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Wilfrid Laurier University Laurier Brantford
September 2, 2014
 
 
Canadian Excellence
Erin Strahan

Dr. Erin Strahan

Associate Professor, Psychology

Contact Information
Email: estrahan@wlu.ca
Phone: 519.756.8228 ext.5745

Office Location: RCE 212

Biography

I grew up in Thunder Bay, Ontario and spent my childhood reading, playing sports and enjoying the many outdoor activities that Thunder Bay has to offer. When I finished high school I moved to Kingston, Ontario to attend Queen’s University. At Queen’s, I majored in Psychology. I was immediately drawn to the way that psychologists empirically studied common, everyday phenomenon such as sibling rivalry, romantic relationships and stereotypes and prejudice. After completing an honours degree in Psychology, I moved to Waterloo, Ontario to complete my Ph.D. Upon completion of my Ph.D., I went down the street to the Waterloo campus of Wilfrid Laurier University. I stayed there for a year and conducted research as a postdoctoral fellow.

I have been a faculty member at Laurier Brantford for quite a few years now and I really enjoy being a part of such a vibrant and enthusiastic environment. My leisure time is spent playing soccer, reading novels and spending time with my husband and son. 

Degrees:

 Ph.D., Psychology, University of Waterloo

 B.A. (Hons), Psychology, Queen’s University


Selected Publications
:

Peetz, J., Wilson, A. E., & Strahan, E. J. (2009). So far away: The role of subjective temporal distance to future goals in motivation and behavior. Social Cognition, 27, 475-495.

Strahan, E. J., Lafrance, A., Wilson, A. E., Ethier, N., Spencer, S. J., & Zanna, M. P. (2008) Victoria's Dirty Secret: The Impact of Media Images on Adolescent Girls and Women. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 34, 288-301.

Strahan, E. J., Spencer, S. J. & Zanna, M. P. (2007). Don’t take another bite: How sociocultural norms for appearance affect women’s eating behaviour. Body Image, 4, 331-342.

Strahan, E. J., Wilson, A. E., Cressman, K. E. & Buote, V. M. (2006). Comparing to perfection: How cultural norms for appearance affect social comparisons and self-image. Body Image, 3, 211-227.

Strahan, E. J., Spencer, S. J. & Zanna, M. P. (2002). Subliminal priming and persuasion: Striking while the iron is hot. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 38, 556-568.

Strahan, E. J., White, K. J., Fong, G. T., Fabrigar. L. R., Zanna, M. P., & Cameron, A. J. R. (2002). Enhancing the effectiveness of tobacco package warning labels: A social psychological perspective.  Tobacco Control, 11, 183-190.