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Canadian Excellence

Publications



Publications from 1977 to present.

Books

Nelson, G., Pancer, S.M., Hayward, K., & Peters, R.DeV. (2005). Partnerships for prevention: The story of the Highfield Community Enrichment Project. Toronto: University of Toronto Press.

Edited Journal Issues

Pancer, S.M. (Ed.) (1985). Program evaluation: A participatory approach. (Canadian Journal of Community Mental Health, Vol. 4, Issue 2).

Book Chapters

Gottlieb, B.H. & Pancer, S.M. (1988). Social networks and the transition to parenthood. In G.Y. Michaels & W.A. Goldberg (Eds.), Transition to parenthood: Current theory and research. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. pp. 235-269.

Pancer, S.M. (1997). Program evaluation. In S.W. Sadava & D.R. McCreary (Eds.), Applied social psychology. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall. pp. 47-67.

Pancer, S.M. (1997). Social psychology: The crisis continues. In D.R. Fox & I. Prilleltensky (Eds.), Handbook of critical psychology. Beverly Hills, CA: Sage. pp. 150-165.

Pancer, S.M. & Pratt, M.W. (1999). Social and family determinants of community service involvement in Canadian youth. In M. Yates & J. Youniss (Eds.). Community service and civic engagement in youth: International perspectives. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press. pp. 32-55.

Pancer, S.M., Rose-Krasnor, L., & Loiselle, L. (2002). Youth conferences as a context for engagement. In B. Kirshner, J.L. O’Donoghue, & M. McLaughlin (Eds.). Youth participation: Improving institutions and communities. New Directions for Youth Development, No. 96. Jossey Bass: San Francisco, CA.

Pancer, S.M., Nelson, G., Dearing, B., Dearing, S., Hayward, K. & Peters, R.DeV. (2003). Promoting wellness in children and families through community-based interventions: The Highfield Community Enrichment Project (Better Beginnings, Better Futures). In Kufeldt, K., & McKenzie, B. (Eds.). Child Welfare: Connecting research, policy and practice. Waterloo, Ontario: Wilfrid Laurier University Press.

Articles in Refereed Journals

Pancer, S.M. & Eiser, J.R. (1977). Expectations, aspirations and evaluations as influenced by another's attributions for success and failure. Canadian Journal of Behavioural Science, 9, 152-164.

Pancer, S.M. (1977). The effect of situational demands on judgments of freedom and responsibility. Social Behavior and Personality, 5, 41-47.

Pancer, S.M. (1978). Causal attributions and anticipated future performance. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 4, 600-603.

Pancer, S.M., McMullen, L., Kabatoff, R.A., Johnson, K.G. & Pond, C.A. (1979). Conflict and avoidance in the helping situation. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 37, 1406-1411.

Pancer, S.M., Adams, D.A., Mollard, D., Solsberg, D. & Tammen, L. (1979). Perceived distinctiveness of the handicapped. Journal of Social Psychology, 108, 275-276.

Eiser, J.R. & Pancer, S.M. (1979). Attitudinal effects of the use of evaluatively biased language. European Journal of Social Psychology, 9, 39-47.

Pancer, S.M., Deforest, C.D., Rogers, I.K. & Schmirler, D.M. (1979). The use of displays in soliciting charitable donations. Social Behavior and Personality, 7, 33-37.

Pancer, S.M. (1980). Control motivation and attributions for performance. Motivation and Emotion, 4, 47-59.

Pancer, S.M. (1985). Program evaluation: A participatory approach. Canadian Journal of Community Mental Health, 4, 5-7.

Pancer, S.M. (1985). Program vs. evaluation: Reconciling the needs of service providers and program managers. Canadian Journal of Community Mental Health, 4, 83-92.

Pancer, S.M. (1986). The Catalogue of Goals for Residential Treatment: An individualized outcome measure for residential children's programs. Canadian Journal of Program Evaluation, 1, 69-79.

Pancer, S.M. & Weinstein, S.M. (1987). The development of affective skills in school-aged children. Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, 8, 165-181. Reprinted in S. Towson (Ed.) (1992), Educational Psychology: Readings for the Canadian Context. Peterborough, Ontario: Broadview Press. pp. 102-119.

Pancer, S.M. (1988). Salience of appeal and avoidance of helping situations. Canadian Journal of Behavioural Science, 20, 133-139. Reprinted in B. Earn & S. Towson (Eds.) (1990), Social Psychology: Readings for the Canadian context. Peterborough, Ontario: Broadview Press. pp. 298-305.

Pancer, S.M. & Westhues, A. (1989). A developmental stage approach to program planning and evaluation. Evaluation Review, 13, 56-77.

