My CV

Education

2004                earned Ph.D. (Experimental Social Psychology), University of Calgary

2000                earned M.Sc. (Experimental Social Psychology), University of Calgary

1998                earned B.Sc. (Psychology), University of Calgary

1989-90           attended Nova Scotia Teachers’ College (BEd credits transferred to UofC)

Work Experience

2015-present       First Year Experience Inquiry Studies Program Coordinator, University of Prince Edward Island

2014-present       Graduate Faculty, Faculty of Education, University of Prince Edward Island

2011-present       Tenured Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Prince Edward Island

2009-present       Monthly Relationship Research Columnist, CBC Radio “Mainstreet”

2010 – 2013         Researcher, Atwood Technologies Semantic Matching Research Program

2009-2011           Tenured Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Prince Edward Island

2004-2009           Tenure-track Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Prince Edward Island

2004                   Sessional Instructor, University of Calgary

1997-2004           Research Assistant, Dr. S.D. Boon, Interpersonal Relationships Lab, Department of Psychology, University of Calgary

1998-1999           Research Assistant, Dr. C.T. Scialfa, Undergraduate Learning Enhancement Lab, Department of Psychology, University of Calgary

1998                    Research Assistant, Dr. J.H. Ellard, Social Justice Lab, Department of Psychology, University of Calgary

1997                    Researcher, Calgary-Shaw Constituency office of John Havelock, MLA,Calgary, AB

 

Awards, Honours & Prizes

2016   University of Prince Edward Island Student Union Faculty of the Year

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

2003   University of Calgary Faculty of Graduate Studies Outstanding Contribution to Teaching Award

2003   University of Calgary Outstanding Service Award

2001   International Network on Personal Relationships New Scholar Award for Outstanding Graduate Student Contribution to Relationship Research

1999   University of Calgary Department of Psychology Teaching Assistant Award of Excellence

1998  Canadian Psychological Association Brendan Gail Rule Award for Outstanding Student Social Psychology Research

Research & Development Grants

2016   UPEI Senate Committee on the Enhancement of Teaching Instructional Development Grant

2013   UPEI Senate Committee on the Enhancement of Teaching Instructional Development Grant

2011   UPEI Students Come First Development Grant

2011   UPEI Internal Research Funding Grant

2009   UPEI Major Research Grant

2009   UPEI  Social Science and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Institutional Research Grant

2008   Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) New and Emerging Team (NET) Research Grant

2006   UPEI Major Research Grant

2006   UPEI New Scholar Research Grant

2005   UPEI Senate Committee on the Enhancement of Teaching Instructional Development Grant

2005   UPEI Research Start Up Grant

2003  Province of Alberta Dissertation Research Scholarship

2002   University of Calgary Dissertation Research Grant

1999, ’00, ‘02  University of Calgary Graduate Research Scholarships

Publications

2016

* MacKinnon, S.L. (accepted for publication). “The Curiosity Project”: Re-igniting the Desire to Inquire Through Intrinsically-Motivated Learning and Mentorship. Journal of Transformative Learning.

*Ince, C. E., Jelley, R. B., & MacKinnon, S. L. (2016). Leadership’s effects on employee well-being: Synthesizing the qualitative evidence. Workplace Review, April, 3-18.                  http://www.smu.ca/webfiles/C.ElliotInceR.BlakeJelleyStaceyL.MacKinnon.pdf                       [Note: Reprinted from the Proceedings of the 45th annual conference of the Atlantic Schools of Business]

2015

*Ince, C. E., Jelley, R. B., & MacKinnon, S. L. (2015). Leadership’s effects on employee well-being: Synthesizing the qualitative evidence. In P. Bruning (Ed.), Proceedings of the 45th annual        conference of the Atlantic Schools of Business (pp. 206-224). Fredericton, NB.                     http://asb.acadiau.ca/2015conference/assets/docs/ASB_2015_Conference_Proceedings.pdf          [NOTE: Reprinted in the Workplace Review, April 2016]

2014

*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 and Trust. In Timothy R. Levine (Ed) Encyclopedia of Lying and Deception (pp. 260-262). 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). 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.

2012

*MacKinnon, S.L. & Boon, S.D. (2012). Protect the individual or protect the relationship? A Dual-focus Model of Indirect Risk Exposure, Trust, and Caution. Journal of Social and Personal       Relationships. 29(2), 262-283.

MacKinnon, S.L. (2012). How much does your child really weigh? Maritime Family Magazine, Nov/Dec 2012, 8-10.

