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Wendy Pullin

Wendy Pullin, PhD, R. Psych
Professor and Director of Psychology Graduate Programs, Department of Psychology

Office: AH301
Phone: 780-479-9344
Fax: 780-474-1933
Email: wendy.pullin@concordia.ab.ca

Courses Taught
PSY 104 – Basic Psychological Processes (Intro 1)
PSY 105 – Individual and Social Behaviour (Intro 2)
PSY 281 – Principles of Behaviour Change
PSY 233 – Personality
PSY 305 – Ethical Issues in Professional Psychology
PSY 332 – Communication and Counselling Skills
PSY 339 – Abnormal Psychology
PSY 399 – Psychology of Women
PSY 421 – Qualitative Research Methods and Critical Analysis
PSY 422 – Qualitative Research in Applied Settings
PSY 435 – Clinical and Counselling Psychology
PSY 486/496 – Field Placement I and II
PSY 605 – Ethical and Professional Issues in Psychological Practice
(Graduate Studies)
PSY 621 – Qualitative Research Methods and Critical Analysis
(Graduate Studies)
PSY 622 – Qualitative Research in Applied Settings
(Graduate Studies)

Academic Interests
Anger and gender
Qualitative research and critical analysis
Violence and social context
Psychology of women

 

Research and Interests

I am a clinical psychologist with a particular focus on women and gender issues. Recently, I have pursued four main areas of interest: (a) anger and gender; (b) qualitative research and critical analysis; (c) violence and social context; & (d) narratives of French feminists discussing their contributions to the evolution of gender theories and critical analysis.  Over the past ten years, I have conducted much of my research collaboratively with colleagues at two French universities–Université de Grenoble and Université Vincennes-Saint Denis (Paris 8).  A great source of inspiration for me has come from coaching many undergraduate students to create collaborative research projects­ while facilitating presentations of their research at major international and national conferences. In addition, I have enjoyed supervising a number of graduate theses and dissertations and presiding over a doctoral defense at the University of Grenoble.

Student Research Supervision or Collaboration:

Supervisor of 55 undergraduate student publications (all from Concordia University College 1998-2009)

Supervisor of 4 Masters Theses completed in July or August of 2009 (all from City University Masters in Counselling program, Edmonton campus):

(1)  Bianchini, Paul A. (2009). How Firefighters Experience their Resilience to Stress:  An Interpretive Phenomenological Analysis.

(2)  Barron, Victoria (2009). Pathways of Hope and Possibilities: How do Educators Foster Resilience in Children? Strengthening the Elasticity in Youths’ “Tigger Bounce”.

(3)  Woods, Ronald (2009). Experiences of Child Welfare Workers: From Discouragement, Burnout and Career Change to Meaning and Satisfaction.

(4)  Erick, Wendy (2009). Children of the Creator: Finding Personal Strength through Adversity.

Doctoral Defense Committees:

(1)  Chair of doctoral defense jury for Martine PAULICAND, candidate defending a doctoral thesis in Clinical Psychology;  Étude des effets de l’identité de genre, des rôles sex-typés et des facteurs familiaux sur les problèmes d’adaptation psychosociale des adolescent(e)s.  Dept. of Psychology, University of Grenoble, June, 2010.

(2)  Member of doctoral defense jury for Aurélie DERBIER, candidate defending a doctoral thesis in Clinical Psychology;  La prévention du suicide des adolescents de 13 à 20 ans : Étude épidémiologique des facteurs de risque et de protection du suicide.  Mise en place et évaluation du programme  « Coping and Support Training » au collège et au lycée.  Dept. of Psychology, University of Grenoble, May, 2010.

Representative Publications (since 2006)

Books:

2013     Pullin, W. & Masse, L. (in progress). Development of books and website based on interviews with key French feminists and gender theorists. Project:  Improving the Visibility of French Feminism and Gender Theories (International) in English North America.

2013    Pullin, W. (Ed.) (in progress). Qualitative and Mixed Methods:  An Undergraduate text.

2011    Masse, L., Pullin, W., & Hughes, E. & Shankland, R. (Eds.)  Anglais pour psychologues.  Dunod: Paris.

2007    Pullin, W.  La psychologie des femmes. (French scientific/cultural adaptation of “The Psychology of Women” by Margaret Matlin). Belgium: DeBoeck.

Refereed Chapters in Books and Handbooks:­­

2012    Pullin, W., & Cooper, K., & Masse, L.  Solutions critiques pour combattre la discrimination, l’oppression et la violence des jeunes (Chapître).  Sous la direction de C. Blatier, M. Paulicand, & L. Perrin-Bensahel, Vous avez dit non discrimination. Collection : Handicap, vieillissement, société. Presses Universitaires de Grenoble.

2011    Psychology of women: From the margins to the mainstream (Chapter). In Masse, L., Pullin, W., & Hughes, E. & Shankland, R. (Eds.)  Anglais pour psychologues. Dunod : Paris.

2008    Pullin, W. M., & Cooper, K. Critical alternatives: Solutions to ease discrimination, oppression, and youth violence.  In K. Cooper & R. White (Eds.), Critical literacies in action: Social perspectives and teaching practices.  Rotterdam, Netherlands : Sense Publishers.

Refereed Articles:

2011    Salès-Wuillemin, E., Morlot, R., Fontaine, A., Pullin, W., Talon, D., & Minary-Dohen, P.  Evolution of nurses’ social representations of hospital hygiene: From training to practice. Revue européenne de psychologie appliquée,61, 51-63.

2010    Blatier, C., Pullin, W., Giminez, C. & Paulicand, M.  Homicide  and violent delinquency in France: An overview framed within an international context. Aggression and Violent Behavior, 15, 261-266.

National and International Conferences:

2013    Crate, