Welcome to the Cyberpsychology Lab of UQO !


The Cyberpsychology Lab is a research centre affiliated with both the Université du Québec en Outaouais (UQO) and the Pierre-Janet Hospital. The primary goal of the Cyberpsychology Lab of UQO’s research team is to study the phenomenon of cyberpsychology from three main perspectives: (1) fundamental (underlying psychological processes); (2) clinical (therapeutic effectiveness) and; (3) applied (practical applications in psychology). Research at the Cyberpsychology Lab is being conducted at the Pavillon A.-Taché at the Université du Québec en Outaouais. Our research projects are related to the treatment of anxiety disorders, role of presence in virtual reality, neuropsychological assessment, pain distraction, sexual preferences, role of sleep in mental health, pathological gambling and more. Visit the Cyberpsychology Lab using Google view (click here)!


The lab is conducting research projects that sometimes offer free virtual therapy for people suffering from anxiety disorders or allows to try our virtual reality equipments. Some conditions applies. For more details about ongoing projects, CLICK HERE or if you would like to participate in a cyber-study, please contact our team by email: labocyberpsy@uqo.ca or by phone: (819) 595-3900 x2531. Most researches are conducted in French. All projects have been approved by the UQO ethic committee.


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13 mars 2019: ICI RADIO-CANADA: Comment aider les gens à vaincre leur peur des avions? https://ici.radio-canada.ca/info/videos/media-8057524/avion-vaincre-peur-phobie-aviophobie-therapie-universite-quebec-outaouais-realite-virtuelle?isAutoPlay=true&fbclid=IwAR1GGTCHZbC0TQsXWnFrzczWjp5A6f-Im2XsyZXZEoag7bbGkVDJxQ3wa5U

March 2019: Interview for Institut Fédératif des Addictions Comportementales (IFAC). À propos de jeu pathologique et réalité virtuelle. http://www.ifac-addictions.fr/images/Focus/Interview_S_Bouchard.pdf

January 30th 2019: Daily Planet – Science News. Step inside the Cyberpsychology Lab: https://www.discovery.ca/Shows/Daily-Planet/video?vid=1599002&fbclid=IwAR2xNQ4tdNntMDkMAS2FfrJGeNLTUz_NSi9BD9OY5jm96r24mHbnIkVkaVc

October 13th, 2017: Électrons libres on Télé-Québec. Virtual reality: an effective tool to treat fear of heights: https://electronslibres.telequebec.tv/episodes/34833

January 25th, 2017: Discovery Canada vs. Phobia | Daily Planet: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8oJGhWCDkJw&index=9&list=PLv3SB6ToinXMlkTitKV7JOop1ttu8RaMs&t=2s

February 3th, – 6th, 2016: Suicide and mental health prevention: conference with Dr Stéphane Bouchard and Dr Michel Dugas : Powerpoint presentation 

October 20th, 2015: TV show Code Chastenay on Télé-Québec channel (in French): Using virtual reality to treat treat posttraumatic stress disorder in victims of sexual assault (starts at 7min. 05sec.): http://lecodechastenay.telequebec.tv/

January 11th, 2015: Participation in a documentary on Canal D channel : “La Revanche des jeux vidéo”: https://www.facebook.com/larevanchedesjeuxvideo

Fall 2014: New book publication! Wiederhold & Bouchard (2014). Advances in Virtual Reality and Anxiety Disorders: http://www.springer.com/psychology/book/978-1-4899-8022-9

July 23rd, 2014: TV report on virtual reality and pathological gambling: http://www.lapresse.ca/videos/201407/23/46-1-une-therapie-100-techno.php/604fe1adb5294c46836f8d1324c76ee6

April 18th, 2014: TEDxGatineau conference: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ClvuG5kbt2I

April 2nd, 2014: Presentation “Voir grand” at the Fed. for the Humanities and Social sciences: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bPkkQX4QAF4

Jan 28th, 2014: The Lab at “Daily Planet” show on Discovery channel

July 29th, 2013: Anxiety and driving (in French only) – TVA Gatineau-Ottawa