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Péloquin, Katherine

Associate Professor


  • Telephone 514-343-6111 #4320 Pav. PAVILLON MARIE-VICTORIN \ Ext. D310
Péloquin, Katherine

Research expertise

My research work addresses different themes linked to couple relationships, in the general population and in clinical populations. First of all, the adult attachment theory shapes much of my research. Drawing inspiration from this theoretical model, I examine the close bonds between attachment, conjugal support and sexuality, to better understand the dynamics of conjugal relations among different populations of couples. Second, I am especially interested in infertility. My work aims at 1) assessing the psychological, conjugal and sexual impacts of this problem, 2) assessing the specific needs of couples undergoing infertility treatment and 3) developing interventions for optimizing these couples' well-being. Lastly, conjugal abuse and dyadic coping are also among my fields of interest.

Areas of expertise


Péloquin, K., Brassard, A., Lafontaine, M.-F., & Shaver, P. R. (sous presse). Sexuality examined through the lens of attachment theory: Attachment, caregiving, and sexual satisfaction. Journal of Sex Research.

Brassard, A., Péloquin, K., Dupuy, E., Wright, J., & Shaver, P. R. (2012). Romantic attachment predicting sexual satisfaction in couples seeking marital therapy. Journal of Sex and Marital Therapy, 38, 245-262.

Péloquin, K., Lafontaine, M.-F., & Brassard, A. (2011). A dyadic approach to the study of romantic attachment, dyadic empathy, and psychological aggression. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 28, 915-942.

Péloquin, K., & Lafontaine, M.-F. (2010). What are the correlates of infertility-related clinical anxiety? A literature review and the presentation of a conceptual model. Marriage & Family Review, 46, 580-620.

Péloquin, K., & Lafontaine, M.-F. (2010). Measuring empathy in couples: Validity and reliability of the Interpersonal Reactivity Index for Couples. Journal of Personality Assessment, 92, 146-157.