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Royette Tavernier Dubar

Assistant Professor of Psychology

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MS Brock University
PHD Brock University

Royette Tavernier Dubar

Research expertise: sleep; psychological well-being; social/interpersonal adjustment; adolescent development; emerging adulthood. Director of the Sleep and Psychosocial Adjustment (S.P.A.) Lab.

Royette Tavernier Dubar is a developmental psychologist, whose research program examines the link between sleep and psychosocial adjustment. Professor Dubar uses both subjective (e.g., self-report) and objective (e.g., actigraphy) assessments to measure several 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  psychological wellbeing, emotion regulation, interpersonal relationships, and social media 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 emerging adulthood years (i.e., 18 - 29).

A second line of research uses qualitative designs to examine the role of life story narratives in psychosocial adjustment among emerging adults.

Dubar enjoys cooking, dancing to Caribbean music (soca, bouyon, dancehall, reggae), and spending time with her husband and two sons. 


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Fall 2024
PSYC 248 - 01
Adolescence & Emerg Adulthood

PSYC 386 - 01
Advanced Research in Sleep