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Catherine Nicole Marie Ortner

CURRENT EMPLOYMENT

07/2008-Present    Assistant Professor, Psychology Department, Thompson Rivers University

EDUCATION

2006     Doctor of Philosophy, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario

Thesis: Effects of mindfulness meditation training on emotion flexibility

Supervisor: Dr Philip David Zelazo

2001     Master of Arts, Clinical Psychology, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario

Thesis: Alcohol and impulsivity: A re-examination of the effects of alcohol intoxication on delay discounting in humans

Supervisor: Dr Mary C. Olmstead

1998     Psychology B.Sc. (Honours) – First Class, University of Edinburgh, Scotland

Thesis: Effects of alcohol and benzodiazepines on episodic and semantic memory

Supervisors: Dr Peter Wright, Dr Brian Tiplady

 

PUBLICATIONS

Refereed Journal Articles (*denotes student co-author):

Ortner, C. N. M., *Corno, D., *Fung, T. Y., & *Rapinda, K. (2018). The roles of hedonic and eudaimonic motives in emotion regulation. Personality and Individual Differences, 120 (September 2017), 209–212. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.paid.2017.09.006 (Download PDF)

Ortner, C. N. M., *Briner, E. L., & Marjanovic, Z. (2017). Believing is doing: Emotion regulation beliefs predict emotion regulation behavioral choices and subsequent subjective well-being. Europe’s Journal of Psychology, 13(1). https://doi.org/10.5964/ejop.v13i1.1248

Ortner, C. N. M., *Ste Marie, M., & *Corno, D. (2016). Cognitive costs of reappraisal depend on both emotional stimulus intensity and individual differences in habitual reappraisal. Plos One, 11(12), e0167253. http://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0167253

Ortner, C. N. M. (2015). Divergent effects of reappraisal and labeling internal affective feelings on subjective emotional experience. Motivation and Emotion. Doi: 10.1007/s11031-015-9473-2

Ortner, C. N. M., & Zelazo, P. D. (2014). Responsiveness to a mindfulness manipulation predicts affect regarding an anger-provoking situation. Canadian Journal of Behavioural Science, 46(2), 117-124. doi: 10.1037/a0029664

Ortner, C. N. M. & *de Koning, M. (2013). Effects of regulating positive emotions through reappraisal and suppression on verbal and non-verbal recognition memory. PLoS One, 8(4), e62750. Doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0062750.

Ortner, C. N. M., Zelazo, P. D., & Anderson, A. K. (2013). Effects of emotion regulation on concurrent attentional performance. Motivation and Emotion, 37(2), 346-354. doi: 10.1007/s11031-012-9310-9

Ortner, C. N. M., Kilner, S. J., & Zelazo, P. D. (2007).  Mindfulness meditation and reduced emotional interference on a cognitive task.  Motivation and Emotion, 31, 271-283.

Ortner, C. N. M., MacDonald, T. K., & Olmstead, M. C.  (2002).  Alcohol decreases impulsivity in a delay discounting task in humans.  Alcohol and Alcoholism, 38, 151-156.

Tiplady, B., Harding, C., McLean, D., Ortner, C., Porter, K., & Wright, P. (1999).  Effects of ethanol and temazepam on episodic and semantic memory: A dose-response comparison. Human Psychopharmacology Clinical and Experimental, 14 (4), 263-269.

Forthcoming Contributions:

Ortner, C. N. M., & Anderson, A. K. Reappraisal reduces the attentional salience of unpleasant stimuli. (Manuscript submitted for publication).

Ortner, C. N. M. Labeling internal affective feelings and reappraisal: Consequences for subjective feelings, attention, and physiology. (Manuscript submitted for publication).

Symposium Presentations:

Ortner, C. N. M. (2011). Learning to let go: The affective consequences of mindfulness. Symposium at the 23rd Annual Convention of the Association for Psychological Science.

Published Abstracts:

*Schloegel, L., & Ortner, C. N. M. (2014). Does reappraisal stick? Enduring effects on reaction times and subjective feelings. Poster session at the 26th Annual Convention of the Association for Psychological Science.

*Moir, K., & Ortner, C. N. M. (2013). Emotion regulation under different levels of certainty and the cognitive effort required. Poster session at the Banff Annual Seminar in Cognitive Science.

*van Vlerken, S., *Parker, M., & Ortner, C. N. M. (2013). The effects of natural and urban environmental scenes on voluntary attention. Poster session at the TRU Undergraduate Conference.

Ortner, C. N. M., & *Pycock, E. (2012). Ratings of restorativeness and preference for different environmental scenes and relation to extraversion. Poster session at the 24th Annual Convention of the Association for Psychological Science.