Pancer, S.M. & Nelson, G. (1990). Community-based approaches to health promotion: Guidelines for community mobilization. International Quarterly of Community Health Education, 10, 91-111. Reprinted in Pan American Health Organization (1996). Health Promotion: An Anthology (No. 557). Washington, D.C.: Author. pp. 149-164.

Pancer, S.M., Nelson, G, & Hayday, B. (1990). The Ontario Prevention Clearinghouse: Part I -- history and program description. Journal of Primary Prevention, 10, 241-250.

Nelson, G. & Pancer, S.M. (1990). The Ontario Prevention Clearinghouse: Part II -- program evaluation. Journal of Primary Prevention, 10, 251-259.

Pratt, M.W., Pancer, S.M., Hunsberger, B. & Manchester, J. (1990). Reasoning about the self and relationships in maturity: A cognitive complexity analysis of individual differences. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 59, 575-581.

Pratt, M.W., Diessner, R., Hunsberger, B., Pancer, S.M. & Savoy, K. (1991). Four pathways in the analysis of adult development: Comparing analyses of reasoning about personal life dilemmas. Psychology and Aging, 6, 666-675.

Pancer, S.M., Pratt, M., Hunsberger, B., & Boisvert, S. & Roth, D. (1992). Political roles and the complexity of political rhetoric. Political Psychology, 13, 31-43.

Hunsberger, B., Lea, J., Pancer, S.M., Pratt, M. & McKenzie (1992). Making life complicated: Prompting the use of integratively complex thinking in religious, social and moral domains. Journal of Personality, 60, 95-114.

Pancer, S.M., George, M. & Gebotys, R (1992). Understanding and predicting attitudes towards computers. Computers in Human Behavior, 8, 211-222.

Pancer, S.M., Brown, S.D., Gregor, P. & Claxton-Oldfield, S.P. (1992). Causal attributions and the perception of political figures. Canadian Journal of Behavioural Science, 24, 371-381.

Eiser, C., Havermans, G. Pancer, S.M. & Eiser, J.R. (1992). Adjustment to chronic disease in relation to age and gender: Mothers' and fathers' reports of their childrens' behavior. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 17, 261-275.

Pratt, M.W., Hunsberger, B., Pancer, S.M. & Roth, D. (1992) Reflections on religion: Aging, belief orthodoxy, and interpersonal conflict in adult thinking about religious issues. Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, 31, 514-522.

Eiser, C., Havermans, T., Kirby, R., Eiser, J.R. & Pancer, S.M. (1993). Coping and confidence among parents of children with diabetes. Disability and Rehabilitation, 15, 10-18.

Pratt, M.W., Hunsberger, B., Pancer, S.M., Roth, D. & Santolupo, S. (1993). Thinking about parenting: Stage and complexity of reasoning about developmental issues across the lifespan. Developmental Psychology, 29, 585-595.

Hunsberger, B., McKenzie, B., Pratt, M. & Pancer, S.M. (1993). Religious doubt: A social psychological analysis. Research in the Social Scientific Study of Religion, 5, 27-51.

Hunsberger, B., Pratt, M. & Pancer, S.M. (1994). Religious fundamentalism and integrative complexity of thought: A relationship for existential content only? Journal of the Scientific Study of Religion, 33, 335-346.

Sylvestre, J., Pancer, S.M., Brophy, K., & Cameron, G. (1994). The planning and implementation of government-sponsored community-based primary prevention: A case study. Canadian Journal of Community Mental Health, 13, 189-195.

Pancer, S.M. & Cameron, G. (1994). Resident participation in the Better Beginnings, Better Futures prevention project: Part 1 -- The impacts of involvement. Canadian Journal of Community Mental Health, 13, 197-211.

Cameron, G., Peirson, L. & Pancer, S.M. (1994). Resident participation in the Better Beginnings, Better Futures prevention project: Part 2 -- Factors that facilitate and hinder involvement. Canadian Journal of Community Mental Health, 13, 213-227.

Pancer, S.M., Jackson, L.M., Hunsberger, B., Pratt, M.W. & Lea, J. (1995). Religious orthodoxy and complexity of thought about religious and non-religious issues. Journal of Personality, 63, 213-232.

Lamothe, D., Currie, F., Alisat, S., Sullivan, T., Pratt, M., Pancer, S.M., & Hunsberger, B. (1995). Impact of a social support intervention on the transition to university. Canadian Journal of Community Mental Health, 14, 167-180.

Pratt, M.W., Diessner, R., Pratt, A., Hunsberger, B. & Pancer, S.M. (1996). Moral and social reasoning and perspective taking in later life: A longitudinal study. Psychology and Aging, 11, 66-73.

Hunsberger, B., Alisat, S., Pancer, S.M., & Pratt, M. (1996). Religious fundamentalism and religious doubts: Content, connections and complexity of thinking. International Journal for the Psychology of Religion, 6, 201-220.

