Faculty Research Interests 2009-2010
published: 2008 | Research publication | Faculty Research Interests
Psychology Faculty Research Interests - 2009/2010
Roger Buehler, PhD - Social psychology, social cognition, the self (including self-evaluations, memories, predictions, goals, and motivation).
Roelof Eikelboom, PhD - The biopsychology of appetitive behaviours, such as exercise, feeding, drinking, sexual behaviour, and substance abuse. In particular I am using wheel running in rats as an animal model to study non-drug addictions and eating disorders.
Todd Ferretti , PhD - Language and cognitive processes; computational models of language processing; electro-physiological studies of language comprehension and production.
Mindi Foster, PhD - How experiences of discrimination and responses to that discrimination affect psychological (e.g., self-acceptance, growth) and subjective (e.g., mood, life satisfaction) well-being.
Robert Gebotys , PhD - Quantitative psychology; probability judgement and human decision-making in adults and children; public attitudes towards sentencing.
Alexandra Gottardo , PhD - Reading acquisition, reading disabilities in children and adults, the development of reading in English as a Second Language learners, the development of phonological skills, reading comprehension, vocabulary development.
Maxwell Gwynn , PhD - Social psychology; social influence; social psychological factors in eyewitness memory and testimony; mock jury deliberations, and response to hypnosis.
William Hockley, PhD - Issues related to recognition memory.
Jeffery A. Jones, PhD - Human communication through speech, music and other acoustic signals. Research topics include sensory-motor control during speech, singing, and music production, as well as multisensory perception. Applied work looks at communication disorders caused by Parkinson's disease, stuttering, as well as attention and cognitive loads during communication while driving. Techniques used include behavioural measures, EEG, and fMRI.
Christian Jordan, PhD - The psychology of self-esteem and defensive behaviour.
Lara Kammrath, PhD - How people’s beliefs and expectations during interpersonal conflicts play a role in their conflict strategies and outcomes.
Nancy Kocovski , PhD - Social anxiety and other anxiety disorders, cognitive behaviour therapy, mindfulness, comorbidity between anxiety and depression, comorbidity between anxiety and substance use disorders, rumination and coping.
Tobias Krettenauer, PhD - Development of moral reasoning, moral emotions and moral motivation, identity and ego development, volunteering, positive youth development.
Joanne Lee, PhD - Language and reading acquisition, cross-linguistic comparisons, numeracy and mathematics acquisition, mathematics education, longitudinal study of language and mathematics development, gender differences in cognitive development.
Colleen Loomis, PhD - Sense of community in real and virtual communities - preventing alienation and promoting community attachment and engagement.
Paul Mallet, PhD - The behavioural and neural effects of drugs, with a special emphasis on drugs of abuse and certain plant extracts.
Diano Marrone, PhD - Systems neuroscience, functional neuroanatomy, neurobiology of aging, immediate-early gene expression.
Bruce McKay, PhD - Studies in three key brain regions modified by drug use: the cerebellum - coordination of motor output, the hippocampus - consolidation of specific kinds of memory, and the ventral tegmental area - encoding of drug and natural rewards.
Terry Mitchell, PhD - Aboriginal Health and wellness; Psychosocial aspects of chronic disease; Breast cancer and dragon boating; Participatory action research; Qualitative and constructivist research methodologies; Impact of disasters on volunteers and community members; Adolescent decision making and sexuality.
Geoffrey Nelson, PhD - Prevention and community mental health.
Sukhvinder Obhi, PhD - Executive Control of Action, conscious experience of action, visuomotor planning.
Elizabeth Olds, PhD - Human selective attention, visual search, and visual object recognition.
S. Mark Pancer , PhD - Community involvement, volunteering and social activism, particularly among youth; transition to university and other life transitions; evaluation of community-based programs; political psychology.
Michael W. Pratt, EdD - Lifespan moral development, development of environmental concern, parenting, grandparenting and family narratives, youth, identity development and life stories, intimacy, generativity, and personality development, transition to university.
Manuel Reimer, PhD - Evaluation of community-based environmental programs, youth engagement in the environment, global climate change and homelessness, pro-environmental behaviour change, changing complex social systems, sustainability of social programs, mixed methods.
Kim Roberts, PhD - Children's memory and learning, source monitoring, eyewitness testimony, children and the legal system.
Pamela Sadler, PhD - Exploring how people’s dominance and friendliness impact others with whom they interact.
Angelo Santi , PhD - Comparative cognition, animal cognition and memory, perception and memory for time and number, pharmacological analyses of time and number processing in animals.
Philip Servos, PhD - The neural bases of somatosensory and visual perception.
Robb Travers, PhD -to understand HIV 'risk behaviours' in broader social context and the development and impact of interventions at various levels (individual, community and structural/societal); factors that impede emotional well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth as well as people living with HIV/AIDS.
Richard Walsh-Bowers, PhD - History, philosophy, and ethics of psychology; spiritual and religious development; community psychology and electoral politics.
Anne Wilson, PhD - My research interests broadly relate to the self and social cognition. More specifically I am interested in autobiographical memory, identity through time, motivation and goal-pursuit, sociocultural norms, and people's reactions to injustice.
Eileen Wood, PhD - Cognitive development, memory strategies, learning in the classroom, computer instruction, technology in the classroom, educational applications of cognitive and developmental theories.
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