Tyler Carey

Tyler Carey
Office: COR B308
Area of expertise

Clinical Psychology

Research interests

My Masters research adopted a self-determination theory (SDT; Ryan & Deci, 2001) framework to examine social-contextual influences of peer-support programs on perceived autonomy and self-regulatory attempts to limit alcohol consumption. Related to this work, my doctoral research explored the motivational underpinnings of alcohol consumption using SDT and the strength-energy model of self-control (Baumeister et al., 1998). Specifically, I used a longitudinal design and multilevel analyses to examine a) how the accumulation of self-regulatory fatigue throughout the day impacts student drinking behaviours at night, and b) how different forms of self-regulation (i.e., autonomous versus controlled regulation) impact student drinking behaviours on evenings marked by high levels of self-regulatory fatigue. My future research will extend this work by applying broad theoretical frameworks of self-regulation to different applied health domains (e.g., exercise; eating behaviour; etc.) and developmental cohorts. 

Representative publications

Carey, T. M., Maillet, M., & Grouzet, F. M. E. (submitted). When Do Undergraduate Students Drink Alcohol and When Do They Prefer Not? A Temporal Perspective on Self-Regulation of Drinking Behaviours. Manuscript submitted for publication to the Canadian Journal of Behavioural Science.

Sotskova, A., Carey, T. M., & Mak, B. (2016). Applying Goldfried’s concept of assimilative psychotherapy integration: The process of synthesizing existential and cognitive behavioural therapy. Journal of Psychotherapy Integration, 26, 36–48.

Hart K. E., & Carey T. M. (2014). Ebb and flow in the sense of meaningful purpose: A lifespan perspective on alcohol and other drug involvement. In A. Batthyany & P. Russo- Netzer (Eds.), Meaning in existential and positive psychology. New York, NY: Springer Publishing.

Representative presentations

Carey, T. M., & Grouzet, F. M. E. (2015). Self-Regulation of Alcohol Consumption: A Self-Determination Theory Perspective. Poster presented at the Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP), Long Beach, CA.

Carey, T. M. & Grouzet, F. M. E. (2014). Testing a self-determination theory model of recovery from problematic alcohol use through peer-support involvement. Poster presented at the Convention of the Canadian Psychological Association, Vancouver, BC.

Carey, T. M., Grouzet, F. M. E., Hart, K. E., & Ianni, P. A. (2012). Does eudaimonia buffer against high rates of student binge-drinking? Poster presented at the 2013 conference for the Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP), New Orleans, LA.

Recent awards

  • Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Doctoral Scholarship (2013-2016)
  • Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Masters Scholarship (2012-2013)
  • BC Psychological Association Certificate Award (2012)
  • Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) Academic, All Canadian Honour Roll (2008; 2009)