I am an Associate Professor of Social Psychology at Lakehead University. The majority of my work involves three interacting components: research, teaching, and community development. You are invited to read more about all three by selecting from the menu to the left.

My work brings together aspects of Community Psychology, Environmental Psychology, and Cross-Cultural Psychology. I also inform my work with a healthy dose of multi-disciplinarity and touch on work from other fields within the social, ecological, and health sciences.

My research includes both basic and applied studies on a number of topics including (a) the implicit cognitive roots of cultural worldviews and their implications for environmental behaviour, learning, and well-being, (b) food security and resilience in Northern communities, (c) bicultural identity and acculturation processes, and (d) cultural variation in self-construal. The overall aim of my research is to better understand the factors underlying individual and community well-being.

I teach undergraduate courses in Social Psychology, Cross-Cultural Psychology, Environmental Psychology, and Community Psychology. I also teach a graduate course in Social Cognition. I am often looking for bright, motivated undergraduate and graduate students to conduct research in my lab. I supervise graduate students in Clinical and Experimental Psychology, Public Health, and Environmental Science, as well as Honours students and Research Opportunity students in psychology. Please browse these pages, and if you are interested in working with me, give me a call or send me an e-mail.

I am involved in a number of community development initiatives in Northwestern Ontario and often weave my teaching and research work through these projects. For example, students in a number of my courses are invited to extend their learning and advanced research skills through direct engagement with their community. You can read more about these community development projects by selecting Social Innovation North in the menu on the left.

Research Opportunity Students: If you are interested in gaining in-depth research skills for course credit, contact me at least 1 month prior to the semester you wish to take the course.

Honours students: Contact potential thesis advisors by March in your third year.

Graduate students: Contact potential advisors by September of your first year.


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