Research Area(s)

  • Child & Adult Development
  • Successful Aging
  • Digital Literacy & Technology Use
  • Memory & Forgetting
  • Exploring digital literacy in older adulthood
Dr. Briere is accepting Honours and Graduate Students.


  • Ph.D.: Cognitive Developmental Psychology (Cognition & Neuroscience).

September 2011 – August 6, 2015 at the University of Saskatchewan, Canada
Thesis: Retrieval-Induced Forgetting in Kindergartner: Evaluating the Inhibitory 

  • M.Ed.: Educational Psychology (Measurement & Evaluation).

September, 2009 – August 29, 2011 from the University of Saskatchewan, Canada
Thesis: Determining the Psychometric Properties of Retrieval-Induced 

  • B.A. Honours: Psychology.

September, 2000 - May, 2005 from the University of Saskatchewan, Canada. 
Thesis: Omitting Details from Post-Event Practice. Are Omission Effects Due to Output Interference?

  • Letter of Program Recognition (3Year): Sociology.

September, 2000 - May, 2005 from the University of Saskatchewan, Canada

Minor: Criminological Sociology

Research Projects

  • Distinguishing experienced from non-experienced events: Can children’s drawings tells us what is real? (with Dr. Tammy Marche)
  • Building a profile of the highly sensitive person
  • Retrieval-induced forgetting across the lifespan
  • Loneliness and social isolation among community-dwelling older adult Canadians

Selected Publications and Presentations

  • Briere, J. L.Patkau‑Ceh, T., & Marche, T.A. (2024). Detecting the veracity of children's experiences through drawings. Memory & Cognition. SharedIt link: 

  • Briere, J. L., & Marche, T. A. (2023). The comprehensive narrative elaboration technique: Expanding the narrative elaboration technique to increase the quantity and quality of children’s autobiographical recall. North American Journal of Psychology, 25 (4), 321-349. 

  • Briere, J. L., Wang, S. H., Khanam, U. A., Lawson, J., & Goodridge, D. (2023). Quality of life and well-being during the COVID-19 pandemic: Associations with loneliness and social isolation in a cross-sectional, online survey of 2,207 community-dwelling older Canadians. BMC Geriatrics, 23 (615), 1-15.

  • Cormier, D. L., Ferguson, L. J., Gyurcsik, N. C., Briere, J. L., Mosewich, A. D., & Kowalski, K. C. (2023). Evaluating the predictive utility of grit for high performance athletes. Psychology of Sport & Exercise, advanced online publication.  

  • Briere, J. L., Zaman, I. B., & Wang, S. H. (2022). Filling the knowledge-to-action gap with open-access pedagogy: An alternative assignment model. Open Praxis, 14 (4), 300-309.

  • Danielle L. Cormier, Leah J. Ferguson, Nancy C. Gyurcsik, Jennifer L. Briere, John G. H. Dunn & Kent C. Kowalski (2021): Grit in sport: a scoping review, International Review of Sport and Exercise Psychology, DOI: 10.1080/1750984X.2021.1934887

  • Cosford, K., Briere, J. L., Ambros, B., Beazley, S., & Cartwright, C. (2020).  Effect of Instructional Format on Veterinary Students’ Task Performance and Emotional State during a Simulation-Based Canine Endotracheal Intubation Laboratory: Handout versus Video. Journal of Veterinary Medical Education. DOI: 10.3138/jvme.0618-077r1

  • Briere, J. L., & Wilson, J. (2018). Reading ability and multiliteracy among rural Saskatchewan high school studentsJournal of Literacy and Technology. 

  • Briere, J. L. & Campbell, J. I. (2015). Language, visual working memory, and dot subtraction: What counts? Canadian Journal of Experimental Psychology. DOI: 10.1037/cep0000067

  • Marche, T. A., Briere, J. L., Cordwell, T. L., & Holliday, R. E. (2014).  Interviewing the elderly eyewitness (pp. 263-285). In M. Toglia, D. Ross, J. Pozzulo, & E. Pica (Eds.), The Elderly Eyewitness in Court. New York, NY: Psychology Press.    

  • Marche, T. A., Briere, J. L., & von Baeyer, C. L. (2016). Children’s forgetting of pain-related memories. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 41 (2).

  • Rocha, E. M., Marche, T. A., & Briere, J. L. (2013). The effect of forced-choice questions on children’s suggestibility: A comparison of multiple-choice and yes/no questions. Canadian Journal of Behavioural Science, 45 (1), 1 –11.

  • Wilson, J., Briere, J. L., & Nahachewsky, J. (2016). Rural high school students’ digital literacy. Journal of Literacy and Technology.

Teaching Responsibilities

  • Psy 213.3: Child Development
  • Psy 216.3: Psychology of Aging
  • Psy 255.3: Human Memory
  • Psy 253.3: Cognitive Psychology
  • Psy 317.3: Advanced Developmental Psychology: Cognitive Development I
  • Psy 318.3: Advanced Developmental Psychology: Cognitive Development II

Administrative Responsibilities

  • Member of the STM Scholarship and Bursaries Committee
  • Member of the Advisory Circle for the STM Chair in Indigenous Spirituality and Reconciliation
  • Member, STM Research Committee