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All faculty are accepting graduate students for the coming year, unless otherwise noted.

Maxwell Barranti

University of Toronto

Research Interests: The process and accuracy of personality judgements and self-knowledge. The intra- and interpersonal consequences of (in)accurate personality impressions. Pedagogical tools for teaching personality psychology, statistics, and research methods. 
Note: Not available for graduate supervision.

Contact: E-Mail | Website | (416) 736 2100 x 40563

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Joey T. Cheng

University of British Columbia

Research Interests: The dynamics of competition and cooperation, particularly the psychological and biological mechanisms that operate when we compete with one another, and how we manage to successfully coordinate and orchestrate collective actions. Methodological emphasis is placed on studying social phenomena “in the wild” among naturalistic teams, communities, and organizations (e.g., sports teams, marching bands, military squads)

Contact: E-Mail | Website | (416) 736 2100 x33439

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Gord Flett

University of Toronto

Research Interests: The roles of trait perfectionism and perfectionistic self-presentation in personal adjustment, psychosocial functioning, and health problems. The associations among personality, coping, stress, and distress in adolescents, middle-aged individuals, and the elderly.

Contact: E-Mail | Website | (416) 736 2100 x44575

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Esther Greenglass 

University of Toronto

Research Interests: Stress, burnout, coping, social support,  health. Applying the Proactive Coping Inventory (PCI) to a variety of populations. Study of temporal construal and its relationship to cognitive factors, coping, depression and stress. Financial stress, economic hardship, cross-national differences and psychological well-being. Recently she and her students are conducting research on psychological reactions to COVID-19 and how people are coping with the changes brought about in our society by the pandemic.

Contact: E-Mail | Website | (416) 736 2100 x66282

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Kerry Kawakami 

University of Toronto

Research Interests: The automatic activation of associations related to social categories including stereotypes, prejudice, automatic behaviors, approach avoidance tendencies, and emotions. The implication of these associations for responding to target category members and the self. Strategies to reduce these activations.

Contact: E-Mail | Website | (416) 736 2100 x66144

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Richard Lalonde

University of Western Ontario

Research Interests: Social psychology of intergroup relations with a focus on issues of ethnic, cultural, and national identity. Responses to discrimination, immigrant acculturation, and bicultural identification.

Contact: E-Mail | Website | (416) 736 2100 x66281

Raymond A. Mar

University of Toronto

Research Interests: Projection of the self into fictional narratives. Ascription of intentionality to abstract social agents. Individual differences in, and the core processes of, empathy and social understanding. Imagination. Simulation based theories of language comprehension. And the neural underpinnings of these processes.

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Doug McCann

University of Western Ontario

Research Interests: Social information processing and socialcognitive models. Aspects of the self, depression, and interpersonal communication.

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Amy Muise

University of Guelph

Research Interests: The application of social psychological theories of close relationships to learn how couples can have more satisfying and fulfilling partnerships over time. Using dyadic and longitudinal research methods to understand the processes in romantic relationships, such as motivation, beliefs, and perceptions, that influence couples’ sexual desire and satisfaction in daily life and over time as relationships grow and develop.

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Regina Schuller 

University of Western Ontario

Research Interests: Research focuses generally on behavioural assumptions in the law, and specifically on the behaviour of various decision makers (e.g., juries, police). Considerable work done on decision making processes of decision makers in cases involving violence against women (sexual assault, battered women). More recent work examines the impact of racial bias and legal strategies for curbing its influence (e.g., challenge for cause).

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Jennifer Steele

Harvard University

Research Interests: Stereotyping, prejudice, and discrimination from the target’s perspective. How people combat the effects of negative self-relevant stereotypes in academic settings. How stereotypes are activated and inhibited in impression formation. The development of gender/ racial stereotypes and beliefs in children, examined from a social cognitive perspective.

Contact: E-Mail | Website | (416) 736 2100 x22156

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Ward Struthers

University of Manitoba

Research Interests: Social cognition or how people make sense of themselves and other people. Social and organizational psychology, including attributions, social motivation, forgiveness, coworker interactions, and decision making.

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Cindel White

University of British Columbia

Research Interests: The cultural, cognitive, and evolutionary foundations of diverse religious beliefs; the impact of religion on moral values, causal reasoning, attributions, prosocial behaviour, conflict, and perceptions of justice.

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Emeritus and Retired Faculty

Erin Ross, University of Western Ontario

David Wiesenthal, SUNY-Buffalo

Paul Kohn, Harvard University

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Post-Doctoral Fellows

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Emily Cross

University of Auckland

Research Interests: Intimate Relationships, Sexism, Gender, Aggression, Power, Dyadic Functioning. More specifically, I am interested in the intersection between sexist attitudes in intimate relationships, and investigating the ways both overt and covert gender-based attitudes influence intimate relationships. I integrate relationship science theories and methods with intergroup perspectives to examine how sexist attitudes impact relationship dynamics in complex, and at times oppositional, ways. I am also interested in power and aggression in intimate relationships, as well as how relationship transitions (forming new relationships, breaking up) can impact people’s health and wellbeing

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Kristina Schrage

University of Toronto

Research Interests: I am interested in both the dark and light side of romantic relationships.  On the dark side, what prevents people from self-disclosing and ultimately feeling disconnected from their relationship partner? On the light side, how do people provide adequate social support to their partner and help them overcome deep-seated fears of connection?  Through understanding both the fears and facilitators of opening up, I hope to shed some light on how best to foster a sense of intimacy and connection in romantic relationships.

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Kunalan Manokara

University of Amsterdam

Research Interests: Positive emotions form the core of my scientific work. Specifically, my research is centered around four themes: Emotional Expressions (e.g., Is there a face for expressing hope?), Social Norms (e.g., Is there an optimal level for showing our gratitude?), Emotion Stereotypes (e.g., Do we think some people are more prideful than others?), and Prosocial Consequences (e.g., Can admiration make us treat others more fairly?). By answering questions at the intersection of affective science and social psychology, my work examines how multiple positive emotions relate to everyday phenomena.

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