There are no section pre-conferences at the CPA 2021 Virtual Convention. As an alternative, we will have a live Social/Personality Showcase (~2 ½ hours) during the online convention in June and have invited the speakers from the cancelled 2020 pre-conference to present their work.
Title: Social and Personality Showcase
Speakers: Anne Wilson; Jordan Axt, Marc Fournier, Roxane de la Sablonnière, Amy Muise
Moderator: Cheryl Harasymchuk
The session is intended to showcase ongoing Canadian research in the area of Social and Personality psychology. Invited speakers with diverse research backgrounds including, self and other perceptions, attitudes, personality, applied interventions, and intimate relationships will discuss their current research. More specifically, Dr. Anne Wilson (Wilfrid Laurier University) will review a program of research considering how people make sense of past wrongdoings of self and others and their subjective implications for the present. Dr. Jordan Axt (McGill University) will describe his research on implicit transgender attitudes and associated outcomes. Dr. Marc Fournier (University of Toronto) will discuss his research on personality coherence (i.e., the extent to which a person’s psychological characteristics are coordinated, unified, and integrated) in samples of emerging and midlife adults. Finally, recent research in the context of the pandemic will be described as it relates to community interventions to improve well-being in adolescents and young adults (Dr. Roxane de la Sablonnière, Université de Montréal) and relationship processes that help buffer the effects of COVID-19 on intimate relationships (Dr. Amy Muise, York University).