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.
- 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