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Stacey L. MacKinnon

Stacey L. MacKinnon

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My current research interests focus on curiosity, trust, risk, and forgiveness both in educational settings and in intimate relationships. Although my focus is primarily quantitative, I also incorporate more qualitative methodologies such as semi-structured interviews, grounded theory, and phenomenological analysis into my research as well.

Research Awards, Honours, and Grants:
2013 University of Prince Edward Island SCENT Instructional Development Grant
2012 University of Prince Edward Island Discretionary Research Grant
2011 University of Prince Edward Island Internal Funding Grant
2011 University of Prince Edward Island Students Come First Development Grant
2009 University of Prince Edward Island Discretionary Research Grant
2009 University of Prince Edward Island Major Research Grant
2009 University of Prince Edward Island SSHRC Institutional Grant
2008 Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) New and Emerging Team (NET) Research Grant
2008 University of Prince Edward Island Faculty Travel Grant
2007 SSHRC Stragetic Initiatives Grant (rated fundable but not funded)
2007 University of Prince Edward Island Discretionary Research Grant
2006 University of Prince Edward Island Major Research Grant
2006 University of Prince Edward Island New Scholar Resarch Grant
2005 University of Prince Edward Island Discretionary Research Grant
2005 University of Prince Edward Island Research Start Up Grant
2002 University of Calgary Dissertation Research Grant
2001 International Network on Personal Relationships New Scholar Award for Outstanding Graduate Student
Contribution to Relationship Research
1998 Canadian Psychological Association Brendan Gail Rule Award for Outstanding Student Social Psychology
Research

Teaching Awards and Honours:

2016 University of Prince Edward Island Student Union Faculty of the Year Award
2012 University of Prince Edward Island Hessian Award for Excellence in Teaching
2012 University of Prince Edward Island Presidential Recognition Award of Merit for Teaching
2006 Nominated for the University of Prince Edward Island Hessian Award for Excellence in Teaching
2003 University of Calgary Faculty of Graduate Studies Outstanding Contribution to Teaching Award
1999 University of Calgary Department of Psychology Teaching Assistant Award of Excellence

Service Awards and Honours:

2003 University of Calgary Department of Psychology Outstanding Service Award

Primary Interests:

  • Aggression, Conflict, Peace
  • Attitudes and Beliefs
  • Close Relationships
  • Interpersonal Processes
  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Motivation, Goal Setting
  • Person Perception
  • Social Cognition

Journal Articles:

Other Publications:

  • Nairn, S. L. (2005). Making the shift without giving yourself the shaft: Lessons learned in the transition from student to new professional. Relationship Research News, 4(1), 20-22.
  • Nairn, S. L. (2007). Complementarity of relationship partners. In R. Baumeister, & K. Vohs (Eds), Encyclopedia of Social Psychology. New York: Sage Publications.
  • MacKinnon, S.L. (2014). Motivations for Deception. In Timothy R. Levine (Ed) Encyclopedia of Lying and Deception (pp. 271-274). New York: Sage.
  • MacKinnon, S.L. (2014). Lying in Childhood. In Timothy R. Levine (Ed) Encyclopedia of Lying and Deception (pp. 135-137). New York: Sage.
  • MacKinnon, S.L. (2014). Infidelity. In Timothy R. Levine (Ed) Encyclopedia of Lying and Deception (pp. 504-507). New York: Sage
  • MacKinnon, S.L. (2014). Deception in Courtship. In Timothy R. Levine (Ed) Encyclopedia of Lying and Deception (pp. 229-232). New York: Sage.
  • MacKinnon, S.L. (2014). Deception and Trust. In Timothy R. Levine (Ed) Encyclopedia of Lying and Deception (pp. 260-262). New York: Sage.
  • Boon, S. D., & Nairn, S. L. (2003). Forgiveness. In J. J. Ponzetti, R. R. Hamon, Y. Kellar-Guenther, T. L. Scales, P. K. Kerig, & J. M. White (Eds), International Encyclopedia of Marriage and Family Relationships. New York: MacMillan.

Courses Taught:

  • Inquiry Studies
  • Interpersonal Relationships
  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Psychology of Good and Evil
  • Social Psychology

Stacey L. MacKinnon
Department of Psychology
University of Prince Edward Island
550 University Avenue
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island C1A4P3
Canada

  • Phone: (902) 566-0402

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