer rates, later diagnoses and lower survival rates between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people have been documented, little is known about how Indigenous patients with cancer encounter the health care system. We explored perceptions and experiences of Indigenous patients with cancer and their families to und...
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Background: In Saskatchewan, Canada, Indigenous cancer care services at the municipal, provincial, and federal levels are intended to improve quality care but can result in a complex, fragmented, and multi-jurisdictional health care system. A multi-phase needs assessment project was initiated to document Indigenous cancer care needs. Guided by Indi...
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Background: In Saskatchewan, Canada, Indigenous cancer care services at the municipal, provincial, and federal levels are intended to improve quality care but can result in a complex, fragmented, and multi-jurisdictional health care system. A multi-phase needs assessment project was initiated to document Indigenous cancer care needs. Guided by Indi...
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When leaning toward a partner for a kiss, the direction that individuals turn their head when planting the kiss is found to vary based on the kiss’s context; romantic kissing between adult couples is consistently directed rightward, though recently, a non-romantic kiss between parent–child couples was observed to be leftward. The current study furt...
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Individuals tend to perceive the direction of light to come from above and slightly from the left; it has been speculated that this phenomenon is also producing similar lighting preferences within 2-dimensional artworks (e.g., paintings, advertisements). The purpose of the present study was to address if lighting bias was present in the 3-dimension...

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