Hunsberger, B., Pancer, S.M., Pratt, M., & Alisat, S. (1996). The transition to university: Is religion related to adjustment? Research in the Social Scientific Study of Religion, 7, 181-199.

Schultz, C. & Pancer, S.M. (1997). Character attacks and their effects on perceptions of political candidates. Political Psychology, 18, 93-102.

Pancer, S.M., Brown, S.D., & Widdis-Barr, K. (1999). Forming impressions of political and non-political public figures: A cross-national comparison. Political Psychology, 20, 351-374.

Pancer, S.M., Hunsberger, B., Pratt, M., & Alisat, S. (2000). Cognitive complexity of expectations and adjustment to university in the first year. Journal of Adolescent Research, 15, 38-57.

Tao, S., Dong, Q., Pratt, M., Hunsberger, B. & Pancer, S.M. (2000). Social support: Relations to coping and adjustment during the transition to university in the People’s Republic of China. Journal of Adolescent Research, 15, 123-144.

Pancer, S.M., Pratt, M., Hunsberger, B., & Gallant, M. (2000). Integrative complexity and the transition to parenthood. Journal of Personality, 68, 253-280.

Pratt, M., Hunsberger, B., Pancer, S.M., Alisat, S., Bowers, C., Mackey, K., Ostaniewicz, Rog, E., Terzian, B., & Thomas, N. (2000). Facilitating the transition to university: Evaluation of a social support discussion intervention program. Journal of College Student Development, 41, 427-441.

Delmore-Ko, P., Pancer, S.M., Pratt, M. & Hunsberger, B. (2000). Becoming a parent: The relation between prenatal expectations and postnatal experience. Journal of Family Psychology, 14, 625-640.

Jackson, L.M., Pancer, S.M., Pratt, M.W., & Hunsberger, B. (2000). Great expectations: The relation between expectancies and adjustment during the transition to university. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 30, 2100-2125.

Hunsberger, B., Pratt, M. & Pancer, S.M. (2001). Adolescent identity formation: Religious exploration and commitment. Identity: An International Journal of Theory and Research, 1, 365-387.

Hunsberger, B., Pratt, M., & Pancer, S.M. (2001). Religious versus non-religious socialization: Does religious background have implications for adjustment? International Journal for the Psychology of Religion, 11, 105-128.

Bidgood, B.A. & Pancer, S.M. (2001). An evaluation of residential treatment programs for young offenders in the Waterloo Region. Canadian Journal of Community Mental Health, 20, 125-143.

Hunsberger, B., Pratt, M., & Pancer, S.M. (2002). A longitudinal study of religious doubts in high school and beyond: Relationships, stability, and searching for answers. Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, 41, 255-266.

Pratt, M.W., Hunsberger, B., Pancer, S.M., & Alisat, S. (2003). A longitudinal analysis of personal values socialization: Correlates of a moral self ideal in late adolescence. Social Development, 12, 563-585.

Nelson, G., Pancer, S.M., Hayward, K. & Kelly, R. (2004). Partnerships and participation of community residents in health promotion and prevention: Experiences of the Highfield Community Enrichment Project (Better Beginnings, Better Futures). Journal of Health Psychology, 9, 205-219.

Pancer, S.M., Pratt, M., Hunsberger, B. & Alisat, S. (2004). Bridging troubled waters: Helping students make the transition from high school to university. Guidance and Counselling, 19, 184-190.

Jackson, L., Pratt, M., Hunsberger, B., & Pancer, S.M. (2005). Optimism as a mediator of relations between authoritativeness and adjustment among adolescents: Finding the sunny side of the street. Social Development, 14, 273-304.

Lawford, H., Pratt, M., Hunsberger, B. & Pancer, S.M. (2005). Adolescent generativity: A longitudinal study of two possible contexts for learning concern for future generations. Journal of Research on Adolescence, 15, 261-273.

Taylor, T. & Pancer, S.M. (2007). Community service experiences and commitment to volunteering. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 37, 320-345.

Pancer, S.M., Pratt, M., Hunsberger, B. & Alisat, S. (2007). Community and political involvement in adolescence: What distinguishes the activists from the uninvolved? Journal of Community Psychology, 35, 1-19.

Henderson, A., Brown, S., Pancer, S.M., & Ellis-Hale, K. (in press). Mandated community service in high school and subsequent civic engagement: The case of the "double cohort" in Ontario, Canada. Journal of Youth and Adolescence.

Buote, V.M., Pancer, S.M., Pratt, M.W., Adams, G., Birnie-Lefcovitch, S., Polivy, J. & Wintre, M.G. (in press). The importance of friends: Friendship and adjustment among first-year university students. Journal of Adolescent Research.