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Jessica Mettler, B.A.

  • Program: Human Development
  • Research Interests: mindfulness, stress and coping, mental health in youth, resilience, problematic video game use
  • E-mail address: jessica.mettler@mail.mcgill.ca

Awards


  • 2018-2019 – McGill Graduate Excellence Fellowship, McGill University ($17,000)
  • 2017-2020 – Bourse de doctorat en recherche, Fonds Québécois de la recherche sur la société et la culture (FRQSC, $20,000/year)
  • 2017-2018 – Tomlinson Scholar; Tomlinson Doctoral Fellowship, Faculty of Education, McGill University, ($35,000/year)
  • 2017-2018 – McGill Graduate Excellence Fellowship, McGill University ($20,000)
  • 2016-2018 – Bourse de maîtrise en recherche, Fonds Québécois de la recherche sur la société et la culture (FQRSC, $15,000/year)
  • 2015 – McGill Graduate Excellence Fellowship, McGill University ($10,000)

Publications


Argento, A., Mills, D. J., Carmichael, V., Mettler, J., & Heath, N. L. (in press). Gamers and video game users: What’s the difference? Journal of Interpersonal Relations, Intergroup Relations and Identity.

Carsley, D., Mettler, J., Shapiro, A. J., Mills, D., Bloom, E. L., & Heath, N. L. (accepted). Feasibility of an educator-delivered school-based stress management program for adolescents. LEARNing Landscapes.

Mettler, J., Carsley, D., Joly, M., & Heath, N. L. (2017). Dispositional Mindfulness and Adjustment to University. Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice. doi: 10.1177/1521025116688905.

Mills, D. J., Mettler, J., Sornberger, M., & Heath, N. L. (2016).  Adolescent problematic gaming and domain-specific perceptions of self. International Journal of Cyber Behavior, Psychology and Learning.

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

Forthcoming contributions:

Böke, B. N., Mills, D. J., Mettler, J., & Heath, N. L. (under review). Stress and coping patterns in university. Journal of College Student Development.

Mettler, J., Mills, D. J., & Heath, N. L. (under review). The role of mindfulness and flow in predicting problematic video game use. Mindfulness.

Mettler, J., Mills, D. J., & Heath, N. L. (under review). Problematic gaming and subjective well-being: How does mindfulness play a role? International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction.

Mills, D. J., Milyavskaya, M., Mettler, J., & Heath, N. L. (under review).  Understanding the associations among needs frustration, problematic gaming and subjective well-being.  Motivation and Emotion.

Conferences


*Heath, N. L., Rassier, D., Mettler, J., Böke, B. N., & Bloom, E, (2017, November). A national initiative to enhance teachers’ mental health and well-being. Paper presentation accepted for presentation at the Healthy School Communities National Health Forum, Ottawa, Ontario.

Mills, D. J., Milyavskaya, M, Mettler, J., & Heath, N. L. (2017, August). Exploring the associations among problematic gaming, needs frustration, and subjective well-being. Poster accepted for presentation at the 2017 American Psychological Association Convention, Washington, DC.

Argento, A., Mettler, J., Joly, M., & Heath, N. L. (2017, June). When both romantic partners engage in NSSI: Prevalence, patterns, and effects. Poster accepted for presentation at the International Society for the Study of Self-Injury (ISSS), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Gholamrezaei, M., Mettler, J., De Stefano, J., Pereira, L., Argento, A., & Heath, N. L. (2017, June). Non-suicidal self-injury among ethnic/racial minority students: Cultural responses and help-seeking behaviours. Poster accepted for presentation at the International Society for the Study of Self-Injury (ISSS), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Gholamrezaei, M., Mettler, J., De Stefano, J., Pereira, L., Argento, A., & Heath, N. L. (2017, June). Non-suicidal self-injury among ethnic/racial minority students: Prevalence, characteristics, and motivations. Poster accepted for presentation at the International Society for the Study of Self-Injury (ISSS), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

 Mettler, J., Mills, D. J., & Heath, N. L. (2017, June). The role of mindfulness and flow in predicting problematic gaming. Poster presented at the Canadian Psychological Association (CPA), Toronto, On.

Mettler, J., Stern, S., Argento, A., & Heath, N. L. (2017, June). Emotional reactivity and NSSI: An investigation of positive and negative emotions. Poster accepted for presentation at the International Society for the Study of Self-Injury (ISSS), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Mettler, J., Stern, S., & Heath, N. L. (2017, June). Differences in reports versus in vivo emotional regulation and emotion reactivity for positive and negative emotions in individuals with NSSI. Poster accepted for presentation at the International Society for the Study of Self-Injury (ISSS), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

*Mills, D. J., Milyavskaya, M, Mettler, J., & Heath, N. L. (June, 2017).  Pattern of gaming engagement in university students: Exploring the role of needs frustration and obsessive passion.  Paper presented at the 2017 Canadian Psychological Convention, Toronto, Canada.

Mettler, J., Carsley, D., Joly, M., & Heath, N. L. (2017, May). Le role de la pleine conscience dans l’ajustement à l’université. Poster presented at the Association Francophone Pour Le Savoir (ACFAS), Montreal, Qc.

Argento, A., Mettler, J., Joly, M., & Heath, N. L. (2017, April). NSSI engagement of both romantic partners: A qualitative study. Poster presented at the Human Development Conference, Montreal, Quebec.

Mettler, J., Carsley, D., Joly, M., & Heath, N. L. (2017, April). University adjustment: Role of dispositional mindfulness, self-efficacy, perceived social support and gender. Poster presented at the Human Development Conference, Montreal, Quebec.

