Joseph De Koninck


Joseph De Koninck
Professor Emeritus

Ph.D., Psychology, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, 1973
M.Ps., Psychologie, Université Laval, Québec, 1970
B.Ps., Psychologie, Université Laval, Québec, 1969
B.A., Université Laval, Québec, 1966

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Joseph De Koninck


Joseph De Koninck holds a Master's in Psychology from Laval University and a PhD in Psychology from the University of Manitoba (1973). He has been a professor of Psychology at the University of Ottawa since 1972. The focus of his research is the study of sleep and dreams. He is a Fellow of the Canadian Psychological Association, and was its Honorary President in 1996-97. He was President of the Canadian Sleep Society (CSS) from 1999 to 2002 and Past-President from 2002 to 2005. In 2002, he was recipient of the Prix Adrien Pinard of the Société Québécoise pour la recherche en Psychologie and in 2013 the Distinguished Scientist Award from the Canadian Sleep Society. In 2007 he was elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. His administrative positions have included that of Director of the School of Psychology and Associate Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences from 1978 to 1987 and again in 1993 and 1994. He was Vice-Dean of the School of Graduate Studies and Research between 1987 and 1990, and Dean of the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies from July 1994 through 2004. During the later period, he has served as Vice-President (1996), President (1997) and Past President (1998-1999) of the Canadian Association for Graduate Studies (CAGS) and as Chair of the Ontario Council on Graduate Studies (2001-2002). He is currently Emeritus Professor in the School of Psychology and Visiting Professor at the Uninversity of Ottawa Institute of Mental Health Research.

  • Emeritus Professor
  • Member of the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

Research Interests :

  • Sleep and dreams: The study of the psychophysiology of sleep, of biological rhythms and of the role of dreams in psychological adaptation
  • Sleep disorders

Key Words:

sleep, dreaming, sleep disorders, memory and sleep, nightmares and PTSD

Fields of Interest

  • sleep and dreams and memory processes
  • studies of insomnia, nightmares and biological rhythms disorders
  • sleep and depression
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