MacKinnon, S.L. (2012). Life isn’t always a bowl of cherries: The importance of raising resilient kids. Maritime Family Magazine, Sept/Oct 2012, 8-10.

MacKinnon, S.L. (2012). Control yourself: Helping your children succeed in school through self-control. Island Family Magazine, March 2012, 10-12.

2011

MacKinnon, S.L. (2011). Calling in the “backup”: The importance of having a go-to person in the life of a child from a single or sometimes single parent home. Island Family Magazine, Nov/Dec 2011, 10.

MacKinnon, S.L. (2011). What’s Keeping them Up At Night? Maybe it’s You. Island Family Magazine, Sept 2011.

2009

*Stephure, R., Boon, S., MacKinnon, S.L., &. Deveau, V. (2009). Internet Initiated Relationships: Associate Between Age and Involvement in Online Dating. Journal of Computer-Mediated         Communication, 14(3), 658-681.

2008

*Boon, S., Shaw, M., & MacKinnon, S. (2008). Grandparent health and young adults’ judgments of their grandparent-grandchild relationships. Journal of Intergenerational Relationships, 6(2), 155-173.

2007 ** note last name changed from “Nairn” to “MacKinnon” in 2007**

*Nairn, S.L. (2007). Complementarity of Relationship Partners. In Baumeister, R., & Vohs, K. (Eds). Encyclopedia of Social Psychology. New York: Sage Publications.

Nairn, S.L. (2007). To Serve or Not to Serve? It Shouldn’t Have to Be a Question. Relationship Research News, 6(1).

Nairn, S.L. (2007). From Paper to Digital: Advances in Technology…Yes. Advantageous to Researchers…Good Question. Relationship Research News, 6(1).

2006

Nairn, S.L. (2006). Taking the Plunge: Learning to Swim in the Grant Writing Pool. Relationship Research News, 5(1), 20-23.

2005

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.

2003

*Nairn, S.L., Ellard, J.H., Scialfa, C.T., & Simms, C.D. (2003). At the core of introductory psychology: A content analysis. Canadian Psychology, 44(2), 93-99. Funded by the Province of Alberta Learning Enhancement Envelope.

Boon, S.D. & Nairn, S.L. (2003). Forgiveness. In Ponzetti, J.J., Hamon, R.R., Kellar-Guenther, Y., Scales, T.L., Kerig, P.K., & White, J.M. (Eds). International Encyclopedia of Marriage and Family Relationships. New York: MacMillan.

Invited Talks, Workshops & Conference Presentations

2015

MacKinnon, S.L. (2015). Students Aren’t Asking Questions: Bringing the Question Formulation Technique to Life in the Classroom and Beyond. Workshop conducted at the University of Prince Edward Island Let’s Talk Teaching Day.

MacKinnon, S.L. (2015). “Building Mentoring Networks Between Junior and Senior UPEI Students: Lessons Learned and Surprises Discovered”. Presentation at the UPEI Brown Bag Series, Charlottetown, PE.

2014

MacKinnon, S., Silva-Opps, M, Sullivan, N., Starkman, C., Ralling, A., McIntosh, E., Mills, C, & Clowater, K. (2014). The Curiosity Project: The Benefits and Challenges of Creating Transformational Learning Experiences Through Intrinsic Motivation and Writing in Arts and Science Faculties. Workshop conducted at the Association of Atlantic Universities Teaching Showcase, Sydney, NS, October 2014.

MacKinnon, S.L. & Starkman, C. (2014). Curiosity: What’s the Point of Getting Out of Bed Without It?. Presentation at the Fiona Papps Psychology Colloquium, UPEI, Charlottetown, PE.

2013

MacKinnon, S.L. (2013). Why is forgiving so hard? The dynamic nature of the necessary antecedents and components of forgiveness based on severity and intent of the transgression. Poster presented at the Canadian Psychological Association National Conference, Quebec City, PQ

MacKinnon, S.L. & Boon, S.D. (2013). A Dual-Focus Model of Risk, Trust & Caution in Judgments of Ambiguous Relational Events. Poster presented at the Society for Personality and Social   Psychology National Conference, New Orleans, LA.

