Basic information

Name

Mohamed Al-Haj

Membership status

Program member (conducting undergraduate thesis)

Research interests

decision-making, reasoning, memory, attention

Research experience

Independent Study Student,
Maggie Toplak, Department of Psychology, York University
May 2013 – Present

Research Assistant, Volunteer
Rosemary Tannock, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto
January 2013 – Present

Undergraduate Specialized Honours Thesis Student,
Maggie Toplak, Department of Psychology, York University
September 2012 – April 2013

Research Assistant, Volunteer
Morris Moscovitch, Department of Psychology, University of Toronto
September 2012 – Present

Summer Student,
Morris Moscovitch, Rotman Research Institute, Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care
May 2012 – August 2012

RAY Research Assistant,
Mary Fox, School of Nursing, York University
November 2011 – Present

Research Assistant, Volunteer
Community Support and Research Unit, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
June 2011 – February 2012

Publications:

Fox, M., & Al-Haj, M. (2012). Complex Continuing Care residents have more sleep complaints after spending most of the week in bed. Perspectives, the Journal of the Canadian Gerontological Nursing Association, 35(4), 10-11.

Fox, M., Al-Haj, M., & Ko, C. (2012). Why do Complex Continuing Care residents confine themselves to bed? Perspectives, the Journal of the Canadian Gerontological Nursing Association, 35(3), 16-17.

Presentations:

Al-Haj, M., Edwards, A., & Toplak, M. (2013, May). The impact of cognitive load on rational thinking tasks in an undergraduate sample. Paper presented at the 43rd Annual Ontario Undergraduate Psychology Thesis Conference, Guelph, Ontario.

Al-Haj, M., Edwards, A., & Toplak, M. (2013, April). The impact of cognitive load on rational thinking tasks in an undergraduate sample. Poster presented at the 2013 York Psychology Department Honours Thesis Poster Day, Toronto, Ontario.

Edwards, A., Al-Haj, M., & Toplak, M. (2013, April). The impact of cognitive load on the myside bias. Poster presented at the 2013 York Psychology Department Honours Thesis Poster Day, Toronto, Ontario.

Journal Acknowledgements:

Fox, M.T., Sidani, S., Persaud, M., Maimets, I., Tregunno, D., & Brooks, D., O’Brien, K. (in press). ACE Components of Acute Geriatric Unit Care: Systematic Descriptive Review. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.

Fox, M., Persaud, M., Maimets, I., Brooks, D., O’Brien, K., & Tregunno, D. (under review). Effectiveness of early discharge planning for older adults acutely admitted to hospital: A systematic review. BMC Geriatrics.

Skill and resources

Trained on administering/scoring the following neuropsychological and experimental tests:

Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale IV (WAIS-IV)
Kaplan Baycrest Neurocognitive Assessment
Wechsler Abbreviated Scale of Intelligence (WASI): Vocabulary and Matrix Reasoning
Mini-Mental State Exam (MMSE)
Wechsler Memory Scale-III (WMS-III): Digit Span
Hopkins Verbal Learning Test – Revised (HVLT – R)
Rey-Osterrieth Complex Figure Test (ROCF)
Trail Making Test (TMT)
Stroop Test (Victoria Version)
National Adult Reading Test (NART)
Wechsler Memory Scale – Revised (WMS-R): Logical Memory
Controlled Oral Word Association Test (FAS/Animals)
Brixton Spatial Anticipation Task
Tower of London
Autobiographical Interview (AI)
Means-End Problem Solving Procedure (MEPS)
SCAMPS Predicaments Test
Everyday Descriptions Test (EDT)