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Pier-Olivier Caron received his Ph. D. from the Université du Québec à Montréal (2017). Previously, he had a postdoctoral position at the Canada Research Chair on Interpersonal Traumas and Resilience. He also taught at the Université de Moncton and the Université du Québec à Montréal. Pier-Olivier is interested in quantitative models from the experimental analyses of behavior, structural equation modelling, multivariate data analyses, and statistical and computational modelling.


Ph. D. (Psychology), 2017
Université du Québec à Montréal

Research Interests

  • Quantitative analyses of behavior
  • Quantitative psychology
  • Research methods
  • Multivariate statistical analysis
  • Structural equation modelling


Publications & Presentations

This section shows the documents (if any) that are available in R-libre, TELUQ's open access research publication repository.

Journal articles (refereed)

Gourlay, Catherine; Collin, Pascal; D'Auteuil, Camille; Jacques, Marie; Caron, Pier-Olivier, & Scherzer, Peter B. (2022). Age differences in social-cognitive abilities across the stages of adulthood and path model investigation of adult social cognition. Aging, Neuropsychology and Cognition, 29 (6), 1033-1067. https://doi.org/10.1080/13825585.2021.1962789

Amiot, Catherine; Caron, Pier-Olivier, & Brock, Bastian (2022). Identifying with other animals and human well-being: extending perspectives on the social cure and human-animal relations. Journal of Veterinary Behavior: Clinical Applications and Research, 58, 45-53. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jveb.2022.10.003

Gourlay, Catherine; Collin, Pascal; Caron, Pier-Olivier; D'Auteuil, Camille, & Scherzer, Peter B. (2022). Psychometric assessment of social cognitive tasks. Applied Neuropsychology: Adult, 29 (4), 731-749. https://doi.org/10.1080/23279095.2020.1807348

Lemardelet, Laura, & Caron, Pier-Olivier (2022). Illustrations of serial mediation using PROCESS, Mplus and R. The Quantitative Methods for Psychology, 18 (1), 66-90. https://doi.org/10.20982/tqmp.18.1.p066

Caron, Pier-Olivier, & Dufresne, Alexandre (2022). image2data: An R package to turn images in data sets. The Quantitative Methods for Psychology, 18 (2), 186-195. https://doi.org/10.20982/tqmp.18.2.p186

Drolet, Lauriane; Brouillette, Carl; Caron, Pier-Olivier; Forget, Jacques; Turcotte, Jean-Robert; Guimond, Claude, & Cameron, Cynthia (2022). Immersion au cœur de l’invalidité : certificats médicaux et limitations fonctionnelles. Science et comportement, 32 (2), 41-54.

Duplessis-Marcotte, Félix; Lapointe, Raphaël, & Caron, Pier-Olivier (2022). Une introduction aux modèles de régressions multiniveaux avec R. The Quantitative Methods for Psychology, 18 (2), 168-180. https://doi.org/10.20982/tqmp.18.2.p168

Caron, Pier-Olivier, & Lemardelet, Laura (2021). The variance sum law and its implications for modelling. The Quantitative Methods for Psychology, 17 (2), 80-86. https://doi.org/10.20982/tqmp.17.2.p080

Girard, Stéphanie; Béland, Sébastien; Lemoyne, Jean, & Caron, Pier-Olivier (2020). Interpréter l’interaction de variables latentes : une exemplification méthodologique de la méthode graphique Johnson-Neyman. Revue des Sciences de l’Éducation, 46 (2), 174-201. https://doi.org/10.7202/1073723ar

Alix, Stéphanie; Cossette, Louise; Cyr, Mireille; Frappier, Jean-Yves; Caron, Pier-Olivier, & Hébert, Martine (2020). Self-blame, shame, avoidance, and suicidal ideation in sexually abused adolescent girls : a longitudinal study. Journal of Child Sexual Abuse, 29 (4), 432-447. https://doi.org/10.1080/10538712.2019.1678543

Turcotte, Catherine, & Caron, Pier-Olivier (2020). Better together : combining reading and writing instruction to foster informative text comprehension. Literacy Research and Instruction, 59 (3), 240-259. https://doi.org/10.1080/19388071.2020.1752861

Caron, Pier-Olivier; Valois, Philippe, & Gellen-Kamel, Alexandre (2020). Some computational descriptions of moderation analysis. The Quantitative Methods for Psychology, 16 (1), 9-20. https://doi.org/10.20982/tqmp.16.1.p009

Boisjoli, Cyndi; Hébert, Martine; Gauthier-Duchesne, Amélie, & Caron, Pier-Olivier (2019). A mediational model linking perceptions of security, alexithymia and behavior problems of sexually abused children. Child Abuse and Neglect, 92, 66-76. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chiabu.2019.03.017

Caron, Pier-Olivier (2019). Multilevel analysis of matching behavior. Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior, 111 (2), 183-191. https://doi.org/10.1002/jeab.510

Caron, Pier-Olivier (2019). A comparison of the type I error rates of three assessment methods for indirect effects. Journal of Statistical Computation and Simulation, 89 (8), 1343-1256. https://doi.org/10.1080/00949655.2019.1577858

Caron, Pier-Olivier (2019). Minimum average partial correlation and parallel analysis : the influence of oblique structures. Communications in Statistics - Simulation and Computation, 48 (7), 2110-2117. https://doi.org/10.1080/03610918.2018.1433843

Cénat, Jude Mary; Blais, Martin; Lavoie, Francine; Caron, Pier-Olivier, & Hébert, Martine (2018). Cyberbullying victimization and substance use among Quebec high schools students : the mediating role of psychological distress. Computers in Human Behavior, 89, 207-212. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chb.2018.08.014

