Dr. Leanne Willson

Associate Professor, Psychology P: 780-465-3500 Ext. 8083 F: 780-465-3534
Education
  • PhD, University of Alberta, 2001
  • BA, University of Alberta, 1995

Education

PhD, Psychology, University of Alberta, 2001

BA, Psychology, University of Alberta, 1995

Dr. Leanne Willson is a research psychologist who has published and presented research in cross-cultural psychology and personality, on-line learning, the cognitive sciences and, most recently, in social cognition – an area that deals with the ways in which what we think is related to how we behave. She is most interested in the ways that what we believe is related to our morality.

She is also passionate about students and about teaching. She teaches courses in Social Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Research Methods & Statistics, Learning and Memory, and is currently developing and teaching two Senior Research Project Courses. She emphasizes the methodological tools and language students need to critically evaluate social scientific knowledge and is very concerned with points of application to lead us toward living well.

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Recent Presentations and Publications

Buhiire, E.*, Ferber, M. P., & Willson, L. R. (2015, March). Envisioning the end: The impact of end-times beliefs on environmental mindsets. Poster presented at the Western Canadian Association of Geographers, Annual Meeting, Kelowna, BC.

Buhiire, E.*, Willson, L. R., & Ferber, M. P.  (2015, April). The end is not the end: Expectations of the end-times and environmental engagement. Paper presented at The 28th Annual Psychology Undergraduate Research Conference, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK.

Coffey, T.*, Kaye, J., & Willson, L. R. (2016, April). Transitions out of homelessness: A Housing First perspective. The 29th Annual Psychology Undergraduate Research Conference, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK.

Fischer, A.*, Willson, L. R., & Ferber, M. P. (2016, May). How mindful meditation affects the awareness of and interactions with the natural environment as expressed through journal responses and focus groups. Poster presented at the Environmental Studies Association of Canada, Calgary, AB.   Knoop, J.*, Willson, L. R., & Ferber, M. P. (2016, May). An online questionnaire used to explore the relationship between environmental concern, materialism and time pressure. Poster presented at the Environmental Studies Association of Canada, Calgary, AB.

Knoop, J.*, Willson, L. R., & Ferber, M. P. (2016, June). An examination of the relationship between materialism, time pressure and concern for the environment through an online questionnaire. Poster presented at the Canadian Psychological Association, Victoria, BC.

Murphy, F.*, Willson, L. R., Looy, T.*, & Ferber, M. (2016, April) How religious beliefs influence the endurance of environmental stewardship commitments. Paper presented at the 29th Annual Psychology Undergraduate Research Conference, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK.

Murphy, F.*, Looy, T.*, Willson, L. R., & Ferber, M. (2016, June). Living in light of the apocalypse: How the relationship of religion and the environment can affect life today. Poster presented at the Canadian Psychological Association, Victoria, BC.

VanderMeulen, A. A. A.*, Kaye, Julie, Willson, L. R.  (2015, April). Assessing the need, logistics, and achievability of offering fee-for-service programs at the Shuswap Children’s Association: A report for the use of the Shuswap Children’s Association, Salmon Arm, BC. Technical Report.

VanderMeulen, A. A. A.*, Kaye, J., & Willson, L. R.  (2015, April). The Shuswap Children’s Association: A needs assessment study of fee-for-service programs for children with autism. Poster presented at The 28th Annual Psychology Undergraduate Research Conference, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK.

Willson, L. R., & Mude, M.* (2015, May). Muslim belief in divine intervention and religious locus of control. Poster presented at Psychology Outside the Box annual conference, Ottawa, ON.

Willson, L. R. (in press, Fall, 2016). Honesty and Religion: Still Searching for the Elusive Relationship. Journal of Psychology and Christianity.   Coffey, T.*, Kaye, J., & Willson, L. R. (2016, June). Housing First participants requiring supports past 18 months: A longitudinal analysis in Edmonton, Alberta. Poster presented at the Canadian Psychological Association, Victoria, BC.

Zee, A.*, and Willson, L. R. (2016, April). Self-presentation choices in mobile app games and the effect on women’s interactions online. Poster presented at the 29th Annual Psychology Undergraduate Research Conference, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK.

 

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