Academic Staff

Note: An * after the name means this person is NOT accepting graduate student applications for 2022/2023.

Baerveldt, Cor

(PhD, University of Nijmegen)

Associate Professor, Psychology Arts
Associate Chair, Undergraduate Programs

Research: Self, emotion & culture

Office: BS-P345, (780) 492-5263

Email: cor@ualberta.ca

Profile Page: https://apps.ualberta.ca/directory/person/cor

Brown, Norman

(PhD, University of Chicago)

Professor, Psychology Arts

Research: Autobiographical memory, collective memory, basic memory processes, judgment and decision making, cognitive aspects of survey methodology.

Office: BS-P563, (780) 492-4604

Email: nrbrown@ualberta.ca

Profile Page: https://apps.ualberta.ca/directory/person/nrbrown

Caplan, Jeremy

(PhD, Brandeis University)

Professor, Psychology Science

Research: Human memory from three approaches: a) experimental psychology, b) computational cognitive modeling and c) cognitive neuroscience, neuroimaging and electrophysiology, as well as the connection of all these approaches.

Office: BS-P353, (780) 492-5265

Email: jcaplan@ualberta.ca

Profile Page: https://apps.ualberta.ca/directory/person/jcaplan

Colbourne, Fred

(PhD, Memorial University)

Professor, Psychology Science

Research: Rodent models of stroke (i.e., focal ischemia, intracerebral hemorrhage). Recovery after stroke (i.e., experimental rehabilitation treatments). Neuroprotective interventions for stroke (i.e., therapeutic hypothermia).

Office: BS-P459, (780) 492-5268

Email: fcolbour@ualberta.ca

Profile Page: https://apps.ualberta.ca/directory/person/fcolbour

Dawson, Mike *

(PhD, University of Western Ontario)

Professor, Psychology Arts

Research: Foundations of cognitive science

Office: BS-P565, (780) 492-5175

Email: mdawson@ualberta.ca

Profile Page: https://apps.ualberta.ca/directory/person/mdawson

Biological Computation Project: http://www.bcp.psych.ualberta.ca

Dickson, Clayton

(PhD, University of Calgary)

Professor, Psychology Science
Associate Chair, Research & Awards

Research: Coordinated patterns of rhythmic neuronal activity are a feature of both the waking and sleeping brain. We are interested in how sleep and sleep-like rhythms may play a role in long-term episodic memories that are dependent on medial temporal lobe structures like the hippocampus.

Office: BS-P439, (780) 492-7860

Email: cdickson@ualberta.ca

Profile Page: https://apps.ualberta.ca/directory/person/cdickson

Brain Rhythms Lab: http://sites.psych.ualberta.ca/brainrhythmslab

Dixon, Roger

(PhD, Pennsylvania State University)

Professor, Psychology Science

Research: We conduct longitudinal and epidemiological research in multiple integrated aspects of neurocognitive aging. For example, we investigate trajectories and transitions associated with a spectrum of outcomes such as healthy and normal aging, mild cognitive impairment, and Alzheimer’s disease. Our studies include assessment of the influence of biomarkers, such as genetic, health, metabolomic, lifestyle, and other dementia risk and protective factors.

Office: BS-P579, (780) 492-5850

Email: rdixon@ualberta.ca

Profile Page: https://apps.ualberta.ca/directory/person/rdixon

Professional Website: https://sites.ualberta.ca/~vlslab/DixonHomepage

Victoria Longitudinal Study Website: https://sites.ualberta.ca/~vlslab

Dyson, Benjamin

(PhD, University of York, UK)

Associate Professor, Psychology Arts

Research: I use behavioural and electrophysiological measures to see how decision-making changes as a function of competitive environments. Recent studies have focused on how people play Rock, Paper, Scissors against different kinds of opponents, and how an early neural signal (feedback-related negativity; FRN) acts as a catalyst for determining the quality of subsequent action. Our lab also looks at the production and perception of art, and, how signals from the ear and the eye are combined into multi-modal percepts.

Office: BS-P255, (780) 492 6508

Email: bjdyson@ualberta.ca

Profile Page: https://apps.ualberta.ca/directory/person/bjdyson

Re:Cognition Lab: http://sites.psych.ualberta.ca/recognitionlab

Fyshe, Alona

(PhD, Carnegie Mellon University)

Assistant Professor, Psychology Science & Computing Science

Research: I am broadly interested in how meaning is organized in the human brain. We build machine learning models of language and compare those models to brain activity recorded while people read or listen to speech. We use EEG, fMRI, and MEG as well as some behavioral data.

