I am a professor in the Psychology Department at Wilfrid Laurier University. I received my PhD in social psychology from the University of Waterloo in 1991. Prior to joining Laurier, I was an assistant professor in the Psychology Department at Simon Fraser University (1991-96).
My research interests are generally in the area of social psychology with an emphasis on social cognition and the self. I focus on people’s thoughts about themselves and others across time, including their memories, predictions, goals and plans.
Much of my research examines the kinds of judgments and predictions that people make on a daily basis, such as predicting how long it will take to complete a task, how much money will be needed for an excursion, or how an upcoming event will make us feel.
My research has been funded by grants from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, and each year I work with several graduate and undergraduate thesis students.