Nicole Legg

Nicole Legg
Area of expertise

Clinical psychology

Research Interests

My main research interest is the examination of why adolescents engage in risky behaviours. Specially, I hope to identify and examine mediators and moderators of adolescents who engage in risky behaviours such as non-suicidal self-injury, suicide, and disordered eating. I am interested in translating this research into more targeted and personalized treatment plans, as well as early detection methods. Previously, my research has focused on how impulsivity may moderate the engagement of eating disorder-related manifestations in university aged females.

I am also interested in the impact that technology has on romantic/platonic relationships on a biological, psychological, and emotional level. Though social and health psychology has captured my interest, I look forward to pursuing clinical research in my post graduate studies in the Risky Behaviours Lab under the supervision of Dr. Brianna Turner.

Representative Publications

Legg, N., Misener, K., & Libben, M. (2016). Examining impulsivity and eating disorder-related manifestations within a non-clinical sample using cognitive bias modification. Manuscript submitted for publication. 

Representative Presentations

Legg, N., Misener, K., & Libben, M. (2016, May). Examining Impulsivity in Relation to Cognitive Bias Modification and Eating Disorders.  Oral presentation delivered at the 2016 Connecting Minds Conference, Vancouver, BC and the 2016 UBC Okanagan Undergraduate Research Conference, Kelowna, BC.

Lisi, D., DeClerck, D., Rempel, A., Legg, N., & Holtzman, S. (2016, July). Text messaging & relationships: Do gender differences lead to relational conflict? Poster presented at the 2016 International Association of Relationship Research Biennial Conference, Toronto, ON.

DeClerck, D., Tracy, A., Legg, N., Woodworth, M., & Holtzman, S. (2016, January). Text message vs. face-to-face criticism following a stressful task: Does mode of communication matter? Poster presented at the Annual Convention of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, San Diego, CA. 

Recent Awards

  • People’s Choice for Best Oral Thesis Presentation, 2016
  • Deputy Vice Chancellor Scholarship, 2014-2016