Wesleyan portrait of Royette  Tavernier

Royette Tavernier

Assistant Professor of Psychology

Judd Hall, 106
860-685-2206

rtavernier@wesleyan.edu

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PHD Brock University

Royette Tavernier

Research expertise: sleep and psychosocial adjustment among adolescents and emerging adults. Director of SPA Lab.

Royette Tavernier is a developmental psychologist, whose research program examines the link between sleep and psychosocial adjustment. Professor Tavernier uses both subjective (e.g., self-report) and objective (e.g., actigraphy) assessments to measure a number of sleep characteristics, such as sleep duration, sleep latency, sleep efficiency, and sleep quality. Her interest in psychosocial adjustment spans a wide range of indices, including academic performance, emotional wellbeing, quality of interpersonal relationships, and technology use. Some of the statistical tools used in her research include: auto-regressive cross-lagged analysis, growth curve modeling, latent class analysis, and hierarchical linear modeling. Her interest in sleep and psychosocial adjustment extends to both short term (i.e., day-to-day) as well as long term (over years) associations, with a particular emphasis on the developmental age periods of adolescence and emerging adulthood.

Her love of teaching and passion for research, coupled with a desire to connect with both her students and their wider communities, led her to the position of Assistant Professor of Psychology at Wesleyan University.

 

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Fall '19 sabbatical