Turcotte, Catherine; Berthiaume, Rachel, & Caron, Pier-Olivier (2018). Description and interactions of informative text structure knowledge and skills of French-speaking Grade 6 students. Reading and Writing, 31 (9), 2147-2164. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11145-018-9875-0

Caron, Pier-Olivier, & Valois, Philippe (2018). A computational description of simple mediation analysis. The Quantitative Methods for Psychology, 14 (2), 147-158. https://doi.org/10.20982/tqmp.14.2.p147

Caron, Pier-Olivier (2018). Des outils pour évaluer la sensibilité au renforcement sous Excel, R et Matlab. Journal de Thérapie Comportementale et Cognitive, 28 (4), 177-184. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jtcc.2018.01.003

Caron, Pier-Olivier; Forget, Jacques, & Rivard, Mélina (2017). The allocation of playing behavior of children in mainstream day care according to social reinforcer ratios. European Journal of Behavior Analysis, 18 (2), 242-250. https://doi.org/10.1080/15021149.2017.1309956

Montigny, Caroline; Forget, Jacques; Caron, Pier-Olivier; Valois, Philippe, & Leroux-Boudreault, Ariane (2017). La gestion des comportements d’élèves en salle de classe en fonction du type de programme de renforcement social utilisé par une enseignante. Acta Comportamentalia, 25 (4), 529-547.

Caron, Pier-Olivier (2017). Sur la loi de l'appariement. Psychologie Française, 62 (1), 29-55. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.psfr.2015.10.003

Caron, Pier-Olivier (2017). On the statistical properties of operant settings and their contribution to the evaluation of sensitivity to reinforcement. Adaptive Behavior, 25 (4), 185-193. https://doi.org/10.1177/1059712317719967

Caron, Pier-Olivier (2016). A Monte Carlo examination of the broken-stick distribution to identify components to retain in principal component analysis. Journal of Statistical Computation and Simulation, 86 (12), 2405-2410. https://doi.org/10.1080/00949655.2015.1112390

Caron, Pier-Olivier (2015). Matching without learning. Adaptive Behavior, 23 (4), 227-233. https://doi.org/10.1177/1059712315590484

Arcand, Marie-Soleil; Dion, Éric; Lemire-Théberge, Léonie; Guay, Marie-Hélène; Barrette, Anne; Gagnon, Vickie; Caron, Pier-Olivier, & Fuchs, Douglas (2014). Segmenting texts into meaningful word groups: beginning readers’ prosody and comprehension. Scientific Studies of Reading, 18 (3), 208–223. https://doi.org/10.1080/10888438.2013.864658

Caron, Pier-Olivier (2014). La loi généralisée de l’appariement : une simulation de Monte-Carlo. Acta Comportamentalia, 22 (2), 169-179.

Caron, Pier-Olivier; Forget, Jacques, & Leroux-Boudreault, Ariane (2014). Les applications de la sensibilité sociale en contexte éducatif. Journal de Thérapie Comportementale et Cognitive, 24 (4), 144-150. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jtcc.2014.07.004

Caron, Pier-Olivier; Royer, Francois, & Forget, Jacques (2014). La sensibilité sociale : une recension critique. Acta Comportamentalia, 22 (3), 334-351.

Leroux-Boudreault, Ariane; Forget, Jacques, & Caron, Pier-Olivier (2014). Une analyse picoéconomique de l’attention à la tâche d’écoliers et de l’attention de l’enseignant. Acta Comportamentalia, 22 (1), 73-88.

Caron, Pier-Olivier (2013). On the empirical status of the matching law: Comment on McDowell (2013). Psychological Bulletin, 139 (5), 1029-1031. https://doi.org/10.1037/a0032403

Caron, Pier-Olivier (2013). On applying the matching law to between-subject data. Animal Behaviour, 85 (4), 857-860. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.anbehav.2013.01.022


Caron, Pier-Olivier (2018). La modélisation par équations structurelles avec Mplus. Québec : Presses de l'Université du Québec. ISBN 978-2-7605-4972-2

Book chapters

Drolet, Lauriane; Valois, Philippe; Forget, Jacques, & Caron, Pier-Olivier (2014). Perfectionism and academic achievement in a sample of children from a regular school program context. In Pracana, Clara (Ed.), Psychology Applications & Developments (p. 193-201). Lisbon, Portugal : inScience Press. ISBN 978-989-97866-9-1

Conference presentations (refereed)

Caron, Pier-Olivier, & Lemardelet, Laura (Oct 2021). Regard croisé sur les tailles d’effet pour modérateurs. Lecture presented at the 43e Congrès annuel de la Société Québécoise pour la Recherche en Psychologie, À distance.

Gellen-Kamel, Alexandre, & Caron, Pier-Olivier (Mar 2020). Enseignement des méthodes quantitatives : inspiration des approches comportementales. Paper presented at the Colloque en enseignement des statistiques et stratégies pédagogiques, À distance.

Invited talks, keynotes

Lapointe, Raphaël; Duplessis-Marcotte, Félix, & Caron, Pier-Olivier (May 2022). Une introduction aux modèles de régressions multiniveaux avec R. Lecture (invited) presented at the session des prix du 44e congrès annuel de la Société québécoise pour la recherche en psychologie (SQRP), St-Sauveur.

Caron, Pier-Olivier (Mar 2019). Introduction à l’analyse de médiation avec Mplus. Lecture (invited) presented at the 41e Congrès annuel de la Société Québécoise pour la Recherche en Psychologie, Mont-Tremblant.