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Emma Galarneau

PhD Student
Emotional Development and Resilience

Ph.D. Student

Emotional Development and Resilience

I received an MA in developmental psychology from the University of Toronto in 2019 and a BA in psychology from McGill University in 2017. My current PhD research focuses on how familial and social adversity affect youth’s use and development of emotional skills such as emotion regulation, as well as the impact of these emotional skills on adjustment and functioning. Additionally, I am interested in health disparities; particularly how LGBTQ+ individuals’ social and emotional experiences during childhood and adolescence may impact concurrent and later mental health.


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Scholarships and Awards

SSHRC Canada Graduate Scholarship—Doctoral
Ontario Graduate Scholarship
SSHRC Canada Graduate Scholarship—Master's
University of Toronto Fellowship, Faculty of Arts and Science



Selected Publications

Galarneau, E., Colasante, T., & Malti, T. (2022). Feeling bad about feeling mad: Anger predicts higher non-aggressive disruptive behavior but not aggression in children with higher ethical guilt. Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, 79, 1–17. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.appdev.2021.101384

Galarneau, E., Colasante, T., Speidel, R., & Malti, T. (2021). Correlates of children's sympathy: Recognition and regulation of sadness and anger. Social Development, 00, 1–17. https://doi.org/10.1111/sode.12577%E2%80%9D

Malti, T., Galarneau, E., & Peplak, J. (2021). Decade in review: Adolescent moral development. Journal of Research on Adolescence, 31(4), 1097–1113. https://doi.org/10.1111/jora.12639

Speidel, R., Galarneau, E., Elsayed, D., Mahhouk, S., Filippelli, J., Colasante, T., & Malti, T. (2021). Refugee children’s social–emotional capacities: Links to mental health upon resettlement and buffering effects on pre-migratory adversity. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 18(22), 12180. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph182212180


Conference Presentations

Nitschke, J. P., Galarneau, E., Pruessner, J. C., & Bartz, J. A. (2017). Do you need a hand? The detrimental effects of rumination on helping behaviours after psychosocial stress. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 83, 12–13. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.psyneuen.2017.07.272