Coady, T & MacKinnon, S.L. (2013). Self-forgiveness or forgiveness from others: A chicken and egg story? Poster presented at the Canadian Psychological Association National Conference, Quebec City, PQ

Dolphin, O. & MacKinnon, S.L. (2013). Going beyond resilience: Learning to Thrive over the course of four years of undergraduate study. Poster presented at the Canadian Psychological Association   National Conference, Quebec City, PQ

MacLeod, J. & MacKinnon, S.L. (2013). Reconceptualizing the theory of altruistic motivations: More than just empathy versus egoism. Poster presented at the Canadian Psychological Association National Conference, Quebec City, PQ

2009

Miles, D. & MacKinnon, S.L. (2009). Hooking up: The impact of trust, pluralistic ignorance, and alcohol as a self-handicapping mechanism on risky sexual interactions. Poster presented at         Canadian Psychological Association National Conference, Montreal, PQ.

2008

MacKinnon, S.L. (2008). The Ins and Outs of Research in Revenge. Invited Talk, Social Psychology Pre-Conference, Canadian Psychological Association National Conference, Halifax, NS.

MacKinnon, S.L., & Douglas, A. (2008). Building, Living, and Breaking the Bonds of Trust: Pivotal Moments and Individual Differences in the Development of Intimate Relationships. Paper presented at the International Association for Relationship Research Conference, Providence, RI.

2007

Nairn, S.L., & Douglas, A., (2007). Building, Living, and Breaking the Bonds of Trust: Pivotal Moments in the Development of Intimate Relationships. Paper presented at the 68th Annual Canadian Psychological Association Conference, Ottawa, ON.

Arsenault, F., & Nairn, S.L., (2007). Does trust affect people’s perceptions of the “proof value” of additional information regarding a possible infidelity?. Poster presented at the 68th Annual Canadian Psychological Association Conference, Ottawa, ON.

Carr, J., & Nairn, S.L., (2007). Victim and Perpetrator Accounts of Trust-Violating Events in Intimate Relationships. Poster presented at the 68th Annual Canadian Psychological Association Conference, Ottawa, ON.

Nairn, S.L. (2007). Powerful Presentations: Preparation, Confidence, and the Love of Learning. Invited Talk at the 2007 Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics, and Physics                     Undergraduate Research Symposium, Charlottetown, PE.

2006

Nairn, S.L., *Arsenault, F., *Carr, J., Connelly, S., *Douglas, A., *Fowler, S., *Gallant, P., *Harris, K., *Lewis, D., Pye, C., Richards, P., *Rooney, M., Tran, T., *Villard, J., & White, J. (2006). Revenge: The Influence of Gender, Response Severity, and Group Discussion on the Social Acceptability of Acts of Retaliation. Paper presented at the 67th Annual Canadian Psychological Association Conference, Calgary, AB (* indicates students in attendance)

Nairn, S.L., Arsenault, F., Carr, J., Connelly, S., Douglas, A., Fowler, S., Gallant, P., Harris, K., Lewis, D., Pye, C., Richards, P., Rooney, M., Tran, T., Villard, J., & White, J. (2006). The Cycle of Revenge: Gender, Response Severity, Group Discussion and the Social Acceptability of Retaliation. Paper presented at the 2006 International Conference on Personal Relationships, Crete, Greece.

Stephure, R., Boon, S., Deveau, V., & Nairn, S. (2006). Internet Initiated Relationships. Paper presented at the 67th Annual Canadian Psychological Association Conference, Calgary, AB.

Nairn, S.L. (2006).Presentations: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly. Invited Talk at the 2006 Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics, and Physics Undergraduate     Research Symposium, Charlottetown, PE.

2005

Arsenault, F., Gallant, P., Harris, K., Lewis, D., White, J., & Nairn, S.L. (2005). Retaliation: How Far is Too Far? 29th Annual Atlantic Provinces Council on the Science Psychology Student Conference, Charlottetown, PE.

Carr, J., Fowler, S., Pye, C., Villard, J., & Nairn, S.L. (2005). The Effects of Group Discussion on Desire for Retaliation. 29th Annual Atlantic Provinces Council on the Science Psychology Student Conference, Charlottetown, PE.

Douglas, A., Rooney, M., Tran, T., Richards, P., Connelly, S., & Nairn, S.L. (2005). Gender Differences in Evaluations of Retaliatory Responses to Transgressions. 29th Annual Atlantic Provinces Council on the Science Psychology Student Conference, Charlottetown, PE.

Nairn, S.L., Murray, S., Carroll, M., & Harris, K. (2005). Quick Writes: Valuable Tool for both Students and Instructors. 2005 Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education Conference, Charlottetown, PE.

