Biography

Associate Professor


BSc (UPEI); MSc, PhD (Dalhousie)


My research focuses primarily on people's perceptions of and responses to key positive and negative events in close relationships. In addition, I am working in the area of understanding and promoting resilience in the face of set-backs and tragedy in everyday life. I have a particular interest in using mixed methodology approaches to enhance our understanding of these important social phenomena.

Recent Publications

Leadership’s effects on employee well-being

Workplace Review, 2016

Deception and trust

Encyclopedia of deception, 2014

Protect the individual or protect the relationship?

Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 2012

Internet initiated relationships: Associations between age and involvement in online dating

Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, 2009

Grandparent Health and Young Adults' Judgments of Their Grandparent-Grandchild Relationships

Journal of Intergenerational Relationships, 2008

Research Classification

  • No classification given

Research Interests

  • Trust
  • Risk
  • Forgiveness
  • Resiliency
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