Michelle Jetha

Associate Professor, Psychology

Dr. Michelle Jetha is a faculty member in the psychology department at Cape Breton University where she teaches human sexuality, child development, adolescent psychology, and special topics in mental health. Dr. Jetha completed her PhD in 2007 at McMaster University in the department of Psychology, Neuroscience, and Behaviour. Her dissertation focused on the examination of electrophysiological responses to social and affective stimuli in individuals with schizophrenia or autism and she has published widely on these topics. Her postdoctoral fellowship and training at Pennsylvania State University with the Prevention Research Center for Human Development. Since then she has published 17 journal articles in the area of social neuroscience and is the lead author of Adolescent Brain Development, published in 2012. She has recently been awarded a prestigious Canadian Foundation for Innovation grant to establish a Development Social Neuroscience Lab at CBU.


Adolescent Brain Development, Adolescent Psychology, Child Development, Developmental Psychopathology (internalizing/externalizing behaviors), Schizophrenia, Emotion, Attention