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Social and Personality

Faculty Profiles by Areas of Specialization

SOCIAL AND PERSONALITY
FACULTY MEMBER RESEARCH INTEREST OTHER AREA AFFILIATIONS
GORD FLETT
(PhD University of Toronto)                  
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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.
DAVID FLORA
(PhD University of North Carolina) e-mail
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The development and application of quantitative methods for psychological research, particularly psychometric methods and longitudinal data analysis. Quantitative Methods
ESTHER GREENGLASS
(PhD University of Toronto) (Professor Emeritus)                
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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
(PhD McGill University)          
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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
(PhD University of Toronto)                  
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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.
PAUL KOHN
(PhD Harvard)
(Distinguished Research Professor Emeritus)                 e-mail
 Stress, adaptive coping, and health.
RICHARD LALONDE
(PhD University of Western Ontario)
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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
(PhD University of Toronto)                   
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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. Stimulation based theories of language comprehension. And the neural underpinnings of these processes.
DOUG McCANN
(PhD University of Western Ontario)    e-mail
Social information processing and socialcognitive models. Aspects of the self, depression, and interpersonal communication.
ERIN ROSS
(PhD University of Western Ontario)
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How psychologists conceptualize and research lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender experience. Stereotypes of sexual assault and childhood sexual abuse survivors.
JONI SASAKI       (PhD University of California, Santa Barbara)

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Individual, situational, and cultural moderators of religion’s effects; cultural influences on cognition, emotion, and well-being; gene–environment interactions
REGINA SCHULLER
(PhD University of Western Ontario)               
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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).
JENNIFER STEELE
(PhD Harvard University)            
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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.
WARD STRUTHERS
(PhD University of Manitoba)          
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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.
DAVID WIESENTHAL
(PhD 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.

 

Updated on October 13th, 2017.