Office: Athabasca Hall 3-56

Email: alona@ualberta.ca

Profile Page: https://apps.ualberta.ca/directory/person/alona

Gagne, Christina

(PhD, University of Illinois, Urbana)

Professor, Psychology Science

Research: I am interested in how conceptual knowledge affects the way people understand and use language. My current research focuses on how existing concepts can be combined to create new conceptual structures. I am also examining how people use language to convey information about such structures.

Office: BS-P569, (780) 492-0034

Email: cgagne@ualberta.ca

Profile Page: https://apps.ualberta.ca/directory/person/cgagne

Guillette, Lauren

(PhD, University of Alberta)

Assistant Professor, Psychology Science

Research: I am a comparative psychologist with a broad interest in animal behaviour, with a particular focus on how learning and cognitive abilities allow animals to solve problems they face in the wild (i.e., foraging, vocal recognition of conspecifics, how to know what nest to build). I investigate the causes and consequences of variation in these abilities.

Office: BS-P445, (780) 492-5302

Email: guillett@ualberta.ca

Profile Page: https://apps.ualberta.ca/directory/person/guillett

Animal Cognition Research Group: https://animalcognitionualberta.weebly.com

Hayward, Dana

(PhD, McGill University)

Assistant Professor, Psychology Arts

Research: My research is grounded in the field of spatial attention, with a focus on how we pay attention to social information. Key questions include: (i) determining the underlying attentional mechanisms to social and non-social information; (ii) investigating how individual or group-based (i.e., autism spectrum disorder) variability shapes attention; and (iii) delineating the motivational/reward and environmental influences on attention.

Office: BS-P241, (780) 492-6500

Email: dana1@ualberta.ca

Profile Page: https://apps.ualberta.ca/directory/person/dana1

Visual Attention and Social Processes Lab: https://haywardlab.com

Hoglund, Wendy

(PhD, University of Victoria)

Associate Professor, Psychology Arts

Research: Social and emotional development of vulnerable children and adolescents and factors that enhance or undermine their competencies, including relationships with peers, parents, and teachers and setting-level processes (i.e., classroom instructional practices). School-based programming and practices designed to promote social and emotional competencies.

Office: BS-P237, (780) 492-7147

Email: hoglund@ualberta.ca

Profile Page: https://apps.ualberta.ca/directory/person/hoglund

PEERS Lab: http://sites.psych.ualberta.ca/PEERSlab

Hurd, Peter

(PhD, Zoology Institute, Stockholm University)

Professor, Psychology Science

Research: Evolutionary biology and behavioural neuroscience of individual differences in social behaviour; sex and violence in humans and cichlid fish; sex as a spectrum and its biological development.

Office: BS-P445, (780) 492-3578

Email: phurd@ualberta.ca

Profile Page: https://apps.ualberta.ca/directory/person/phurd

Sex and Violence Lab: http://www.psych.ualberta.ca/~phurd/hurdlab/index.html

Personal Homepage: http://www.psych.ualberta.ca/~phurd

Kwong-See, Sheree *

(PhD, McMaster University)

Professor, Psychology Arts

Research: Normal and abnormal cognitive changes in aging. Development of age stereotyping in children. Impact of age stereotyping (ageism) on cognitive performance in later life and in contexts such as health care and elder abuse.

Office: BS-P571, (780) 492-5197

Email: kwongsee@ualberta.ca

Profile Page: https://apps.ualberta.ca/directory/person/kwongsee

Kwong See Lab: http://www.psych.ualberta.ca/~kwongsee/kwongsee.html

Loepelmann, Karsten *

(PhD, University of Alberta)

Faculty Lecturer, Psychology Science

Research: Human factors and ergonomics; applications of psychology, design, and human-machine systems. Teaching, learning, and technology.

Office: BS-P231, (780) 492-7157

Email: kloepelm@ualberta.ca

Profile Page: https://apps.ualberta.ca/directory/person/kloepelm

Masuda, Takahiko

(PhD, University of Michigan)

Professor, Psychology Arts

Research: Cultural variations in cognition, emotion, and motivation; multiculturalism; bilingualism; acculturation; language acquisition; pragmatics; socialization processes of cultural practices.

Office: BS-P355, (780) 492-7861

Email: tmasuda@ualberta.ca

Profile Page: https://apps.ualberta.ca/directory/person/tmasuda

Mathewson, Kyle

(PhD, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign)

Associate Professor, Psychology Arts

Research: Human psychophysiology of attention, perception, and performance. We use human behavioural studies, neuroimaging, and electrophysiological recording to gain understanding of the visual attention system. We study basic processes of the visual attention system involving oscillations in neural activity, as well as how these processes are utilized in real world tasks such as driving and video games. We are also developing and researching new technologies to non-invasively monitor physiology and brain activity.

