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Devin J. Mills, MA

  • Program: Human Development
  • Research Interests: Behavioral Disorders; Passionate Engagement; Self-Determination Theory; Mindfulness
  • E-mail address: devin.mills@mail.mcgill.ca

Awards


  • 2015:  McGill University Graduate Excellence Fellowship, Fall Term ($1,673.12)
  • 2015:  McGill University Graduate Excellence Fellowship, Winter Term ($3,771.15)
  • 2014:  Graduate Research Enhancement and Travel Award, Fall Term ($250)
  • 2014:  McGill University Graduate Excellence Fellowship, Fall Term ($6,000)
  • 2014:  McGill University Graduate Excellence Fellowship, Winter Term ($4,500)
  • 2013:  McGill University Graduate Excellence Fellowship, Fall Term ($13,500)

Publications


Carsley, D., Heath, N. L., Gomez-Garibello, C., & Mills, D. J. (2016). The importance of mindfulness in explaining the relationship between adolescents’ anxiety and dropout intentions. School Mental Health. doi: 10.1007/s12310-016-9196-x

Emery, A. A., Heath, N. L., & Mills, D. J. (2016). Basic psychological need satisfaction, emotion dysregulation, and non-suicidal self-injury engagement in young adults: An application of Self-Determination Theory. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 45(3), 612–623.  doi:10.1007/s10964-015-0405-y

Heath, N. L., Carsley, D., DeRiggi, M., Mills, D. J., & Mettler, J. (2015).  The relationship between mindfulness, depressive symptoms and non-suicidal self-injury amongst adolescents.  Archives of Suicide Research.  doi: 10.1080/13811118.2016.1162243

Emery, A. A., Heath, N. L., & Mills, D. J. (in press).  The role of basic need satisfaction in the onset, maintenance, and cessation of NSSI: An application of Self-Determination Theory.  Archives of Suicide Research.

Carsley, D., Mettler, J., Shapiro, A. J., Mills, D. J., Bloom, E. L., & Heath, N. L. (under review). Evaluation of an educator-delivered school-based stress management program for adolescents. Journal of Applied of School Psychology.

Mills, D. J., Mettler, J., Sornberger, M. J., & Heath, N. L. (under review). Adolescent problematic gaming and domain-specific perceptions of self.  International Journal of Cyber Behavior, Psychology and Learning.

Mills, D. J., Mettler, J., & Heath, N. L. (under review). Factors of resilience and adolescent problematic gaming: On the role of gaming to manage stress. Journal of Early Adolescence.

Mills, D. J., Mettler, J., & Heath, N. L. (under review).  An application of Self-Determination Theory to the study of problematic gaming.  Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking

Conferences


*Mills, D. J., Mettler, J., & Heath, N. L. (August, 2016).  Gaming disorder in passionate and non-passionate gamers:  The role of needs frustration.  Paper accepted for presentation at the 2016 American Psychological Convention, Denver, Colorado

Mettler, J., Mills, D. J., Sadowski, I., & Heath, N. L. (August, 2016).  Symptoms of problematic video game use, subjective well-being, and the mediating role of mindfulness.  Poster accepted for presentation at the 2016 American Psychological Convention, Denver, Colorado

Mills, D. J., Mettler, J., & Heath, N. L., (June, 2016). Needs satisfaction in non-gaming activity: Differences between harmoniously and obsessively passionate gamers.  Poster accepted for presentation at the 6th International Conference of Self-Determination Theory, Victoria, British Columbia.

Böke, B. N., Mettler, J., Mills, D. J., Sadowski, I., & Heath, N. L. (April, 2016).  Student reports of stress and coping behaviours in university.  Poster presented at the 2016 Human Development Conference, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Mettler, J., Mills, D. J., Sadowski, I., & Heath, N. L. (April, 2016).  Trait mindfulness in gamers: Implications for well-being.  Poster presented at the 2016 Human Development Conference, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Mettler, J., Mills, D. J., & Heath, N. L. (April, 2016).  Differences in reports of mindfulness and flow in problematic gaming.  Poster presented at the 2016 Human Development Conference, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Argento, A., Torrie, A., Mills, D. J., Mettler, J., & Heath, N. L. (April, 2016).  Gamers and video game users: What’s the difference?  Poster presented at the 2016 Human Development Conference, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

*Mills, D. J., Mettler, J., & Heath, N. L. (April, 2016).  Reports of needs satisfaction in non-gaming activity by passionate gamers.  Paper presented at the 2016 Human Development Conference, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Carsley, D., Mills, D. J., Shapiro, A., Bloom, E., Roberts, E., & Heath, N. L. (October, 2015).  Evaluating an educator delivered mindfulness-based stress management program for adolescents. Poster accepted for presentation at the Third International Conference on Youth Mental Health, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Mills, D. J., Carsley, D., Mettler, J., De Riggi, M., & Heath, N. L. (October, 2015).  On the role of mindfulness in predicting non-suicidal self-injury in adolescents.  Poster accepted for presentation at the Third International Conference on Youth Mental Health, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Mills, D. J., Carsley, D., Heath, N. L., & Gomez-Garibello (2015, August). Differences in anxiety, depression, and mindfulness across problematic gaming groups. Poster presented at the 2015 American Psychological Association Convention, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Carsley, D., Mills, D. J., Heath, N. L., & Gomez-Garibello (2015, August). The importance of mindfulness in risk for high school dropout. Poster presented at the 2015 American Psychological Association Convention, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Heath, N. L., Mills, D. J., Mettler, J. & Gomez-Garibello (2015, June).  Trajectory of non-suicidal self-injury in adolescence: A 3-year longitudinal study.  In Nonsuicidal Self-Injury in School Settings.  A symposium conducted for the 28th World Congress of the International Association for Suicide Prevention, IASP, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Mills, D. J., Joly, M., Shapiro, A. J., Mettler, J., & Heath, N. L. (2014, May).  Early adolescent attachment and pathological video game use.  Poster presented at the Development 2014: A Canadian Conference on Developmental Psychology, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

Mills, D. J., Heath, N. L., Sornberger, M. J., & Shapiro, A. J. (2014, June). Gender differences in the relationship between measures of video game use and self-perception. Poster session accepted for presentation at the 2014 Canadian Psychological Association Convention, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Mills, D. J., Shapiro, A. J., Sornberger, M. J., & Heath, N. L. (2014, August). Differences in self-perception associated with alternative measures of video game use.  Poster presented at the 2014 American Psychological Association Convention, Washington, DC.

*Mills, D. J., Heath, N. L., Sornberger, M. J., & Shapiro, A. J. (2014, June). Measures of video game use and self-perception:  Differences in gender.  Paper presented for presentation at the Education Graduate Student Society 13th Annual Conference at McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

De Riggi, M. E., Gholamrezaei, M., Mills, D. J., Shapiro, A. J., & Heath, N. L. (2014, August). Changes in adolescent negative coping strategies: Do you have to get worse before you get better? Poster presented at the 2014 American Psychological Association Convention, Washington, DC.

Estes, P., Mills, D. J., & Williams, K.  (2012). Investigating the student perception within the general education curriculum.  Poster presented at the Association for 2012 Institutional Research in the Upper Midwest, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Mills, D.J. (2011).  Effects of a multicultural course to preservice education students.  Poster presented at the 2011 Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago.


 

 
 

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