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Leandre R. Fabrigar, Professor
Department of Psychology, Queen's University
62 Arch Street, Kingston, ON K7L 3N6 Canada
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Leandre FabrigarLeandre Fabrigar

Academic Background

A.A., University of Maryland, Munich Branch Campus, Munich, Federal Republic of Germany, 1986.
B.A., Psychology. Miami University, Oxford OH, 1988.
M.A., Psychology. The Ohio State University, Columbus OH, 1991.
Ph.D., Psychology. The Ohio State University, Columbus OH, 1995.

Research Interests

Dr. Fabrigar’s primary research interests fall within the domain of attitude and persuasion research. Within this domain, his research has investigated the effects of attitude structure and social context in regulating the susceptibility of attitudes to persuasion and the impact of attitudes on behavior, judgment, and information processing.  His research has also explored methods of measuring attitudes and their underlying structural properties.  Other research interests include the psychological mechanisms underlying social influence tactics, the relationship between personality traits and the self, the role of attachment style in relationship processes, and methodological issues in the application of statistical methods (e.g., factor analysis and structural equation modeling) to psychological research.

Awards and Distinctions

  • Elected to the Society for Multivariate Experimental Psychology, 2002.
  • Elected to the Society for Experimental Social Psychology, 2003.
  • Fellow of the Society for Experimental Social Psychology, 2009.
  • Fellow of the Midwestern Psychological Association, 2013.
  • Fellow of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, 2015.
  • Fellow for the Association for Psychological Science, 2015.
  • Winner of the Frank Knox Award for Teaching Excellence, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, 1999.
  • Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, Department of Psychology, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, 2005.
  • Award for Excellence in Graduate Teaching, Department of Psychology, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, 2007, 2012, 2015.

Professional Service

  • Consulting Editor, Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 1998, 2000-2004
  • Consulting Editor, Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 2006-2015
  • Consulting Editor, Social and Personality Psychology Compass, 2006-2016
  • Associate Editor, Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 2003-2005
  • Co-Editor, Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 2013-2016
  • Panel Member, Psychosocial Sociocultural, and Behavioural Determinants of Health, Canadian Institutes of Health Research, 2004-2006
  • Panel Member, Insight Development Grant Committee, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, 2014

Thomas Vaughan-JohnstonThomas Vaughan-Johnston

I spent most of my life in Edmonton, Alberta, where I completed an Honours degree in psychology, through which I realized that research was where I wanted to invest myself. I am now a doctoral student in the Social-Personality psychology program at Queen's University, happily studying under Dr. Fabrigar and the other excellent and supportive faculty here.  I had an unusual undergraduate program, involving a full-year internship working at Alberta Hospital Edmonton in forensic psychology. However, my primary interest has been in social psychology, where I have had the opportunity to study topics ranging across self-esteem, vocal affect, and attitude bases (whether we like/dislike things for rational, versus emotional reasons). I'm looking forward to continuing my Queen's adventure along with the amazing team of the FAB lab!


Devin FowlieDevin Fowlie

Devin obtained a Bachelor’s degree from Saint Mary’s University in Halifax, Nova Scotia where he completed an honours degree in psychology and a major in religious studies. As a Master’s student in Dr. Fabrigar’s lab he is, perhaps unsurprisingly, interested in attitudes and persuasion. Devin’s research focuses on the effects of attitude strength, accessibility, and extremity on information processing. Devin looks forward to growing his research interests alongside the other members of the Fab lab team.

Charlie Shen

Charlie obtained his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Toronto with a specialist in psychology and a minor in music. He is currently pursuing his Master's degree in Dr. Fabrigar's lab. Charlie's current research interests center around the structure of attitudes and persuasive messages, confidence, and cross-cultural effects.


Jenalee DymondJenalee Dymond

Jenalee graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in psychology and a Bachelor of Education at Queen's University. Jenalee has been a long-standing member of the Fab Lab team and is currently the lab manager. She is a collaborator on several research projects, including those which investigate the reciprocity norm and explore the impact of attitude congruency on memory.