Eric Oosenbrug, BA&Sc (Hons.), MA, PhD (c)


Department of Psychology
150A Behavioral Science Building
York University
4700 Keele Street
Toronto, Ontario, Canada M3J 1P3

E-mail: eoosen [at] yorku [dot] ca
Website: http://www.ericoosenbrug.com

Current Position


Full-time graduate student, doctoral program in Psychology, York University

Specialization: History & Theory of Psychology

Graduate Diploma Program in Health Psychology

 

Education

 

2011-present           Degree: Ph.D., Psychology, in progress

                                    Specialization: History & Theory of Psychology

                                    Institution: York University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

                                    Advisor: Dr. Michael Pettit

                                    Committee Members: Dr. Thomas Teo & Dr. Joel Katz

                                    Dissertation: Constituting a Science of Pain at McGill in the Postwar Era

 

2009-2011                Degree: M.A., Psychology

                                    Specialization: History & Theory of Psychology

                                    Institution: York University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

                                    Advisor: Dr. Michael Pettit

                                    Thesis: Hans Selye: Salesman of Stress

 

2004-2008                Degree: BA&Sc., Psychology
             
                                    Double Major: History & Philosophy of Science                      


                                    Institution: McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada


                                    Research Project: The Effect of Social Contingency Training on Implicit                                                                                        
                                    Self-Theories (with Dr. M. Baldwin and Dr. S. Etchison)           

 


Awards


2016        Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) E.M. Hewton Bursary

2015        Osler Library Mary Louise Nickerson Fellowship in Neuro History (McGill University)


Presentations

Conference Papers

Willard-Holt, C., Mueller, J., Hennessey, E., Oosenbrug, E. & Repp, C. (2018, September). Technology-Enhanced Design Thinking: What Impact Does a Course on Technology and Design Thinking Have on Pre-Service Teachers' Ability to Develop Lesson and Assessment Tools? Paper presented at the Global Education, Teaching, & Learning Conference. Dubrovnik, Croatia. 

Green, C. D., Abbas, S., Beribisky, N., Davidson, I., DiGiovanni, J., Heidari, C., & Oosenbrug, E. (2017, June). Is the rate of inconsistency between common test statistics and p-Values in Canadian psychology journals similar to that found in top American psychology journals? In C. D. Green (Chair), Statistical anomalies and replication rethinks. Symposium presented at the annual convention of the Canadian Psychological Association. Toronto, ON.

Oosenbrug, E. (2016, June). Medicine, McGill, and the Problem of Pain in the Postwar Era. Paper presented at the Canadian Society for the History of Medicine Conference at the 2016 Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, Calgary, AB, Canada.

Oosenbrug, E. (2015, June). Of Hearts and Men: Health, Gender and the Type A personality in popular press. Paper presented at the Canadian Psychological Association's 76th Annual Convention, Ottawa, ON, Canada.

Oosenbrug, E. (2013, November). Hans Selye and the Selling of Stress. Paper presented at the 2013 Annual Meeting for the History of Science Society, Boston, Massachussets. 

Oosenbrug, E. & Sheese, K. (2011, July). The political economy of stress: radical reconceptualization or business as usual? Paper presented at the 14th International Society for Theoretical Psychology Biennial Meeting, Aristotle University, Thessalonikki, Greece.

Oosenbrug, E. (2011, June). Hans Selye and the conceptual roots of modern stress. Paper presented at the 1st Joint Conference of the International Society for the History of the Neurosciences and Cheiron: The International Society for the History of Behavioural and Social Sciences, University of Calgary, AB, Canada.

Oosenbrug, E. (2011, May). Locating Stress: tensions in unifying a scientific construct. Paper presented at the Canadian Psychological Association’s 72nd Annual Convention, Toronto, ON, Canada.

Oosenbrug, E. (2008, May). The Effects of Social Contingency Training on Implicit Self-Theories. Paper presented at Connecting Minds conference, Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Richmond, BC, Canada.           

Guest Lectures

Oosenbrug, E. & Dreyer, B. (2017, Dec.). Beyond the Boardroom: The Role of Psychology in Public Policy. Lecture presented as part of the Institute of Public Administration of Canada, Northwest Territories speaker-series in Yellowknife, NT, Canada.

Oosenbrug, E. (2016, March; 2014, March). Introduction to a Critical Approach to Health Psychology. Lecture presented as part of the Health Psychology Seminar Series at York University.

Oosenbrug, E. (2012, March). Hans Selye and the conceptual roots of modern stress. Lecture presented as part of Jacy L. Young’s History of Psychology course (PSYC 3125).

Oosenbrug, E. (2011, Jan.). Motives, Traits, and ‘Heritability.’ Lecture presented as part of Dr. Ian McGregor’s Personality Psychology course (PSYC 2130).


