Recent Submissions

  • The Acceptability of Deception in Pediatric Research 

    Noel, M., Boerner, K.E., Birnie, K.A., Caes, L., Parker, J.A., Chambers, C.T., Fernandez, C.V., & Lee, K. (2015). Acceptability by parents and children of deception in pediatric research. Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, 36(2), 75-85. doi: 10.1097/DBP.0000000000000122. PMID: 25650951.
    Objective: Deception has been used to investigate the role of developmental and behavioral factors in child health; however, its acceptability for use in pediatric research has received little empirical attention. This ...
  • Sex differences in experimental pain among healthy children: A systematic review and meta-analysis 

    Boerner, K.E., Birnie, K.A., Caes, L., Schinkel, M., & Chambers, C.T. (2014). Sex differences in experimental pain among healthy children: A systematic review and meta-analysis. PAIN, 155, 983-993
    Sex differences in response to experimental pain are commonly reported in systematic reviews in the adult literature. The objective of the present research was to conduct a systematic review and meta-analysis of sex ...
  • Impact of threat level, task instruction, and individual characteristics on cold pressor pain and fear among children and their parents 

    Boerner, K.E., Noel, M., Birnie, K.A., Caes, L., Petter, M., & Chambers, C.T. (2015). Impact of threat level, task instruction, and individual characteristics on cold pressor pain and fear among children and their parents. Pain Practice, 16(6), 657-68.
    The cold pressor task (CPT) is increasingly used to induce experimental pain in children, but the specific methodology of the CPT is quite variable across pediatric studies. This study examined how subtle variations in CPT ...
  • The epidemiology of chronic pain in children and adolescents revisited: A systematic review 

    as King, S., Chambers, C.T., Huguet, A., MacNevin, R.C., McGrath, P.J., Parker, L., & MacDonald, A.J. (2011). The epidemiology of chronic pain in children and adolescents revisited: A systematic review. PAIN, 152, 2729-2738. doi: 10.1016/j.pain.2011.07.016. PMID: 22078064.
    Chronic and recurrent pain not associated with a disease are very common in childhood and adolescence, but studies of pain prevalence have yielded inconsistent findings. This systematic review examined studies of chronic ...
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Pediatric Chronic Pain: The Problem, Research, and Practice 

    Noel, M., Petter, M., Parker, J.A., & Chambers, C.T. (2012). Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for pediatric chronic pain: The problem, research, and practice. Journal of Cognitive Psychotherapy, 26, 143-156.
    The purpose of this paper is to outline the rationale and use of cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT) for the treatment of pediatric chronic pain. The paper begins by demonstrating the scope and impact of the problem of ...
  • “Pain is not over when the needle ends”: A review and preliminary model of acute pain memory development in childhood 

    Noel, M., Chambers, C.T., Petter, M., McGrath, P.J., Klein, R.M., & Stewart, S.H. (2012). Pain is not over when the needle ends: A review and preliminary model of acute pain memory development in childhood. Pain Management, 2, 487-497. doi: 10.2217/pmt.12.41. PMID: 24645865.
    Over the past several decades, the field of pediatric pain has made impressive advances in our understanding of the pain experience of the developing child, as well as the devastating impact of inadequately managed pain ...
  • Remembering the Pain of Childhood: Applying a Developmental Perspective to the Study of Pain Memories 

    Noel, M., Palermo, T.M., Chambers, C.T., Taddio, A., & Hermann, C. (2015). Remembering the pain of childhood: Applying a developmental perspective framework to the study of pain memories. PAIN, 156(1), 31-34. doi: 10.1016/j.pain.0000000000000001.
  • When does pain matter? Acknowledging the subjectivity of clinical significance. 

    Birnie, K.A., McGrath, P.J., & Chambers, C.T. (2012). When does pain matter? Acknowledging the subjectivity of clinical significance. PAIN, 153, 2311-2314. doi: 10.1016/j.pain.2012.07.033. PMID: 22995250.
  • Lost in translation: A cautionary note about presentation of non-English measures in English language journals 

    Chambers, C.T., & Birnie, K.A. (2013). Lost in translation: A cautionary note about presentation of non-English measures in English language journals. PAIN, 154, 960. doi: 10.1016/j.pain.2013.02.029. PMID: 23561270.
  • Dyadic analysis of child and parent trait and state pain catastrophizing in the process of children's pain communication 

    Birnie, K.A., Chambers, C.T., Chorney, J., Fernandez, C.V., & McGrath, P.J. (2016). Dyadic analysis of child and parent trait and state pain catastrophizing in the process of children's pain communication. PAIN, 157(4), 938-48. DOI: 1097/j.pain.0000000000000461
    Explored separately, child and parent catastrophic thoughts about child pain show robust negative relations with child pain. The objective of this study was to conduct a dyadic analysis to elucidate intra- and inter-personal ...
  • The role of trait mindfulness in the pain experience of adolescents 