Office: BS-P455, (780) 492-2662

Email: kmathews@ualberta.ca

Profile Page: https://apps.ualberta.ca/directory/person/kmathews

Mathewson Attention Perception and Performance Lab: http://sites.psych.ualberta.ca/kylemathewson

Mou, Weimin

(PhD, Chinese Academy of Sciences)

Professor, Psychology Science

Research: I am interested in two strongly interrelated questions: how people represent spatial relations among objects in the environment; and how people access spatial representations during navigation. Virtual environments are the major facility for my research.

Office: BS-P585, (780) 492-3601

Email: wmou@ualberta.ca

Profile Page: https://apps.ualberta.ca/directory/person/wmou

Virtual Environments and Spatial Cognition Lab: http://sites.psych.ualberta.ca/VESCLAB

Nash, Kyle

(PhD, York University)

Assistant Professor, Psychology Arts

Research: I investigate basic neural, motivational, and emotional mechanisms in personal convictions, social decisions, and intergroup behaviors. In my research, I typically combine methods from neuroscience, social psychology, and behavioural economics.

Office: BS-P457, (780) 492-5205

Email: knash@ualberta.ca

Profile Page: https://apps.ualberta.ca/directory/person/knash

Nash Social Neuroscience Lab: https://www.nsnlab.com

Noels, Kimberly

(PhD, University of Ottawa)

Professor, Psychology Arts
Associate Dean (Graduate), Faculty of Arts - Deans Office

Research: My research interests rest at the intersection of cultural and social psychology, applied and sociolinguistics, and communication science, particularly as these disciplines pertain to intercultural relations and communication. My current research program involves two broad lines of inquiry. The first concerns bilingualism and second language learning, with a focus on how the social context is linked people’s experience of intrinsic and self-determined motivation, the process of internalizing a new language into one’s sense of self, and the implications of motivated learning for social identity. The second centers on the role of communication in the process of cross-cultural adaptation, particularly the dynamic relation between language and identity development.

Office: BS-P319L, (780) 492-4717

Email: knoels@ualberta.ca

Profile Page: https://apps.ualberta.ca/directory/person/knoels

Intercultural Communications Lab: http://sites.psych.ualberta.ca/IClab

Passey, Jennifer *

(PhD, Queen’s University)

Faculty Lecturer, Psychology Arts

Research: In addition to Research Methods, I teach courses related to the Social and Cultural Psychology area, including: self and identity, interpersonal relationships, social influence, social psychology, and personality.

Office: BS-P341, (780) 492-3229

Email: jpassey@ualberta.ca

Profile Page: https://apps.ualberta.ca/directory/person/jpassey

Rast, David *

(PhD, Claremont Graduate University)

Associate Professor, Psychology Arts

Research: My research focuses on the psychological processes of leadership that occur within and between small dynamic groups, such as teams or divisions, and larger social categories ranging from organizations to ethnic and national groups. More specifically, my research examines the social psychology of leadership and influence. I investigate the role of social identity processes in shaping group and organizational behavior, specifically leadership and followership.

Office: BS-P319H, (780) 492-5264

Email: rastiii@ualberta.ca

Profile Page: https://apps.ualberta.ca/directory/person/rastiii

Group Processes and Leadership Lab: http://sites.psych.ualberta.ca/rastlab

Schimel, Jeff

(PhD, University of Arizona)

Professor, Psychology Arts

Research: My research is broadly concerned with understanding the psychological function of important beliefs about the self and world. The types of beliefs I have been investigating over the years have to do with 1) self-esteem, the belief that one is an object of primary value in a world of meaning (c.f., Becker, 1971); and 2) cultural worldviews, beliefs about the nature of reality. Some of my research suggests that these beliefs function, at least in part, to help people manage anxiety about death.

Office: BS-P319J, (780) 492-5280

Email: jschimel@ualberta.ca

Profile Page: https://apps.ualberta.ca/directory/person/jschimel

Singhal, Anthony

(PhD, York University)

Professor & Chair, Psychology Science

Research: Cognitive neuroscience of attention, memory, emotion, and visuomotor control.

