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Richard Walsh

Professor Emeritus, Psychology

Areas of Expertise: History and philosophy of psychology; Professional and research ethics; Electoral politics

Biography: Interests: Community psychology. Critical history, ethics, and philosophy of scientific and professional psychology. Spiritual and religious development. Drama and theatre. Dr. Walsh Bowers Personal Website

Roger Buehler

Professor, Psychology

Areas of Expertise: Social psychology; Social cognition; Memory and prediction;

Biography: I am a faculty member in the Social Psychology program. My research interests lie generally in the areas of social cognition and the self. I focus on people's thoughts about themselves through time, including their memories,?

(519) 884-0710 ext.3036

Eileen Wood

Professor, Psychology

Areas of Expertise: Developmental psychology; Cognitive development; Technology in the classroom; Sex-role socialization; Dating relationships; Sex education;

Biography: Interests: Cognitive development, memory strategies, learning in the classroom, computer instruction, technology in the classroom, educational applications of cognitive and developmental theories. Secondary interests include sex-role socialization, dating?

(519) 884-0710 ext.3738

Elizabeth Olds

Associate Professor, Psychology

Areas of Expertise: visual attention; human attention; visual perception; psychology; psychophysics

Biography: Research in my lab investigates how certain portions of the visual scene are selected for in-depth processing, while others are virtually discarded. We investigate selection by having observers perform a variety of tasks, including visual search, probe?

(519) 884-0710 ext.3040

Kimberley Dawson

Professor, Kinesiology & Physical Education

Areas of Expertise: Sport psychology; Sport psychology - performance enhancement, motivation, mental skills training; Exercise psychology - adherence, rehabilitation, compliance, goal setting, program evaluation; Exercise and fibromyalgia; Children in sport; Behaviour modification;

Biography: My academic interests cover the sport, exercise, and health domains.  I attempt to understand how psychological variables such as perceived control, attitudes, and self-efficacy affect individual's participation in physical activity.  I work?

519-884-0710 ext.4155

Jill Tracey

Associate Professor, Kinesiology & Physical Education

Areas of Expertise: Psychological recovery from injury and rehabilitation; Sport psychology; Sport psychology consulting/performance enhancement; Enhancing health and physical activity behaviours across the lifespan; Retirement from sport and lifelong health and physical activity.

Biography: My research program is focussed on the psychology of injury and psychological recovery from injury. I am interested in studying the many psychosocial issues involved in injury and rehabilitation, in particular the emotional recovery from injury and the?

519-884-0710 ext.4216

Colleen Willard-Holt

Faculty of Education

Areas of Expertise: Education; Gifted education; Special education; Twice-exceptional children/youth; Educational psychology; Qualitative research

Biography: Colleen Willard-Holt, Dean of the Faculty of Education at Wilfrid Laurier University, received her Ph. D. in Educational Psychology from Purdue University. Prior to earning her Ph.D., Dr. Willard-Holt taught high school special education, high school?

519-884-0710 ext.2212

Julie Mueller

Associate Professor

Areas of Expertise: Developmental Psychology; Education; Elementary Education; Technology in the Classroom; Teacher Education; Mobile Technology in Education

Biography: I am an associate professor with the Faculty of Education at WLU.   I have taught courses in education and psychology, including EU400: Professional Learning Seminar; EU402: School and Society; EU401 Learning and Child?

519-884-1970 ext.2115

Jennifer Robertson-Wilson

Associate Professor, Kinesiology & Physical Education

Areas of Expertise: Exercise Psychology; Sport Psychology; Behaviour change and physical activity; Children's physical activity in school; Health promotion

Biography: My academic areas of interest include health promotion and the psychology of physical activity.  My research applies a social ecological lens to understand individual, environment (social and physical), and policy influences on physical activity?

(519) 884-0710 ext.3928

Mark Eys

Professor, Kinesiology and Physical Education
CRC Tier II Chair

Areas of Expertise: Sport psychology; Exercise psychology; Group Dynamics; Team Building; Youth Sport; Cohesion; Individual role understanding and acceptance;

Biography: Mark Eys (Ph.D.) is a Professor in the Departments of Kinesiology/Physical Education and Psychology at Wilfrid Laurier University, and a Canada Research Chair (Tier II) in Group Dynamics and Physical Activity. He received his undergraduate degree?

519-884-0710 ext.4157

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