    Petter, M., Chambers, C.T., McGrath, P.J., & Dick, B.D. (2013). The role of trait mindfulness in the pain experience of adolescents. The Journal of Pain, 14, 1709-1718. doi: 10.1016/j.jpain.2013.08.015. PMID: 2429045
    Trait mindfulness appears to mitigate pain among adult clinical populations, and has a unique relationship with pain catastrophizing. However, little is understood about this phenomenon among adolescents. The association ...
  • When “Don’t Worry” Communicates Fear: Children’s Perceptions of Parental Reassurance and Distraction during a Painful Medical Procedure 

    McMurtry, C.M., Chambers, C.T., McGrath, P.J., & Asp, E. (2010). When "don't worry" communicates fear: Children's perceptions of parental reassurance and distraction during a painful medical procedure. PAIN, 150, 52-58. doi: 10.1016/j.pain.2010.02.021. PMID: 20227831
    hildren's distress during painful medical procedures is strongly influenced by adult behavior. Adult reassurance (e.g., "it's okay") is associated with increased child distress whereas distraction is associated with increased ...
  • Children’s Fear during Procedural Pain: Preliminary Investigation of the Children’s Fear Scale 

    McMurtry, C.M., Noel, M., Chambers, C.T., & McGrath, P.J. (2011). Children’s fear during procedural pain: Preliminary investigation of the Children’s Fear Scale. Health Psychology, 30, 780-788. doi: 10.1037/a0024817. PMID: 21806301
    Many children consider getting a needle to be one of their most feared and painful experiences. Differentiating between a child’s experience of fear and pain is critical to appropriate intervention. There is no gold standard ...
  • Contemporary Use of the Cold Pressor Task in Pediatric Pain Research: A Systematic Review of Methods 

    Birnie, K.A., Petter, M., Boerner, K.E., Noel, M., & Chambers, C.T. (2012). Contemporary use of the cold pressor task in pediatric pain research: A systematic review of methods. The Journal of Pain, 13, 817-826. doi: 10.1016/j.jpain.2012.06.005.
    The cold pressor task (CPT) is an ethical experimental pain task widely used by pediatric pain researchers to examine a variety of important theoretical and clinical questions. The purpose of this systematic review was to ...
  • Caregiver accuracy in detecting deception in facial expressions of pain in children 

    Boerner, K.E., Chambers, C.T., Craig, K.D., Pillai Riddell, R.R., & Parker, J.A. (2013). Caregiver accuracy in detecting deception in facial expressions of pain in children. Pain, 154(4), 525-533.
    Facial expressions provide a primary source of inference about a child’s pain. Although facial expressions typically appear spontaneous, children have some capacity to fake or suppress displays of pain, thereby potentially ...
  • The Hebb Legacy 

    Klein, R. M. (1999). The Hebb legacy. Canadian Journal of Experimental Psychology/Revue canadienne de psychologie expérimentale, 53(1), 1-3.
  • What a Simple Letter-Detection Task Can Tell Us About Cognitive Processes in Reading 

    Published version: Klein, R. M., & Saint-Aubin, J. (2016). What a simple letter detection task can tell us about cognitive processes in reading. Current Directions in Psychological Science. 25:6, 417-424. doi:10.1177/0963721416661173
    Understanding reading is a central issue for psychology, with major societal implications. Over the past five decades, a simple letter-detection task has been used as a window on the psycholinguistic processes involved ...
  • Age of Onset and Duration of Deafness Drive Brain Organization for Biological Motion Perception in Non-Signers 

    We used fMRI to characterize the neural responses to biological motion in adults who became deaf at a wide range of ages, none of whom were fluent sign language users. Although hearing people showed stronger activation for ...
  • There is a Missing-Phoneme Effect in Aural Prose Comprehension 

    Saint-Aubin, J., Klein, R. M., Babineau, M., Christie, J., & Gow, D. W. (2016). The Missing-Phoneme Effect in Aural Prose Comprehension. Psychological science, doi:10.1177/0956797616645096
    When participants search for a target letter while reading, they make more omissions if the target letter is embedded in frequent function words than in less frequent content words. This phenomenon, called the missing-letter ...
  • Drosophila ABC transporter mutants white, brown and scarlet have altered contents and distribution of biogenic amines in the brain 

    Borycz, J., J. A. Borycz, A. Kubow, V. Lloyd, et al. 2008. "Drosophila ABC transporter mutants white, brown and scarlet have altered contents and distribution of biogenic amines in the brain." The Journal of experimental biology 211(Pt 21): 3454-3466.
    Monoamines such as dopamine, histamine and serotonin (5-HT) are widely distributed throughout the brain of the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster, where many of their actions have been investigated. For example, histamine ...

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