|2018–Current||MA in Psychology (Carleton University)|
|2014–2017||BA Honours in Psychology with Distinction (McGill University)|
Jessica’s main research interests center on exploring motivation and personality in the workplace environment. More specifically, she is interested in examining perfectionism and goal pursuit in the workplace to better understand how goal progress for work-related goals could be improved among employees.
In addition, Jessica would like to explore the mechanisms influencing various work-related outcomes by adopting a Self-Determination Theory perspective. She is interested in answering questions related to work motivation, such as: can the relation between perfectionism and work outcomes be explained by an employee’s level of work motivation? For instance, if an employee is a perfectionist, and depending on whether they are a self-critical or personal standards perfectionist, what relation might that have with burnout symptoms, workaholism, job satisfaction, and well-being? And can these associations be explained by whether employees feel autonomous or controlled at work?
Cohen, J., Harvey, B., & Koestner, R. (Mar. 2017). Two Types of Perfectionism: Looking at Developmental Correlates. PSI – McGill Psychology Undergraduate Research Journal, 7, 45-56.
Cohen, J., Werner, K., Levine, S., & Milyavskaya, M. (May 2019). Understanding the Relation between Need Satisfaction, Need Frustration, and Perfectionism Across Domains.Poster presented at the 7th International Self Determination Theory Conference, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
Cohen, J., Harvey, B. & Koestner, R. (Feb. 2019).Two Types of Perfectionism: Looking at Developmental Correlates. Poster presented at the 20thannual Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP) conference, Portland, Oregon.
Cohen, J., Kirmayer, M.H., Khullar, T., & Dirks, M. (April, 2017). Associations between Internalizing Symptoms and Aggressive Behavior Among Emerging Adults. Poster was presented at the McGill University undergraduate research poster day, Montreal, Qc.
Cohen, J., Harvey, B., & Koestner, R. (April, 2016). Two Types of Perfectionism: Looking at Developmental Correlates.Poster was presented at the McGill University undergraduate research poster day, Montreal, Qc.
|2019–2020||Master’s Research Scholarship, Fonds de recherche du Québec|
|2019–2020||Ontario Graduate Scholarship|
|2018– 2019||Canada Graduate Scholarships-Master’s (CGS-M) Award, SSHRC|
|2017||Golden Key International Honour Society Membership|
|2015–2017||Dean’s Honours List, McGill University|