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Wilfrid Laurier University Faculty of Science
December 22, 2014

Canadian Excellence

Social Faculty Profiles



The social psychology area at Laurier has 8 primary and joint-affiliated faculty members. Brief introductions to the social faculty are presented below. For more information about particular faculty members, click on a photo to be directed to the individual's personal faculty page.

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Roger Buehler
Professor
rbuehler [at] wlu.ca

My research interests are in social cognition and the self (including self-relevant memories, predictions, goals, and motivation). I collaborate with several graduate students, including Glen Gorman, Johanna Peetz, and Jessica Wiese.

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Justin Cavallo
Assistant Professor
jcavallo [at] wlu.ca

My research generally examines close relationships from a social cognitive perspective. I am interested in how people's motivational preferences affect interpersonal thoughts and behaviour, particularly when they face conflicting goals. I am also interested in self-esteem, social support, relationship initiation, and how prior relationship experiences influence subsequent outcomes.

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Mindi Foster
Associate Professor
mfoster [at] wlu.ca

My research interests concern factors (attributions, social identity, personality) that affect women's and minority group's psychological (e.g., appraisals, coping) and social (collective action) responses to experiences of discrimination. I collaborate with several graduate students, including Becky Choma.




Christian Jordan
Associate Professor
cjordan [at] wlu.ca

My research interests relate to the self and social cognition, including explicit and implicit self-esteem, self-concept, narcissism and mindfulness. I collaborate with several graduate students including Miranda Giacomin, Wan Wang, Leia Kopp, and Monica El-Gamal.


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Nancy Kocovski
Assistant Professor
nkocovski [at] wlu.ca

I am a clinical psychologist who occasionally supervises social program students. My research interests are in social anxiety and other anxiety disorders, cognitive behaviour therapy, mindfulness, and rumination. I collaborate with several graduate students, including Rebecca Blackie.




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Pam Sadler
Associate Professor
psadler [at] wlu.ca

My research interests are in the interpersonal processes that occur during social interactions, including the contributions of variables such as personality, perceptions, automatic and controlled processes, and relationships. I'm also interested in individual differences in hypnotic ability. I collaborate with several graduate students, including Renee Hunt, Ivana Lizdek, and Kelly McDonald.

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Anne Wilson
Associate Professor
awilson [at] wlu.ca

My research interests broadly relate to the self and social cognition. More specifically I am interested in psychological time, people's beliefs about change, people's personal memories and thoughts about the future, motivation and goal-pursuit, sociocultural norms, and interpersonal relationships. I collaborate with several graduate students, including Cindy Ward, Scott Leith, Monica El-Gamal and Miranda Giacomin.