Publications (Peer-Reviewed)

Oosenbrug, E., & Green, C. (2018). Exploring the Patterns of Scientific Collaboration in Health Psychology, 1984-2013, using a Co-authorship Network. History of Psychology. [Under review]

Webster, F., Rice, K., Bhattacharyya, O., Katz, J., Oosenbrug, E., & Upshur, R. (2019). The mismeasurement of complexity: provider narratives of patients with complex needs in primary care settings. International Journal for Equity in Health18(1), 107.

Green, C. D., Abbas, S., Belliveau, A., Beribisky, N., Davidson, I. J., DiGiovanni, J., Heidari, C., Martin, S.M., Oosenbrug, E., & Wainewright, L. M. (2017). Statcheck in Canada: What Proportion of CPA Journal Articles Contain Errors in the Reporting of p-Values? Canadian Psychology/Psychologie canadiennehttps://psyarxiv.com/39h47/download (Named "Best Article in Canadian Psychology for 2018" by the Canadian Psychological Association, link)

Webster, F., Bremner, S., Oosenbrug, E., Durant, S., McCartney, C. J., & Katz, J. (2017). From Opiophobia to Overprescribing: A Critical Scoping Review of Medical Education Training for Chronic Pain. Pain Medicine. http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/pm/pnw352

Oosenbrug, E., Marinho, R.P., Zhang, J., Marzolini, S., Collela, T., Pakosh, M., & Grace, S.L. (2016). Sex Differences in Cardiac Rehabilitation Adherence: A Meta-analysis. Canadian Journal of Cardiology. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cjca.2016.01.036

Fashler, S.R., Cooper, L.K., Oosenbrug, E., Burns, L.C., Razavi, S., Goldberg, L., & Katz, J. (2016). Canadian Pain Coalition Report Card on Pain: Systematic Review of Multidisciplinary Chronic Pain Treatment Facilities. Pain Research and Management. http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2016/5960987

Dreyer, B., & Oosenbrug, E. (2015). Distinction without difference? Some considerations for ‘race’ in health genomics. Health Science Inquiry. Advancing Human Genetics into Health Action, Vol. 6, 2015.


Oosenbrug, E. (2014). [Review of the book A History of Modern Experimental Psychology: From James and Wundt to Cognitive Science] Scientia Canadensis: Canadian Journal of the History of Science, Technology and Medicine, vol. 37, n°1-2, 2014, p. 190-221.

Oosenbrug, E. (2014). [Review of the books The Age of Stress: Science and the Search for Stability and One Nation Under Stress: The Trouble with Stress as an Idea]. Journal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences, 51(1), 103-106.

Oosenbrug, E. (2014). [Review of Cultural ecstasies: Drugs, gender and the social imaginary]. Feminism & Psychology, 24(4), 550-569.



Publications (Other)


Oosenbrug, E. (2018). The Emergence of Experimental Neuropsychology in the Post-WWII Era. Friends of the CAMH Archives Newsletter, Vol. 26, No. 2, p.6-7. Autumn, 2018. 

Oosenbrug, E. (2015). Stories of Montreal's Neuro-History: A Research Report. The Osler Library Newsletter. Number 123, p.12-13. Fall 2015.


Professional Experience


Teaching Assistantships


Winter 2017                                  PSYC 3350 – Cultural Psychology

                                                    Institution: York University, Toronto, ON

                                                    Course Director: Dr. Ron Sheese


Fall 2016                                      PSYC 2030 – Introduction to Research Methods

                                                    Institution: York University, Toronto, ON

                                                    Course Director: Dr. Mike Pettit


Winter 2016                                  PSYC 2030 – Introduction to Research Methods

                                                    Institution: York University, Toronto, ON

                                                    Course Director: Dr. Ron Sheese

Summer 2015                                PSYC 2220 – Sensation and Perception I

                                                    Institution: Centre for Vision Research, York University, Toronto, ON

                                                    Course Director: Dr. Laurie Wilcox


Fall & Winter 2014-15                    PSYC 2030 – Introduction to Research Methods

                                                    Institution: York University, Toronto, ON

                                                    Course Director: Dr. Michael Pettit


 Fall & Winter 2013-14                   PSYC 1010 – Introduction to Psychology

                                                    Institution: York University, Toronto, ON

                                                    Course Director: Dr. Ron Sheese


Fall 2013                                      PSYC 2110 – Developmental Psychology

                                                    Institution: York University, Toronto, ON

                                                    Course Director: Dr. Heather L. Jenkin


 Winter 2013                                 PSYC 2230 – Motivation

                                                    Institution: York University, Toronto, ON

                                                    Course Director: Dr. Pauline Charlton


 2012                                            PSYC 3480 – Psychology of Women

                                                    Institution: York University, Toronto, ON

                                                    Course Director: Dr. Vasanthi Valoo


 2012                                            PSYC 3170 – Health Psychology

                                                    Institution: York University, Toronto, ON

                                                    Course Director: Dr. Gerry Goldberg


2012                                            PSYC 3125 – History of Psychology

                                                   Institution: York University, Toronto, ON

                                                   Course Director: Jacy L. Young, MA

 

