Michel Sabourin

Michel Sabourin
Université de Montréal | UdeM · Department of Psychology

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Very little attention has been devoted to the public's opinion of media coverage of court cases despite extensive research on pretrial publicity (PTP). Following a provincial judgment to restrict media access in Quebec courthouses, a preliminary unpublished study found that the public was largely in support of these restrictions. The present study...
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The first South-East European Regional Conference of Psychology was held in Sofia, Bulgaria, from 30 October to 1 November 2009, under the Patronage of the President of Bulgaria and the auspices of the International Association of Applied Psychology (IAAP), the International Union of Psychological Science (IUPsyS), and the International Association...
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One of the most important conferences ever to be organized by the United Nations, the World Conference against Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance, will be held in South Africa, from August 31 to September 7, 2001. The UN Commission on Human Rights is acting as the Preparatory Committee for this World Conference. The p...
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Research activities of the International Union of Psychological Science are reviewed from the perspective of their broader contribution to world development. Characterized by diversity, they are also engendered by the Union's collaboration with major international organizations. Several recent projects are elaborated. The challenges of facilitating...
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The following two papers by (1) Bond and Sabourin and (2) d'Ydewalle and Denis were prepared for the World Social Science Report. They illustrate some of the current scope and diversity of the discipline.
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In the months to come, two major UN events are to take place and for both, the delegates of the IUPsyS have participated actively in the preparatory meetings that took place in 2000 and 2001. The first event to take place in New York is the UN Special Session on Children; it will be followed in July by the World Summit on Sustainable Development (2...
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The Second Middle East and North Africa Regional Conference of Psychology was held in Amman from 27 April - 1 May 2007 under the Royal Patronage of Her Majesty Queen Rania Al-Abdullah and the auspices of the International Union of Psychological Science, the International Association of Applied Psychology, and the International Association of Cross-...
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In June 2004, an expert Task Force, appointed by the National Research Council Canada and chaired by Dr. David Strong, came together in Ottawa to plan a National Forum as the focus of the National Consultation on Access to Scientific Research Data. The Forum, which was held in November 2004, brought together more than seventy Canadian leaders in sc...
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Credibility assessment involves the ability to distinguish a liar from a truthful person. In the traditional homogeneous societies, we can find some relatively strong consensus, as well as common learned indicators, that enable the participants in legal procedures to use more or less similar factors to assess the credibility of the testimonies give...
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The first Middle East and North Africa Regional Conference of Psychology (MENA RCP) was held in Dubai. United Arab Emirates, December 13–18, 2003, under the auspices of the International Union of Psychological Science (IUPsyS), the International Association of Applied Psychology (IAAP), and the International Association for Cross–Cultural Psycholog...
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This book is the result of months of work by a small group interested in ethical debates surrounding diverse professional practices. The different chapters examine the relationships among ethics, morality, and psychology. Of special interest are ethical questions relating to the conduct of research; the use and interpretation of standardized tests,...
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The major thrust of the IUPsyS activities at the UN this year has been the establishment, in early 2001, of a permanent team of New York area psychologists willing to voluntarily represent the Union at the different meetings held throughout the year at the UN Secretariat in New York under the auspices of the UN Department of Public Information, the...
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The beginning of international psychology dates back to the end of the 19th century, with the 1st International Congress held in Paris in 1889, but its first official structure, the International Union of Scientific Psychology, was created only in 1951. A rapid development then followed and today, 68 national societies of psychology involving more...
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After briefly describing the need for ethics in the development of professional regulation and analyzing the historical emergence of codes of ethics, the goal of this paper is to scrutinize the process by which the American Psychological Association developed its own Code of Ethics and proceeded to revise it periodically. Different lessons can be d...
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After briefly describing the need for ethics in the development of professional regulation and analyzing the historical emergence of codes of ethics, the goal of this paper is to scrutinize the process by which the American Psychological Association developed its own Code of Ethics and proceeded to revise it periodically. Different lessons can be d...
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In this column will be presented excerpts of the second part of the report of the Secretary General of the UN, Kofi Annan, that deals with ways of further enhancing the active participation of NGOs in the UN system. The first part was presented in the preceding column.
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Increasingly, the United States is becoming internationalized as a result of sophisticated communication technologies that put us in touch with countries known previously to only a few, through economic development and multinational investment, and by the immigration of people who are sometimes fleeing hostile homelands. US citizens, like others ab...
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The Canadian Psychological Association (CPA) and the Council of Provincial Associations of Psychologists created a task force in 1986 to study the issue of specialty designation in Canada. As part of fulfilling its mandate, the task force surveyed 41 CPA sections and 237 Canadian psychologists and reviewed the status and history of specialty design...
