Karen T. Y. Tang

Karen T. Y. Tang
Dalhousie University | Dal · Department of Psychology and Neuroscience

B.A., Psychology (Hons)

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Introduction
I'm a PhD student and Killam Scholar in the Clinical Psychology program at Dalhousie University. My current research is on addictive disorders (substance and behavioral), as well as comorbid psychiatric conditions, and social factors (stigma, culture). Funded by CIHR CGS-M and SSHRC CGS-D. Previously a Markin USRP Scholar and DAAD RISE Germany 2017 Research Fellow.
Additional affiliations
February 2018 - April 2019
The University of Calgary
Position
  • Honour's Student
June 2017 - August 2017
Universität Koblenz-Landau
Position
  • Research Intern
March 2016 - August 2019
The University of Calgary
Position
  • Research Assistant
Education
September 2015 - June 2019
The University of Calgary
Field of study
  • Psychology

Publications

Publications (14)
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Gambling disorder (GD) frequently co-occurs with substance use disorders. However, the extent to which GD co-occurs with behavioral addictions (BAs) and the demographic, clinical, and personality correlates of comorbid GD and BA is largely unknown. The aims of the present research were to address this gap among people seeking treatment for GD (N =...
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Current literature suggests that laypeople’s punishment is primarily driven by retributive reasons (i.e., to give offender their just deserts) rather than utilitarian purposes such as special prevention (i.e., to prevent recidivism of the offender) or general prevention (i.e., to prevent the imitation of the crime by others). One explanation for th...
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Open science aims to improve the rigor, robustness, and reproducibility of psychological research. Despite resistance from some academics, the open science movement has been championed by some early career researchers (ECRs), who have proposed innovative new tools and methods to promote and employ open research principles. Feminist ECRs have much t...
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Insecure attachment styles (anxious and avoidant) are significantly associated with the severity of gaming disorder (GD) symptoms. Research has also suggested that emotion dysregulation may be one mechanism by which insecure attachment styles lead to greater severity of GD symptoms. In this study, we tested the potential mediating role of emotion d...
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The social-ecological resilience framework posits that the development of negative psychological outcomes (NPO) following alcohol-involved sexual assault (AISA) is influenced by the interaction of sociocultural and individual risk and protective factors. AISA survivors may be particularly vulnerable to AISA stigma (e.g., victim-blaming rape myths),...
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Part 1 involved pilot testing two programs for people with celiac disease (self-regulation, SR; or SR plus self-compassion, SR+SC). Results from focus groups revealed participants wanted more and tailored content, and new content bi-weekly versus weekly. In Part 2, we assessed the feasibility of delivering the programs online and the effects of the...
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Racism is prejudice and discrimination targeted at a person or people based on their membership to a racial group that is reinforced by societal structures of power. Unfortunately, the existence and nature of systemic racism has not changed significantly in the past decade,¹,² and it continues to be present in all facets of society, including psych...
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Open Science aims to improve the rigour, robustness, and reproducibility of psychological research. Despite resistance from some academics, the Open Science movement has been championed by some Early Career Researchers (ECRs), who have proposed innovative new tools and methods to promote and employ open research principles. Feminist ECRs have much...
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Racism exists at the individual and systemic level where power differentials and hierarchies oppress racial minorities. Canada’s auspicious history of colonialism and systemic racism puts Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour at-risk of poor psychological health, in addition to a host of other health-related concerns. As psychologists and trainee...
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Aims: The purpose of this study was to assess the effectiveness of a smartphone app (MyHealthyGut) in helping adults self-manage celiac disease or gluten intolerance and improve their gut health. Methods: Adults diagnosed with celiac disease or gluten intolerance (N = 115) were randomized into two groups: experimental group 1 (had access to the...
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Background: Celiac disease affects approximately 1% of the North American population and the only treatment is to follow a strict gluten-free (GF) diet. Unfortunately, the GF diet can be challenging, and poor adherence can lead to detrimental physical and psychological health outcomes for people with celiac disease. The goal of this study was to d...

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