Nairn, S.L., (2005). Attitudes and Attitude Change: The Interface between Technology & Social Psychology. Invited Talk at the Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics, and Physics Undergraduate Research Symposium, Charlottetown, PE.

Nairn, S.L. (2005). PowerPoint Presentations: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly. Invited Talk at the 2005 Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics, and Physics Undergraduate Research Symposium, Charlottetown, PE.

2004

Boon, S.D., Nairn, S.L., & Thomas, G. (2004). Life after breaking up: Predicting expectations about post-dissolution relationships. 2004 International Conference on Personal Relationships, Madison, WI.

Nairn, S.L., & Boon, S.D. (2004). Leap of faith: The influence of trust and perceptions of risk on evaluations of ambiguous relational events. 2004 International Conference on Personal Relationships, Madison, WI.

2003

Nairn, S.L., & Boon, S.D. (2003). Taking the leap of faith: The influence of trust on perceptions of risk and evaluations of relational transgressions. 2003 New Scholars Workshop, Tempe, AZ.

2002

Nairn, S.L., & Boon, S.D. (2002). Leap of Faith: The influence of trust on perceptions of risk and evaluations of relational transgressions. In S.L. Nairn (Chair), Relational Transgressions: Understanding and Evaluating the Dark Side of Relationships. 2002 International Association for Relationship Research Conference, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.

2000

Boon, S.D., Ponzetti, J., & Nairn, S.L. (2000). Two sides to every story: Comparing victim and perpetrator accounts of forgiven and unforgiven relational transgressions. In F. Fincham (Chair), Perspectives on psychology of intimate relations: Research, theory, and strategies. Invited symposium 2000 International Conference on Personal Relationships, Australia.

Nairn, S.L., & Boon, S.D. (2000). Context is key: Perceptions of the risky nature of romantic relationships and the use of available context in evaluation of relational transgressions. In M. Acker & S. Boon (Chairs), The dynamics of suspicion, transgressions, and conflict. Symposium conducted at the 2000 International Conference on Personal Relationships, Australia. Funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.

1999

Ellard, J., Nairn, S., Scialfa, C., & Simms, C. (1999). At the core of introductory psychology: A content analysis. 1999 Canadian Psychological Association National Conference, Halifax NS. Funded by the Province of Alberta Learning Enhancement Envelope.

Ellard, J., Johnson, B., Mueller, J., Nairn, S., Scialfa, C., & Simms, C. (1999). Self-efficacy in a first-year introductory psychology class. Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, Calgary, AB. Funded by the Province of Alberta Learning Enhancement Envelope.

Ellard, J., Johnson, B., Mueller, J., Nairn, S., Scialfa, C., & Simms, C. (1999). Concept- mapping and outlining in introductory psychology. Critical Visions of New Technologies in Higher Education, Calgary, AB. Funded by the Province of Alberta Learning Enhancement Envelope.

Johnson, B., Dobson, D., Ellard, J., Scialfa, C., & Nairn, S. (1999). Concept mapping and essay writing as learning aids in introductory psychology, National Institute for the Teaching of Psychology, St. Petersburg Beach, FL. Funded by the Province of Alberta Learning Enhancement Envelope.

Johnson, B., Dobson, D., Scialfa, C., Ellard, J. & Nairn, S. (1999). Concept mapping and essay writing as learning aids in introductory psychology. National Institute for the Teaching of Introductory Psychology, Proceedings. Funded by the Province of Alberta Learning Enhancement Envelope.

Mueller, J., Ellard, J, Scialfa, C. Nairn, S., Simms, C., & Johnson, B. (1999) Concept-mapping, outlining, and computers in introductory psychology. Critical Visions of New Technologies in Higher Education, Calgary, AB. Funded by the Province of Alberta Learning Enhancement Envelope.

Nairn, S.L., Boon, S.D., & Ponzetti, J. (1999). Self-justification versus self-presentation: The influence of forgiveness on the content of victim and perpetrator accounts of interpersonal transgressions. 1999 International Network on Personal Relationships Conference, Louisville, Kentucky.

Nairn, S., Boon, S., & Ponzetti, J. (1999). The forgiveness factor: Self-justification versus self- presentation in victim and perpetrator accounts of transgressions. Invited Speaker at the 1999 Canadian Psychological Association National Conference, Halifax, NS.

