Graduate Students

Chang Chen
Ph.D. Student
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.

Ariel Ko
Ph.D. Student
Ariel’s research interest is on developmental psychopathology, with a special focus on the development of perfectionism in children and adolescents, and developing treatment strategies for perfectionism in youth.

Martin Smith
Ph.D. Student
Dr. Martin M. Smith obtained a PhD in Personality Psychology from the University of Western Ontario and is an associate editor of Personality and Individual Difference. From February 2018 to April 2020, Martin was employed as a permanent lecturer in the School of Science, Technology, and Health at York St John University, UK. He has published over 45 peer-reviewed articles and received over $200,000 in research grants. Martin’s current program of of research focuses on risk factors, such as perfectionism, that limit the success of psychotherapy.

Sabrina Ge
Ph.D. Student
Sabrina’s research interests include the impact of patients’ and therapists’ perfectionism and personality characteristics on psychotherapy processes and outcome.


Visiting Graduate Students

Anna-Lena Becker
M.A. Student
Anna-Lena’s research interests are on attachment and the experience of adverse parenting as well as their association with perfectionism. In particular, she is focusing on dyadic effects in young adults and their parents.