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Abby Goldstein


Abby Goldstein
Associate Professor
Associate Chair, Applied Psychology and Human Development

email: abbyl.goldstein@utoronto.ca  

Department: Applied Psychology and Human Development



Research Overview

Dr. Goldstein is the Canada Research Chair in the Psychology of Emerging Adulthood. Her research examines risk and wellness behaviours during emerging adulthood, a critical developmental period that spans ages 18-25. Dr. Goldstein utilizes innovative methods, including mobile technology to examine the influence of distal (early relationships, attachment styles, child maltreatment) and proximal (individual differences in emotion regulation, motives for risk behaviours, mood, interpersonal interaction) factors on the everyday risk and wellness behaviours of emerging adults.

For more information on Dr. Goldsteins research visit : www.individual.utoronto.ca/agoldstein

Curriculum Vitae

http://www.oise.utoronto.ca/Curriculum_Vitae/Abby_Goldstein_CV.pdf

Teaching Overview

APD1291: Addictive Behaviours: Approaches to Assessment and Intervention
APD1208: Individual Cognitive and Personality Assessment and Practicum



Representative Publications

Please see CV
 
Research Grants and Contracts

Insight Grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (03/16 02/21)
Parent-Child Relationships in Emerging Adulthood: Impacts on Risk, Well-Being and Transitions into Adulthood ($204,529)
Role: Principal Investigator
Co-Investigators: Dr. Elaine Scharfe, Dr. Danielle Molnar

Operating Grant from the Foundation for Alcohol Research (6/13 5/15)
Examination of a Developmental Model of Alcohol Use and Alcohol Problems in Emerging Adulthood
($85, 207)
Role: Principal Investigator
Co-Investigators: Dr. Sherry Stewart, Dr. Sean Mackinnon

Large Grant from the Manitoba Gambling Research Program (05/13 12/15)
Gambling to Relax and Gambling to Forget: Questionnaire and Daily Diary Studies of Subtypes of Coping Motives for Gambling ($450,000)
Role: Co-Investigator (sub-grant to U of T: $56,580)
Principal Investigator: Dr. Sherry Stewart
Co-Investigator: Dr. Michael Ellery

Early Researcher Award from the Ministry of Research and Innovation (04/11 03/16)
Substance Use in Emerging Adulthood: A Focus on Risk and Resilience ($150,000)
Role: Principal Investigator

Level III Research Award from the Ontario Problem Gambling Research Centre (01/10 03/12)
Mood, Motives and Gambling in Young Adults: An Examination of Within- and Between-Person
Variation ($94,072)
Role: Principal Investigator
Co-Investigators: Dr. Sherry Stewart, Dr. Peter Hoaken, Dr. Gordon Flett

Operating Grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (06/10 05/11)
The Impact of Childhood Maltreatment on Substance Use in Emerging Adulthood: Development of an Integrated Theoretical Model ($35,000)
Role: Principal Investigator
Co-Investigators: Dr. Christine Wekerle, Dr. Deborah Goodman

Catalyst Grant from the Canadian Institutes for Health Research (06/10 05/11)
Developing and Pilot-Testing an Alternative Intervention for Marijuana Use (AIM): Addressing
Individual Risk Factors for Transitions to Initiation and Escalation of Marijuana Use in Early
Adolescence ($87,001)
Role: Co-Investigator
Principal Investigator: Dr. Marvin Krank
Co-Investigators: Dr. Sherry Stewart, Dr. Zachary Walsh

Emerging Team Grant from the Canadian Institutes for Health Research (02/10 01/15)
Mitigating Risk and Creating Effective Treatments: Improving Services to Children and Youth with
Co-Morbidities Through Discovery, Collaboration, Innovation, and Integration ($1,499,373)
Role: Co-Investigator
Principal Investigators: Dr. Joe Beitchman, Dr. Joanna Henderson, Dr. Shelley McMain, Dr. Brian
Rush, Dr. David Wolfe, Gloria Chaim
Co-Investigators: Dr. Elizabeth McCay, Dr. Amy Cheung, Dr. Tracey Skilling, Dr. Angela Boak, Dr.
Sandra Cunning, Dr. Elizabeth Brownlie, Dr. Bruce Ballon, & Dr. Jane Fjeld

Meetings, Planning and Dissemination Grant from the Canadian Institutes for Health Research (06/09 05/10)
Evidence-Based Case Conceptualization in Child Welfare: Multiple Health Risk Behaviours ($25,000)
Role: Co-Investigator
Principal Investigator: Dr. Christine Wekerle
Co-Investigators: Dr. Randall Waechter


Honours and Awards

Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in the Psychology of Emerging Adulthood (2016 - 2021)
Harvey Brooker Award for Excellence in Clinical Training from the Ontario Psychological Association (2012)
Early Researcher Award, Ontario Ministry of Research and Innovation (2011-2016)

Professional Activities

MEMBERSHIPS IN PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

Canadian Psychological Association
Research Society on Alcoholism
Society for the Study of Emerging Adulthood
Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers