Featured Speaker / Conférencier

Gregory Maio

“The Importance of Mapping Human Values as Mental Concepts: Experimental Evidence and Cross-Cultural Extensions”
Gregory Maio, Cardiff University

Greg Maio received his formal education in Canada (York University, Western University) and is now a Professor of Psychology at Cardiff University, Wales. He has published widely on the topics of human values, attitudes, and behavior. He received a Canadian Governor General’s Gold Medal and the British Psychological Society Spearman Medal for his early career research and is author of “The Psychology of Attitudes and Attitude Change” (with G. Haddock, 2010, 2015, Sage Publications), and “The Psychology of Human Values” (2016, Psychology Press).


CPA/Section Co-sponsored Invited Speaker / Conférencier invité par la SCP et la section

Robert Gifford

“Hybrid Spaces: A Missing Piece of Environmental Psychology”
Robert Gifford, University of Victoria

Robert Gifford is an environmental psychologist who is Professor of Psychology and Environmental Studies at the University of Victoria. He is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, the Canadian Psychological Association, and the Association for Psychological Science, and is the recipient of a Career Award from the Environmental Design Research Association. Professor Gifford is the author of over 125 refereed publications and book chapters, and five editions of Environmental psychology: Principles and practice. His new book (as editor) is Research methods for environmental psychology. He has been the editor of the Journal of Environmental Psychology for 14 years, has served as President of the Environmental Psychology division of the International Association of Applied Psychology, APA’s Population and Environment Division, and CPA’s environmental section.
Hilary Lips

“Pay, power, and possibilities: The slow closing of the gender "value" gap”
Hilary Lips, Radford University

Hilary Lips was born in Canada and completed her undergraduate work at the University of Windsor. After earning her doctorate at Northwestern University, she taught at the University of Winnipeg for 15 years, where she developed a course on the psychology of gender, helped to initiate the Women’s Studies program, and was active in the CPA Section on Women and Psychology (SWAP) and in the Canadian Research Institute for the Advancement of Women (CRIAW). She has been a visiting scholar at the University of Arizona’s Southwest Institute for Research on Women, the University of South Florida, The University of Costa Rica, and the Institute for Psychology of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. She is the author of a number of books and articles about the psychology of women and gender, including Women, Men, and Power (Mayfield, 1991), Sex and Gender: An Introduction, 6th edition (McGraw-Hill, 2008), Gender: The Basics (Routledge, 2014), and A New Psychology of Women, 4th edition (Waveland, in press). She spent time lecturing in New Zealand as a recipient of a Distinguished American Scholar award from the New Zealand–U.S. Educational Foundation. She is a Fellow of both the American and Canadian Psychological Associations, and a recipient of the Distinguished Publication Award from the Association for Women and Psychology for Women, Men and Power. She has taught for many years in the Psychology Department at Radford University, in Virginia, where she is also the Director of the Center for Gender Studies. Her current research focuses on the causes and consequences of gender pay gap.
Andrew Ryder

“Cultural-Clinical Psychology: From Field to Lab to Clinic”
Andrew Ryder, Concordia University & Jewish General Hospital

Dr. Ryder is primarily interested in research on the joint contributions of personality and culture to human health and functioning, with an emphasis on emotional psychopathology.

He received his PhD in clinical psychology from the University of British Columbia and completed a pre-doctoral clinical internship at Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx before starting at Concordia University in Montréal in 2005.

His innovative work has changed our understanding of how culture shapes mental health/illness. His research has been published in highly regarded journals in both cross-cultural and clinical psychology and has been funded by key agencies including the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research. He counts numerous awards including the President’s New Researcher Award from the Canadian Psychological Association and the Early Career Award from the International Association for Cross-Cultural Psychology.
David Trafimow

“Why I Dislike the Null Hypothesis Significance Testing Procedure”
David Trafimow, New Mexico State University

David Trafimow is a Distinguished Achievement Professor of psychology at New Mexico State University, a Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science, Executive Editor of the Journal of General Psychology, and also for Basic and Applied Social Psychology. He received his Ph.D. in psychology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1993. His current research interests include scientific methods, statistics, philosophy of science, attribution, attitudes, ethics, and potential performance theory. Based on the invalidity of the null hypothesis significance testing procedure, Dr. Trafimow has a strong current interest in eliminating it from psychology and from all of the sciences.
Bob Vallerand

“Passion in Sport and Exercise: Theory and Research”
Robert Vallerand, Université du Québec à Montréal

Professor Robert J. Vallerand obtained his doctorate from the Université de Montréal and pursued postdoctoral studies at the University of Waterloo. He has taught at the University of Guelph and the McGill University where he has held a Canada Research Chair. He is currently Full Professor of Psychology at the Université du Québec à Montréal, a Canada Research Chair Holder on Motivational Processes and Optimal Functioning, and Fellow of the Institute of Positive Psychology and Education at the Australian Catholic University.

Professor Vallerand is recognized as a leading international expert on motivational processes where he has developed theories dealing with intrinsic and extrinsic motivation, as well as passion for activities. He has published 7 books and approximately 300 scientific articles and book chapters. His research has been cited extensively (over 30,000 citations with a h-index of 80, GS) and he has received several millions ($) in research grants. Professor Vallerand has presented a number of International Keynote addresses and has given colloquia at more than 60 different universities. He has supervised to completion a number of graduate students, including 20 who are now university professors across Canada and Europe.