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Among the factors which may be useful to an assessment of unity/diversity, several are germane to the historic and contemporary evolution of psychology in Canada. Culture-based variables, economic and political factors, and the emergence of clearly scientific and professional streams are all pertinent to Canadian psychology. Within this context, Ro...
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EEG was recorded monopolarly at frontal (F3, F4), central (C3, C4) and occipital (O1, O2) derivations during A-B-A conditions of waking rest, hypnosis (rest, arm immobilization, mosquito hallucination, hypnotic dream), and waking rest. Stringently screened on several measures of hypnotic susceptibility, 12 very low hypnotizable and 12 very highly h...
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In the summer of 1989, two important events, one in the public arena, the other in the scientific domain, were to create an unprecedented "political" mobilization of Canadian psychologists: 1) a document on a proposed Federal Goods and Services Tax (GST) was published by the Minister of Finance, 2) the Natural Science and Engineering Research Counc...
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Examines issues related to the funding of psychological services identified by a joint task force of the Canadian Psychological Association and the Council of Provincial Associations of Psychologists. Discussion focuses on the identification and assessment of systems, sources, and methods of payment. The review of delivery and payment systems sugge...
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Discusses how research has progressed since the first pioneer studies using the EEG, the historical directions that research has taken, and the results and new goals that can be expected to emerge from current research efforts. The pioneer period of EEG hypnosis research began in 1936 and continued until 1968. Eventually, the advent of precise freq...
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This study was designed to evaluate the effects of suggested selective deafness on heart-rate conditioning and reaction time. 20 highly hypnotizable subjects were randomly assigned to four groups (hypnotic, post-hypnotic, motivational, and control). After the establishment of the heart-rate conditioned response, a suggestion of selective deafness f...
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Compared the effectiveness of 2 biofeedback-related techniques for the control of muscular tension: an active technique based on identification and production of different tension levels and a passive technique that involved muscular relaxation training. 18 normal adults were divided into 3 groups (active, passive, and control) and completed 5 trai...
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The goal of this study was to compare the effects of general relaxation (passive group) and neuromuscular tension control (active group), both using EMG biofeedback techniques, on the performance of memorization, simple reaction time, and rotary pursuit. 18 subjects were given five consecutive daily sessions of training or were placed under control...
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This paper reviews the results obtained with chronic schizophrenic patients on the SHSS:A (N = 106) and on the HGSHS:A (N = 142), and the correspondence between these two scores for 73 patients. Results indicate that in these randomly chosen samples, in which the only reason for exclusion was a patient’s explicit refusal to participate, no more tha...
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The effects of repeated trials on tonic immobility in the goldfish were studied in two conditions, spaced and massed distribution of repeated elicitation. Spaced distribution led to a linear decrease in immobility over the 7 testing days, while massed trials produced an initial increase in the response followed by a decrease, regardless of whether...
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A review of literature indicates that so many conspicuous differences exist among the responses subsumed under the term "animal hypnosis" that a unitary approach to the phenomena may be a misleading oversimplification. Six response differences are distinguished and, using the immobility response produced by inversion and restriction as a reference...
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During avoidance conditioning heart rate levels tend to increase or to decrease according to their initial values and these changes are not related to learning or performance of the task.
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The Rorschach and the Stanford Hypnotic Susceptibility Scale, Form A (SHSS:A) were administered to a sample of 56 chronic psychotic patients, mainly schizophrenics (N = 48). Verbatim transcriptions of tape-recorded Rorschach protocols were scored according to the Holt system (Holt et al., 1963), which provides an index of adaptive regression. Exper...
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The purpose of this study was to demonstrate the effect (reinforcing or aversive) of the combination of light and heat for the presentation of thermal reinforcement in behavioral thermoregulation. The results obtained indicate that the light heat reinforcement group requires significantly less reinforcers and bar presses for reaching the learning c...
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The purpose of this study was to evaluate the nature and extent of hypnotic susceptibility for a random sample of chronic psychotics (N = 56), mainly schizophrenics (N = 48), using the standardized procedure of the Stanford Hypnotic Susceptibility Scale, Form A (Weitzenhoffer & amp; Hilgard, 1959). Results are the following: (1) there is a lower fr...
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6 male albino Sprague-Dawley rats were placed in a cold environment (2.C) where thermic reinforcement was available through a leverpress. For the various intensities of reinforcement used, Ss adjusted their performance in such a way that a relatively constant level of the total amount of caloric radiation was received. The concomitant heart rate le...
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Thèse (M.A.)--Université de Montréal, 1968. "Thèse présentée en vue de l'obtention du grade de maîtrise ès-arts (M.A.) en psychologie."
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Thèse--Université de Montréal, 1971. "Thèse présentée en vue de l'obtention du grade de philosophiae doctor en psychologie." Bibliographie : ff. 276-286. Microfilm du manuscrit.

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