*de Koning, M., & Ortner, C. N. M. (2012). Could you remember “truth” if you did not hear it? The effects of emotion regulation on memory for abstract words. Poster session at the Banff Annual Seminar in Cognitive Science.

*Lee, J. M., & Ortner, C. N. M. (2012). The effect of provided and self-generated reappraisals on reaction time performance. Poster session at the Banff Annual Seminar in Cognitive Science.

*Clarke, K., & Ortner, C. N. M. (2012). Effects of mindfulness instruction variation on anxiety and the role of state and trait mindfulness. Poster session at the Thompson Rivers University Undergraduate Conference.

Burkart, A., & Ortner, C. N. M. (2011). The ability of mindfulness to minimize the impact of negative emotions on cognitive performance. Poster session at the 12th Annual Meeting of NOWCAM.

Rice, A., & Ortner, C. N. M. (2011). The effects of tempo and personality on emotion. Poster session at the 6th Annual Thompson Rivers University Undergraduate Research Conference.

Ortner, C. N. M., & Zelazo, P. D. (2010). Effect of a mindfulness intervention on affect and writing regarding a situation of personal conflict. Poster session at the 22nd Annual Convention of the Association for Psychological Science.

Palma, J. J., Olafson, L., Schraw, G., & Ortner, C. N. M. (2010). Psychological correlates of individuals’ perception of society and right-wing authoritarianism. Poster session at the Thompson Rivers University Undergraduate Research Conference.

Ortner, C. N. M., Anderson, A. K., & Zelazo, P. D. (2009). Comparing the impact of emotion regulation strategies on attentional resources. Poster session at the 21st Annual Convention of the Association for Psychological Science.

Ortner, C. N. M., Anderson, A. K., & Zelazo, P. D. (2009). Mindfulness as an emotion regulation strategy: A pilot study of its effects on self-report and cognitive performance. Poster session at the Banff Annual Seminar in Cognitive Science.

Ortner, C. N. M., & Zelazo, P. D. (2006). Mindfulness meditation: Learning to let go of emotions. Poster session at the 7th Annual Meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology.

Ortner, C. N. M., & Zelazo, P. D. (2003).  Susceptibility to flanker interference effects at varying flanker distances in 4- to 5-year-old children: A pilot study. Poster session at the Third Biennial Meeting of the Cognitive Development Society.

Ortner, C. N. M., & Olmstead, M.C. (2001).  Alcohol myopia and alcohol-induced impulsivity: A re-examination of the delay discounting paradigm. Poster session at the 11th Annual Meeting of the Canadian Society for Brain, Behavior and Cognitive Science.

 

UNIVERSITY TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Instructor Positions (sole instructor, unless otherwise specified):

2008-2011            Psychology Department, Thompson Rivers University, Kamloops

Psychology of Emotion; Experimental Design and Quantitative Methods; Abnormal  Psychology; Psychological Testing; Introduction to Psychology; Research Methods; Drugs and Behaviour

05-06/2005           Psychology Department, University of Toronto, Toronto

Introduction to Abnormal Psychology (co-instructor)

05-06/2004           Psychology Department, University of Toronto

Introduction to Abnormal Psychology

05-06/2003           Psychology Department, University of Toronto

Introduction to Abnormal Psychology

Teaching Assistant Positions:

2001-2005            Psychology Department, University of Toronto

Introduction to Statistics; Environmental Psychology; Introductory Psychology;  Introduction to Cognitive Science; Research Specialization: Theoretical Foundations; Abnormal Psychology; Cognitive Neurology

1999-2001            Psychology Department, Queen’s University

Abnormal Psychology; Introductory Psychology by correspondence

OTHER EMPLOYMENT

09/2006-07/2008   Intake Worker, Cranbrook Mental Health Programs, Interior Health

01-09/2006 Post-doctoral Researcher, Department of Psychology, University of Toronto

Co-ordinating research projects; manuscript preparation

04/2005                Chief Presiding Officer, Faculty of Arts and Science, University of Toronto

Invigilation during final exam period

1998-1999            Research Assistant, Psychology Department, Queen’s University

06-08/1997           Research Assistant, Department of Psychiatry, University of Edinburgh

 

RESEARCH GRANTS: AWARDED

2014-2016            SSHRC Insight Development Grant

2014                    Thompson Rivers University, Internal Research Fund

2011                    Thompson Rivers University, Arts Research Award

2009                    Thompson Rivers University,Arts Research Award

2004-2005            Mind and Life Research Grant

 

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS AND ACTIVITIES

Association for Psychological Science

 

Journal/grant reviewer

PlosOne

Emotion

Motivation and Emotion

Mindfulness

Psychological Reports: Perceptual and Motor Skills

Sick Kids Foundation New Investigator Research Grants competition