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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
(519) 884-0710 ext.3630
Areas of Expertise: Developmental psychology; Cognitive development; Technology in the classroom
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
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
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…
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…
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
Associate Professor, Kinesiology and Physical Education
Areas of Expertise: Sport and Exercise Psychology; Group Dynamics; Team Building; Youth Sport; Cohesion; Individual role understanding and acceptance;
Biography: Mark Eys (Ph.D.) is an Associate 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…