I received most of my academic training as a Developmental Psychologist at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development in Berlin, Germany. Since completing my PhD in 1996, I have been continuously engaged in externally funded research on moral development. I am currently Associate Editor for Psychology of the Journal of Moral Education.
I’m currently working on my Ph.D here at WLU, after completing my MA here as well. I’m originally from Sault Ste. Marie, having moved to the area to do my undergraduate work at the University of Waterloo. My main area of interest is in the context specificity of moral decision-making, but I will also confess to being interested in statistical analysis techniques, as well as the motivational properties of hate.
I am a PhD student here at Laurier, having recently completed my BA in Psychology at Athabasca University. My primary research interests are the developmental aspects of the true self, moral identity and the interaction and overlap between those two constructs. I am also quite interested in the kinds of predictions that can be made about the trajectory of moral development from an evolutionary perspective.
I received my B.A. in honours philosophy from the University of British Columbia, and an Associate of Arts degree from Capilano University. Since, I have completed two masters degrees in Developmental Psychology and Teaching. I am the co-founder of The Thinking Playground, which teaches critical thinking to children, where I served as an associate director for three years. My research interests include: moral motivation, pedagogy and environmentalism.