Friday, February 17, 2017

Brownbag: Micky Inzlicht (UofT) talks replication crisis

Dr. Michael Inzlicht from the University of Toronto gave a talk to the S/P Area at York U titled "The Replication Crises in Social Psychology: A Personal, First Person Account".

For more information on this topic visit where Micky has blogged extensively on this topic or follow Micky on twitter @minzlicht.

Dr. Michael Inzlicht at York University

Wednesday, February 08, 2017

Zdravko Marjanovic accepts Assistant Professor position

Dr. Zdravko Marjanovic, York S/P Alumni who worked with Dr. Esther Greenglass, has accepted a position as Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at Concordia University in Edmonton, Alberta.

Zdravko earned his M.A. and Ph.D degrees from York University in Social/Personality Psychology and was a post-doctoral fellow at Queen's University.

Way to go Zdravko! We're proud of you.

Dr. Zdravko Marjanovic

Monday, January 30, 2017

York U SP @ SPSP 2017

Faculty and graduate students from the S/P area kicked off the new year attending the 18th Annual Meeting for the Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP) in San Antonio, Texas.

We were well represented at the conference and presented posters and talks (see below)

Amy Muise

Broadening your horizons: Self-expansion promotes desire and satisfaction in relationships (
Sexual need fulfillment and satisfaction in consensually nonomonogamous relationships (

Joshua Quinlan
Personality and the Attribution of Meaning

Marina Rain
Adult attachment and transportation into narrative worlds

Ronda Lo
Sibling Differentiation Across Cultures

Meghan George
Do angry faces evoke greater implicit racial bias?

Joshua Guilfoyle

Sorry is the hardest word: The role of self-control in apology (

Ashley Weinberg

Intergroup Self-Disclosure and Racial Conversations Benefit More Than Just Outgroup Attitudes

Alexandria West
Biculturals' Experiences Shape Causal Reasoning (

  • York U S/P faculty, students, and friends enjoying a night out in San Antonio, TX

Wednesday, December 07, 2016

Curtis Phills semi-finalist SPSP Q&pAy

Dr. Curtis Phills, graduate of the SP program, York Alumni, and current Assistant Professor at The University of North Florida is a semi-finalist for the SPSP Q&pAy competition.

SPSP Q&pAy is a grant competition analogous to the hit show "Shark Tank" where researchers propose their research ideas to a panel of judges for investment ($5000 USD).

Congrats Curtis! We're rooting for you. If you're a member of SPSP consider voting here until Dec. 14th.

Friday, December 02, 2016

Sana Rizvi, Post-Doctoral Fellow

The Social-Personality area at York University welcomes Dr. Sana Rizvi as a post-doctoral fellow working with Dr. Ward Struthers.

Sana completed her Ph.D in Industrial-Organizational Psychology at The University of Waterloo under the supervision of Ramona Bobecel.

Welcome Sana!

Dr. Sana Rizvi

Monday, November 21, 2016

Allison Bair graduates with Ph.D

Allison Bair, working with Dr. Jennifer Steele sucessfully defended her doctoral dissertation and has graduated with her Ph.D.

Her dissertation titled "Pro-black, pro-white, or proactive?" examined the predictors of implicit racial bias in black participants.

Congratulations Allison!

Dr. Allison Bair

Monday, November 07, 2016

Katrina Fong featured in York U Magazine

Graduate student Katrina Fong, working with Dr. Raymond Mar, was showcased in The York University Magazine for her work on online avatars, which has circulation of more than 240,000 people.

Way to go Katrina!

Read the full magazine article HERE