Office: BS-P249, (780) 492-7847

Email: asinghal@ualberta.ca

Profile Page: https://apps.ualberta.ca/directory/person/asinghal

Attention and Action Lab: https://sites.ualberta.ca/~asinghal/website/index3.html

Singhal, Deanna *

(PhD, York University)

Faculty Service Officer (Undergraduate Teaching and Learning Program), Psychology Science

Office: BS-P263, (780) 492-0970

Email: dsinghal@ualberta.ca

Profile Page: https://apps.ualberta.ca/directory/person/dsinghal

Spalding, Tom

(PhD, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign)

Professor, Psychology Arts

Research: My research interests are broad, but all relate to the issue of how people combine information in the course of learning, comprehension, and inference. This overarching interest has led to research on concepts, conceptual combination, memory, word meanings, analytic reading, and expository writing, as well as peripheral interests in spatial cognition, conceptual development, and consumer loyalty.

Office: BS-P581, (780) 492-7778

Email: spalding@ualberta.ca

Profile Page: https://apps.ualberta.ca/directory/person/spalding

St Jacques, Peggy

(PhD, Duke University)

Assistant Professor, Psychology Science
Canada Research Chair in Cognitive Neuroscience of Memory, Tier 2

Research: I investigate the cognitive and neural mechanisms of memories for naturalistic events, including autobiographical experiences from our personal past. I am particularly interested in understanding the constructive processes that enable us to edit memories-updating, enhancing, and sometimes distorting our memories. Recent studies have focused on how visual perspective influences how we form and later remember events.

Office: BS-P559, (780) 492-6542

Email: pstjacqu@ualberta.ca

Profile Page: https://apps.ualberta.ca/directory/person/pstjacqu

Memory for Events (ME) Lab: http://sites.psych.ualberta.ca/MElab

Sturdy, Chris

(PhD, Queen’s University)

Professor, Psychology Science
Canada Research Chair in Animal Cognition, Communication, and Neuroethology, Tier 1

Research: An interdisciplinary and integrative approach to understanding the Neuroethology of songbird acoustic communication, with interests in these related research areas: Animal Cognition, Animal Behaviour, Animal Communication, Neuroethology, Neurobiology and Behaviour, Neuroscience, Artificial Neural Networks.

Office: BS-P441, (780) 492-7843

Email: csturdy@ualberta.ca

Profile Page: https://apps.ualberta.ca/directory/person/csturdy

Songbird Neuroethology Laboratory: https://songbirdneuroethologylab.weebly.com

Westbury, Chris

(PhD, McGill University)

Professor, Psychology Science
Associate Chair, Graduate Studies

Research: Language processing (especially reading in adults), affect in language, neurolinguistics, aphasia diagnosis and classification, statistical models of language.

Office: BS-P577, (780) 492-5275

Email: chrisw@ualberta.ca

Profile Page: https://apps.ualberta.ca/directory/person/chrisw

Psycholinguistics Lab: http://www.psych.ualberta.ca/~westburylab

Wiebe, Sandra

(PhD, University of Minnesota)

Professor, Psychology Arts

Research: My research examines the development of executive function and its relation to neural correlates in childhood, and how these developments relate to key predictors (i.e., physical activity, home environment) and outcomes (i.e., academic achievement).

Office: BS-P243, (780) 492-2237

Email: sawiebe1@ualberta.ca

Profile Page: https://apps.ualberta.ca/directory/person/sawiebe1

Alberta Brain and Cognitive Development Lab: https://sites.google.com/ualberta.ca/abcdlab/home

Zheng, Yao

(PhD, Pennsylvania State University)

Assistant Professor, Psychology Arts

Research: The influences of family and peer processes that shape different developmental trajectories of problem behaviors from childhood through adolescence to young adulthood, particularly with the application of advanced quantitative methodology at multiple levels of analysis and time scales in different ecological contexts. Gene-environment interplay in the development of problem behavior. Evaluation of preventative interventions that aim to prevent problem behaviors.

Office: BS-P349, (780) 492-0187

Email: zheng13@ualberta.ca

Profile Page: https://apps.ualberta.ca/directory/person/zheng13

Adolescent Development Lab: http://sites.psych.ualberta.ca/ADlab/

Ziolkowski, Sandra *

(PhD, University of Alberta)

Internship Coordinator, Psychology Arts

Research: As Coordinator of the Internship Program in Psychology, I enjoy learning about diverse topics in psychology by advising on students’ research projects, including neurofeedback, group therapy, and mindfulness.

Office: BS-P247, (780) 492-2530

Email: sandraz@ualberta.ca

Profile Page: https://apps.ualberta.ca/directory/person/sandraz