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


Area of Study

Available this Year? (2019-2020)

Dr. David Bourgeois

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


Dr. James Cameron

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


Dr. Steven Carroll

  • Psychophysics
  • Cognitive Psychology
  • Computer models of psychological processes





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


Dr. Nicole Conrad

  • Any topic related to reading and/or spelling skills


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


Dr. Maryanne Fisher

  • Evolutionary Psychology 


Dr. Mark Fleming

  • Industrial/Organizational Psychology


Dr. Lori Francis

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


Dr. Debra Gilin 

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


Dr. Camilla Holmvall

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


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.


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


Dr. Lucie Kocum

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


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.


Dr. Marc Patry

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


Dr. Nicolas Roulin

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


Dr. Veronica Stinson

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


Dr. Skye Stephens

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


Dr. Meg Ternes

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



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 for an updated list of part-time faculty members. Applicants should have their request in by April 30, 2019.

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

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 

Winter 2020

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

January 17, 2020

 January 24, 2020

 January 31, 2020

 February 7, 2020

February 14, 2020

 (No makeup exams on Friday, February 21st – Winter Break)

 February 28, 2020

 March 6, 2020

 March 13, 2020

 March 20, 2020

 March 27, 2020

 April 3, 2020


Exams can be dropped off to the Psychology main office (MS323) or emailed to 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 found on the Science resources webpage. It is the responsibility of the faculty member to collect and approve the documentation regarding the missed in-class exam before submitting the make-up exam request.

 Students MUST arrive before 1pm and bring their SMU ID. Two Psychology graduate students will proctor the exams. The exams are called by class and each student will sign in and out. Once the exams are finished, around 4pm, the exams will be dropped off to the Dean of Science office (Science 221) for faculty to pick up.


Please contact April Scheller at 902-491-6496 or 902-233-3562 (during makeup exam times) if you have any questions.