Mettler, J., Stern, S., Argento, A., & Heath, N. L. (2017, April). Complex Role of Emotional Reactivity in Non-Suicidal Self-injury.  Poster accepted for presentation at the Human Development Conference, Montreal, Quebec.

*Mills, D. J., Milyavskaya, M., Mettler, J., & Heath, N. L. (April, 2017).  Needs frustration, time gaming and the role of passion and gender.  Paper presented at the 2017 Human Development Conference, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

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

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

*Bloom, E., Heath, N., Finn C., Mettler, J., & Carsley. D. (July 2016). Facilitating classroom staff delivery of a stress management program for adolescents: How hard is it? Paper presented at the 2016 International School Psychologists’ Association, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Boke, B. N., Mettler, J., Mills, D. J., & Heath, N. L. (2016, June). Stress and coping patterns across university years: Implications for student support. Poster presented at the Canadian International Conference on Education (CICE), Mississauga, Ontario.

De Riggi, M. E., Mettler, J., Lewis, S. P., & Heath, N. L. (2016, June). Non-suicidal self-injury, online activities and emotional health among adolescents. Poster presented at the International Society for the Study of Self-Injury (ISSS), Eau-Claire, Wisconsin.

*Gholamrezaei, M., Mettler, J., Panaghi, L., Mirmohamadi, F., & Heath, N. L. (2016, June). Emotion dysregulation and non-suicidal self-injury in university students in Iran. Poster presented at the International Society for the Study of Self-Injury (ISSS), Eau-Claire, Wisconsin.

Mettler, J., Joly, M., & Heath, N. L. (2016, June). Transition to university: Demystifying profiles of non-suicidal self-injury. Poster presented at the International Society for the Study of Self-Injury (ISSS), Eau-Claire, Wisconsin.

Mettler, J., De Riggi, M. E., Mills, D. J., & Heath, N. L. (2016, June). Factors of resilience as predictors of engagement in non-suicidal self-injury in adolescence. Poster presented at the International Society for the Study of Self-Injury (ISSS), Eau-Claire, Wisconsin.

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

Guy, J., Mettler, J., Tullo, D., Mottron, L., & Bertone, A. (2016, May). Age-related differences in local and global processes for social and non-social information in autism: How do children and adolescents differ? Poster presented at the annual meeting of the International Meeting for Autism Research (IMFAR), Baltimore, USA.

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

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

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

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

*Mills, D. J., Mettler, J., & Heath, N. L. (2016, April). Needs satisfaction in non-gaming activity: Differences between harmoniously and obsessively passionate gamers. Paper presented at the Human Development Conference, Montreal, Quebec.

King, S., Mettler, J., Di Pietrantonio, O., & Laplante, D.P. (2015, October). Prenatal maternal stress from a natural disaster predicts thought disorder in adolescent boys and in those exposed in mid-gestation: Project Ice Storm. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Research in Psychopathology, New Orleans, USA.

Mills, D. J., Carsley, D., Mettler, J., De Riggi, M., & Heath, N. L., (2015, October). The role of mindfulness in predicting non-suicidal self-injury in adolescents. Poster presented at the annual convention of the International Association for Youth Mental Health, IAYMH, Montreal, QC.

*Heath, N. L., Mills, D. J., Mettler, J., & Gomez-Garibello, C. (2015, June). Trajectory of non-suicidal self-injury in adolescence: A 3-year longitudinal study. Symposium presentation at the 28th World Congress of the International Association for Suicide Prevention, Montreal, QC.

Mettler, J., Marcil, E., Bao, V., Doobay, V., & Bertone, A. (2014, July). Gender-specific differences in autism spectrum cognitive profiles: Wechsler Intelligence Scales versus Raven’s Progressive Matrices. Published abstract and poster presented at the Canadian Society for Brain, Behaviour and Cognitive Science (CSBBCS) Annual Meeting, Toronto, ON.

Mills, D. J., Joly, M., Shapiro, A. J., Mettler, J., & Heath, N. L. (2014, May).  Early adolescent attachment and pathological video game use. Poster session at the Development 2014 Conference, Ottawa, ON.

Mettler, J., & King, S. (2014, April). Communication disturbances in adolescents: Biological and psychosocial mechanisms. Poster presented at the McGill Undergraduate Poster Session, Montreal, QC.

Shapiro, A. J., Mettler, J., Carsley, D., Hu, T., & Heath, N. L. (2014, March). Adolescents’ perspectives on stress management strategy use following a brief school intervention. Poster presented at the annual convention of the Société Québecoise pour la Recherche en Psychologie, SQRP, Montreal, QC.

Shapiro, A. J., Mettler, J., Carsley, D., Hu, T., & Heath, N. L. (2014, March). Impact of a brief school intervention on adolescents’ understanding of and willingness to use stress management strategies. Poster presented at the annual convention of the Education Graduate Students Society of McGill University, EGSS, Montreal, QC.

Workshops


Heath, N. L., Khoury, B., & Mettler, J. (2017, March). Mindfulness for mental health professionals. Workshop session presented to McGill Mental Health and Counselling Services, Montreal, Qc.

Heath, N. L., Mettler, J., & Shapiro, A. (2017, February). StressOFF Strategies: A stress management program in the classroom. Workshop session presented at Beaconsfield High School, Montreal, Qc.

Carsley, D., Mettler, J., & Heath, N. L. (2016, November). Peaks and pitfalls: Mindfulness in the classroom. Workshop session submitted to the annual convention of the Quebec Provincial Association of Teachers, QPAT, Montreal, QC.

 
 

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