GEOFF MACDONALD, PHD
Professor of Psychology
I am a Professor of Psychology at the University of Toronto. I hold a B.A. from Wilfrid Laurier University and a Ph.D. from the University of Waterloo. Prior to coming to Toronto, I was a SSHRC post-doctoral fellow at Wake Forest University and a Senior Lecturer at the University of Queensland.
PhD, Year 1
My research interests revolve around how people foster social connection. I am fascinated by how individual differences, like personality traits, can interact with interpersonal factors to sustain well-being in relationships and singlehood. My other interests include how individuals maintain meaning in life, magnanimity, and resilience through social connections.
PhD, Year 5
I'm interested in both the history of psychology and the sociology of scientific knowledge. My primary research uses text analysis of academic journals to investigate knowledge transmission between psychology departments and business schools. My other lines of work include a historical analysis of the peace psychology movement as well as research on the link between attachment avoidance and internalized stigma in members of the LGBTQ+ community.
Undergraduate Honours Thesis Student
Summer Research Opportunities Program (SROP) Student
Jihyun (Paige) Kim
Nina Scerri Diacono