Graduate Students



Xiaolei Deng

M.A. Student   

Xiaolei is a 2nd year MA student in the clinical psychology program. He has a background in engineering and was drawn to psychology mainly due to his interest in studying perfectionism. His research interests include quantitative methods, unconscious processing, and the conceptualization of perfectionism.

Silvain Dang

Ph.D. Student 

Silvain’s research interests include perfectionism, attachment style, culture/ethnicity, sexual attitudes, sexual violence, and the neurobiology of sexual behaviours.

Lisa Zhang

Ph.D. Student 

Lisa’s research interests include the relationships between interpersonal processes, treatment-related processes, and perfectionism.


Chang Chen

Doctoral Candidate (Clinical Psychology)  

Chang’s research interests span across clinical, social, and developmental psychology. She is broadly interested in examining the quality of perfectionistic individuals’ social relationships, the influences of parenting styles, family, and cultural environment on the development of perfectionistic behaviour, as well as therapeutic processes and treatment outcomes for psychological problems related to perfectionism and other underlying personality pathology.


Janet Kaldas

Ph.D. Student 


Ariel Ko

M.A. Student