I received my B.Sc. from York University in 1991 (Honours, First Class with Distinction), M.A. from the University of Western Ontario in 1993, and Ph.D. in psychology from the University of Western Ontario in 1997. I then became a Lecturer in the School of Psychology at Cardiff University in 1997, where I have been a Professor since 2004.
My research focuses on social values (e.g., equality, freedom, helpfulness), attitudes, and emotional processes. Two of my principal interests at the moment are projects examining psychological connections between values and behaviour (including the adoption of a healthy lifestyle) and adult mental representations of children.
2001: British Psychological Society Spearman Medal
1997: Canadian Governor-General’s Gold Medal, University of Western Ontario
1993-1997: Canadian Social Sciences & Humanities Research Council Doctoral Fellowship
1996: American Psychological Association Student Travel Award
1996: American Psychological Association Dissertation Research Award
1995-1996: University of Western Ontario Graduate Tuition Scholarship
1993 and 1994: University of Western Ontario Doctoral Studies Scholarship
1991 and 1992: Ontario Graduate Scholarship
1991: York University Departmental Essay Prize
1991: University of Western Ontario Graduate Studies Scholarship
1990: Natural Science and Engineering Research Council Summer Research Fellowship
1987-1991: York University Full-Tuition Scholarship
Senior Associate Editor for Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 2006-2008