Research: Psychology


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BJ Rye
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Research: Psychology

St. Jerome's University has made its reputation over the years mainly through the excellence of its teaching. However, its contribution to the University of Waterloo and to higher learning in general also takes the form of strong scholarship and original research. Without this on-going work, university teaching at the University would be less rich and meaningful than it is.


Within the Department of Psychology, some of the research areas include, but are not limited to:

  • School-to-work transitions
  • Examining the many factors that impact learning and achievement at all educational levels
  • The short-term and long-term benefits of co-operative education
  • The relationship between work integrated learning and the psychological variables believed to play an important role for success in post-secondary education and the subsequent transition to the labour market
  • The human experience and the aspects that evoke strong reactions in people, both good and bad
  • Love and hate
  • Religion and spirituality
  • Evil and sexuality
  • Consciousness and the self

Please click on the names below to see individual research profiles and sample the recent and current research activities of St. Jerome's University faculty.