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Sonya Corbin Dwyer

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Sonya Corbin Dwyer, B.A. (Hons.),          B. Ed. (Memorial), M.Ed. (Dalhousie), Ph.D. (Calgary)

Professor

Recipient of the Grenfell Campus Engagement Award 2019

Office: AS338
Phone: (709)639-2546
Email: scorbin@grenfell.mun.ca


Appointments

  • Cross appointment, Discipline of Family Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Memorial University of Newfoundland
  • Member, College of Reviewers, Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)


Teaching Interests

Besides introductory psychology, I primarily teach courses in personality psychology, psychotherapy, the psychology of women, and the psychology of education. I occasionally teach courses in learning and social psychology.


Research Interests

My most recent studies are in the areas of memorial tattoos, positive psychology, teaching abroad, and transracial adoption. I am interested in social justice as well as identity issues.


Recent Publications

Corbin Dwyer, S. (2019). University educators’ experiences of teaching abroad: The promotion of cross-cultural competence. The Canadian Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 10(3)https://doi.org/10.5206/cjsotl-rcacea.2019.3.9476.

Buckle, J. L., & Corbin Dwyer, S. (2019). A picture and a thousand words: The role of photography in a qualitative study of memorial tattoos. Methods in Psychology, 1. doi: 10.1016/j.metip.2019.100003

Bolt, E. L. W., Corbin Dwyer, S., Buckle, J. L., & Zendel, B. R. (2019). How age-of-death and mode-of-death impact perceptions of the deceased. Death Studies, 43, 489-499. doi.org/10.1080/07481187.2018.1488774

Corbin Dwyer, S. (2019). “My future will be more positive”: Personal impact of an undergraduate positive psychology course. International Journal of Knowledge, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, 7(1), 40-45.

Corbin Dwyer, S., & Buckle, J. L. (2018). The space between revisited: On being an insider-outsider in qualitative research. International Journal of Qualitative Methods, Special Issue: Reflections & Updates on a Top-20-in-20 Article, 17, 1-2. doi: 10.1177/1609406918788176

Corbin Dwyer, S. (2014). Women in the ivory tower: Graduate students speak out. In V. Burton & J. Guthrie (Eds.), Changing places: Feminist essays on empathy and relocation (220-246). Toronto: Inanna Publications.

Corbin Dwyer, S. (2014). The ABCs of teaching cross-culturally: University educators' experiences. International Dialogues on Education, 1(1), 58-69.

Buckle, J. L., Corbin Dwyer, S., Duffy, J., Brown, K., & Pickett, N. (2013). Personality factors associated with gambling behaviour in university students. Journal of Gambling Issues, 28, 1-17.

Corbin Dwyer, S., Piquette, N., Buckle, J. L., & McCaslin, E. (2012). Women gamblers write a voice: Exploring journaling as an effective counselling and research tool. Journal of Groups in Addiction & Recovery, 7 (319-320).

Corbin Dwyer, S. & Gidluck, L. (2012). Talking about adoption: Considerations for multicultural counsellors when working with transracial families. Asia Pacific Journal of Counselling and Psychotherapy, 3(1), 61-71.

Corbin Dwyer, S. & Gidluck, L. (2011). Supporting families created through transnational/transracial adoption: Bai jai bei. The Journal of the Motherhood Initiative for Research and Community, 2(2), 65-76.

Buckle, J., Corbin Dwyer, S., & Jackson, M. (2010). Qualitative bereavement research: Incongruity between the perspectives of participants and research ethics boards. International Journal of Social Research Methodology 13(2), 111-125.

Corbin Dwyer, S., & Gidluck, L. (2009). Building inclusive classrooms and communities: How teachers and parents can work together to support families created through transracial adoption and other non-traditional families. Our Schools Our Selves, 18(4), 83-95.

Corbin Dwyer, S., & Buckle, J. (2009). The space between: On being an insider-outsider in qualitative research. International Journal of Qualitative Methods, 8(1), 54-63.’

Corbin Dwyer, S., & Gidluck, L. (2009). White mothers of Chinese daughters: Real mothers of real children. In S. Caporale Bizzini & A. O’Reilly (Eds.), The personal to the political: Towards a new theory of maternal narrative (pp. 71-85). Selinsgrove, PA: Susquehanna University Press.

Chair, Psychology

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A2H 5G4, Canada

Office: AS 334
Phone: (709) 639-6511
Email: kwarren@grenfell.mun.ca



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