I received my PhD in developmental psychology from McMaster University in 2000, and my MA in clinical psychology from Western University in 1990.
I have been teaching university courses for over 23 years. Today, I generally teach abnormal psychology, introduction to clinical psychology, perception, and exceptionalities during childhood and adolescence. I am a member of the College of Psychologists of Ontario, with specialties in the areas of (child) clinical psychology, school psychology, and counselling.
I have a part-time clinical practice in Brantford where I provide therapy and counselling to children, adolescents, and their families. My clinical work is informed by empirically-supported methods of assessment and treatment.
My early, dissertation work focused on the development of the perception of facial attractiveness. I examined perceptions of faces in infants, I looked at individual differences in the perception of facial beauty, and studied the role of visual experience on people's aesthetic judgments of faces.
More recently, I have been studying verbal labels of beauty, and the underlying attitudes that influence usage of beauty labels by (pre) adolescents and emerging adults. My secondary area of research is occupational health psychology. With colleagues from McMaster University, we have explored attributions made by workers and management regarding the causes of accidents, we looked at various organizational practices related to health and safety, and examined employees' perceptions of how work organization and workplace incivility impact people's mental health.
Geldart, S. (In Press). "Improving workplace health and safety: A glimpse at modern organizational practices." To appear in C. Cooper and R. Burke (Eds.), Violence & Abuse in the Workplace. UK: Taylor & Francis.
Marchiondo, L. A., Cortina, L. M., Shannon, H. S., Haines, T., Geldart, S., & Griffith, L. (2015). "Service with a smile meets customer with a snarl: Implications for worker wellbeing." In M. Paludi (Ed.), Bullies at Work. Westport, CT: Praeger.
Geldart, S. (2014). "Health and safety in today’s manufacturing industry." In N. Bassim (Volume Editor), Health, Safety and Environmental Issues, Vol. 8 of Comprehensive Materials Processing (S. Hashmi, Editor-in-Chief), Elsevier.
Geldart, S., & Burgoyne, S. (2013). "When attractive isn’t beautiful: Exploring verbal labels of beauty." Feature Article, Society for Research on Adolescence (SRA) Online News, March issue.
Py, J., Bouffard, T., Desmette, D., Fontayne, P., Geldart, S., Gosselin, P., Lories, G., et al. (2012). "A summary of the publications appearing in ERAP from 2009 to 2011, including some notable developments that have emerged during this period." European Review of Applied Psychology, 62, 1-2.
Geldart, S. (2011). "Perceptions of attractiveness in female adolescents, university students and mothers with experience viewing immature faces." European Journal of Developmental Psychology, 8, 295-310.
Geldart, S. (2010). "That woman looks pretty, but is she attractive? Female perceptions of facial beauty and the impact of cultural labels." European Review of Applied Psychology, 60, 79-87.
Geldart, S., Smith, C.A., Shannon, H.S., & Lohfeld, L. (2010). "Organizational practices and workplace health and safety: A cross-sectional study in manufacturing companies." Safety Science, 48, 562-569.
Geldart, S. (2008). "Tall and good-looking? The relationship between raters’ height and perceptions of attractiveness." Journal of Individual Differences, 29, 148-156.
MacDermid, J.C., Geldart, S., Williams, R.M., Westmorland, M., Lin, C.A., & Shannon, H. (2008). "Work organization and health: A qualitative study of the perceptions of workers." Work: A Journal of Prevention, Assessment, and Rehabilitation, 30, 241-254.
Cooper, P.A., Geldart, S.S., Mondloch, C.J., & Maurer, D. (2006). "Developmental changes in perceptions of attractiveness: A role for experience?" Developmental Science, 9, 530-543.
Geldart, S., Shannon, H.S., & Lohfeld, L. (2005). "Have Ontario companies improved their health and safety approaches over the last decade? A longitudinal study." American Journal of Industrial Medicine, 47, 217-226.
Mondloch, C.J., Geldart, S., Maurer, D., & de Schonen, S. (2003). "Developmental changes in the processing of hierarchical shapes continue into adolescence." Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 84, 20-40.
Mondloch, C.J., Geldart, S., Maurer, D., & Le Grand, R. (2003). "Developmental changes in face processing skills." Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 86, 67-84.
Geldart, S., Mondloch, C.J., Maurer, D., de Schonen, S., & Brent, H.P. (2002). "The effect of early visual deprivation on the development of face processing." Developmental Science, 5, 490-501.
Geldart, S., Maurer, D., & Carney, K. (1999). "Effects of eye size on adults’ aesthetic ratings of faces and 5-month-olds’ looking times." Perception, 28, 361-374.
Geldart, S., Maurer, D., & Henderson, H. (1999). "The effects of the height of faces’ internal features on adults’ aesthetic ratings and 5-month-olds’ looking times." Perception, 28, 839-850.
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