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Dr. Katherine Dunham

Associate professor & CHAIR of Psychology, Applied Social Psychology

The main focus of my research is social support, specifically social support from friends or relatives (i.e., not from formal sources such as counselors). I ask some basic questions about the social support process that occurs when people disclose various personal problems that include dating violence and suicidal thoughts. I also conduct research on mental health literacy, which is the knowledge and attitudes that we have about psychological disorders, and stigma often associated with psychological disorders.

  • Education
    • Ph.D. in Applied Social Psychology, University of Windsor, 1997
    • M.A. in Personality Psychology, University of Guelph, 1991
    • M.Sc. in Biology, Dalhousie University, 1988
    • B.Sc. in Biology, Dalhousie University, 1986
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