2011                                            PSYC 3125 – History of Psychology

                                                   Institution: York University, Toronto, ON

                                                   Course Director: Dr. Alexandra Rutherford

 

2010                                            PSYC 2130 – Personality Psychology

                                                   Institution: York University, Toronto, ON

                                                   Course Director: Dr. Ian McGregor

 

2009                                           PSYC 1010 – Introduction to Psychology

                                                  Institution: York University, Toronto, ON

                                                  Course Director: Dr. Myriam Mongrain


Teaching & Professional Development 


Winter 2017-2018                       Program Evaluation for Professional Development Certificate

                                                   Centre for Community Research, Learning and Action (CCRLA)

                                                   Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, ON 


Summer 2016                            Science Outside the Lab (North) - science policy immersion program

                                                   Center for Engagement & Training in Science & Society

                                                   Centre for Engineering in Society (Concordia)

                                                   Institute for Science, Society and Policy (uOttawa)

                                                   Waterloo Chair in Science and Society (uWaterloo)


Summer 2016                            Connaught Summer Institute in Pain

                                                   University of Toronto Centre for the Study of Pain (UTCSP)

                                                   University of Toronto, Toronto, ON 


Winter 2015                                An Introduction to Meta-Analysis and Systematic Reviews

                                                   Institute for Social Research

                                                   York University, Toronto, ON 


Winter 2014                                Teaching Assistant Certificate in Teaching

                                                   SEDA Professional Development Framework 

                                                   Teaching Commons

                                                   York University, Toronto, ON 

                    

Winter 2011                                 Teaching Portfolios/Dossiers (workshop) 

                                                   Teaching Development Graduate Assistants in Psychology 

                                                   York University, Toronto, ON 


Winter 2011                                  Technology: Friend or Foe? (workshop) 

                                                    Centre for the Support of Teaching 

                                                    York University, Toronto, ON 


Fall 2010                                      Diversity in the Classroom (workshop) 

                                                    Centre for the Support of Teaching 

                                                    York University, Toronto, ON 


Fall 2010                                      Providing Effective Feedback for Student Writing (workshop) 

                                                    Centre for the Support of Teaching 

                                                    York University, Toronto, ON 


Fall 2010                                      Preventing Plagiarism (workshop) 

                                                    Centre for the Support of Teaching 

                                                    York University, Toronto, ON 


Research Skills Development


Fall and Winter 2017-18             Certificate in Program Evaluation as Organizational Development

                                                   Centre for Community Research, Learning, and Action (CCRLA)

                                                   Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, ON


Summer 2016                            Effective Interviews and Focus Groups

                                                   Laurier Summer Institute of Research Methods

                                                   Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, ON


Winter 2015                                 An Introduction to Meta-Analysis and Systematic Reviews

                                                    Institute for Social Research

                                                    York University, Toronto, ON

 

Research Experience


2018-current                                Graduate Research Associate

                                                    Design-Thinking Project, Teach Digital Laboratory

                                                    Dr. Colleen Willard-Holt & Dr. Julie Mueller

                                                    Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, ON


2013-current                                Graduate Researcher

                                                    Human Pain Mechanisms Laboratory

                                                    Dr. Joel Katz

                                                    York University, Toronto, ON

2009-current                                Graduate Researcher

                                                    Historiography Laboratory

                                                    Dr. Michael Pettit

                                                    York University, Toronto, ON


2013-2017                                  Graduate Research Associate

                                                    "PsyBorgs" Digital History Group 

                                                    Dr. Christopher Green & Dr. Michael Pettit 

                                                    York University, Toronto, ON 


2014-2016                                   Trainee Member

                                                    UofT Centre for the Study of Pain 

                                                    Dr. Bonnie Stevens

                                                    University of Toronto, Toronto, ON


2007-2008                                   Research Assistant

                                                    Social Cognition Laboratory

                                                    Dr. Mark Baldwin

                                                    McGill University, Montreal, QC

 

2006-2008                                   Research Assistant

                                                    Adolescent Depression Laboratory

                                                    Dr. John R. Z. Abela

                                                    McGill University, Montreal, QC


Community Engagement


2015-17                                     Web Developer / Knowledge Mobilization

                                                  History & Philosophy of Psychology Section

                                                  Canadian Psychological Association


2015-17                                     History & Theory of Psychology Colloquium Coordinator

                                                   Department of Psychology

                                                   York University, Toronto, ON


Professional Affiliations

  • Canadian Psychological Association
  • International Society for Critical Health Psychology
  • International Society for the History of the Neurosciences
  • Canadian Society for the History of Medicine

For a full CV, including work/volunteer experience and references, please contact me directly.