Nicole A. Sardella

Nicole A. Sardella
University of Toronto | U of T · Department of Applied Psychology and Human Development

Master of Education


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Additional affiliations
September 2018 - present
Ontario Institute for Studies in Education
  • Graduate Assistant
September 2015 - December 2016
Ontario Institute for Studies in Education
Field of study
  • Applied Psychology and Human Development - Developmental Psychology and Education
September 2011 - April 2015
University of Toronto
Field of study
  • Cognitive Science - Philosophy - Buddhism, Psychology, and Mental Health


Publications (6)
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Introduction: Many individuals and families are currently experiencing a high level of COVID-19-related stress and are struggling to find helpful coping mechanisms. Mindfulness-based interventions are becoming an increasingly popular treatment for individuals experiencing depression and chronic levels of stress. The app (Serene) draws from scholarl...
In his 1971 treatise A Theory of Justice, the philosopher John Rawls invites readers to contemplate a hypothetical ideal society from what he terms “the original position.” Readers are asked to consider the features of a society they would wish to be born into from a viewpoint in which they know nothing of their future life in this society; they co...
An increasing amount of attention in psychological research is being paid to efforts to replicating the results of prior studies (Earp & Trafimow, 2015; Fabrigar & Wegener, 2016). At the same time, the psychological study of wisdom has reached sufficient maturity to begin reflecting on the validity of its own methods, both conceptually and with reg...
This paper investigates the neural correlates of common mental states of consciousness, and their correlation to lucid dreaming. This leads us to beg the question of whether or not there are similar areas of neural activation between known wake, sleep, and lucid dreaming states. The purpose of the research was to expand current and future research...
The current study examined the impact of intergenerational differences in acculturation on the quality of family relationships and youth psychological adjustment. There remains a dearth of research examining the unique effects of different types of acculturation gaps. Research is needed to disentangle the effects of 4 distinct types of acculturatio...


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