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Thomas Hadjistavropoulos

Research Chair in Aging and Health and Professor
Registered Doctoral Psychologist

Office: AH 345.3
Phone: 306-585-4457

Current classes
Fall 2021 - PSYC 333

Research interests

  • Health Psychology
  • Pain
  • Aging
  • Fear and Anxiety in Older Persons
  • Professional Ethics and Standards
  • Clinical Psychology

Link to personal web page and the Health Psychology Lab

Research Interests

  • Health psychology 
  • Pain
  • Aging
  • Ethics and professional issues
  • Knowledge mobilization using social media
  • Clinical psychology

Clinical Interests

  • Adult Cognitive Behaviour Therapy 
  • Adult Clinical Assessment

Representative Projects

  • Knowledge mobilization using social media
  • Development of an automated vision system for pain detection in dementia

Representative Publications

  • Hadjistavropoulos, T. & Hadjistavropoulos, H.D. (2019) (Editors). Pain management for older adults: A self-help guide (2nd Edition).  Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer.
  • Hadjistavropoulos, T. & Hadjistavropoulos, H.D. (Editors) (2019). Fundamentals of health psychology (2nd edition). Toronto: Oxford University Press.
  • Hadjistavropoulos, T., Browne, M.E., Prkachin, K.M., Taati, B., Ashraf, A. and Mihailidis, A. (2018). Pain in severe dementia: A comparison of a fine-grained assessment approach to an observational checklist designed for clinical settings. European Journal of Pain, 22, 915-925.
  • Hadjistavropoulos, T. (2017). Self-management of pain. In E. Martz (Editor), Promoting self-management of chronic impairments: Theory and practice (pp. 406-419). New York: Oxford University Press.
  • Gallant, N. & Hadjistavropoulos, T. (2017).  Experiencing pain in the presence of others: A structured laboratory investigation of older adults. The Journal of Pain, 18, 456-467.
  • Hadjistavropoulos,  T. (2017).  Biopsychosocial models of pain. In J. Corns (Editor) Routledge handbook of the philosophy of pain (pp. 154-164).   Philadelphia: Routledge.

Laboratory Facilities

1) Complete Video Lab (for behavioral coding); 2) Gait Analysis Equipment (for the study of fall risk in seniors); 4) Wireless Biofeedback/Psychophysiological Measurement Equipment; 4) Advanced Thermal Pain Stimulator (Medoc-Advanced Medical Systems); 5) Noldus Observer and Face Reader Software; 6) Psychological Tests; and 7) Computers. It is also noted that many of our projects involve data collections in outside health care facilities (e.g. Wascana Rehabilitation Centre).