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FACULTYin the Social/Personality area form a very active group of researchers, having been awarded over 5 million dollars in research funding over the past 5 years. As a group, we publish in peer-reviewed high impact journals (e.g., Science, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Psychological Science), in conjunction with authoring textbooks, giving invited addresses at international conferences, receiving honours and awards from national and international academic bodies, and serving as reviewers and editors for the top journals in our field.

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Gord Flett (University of Toronto)  

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Research Interests: The roles of trait perfectionism and perfectionistic self-presentation in personal adjustment, psychosocial functioning, and health problems. The associations among personality, coping, stress, and distress in adolescents, middleaged individuals, and the elderly.

Esther Greenglass (University of Toronto)  

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Research Interests: Stress, burnout, coping, social support,  health. Applying the Proactive Coping Inventory (PCI) to a variety of populations. Study of time construal and its relationship to cognitive factors, coping, depression and stress. Financial stress, economic hardship, cross-national differences and psychological well-being.
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Michaela Hynie (McGill University)  

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Research Interests: 1) Culture, immigration and health inequities, especially access to health and mental  health care. 2) The nature of the relationship between different kinds of social connections  (interpersonal relationships,  social networks, community belonging) and resilience in different cultural and national contexts, and interventions that can strengthen social these relationships at the community level; 3) culture, environment and mental health, from a social determinants of health perspective.
 

Kerry Kawakami (University of Toronto)  

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Research Interests: The automatic activation of associations related to social categories including stereotypes, prejudice, automatic behaviors, approach avoidance tendencies, and emotions. The implication of these associations for responding to target category members and the self. Strategies to reduce these activations.
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Richard Richard Lalonde (University of Western Ontario)  

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Research Interests: Social psychology of intergroup relations with a focus on issues of ethnic, cultural, and national identity. Responses to discrimination, immigrant acculturation, and bicultural identification.
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Raymond Raymond A. Mar (University of Toronto)  

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Research Interests: Projection of the self into fictional narratives. Ascription of intentionality to abstract social agents. Individual differences in, and the core processes of, empathy and social understanding. Imagination. Simulation based theories of language comprehension. And the neural underpinnings of these processes.

Doug Doug McCann (University of Western Ontario)  

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Research Interests: Social information processing and socialcognitive models. Aspects of the self, depression, and interpersonal communication.
Ian McGregor (University of Waterloo)  

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Research Interests: Zealous and extreme reactions to psychological threats. Associated personality predispositions and underlying motivational processes. Self, identity, goal regulation, and meaning.

Erin Erin Ross (University of Western Ontario)  

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Research Interests: How psychologists conceptualize and research lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender experience. Stereotypes of sexual assault and childhood sexual abuse survivors. 
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Joni Sasaki (University of California, Santa Barbara)

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Research Interests: Individual, situational, and cultural moderators of religion’s effects; cultural influences on cognition, emotion, and well-being; gene–environment interactions.
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Regina Regina Schuller (University of Western Ontario)  

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Research Interests: Research focuses generally on behavioural assumptions in the law, and specifically on the behaviour of various decision makers (e.g., juries, police). Considerable work done on decision making processes of decision makers in cases involving violence against women (sexual assault, battered women). More recent work examines the impact of racial bias and legal strategies for curbing its influence (e.g., challenge for cause).
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Jennifer Steele (Harvard University)  

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Research Interests: Stereotyping, prejudice, and discrimination from the target’s perspective. How people combat the effects of negative self-relevant stereotypes in academic settings. How stereotypes are activated and inhibited in impression formation. The development of gender/ racial stereotypes and beliefs in children, examined from a social cognitive perspective.
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Ward Struthers (University of Manitoba)  

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Research Interests: Social cognition or how people make sense of themselves and other people. Social and organizational psychology, including attributions, social motivation, forgiveness, coworker interactions, and decision making.
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David David Wiesenthal (SUNY-Buffalo)  

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Psychological aspects of driving; human needs and psychological dimensions of housing; scientific racism; violence and explanations of criminality. Ethics and societal values influencing research practice as well as strong interest in applied psychology.

       
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Rob Rob Cribbie (University of Manitoba)  

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Research Interests: The application of statistics within psychological research. Robust statistical analyses, multiplicity control and the measurement of change. Other statistical application projects or empirical projects applying innovative statistical methods.
Dave Dave Flora (University of North Carolina)  

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Research Interests: The development and application of quantitative methods for psychological research, particularly psychometric methods and longitudinal data analysis; substance use and abuse, developmental risk and resilience, and personality assessment.
       
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  Paul Kohn (Harvard)  

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