Jeevan Bains

Jeevan Bains
  • BA (2022) University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Contact Info

Dole Human Development Center
1000 Sunnyside Avenue
Lawrence, KS 66045


My primary research interests lie within the domain of clinical-forensic psychology. Broadly, I am interested in exploring the connection between social cognition and adolescent internalizing/externalizing psychopathology. More specifically, I am keen on investigating how psychosocial dysfunction (e.g., problems with relationship formation) and impaired cognitive-affective processing (e.g., deviant social attitudes and poor impulse control) may serve as criminogenic risk factors for vulnerable youth. I also wish to uncover how these anomalous social-cognitive processes impact the risk of recidivism for juvenile offenders. Ultimately, my goal is for my research to promote change by informing forensic assessments and clinical interventions aimed at the cognitive risk factors underlying child and adolescent problem behaviour.

Selected Presentations

Dhillon, R. S., Bains, J. S., Bajwa, K., Baer, C., & Bernstein, D. M. (2023, April 20-22). A Longitudinal Investigation of Affective Theory of Mind [Poster presentation]. NorthWest Cognition and Memory Conference, Richmond, Canada.

Bains, J. S., Dogra, K. K., Bajwa, K., Jaggee, R. K., & Bernstein, D. M. (2023, January 5-7). Ethnicity and Decision-Making Across the Lifespan [Poster presentation]. Budapest CEU Conference on Cognitive Development, Budapest, Hungary.

Bains, J. S., Cassidy, N. M., MacLean, C. L., Bernstein, D. M., Derksen, D. G., Connolly, D. A., & Kantner, J. (2022, November 17-20). Exploring The Impact of Processing Fluency on Perceived Trustworthiness Through The Lens of Facial Androgyny [Poster presentation]. Psychonomic Society 63rd Annual Meeting, Boston, USA.

Bains, J. S., Cassidy, N. M., MacLean, C. L., Bernstein, D. M., Derksen, D. G., Connolly, D. A., & Kantner, J. (2022, April 28-30). The Effect of Gender Ambiguity on Credibility Judgements: A Study of Cognitive Fluency [Poster presentation]. NorthWest Cognition and Memory Conference, Surrey, Canada.

Bains, J. S., Wardell, V., Stewardson, C. I., Hunsche, M. C., Rho, K., Palombo, D. J., & Kerns, C. M. (2022, April 1-2). Does Social Cognition Moderate the Relationship Between Childhood Adversity and Psychological Distress? [Poster presentation]. UBC Psychology Undergraduate Research Conference, Vancouver, Canada.