Department of Psychology

Current Student Resources

Psychology students are encouraged to take advantage of the following resources, in addition to academic supports offered to students from all faculties. First-year BSc in Psychology students also have access to the Science Numeracy and Academic Proficiency (SNAP) Centre and the Peer One Mentorship program.


Psychology Style Manual

Psychology students are encouraged to review the Psychology Style Manual‌ for advice on how to avoid plagiarism and how to properly format an essay or term paper.

Students are also welcome to visit Saint Mary’s Writing Centre for further writing support, including free, in-person academic support.

 


Psychology Honours Supervisors

Supervisor

Area of Study

Available this Year? (2018-2019)

Dr. David Bourgeois

  • Social Psychology
  • Political Psychology
  • Cross-Cultural Psychology
    Youth Engagement

No

Dr. James Cameron

  • Social identity and intergroup relations
  • Social psychology of collective action
  • Stereotyping and discrimination
  • Psychology of globalization

No

Dr. Steven Carroll

  • Psychophysics
  • Cognitive Psychology
  • Computer models of psychological processes

No 

Dr. Victor Catano

  • Industrial/Organizational Psychology

Yes

Dr. Leanna Closson

  • Social development in adolescence and emerging adulthood, including
  • Peer status (e.g., popularity, social dominance)
  • Social behaviour (e.g., aggression, prosocial behaviour, social withdrawal)
  • Risk and resilience processes in discrimination, victimization, and bullying

Yes

Dr. Nicole Conrad

  • Any topic related to reading and/or spelling skills

No

Dr. Arla Day

I/O Psychology & Occupational Health Psychology topics:

  • Psychologically healthy workplaces
  • Work-life balance
  • Job stress
  • Worker health, resilience and well-being
  • Emotional intelligence
  • Leadership & health
  • Civility & respect in the workplace

Yes

Dr. Maryanne Fisher

  • Evolutionary Psychology 

No 

Dr. Mark Fleming

  • Industrial/Organizational Psychology

No

Dr. Lori Francis

  • Occupational Health & Safety
  • Work Stress & Work Wellness
  • Stress Recovery
  • Incivility, Aggression, & Violence at Work
  • Unions/Labour Relations

Yes

Dr. Debra Gilin Oore

  • Organizational conflict, mediation, and negotiation
  • Individual differences in the workplace
  • Organizational culture and intervention

Yes

Dr. Camilla Holmvall

  • Workplace mistreatment broadly defined (including incivility, aggression, bullying)
  • Fairness issues in organizations
  • Workplace stress
  • Organizational citizenship behaviours
  • Leader well-being

Yes

Dr. Jason Ivanoff

  • Topics: attention, executive control, inhibition, working memory, emotion, and mental fatigue.
  • Tools: resting-state electroencephalography (rEEG), event-related potentials (ERPs), mental chronometry, and psychophysics.

No

Dr. Kevin Kelloway

Diverse topics in I/O psychology including:

  • The role of personality (Big 5 and Dark Tetrad) in predicting organizational behaviour
  • Occupational health and safety
  • Leadership processes and development in the workplace
  • Dignity in the workplace
  • Workplace violence
  • Occupational stress
  • Mental health at work
  • Union-member relationships

 
No

Dr. Lucie Kocum

  • Psychosocial hazards at work (discrimination, lack of accommodation)
  • Workplace interventions
  • Return to work, accommodations and disability management
  • Knowledge transfer

Yes

Dr. Robert Konopasky

  • Psychology of civil litigation: Decision making, applying the civil standard of proof in cases in which there is statistical evidence.
  • Technology in the classroom: Use of technology that enhances flipping the classroom and invites student participation.

 No

Dr. Marc Patry

  • Psychology and law
  • Police interrogations and confessions
  • Eyewitness memory
  • Correctional psychology
  • Law and public policy

No

Dr. Nicolas Roulin

  • Personnel recruitment and selection
  • New technologies in selection
  • Impression management and deception
  • Employment discrimination and biases

Yes

Dr. Veronica Stinson

  • Forensic/Legal Psychology, including juror and jury issues, eyewitness & lineup identifications, police investigation procedures

Yes

Dr. Skye Stephens

  • Clinical Forensic Psychology
  • Sexual offending
  • Paraphilias
  • Radicalization
  • Hypersexuality
  • Violence & sexual violence prevention

No

Dr. Meg Ternes

  • Forensic Psychology
  • Lie detection
  • Eyewitness memory
  • Correctional psychology
  • Violent offenders
  • Substance Abuse and Addiction

No

 

Supervision of honours theses is available to part-time faculty who have a Ph.D.  Exemption requests from other part-time faculty may be considered by the Department.  Contact the Psychology Department at psychology@smu.ca for an updated list of part-time faculty members. Applicants should have their request in by April 30, 2018.


Academic Advising

B.Sc. students are encouraged to visit the team at the Science Advising Centre. Arts students should visit the B.A. Advising Centre.

Students with questions about higher-level advising issues such as enrolment in the Honours Program should contact our Undergraduate Program Coordinator Dr. David Bourgeois at david.bourgeois@smu.ca

Looking for more information?

Learn more about what you can do with a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology, and explore these external resources offered by the Canadian Psychological Association:


Science Makeup Exam Schedule

Time: 1:00PM – 4:00PM  Location: Loyola 170 

Friday, September 14th 

Friday, September 21st   

Friday, September 28th   

Friday, October 5th    

Friday, October 12th 

Friday, October 19th  

Friday, October 26th

Friday, November 2nd

Friday, November 9th

           (No Makeup Exams on Friday, November 16th – Fall  Break)

Friday, November 23rd 

Friday, November 30th 

         

Exams can be emailed to april.scheller@smu.ca or dropped off to the Psychology main office (MS323) no later than 4pm on the Thursday before the exam.  Faculty members are required to complete the Makeup Exam Form, along with all exam materials. It is the responsibility of faculty member to collect and approve the documentation regarding the missed in-class exam before submitting the make-up exam request.