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  Caspian Sawczak
  PhD. Candidate, Graduate Student
University of Toronto (Present)
   
  M.A., Psychology University of Toronto (2015)
  Honours BSc. Psychology University of Toronto (2014)
 
   
  Email:
  caspian.sawczak@mail.utoronto.ca
   
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RESEARCH INTERESTS
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I am interested in 1) the vivid recollection of episodic memories, imagined events, and mental imagery in general; 2) how these things contribute to other cognitive functions, especially problem-solving and decision-making; 3) the brain structures and networks that support these functions and their interactions, especially the hippocampus, medial prefrontal cortex, and other parts of the Default Mode Network; and 4) implications of disruptions in these systems in individuals who have various types of brain damage.

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TEACHING EXPERIENCE
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Teaching Assistant (University of Toronto)

PSY 312: Cognitive Development (with lecturing experience)

PSY 270: Intro. Cognitive Psychology (with lecturing experience)

PSY 201: Statistics Part I

PSY230: Intro. Personality Psychology

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RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
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AWARDS
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2015: School of Graduate Studies Conference Grant

2014: Sobanski-Armstrong Scholarship

2013: I.M. Spigel Memorial Scholarship

2013: Canadian Friends of the Hebrew University (CFHU) Study Abroad Bursary

 
RELEVANT INFORMATION
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2013 - 2014: Honours Thesis; supervised by Dr. Fergus Craik
University of Toronto & Rotman Research Institute at Baycrest

2014: Research Assistant; supervised by Dr. Jeff Graham
University of Toronto Mississauga & DeckChair Learning Systems

2012 - 2013: Independent (Undergraduate) Research Project; supervised by Dr. Judith Anderson
Health Adaptation Research on Trauma (HART) Lab, University of Toronto Mississauga

2012 - 2013: Research Assistant; supervised by Dr. Mairi Cowan & Dr. Jeff Graham
University of Toronto Mississauga

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Languages: English  
Citizenship: Canadian  
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JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS

COMING SOON !!!

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ABSTRACTS , POSTERS & OTHER PROJECTS
 

Sawczak, C., McAndrews, M.P., Gaesser, B., & Moscovitch, M. (2016). Episodic simulation and prosociality in younger and older adults. Poster presented at the Cognitive Neuroscience Society conference, New York, NY.

Sawczak, C., McAndrews, M.P., Gaesser, B., & Moscovitch, M. (2015). The role of episodic simulation and self-referential processing in altruistic intentions. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Chicago, IL.

Cowan, M., Evans-Tokaryk, T., Goetler, E., Graham, J., Landon, C., Laughton, S., Marjadsingh, S., Sawczak, C., & Weir, A. (2014). Engaging Students to Think Critically in a Large History Class. Toronto: Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario. [Report on a study commissioned by HEQCO.]

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