Nairn, S., Boon, S., & Ponzetti, J. (1999) Forgiveness in victim and perpetrator accounts of relational transgressions: Self-justification versus self-presentation. 1999 Canadian Psychological Association National Conference, Halifax, NS.

Scialfa, C., Johnson, B., Ellard, J., Mueller, J., Nairn, S., Dobson, M., & Saunders, P. (1999) Evaluating outlining and concept-mapping in introductory psychology. European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction, Goteborg, Sweden. Funded by the Province of Alberta Learning Enhancement Envelope.

1998

Nairn, S., Boon, S., & Ponzetti, J. (1998). Relational transgressions: The roles of victim and perpetrator. 1998 International Conference on Personal Relationships, Saratoga Springs, NY.

Nairn, S., Boon, S., & Ponzetti, J. (1998). Relational transgressions: The roles of victim and perpetrator. 1998 Canadian Psychological Association National Conference, Edmonton, AB.

Scialfa, C., Nairn, S., Ellard, J. (1998). Content analysis of introductory psychology texts. Second Annual Teaching of Psychology meeting, Edmonton, AB. Funded by the Province of Alberta Learning Enhancement Envelope.

 

Administrative Functions / Service

2014-present       Honours Coordinator, UPEI Department of Psychology

2014-present       Member, UPEI Neuroscience Program Planning Committee

2011-present       Chair, UPEI Department of Psychology Ethics Committee

2007-present       Member, UPEI Research Ethics Board (2011-2012 Chair)

2006-present       Member, UPEI Theatre Studies Committee

2010                   Canadian Psychological Association 2010 Abstract Coordinator (social psych section)

2010                   Canadian Psychological Association Student Research Awards Adjudicator (social    psychology section)

2009-2012           Associate editor, Relationship Research News, International Association for Relationship Research.

2006-10              UPEIFA Awards & Scholarship Committee

2004-10              Department of Psychology Ethics committee, University of Prince Edward Island

2008/09             Acting Chair, Department of Psychology Research Ethics Committee

2008                  UPEI SSHRC Masters Awards Adjudication committee

2007                  Social Science and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Standard Research Grants application assessor

2007                  Moodle workshop presenter, Webster Centre for Teaching and Learning

2007                  UPEI Social Science and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Masters Awards Adjudication committee

2006/07           Department of Psychology Review Committee, University of Prince Edward Island

2005/07           International Association for Relationship Research Board of Directors New Professional Representative (two-year term)

2004-08           Careers in Psychology committee, University of Prince Edward Island

2002/03           Academic Organizer, 7th Annual University of Calgary Department of Psychology Student Research Conference

2002/03           Member, University of Calgary Department of Psychology Undergraduate Committee

2000/01           Experimental Program Representative to the University of Calgary Psychology Graduate Students Association

1998/02           Experimental Program Representative to the Canadian Psychological Association

1998/00           Organizer of the Social Psychology and Social Development Research Group

 

Community Involvement

2014-present   Alternative High School Planning Committee member, Immanuel Christian School, Charlottetown, PE

2009-present   Monthly relationship research radio column on CBC radio’s “Mainstreet”

2013               Research design consultant, Red Cross Disaster Relief

2011-13           Relationship expert and columnist for www.kipici.com (on-line dating site)

2011               Expert Guest, A-Channel’s “Breakfast Television” (on-line dating safety)

2011-13          Regular Columnist for Maritime Family Magazine

2010               Expert Guest on CBC radio’s “Maritime Noon” call-in show “Is technology bringing us closer together or driving us further apart?

2010               Research on Tap, Mavor’s Lounge, “Forgiveness”

2009               Psychology Month Public Lecture “Hooking up in PEI”

2008               Psychology Month Public Lecture “Finding and Maintaining Love in the New Millenium”

2008                Interview on couple stress for Country Guide magazine

2006                Interview on CBC’s Mainstreet, “Revenge”

2006                Organizing committee member, Burger King Children’s Wish Foundation golf tournament

2006                Psychology Month Public Lecture “Trust in Intimate Relationships”

2006                Interview on CBC’s Mainstreet, promoting public lecture on trust in intimate relationships

2005                 Expert consultant for “Psst…gossip is good for you!”. pp.69-74. Chatelaine Magazine, May 2005.

2005                 Psychology Month Public Lecture, “The Forgiveness Factor”

2005                 Interview on CBC’s Mainstreet (promoting public lecture on forgiveness)

2004                 Forgiveness discussion for Thorncliff community women’s group (with Dr. J. Ellard)

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