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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.
|Gord Flett (University of Toronto)||
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)||
Research Interests: Social psychology,
health related fields. Work stress, burnout, coping,
psychosocial factors and rehabilitation, and psychological
effects of SARS in nurses. Coping, social support and health,
especially interested in applying a new scale, “The Proactive
Coping Inventory” to a variety of different populations.
|Michaela Hynie (McGill University)||
Research Interests: Values, social norms and
cross-cultural research pertaining to sexuality, health, and
close relationships. Self-conscious emotions and their role in
behaviour and behavioural intentions.
|Kerry Kawakami (University of Toronto)||
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.
|Richard Lalonde (University of Western Ontario)||
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.
|Raymond A. Mar (University of Toronto)||
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 McCann (University of Western Ontario)||
|Research Interests: Social
information processing and socialcognitive models. Aspects of the
self, depression, and interpersonal communication.
|Ian McGregor (University of Waterloo)||
Research Interests: Zealous and extreme
reactions to psychological threats. Associated personality
predispositions and underlying motivational processes. Self,
identity, goal regulation, and meaning.
|Erin Ross (University of Western Ontario)||
|Research Interests: How
psychologists conceptualize and research lesbian, gay, bisexual
and transgender experience. Stereotypes of sexual assault and
childhood sexual abuse survivors.
|Joni Sasaki (University of California, Santa Barbara)||
|Research Interests: Individual, situational,
and cultural moderators of religion’s effects; cultural influences
on cognition, emotion, and well-being; gene–environment
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|Regina Schuller (University of Western Ontario)||
|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)||
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
|Ward Struthers (University of Manitoba)||
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
|David Wiesenthal (SUNY-Buffalo)||
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
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|Rob Cribbie (University of Manitoba)||
|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 Flora (University of North Carolina)||
|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.|
|Paul Kohn (Harvard)||