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Leandre 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

Matthew KanMatthew Kan

Matthew is a doctoral candidate in the Social-Personality program and began his journey in the Fablab during his undergraduate studies as a research assistant. Like many other members of the Fablab, Matthew’s research interest lies within the area of attitudes and persuasion. He is currently investigating the effects of working knowledge on information processing, the effects of information framing on belief change, as well as the effects scarcity and authority on social influence. He currently holds a lecturer position at the Royal Military College and is the Co-President of the Graduate Management Consulting Association (Queen's Chapter).

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!

Katie GlattKatie Glatt

Katie obtained her Bachelor’s degree from McGill University, where she majored in Psychology and completed a double-minor in behavioural science and political science. As a M.Sc. candidate, Katie is researching attitudes and persuasion, and relationships. Katie looks forward to continuing to investigate a variety of research topics spanning different psychological domains.  In her free time, Katie is an accomplished varsity athlete as demonstrated by her recognition as both a U-Sports Academic All-Canadian and Queen’s University Academic All-Star as well as being awarded the Ontario University Athletics (OUA) Academic Achievement Award.

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.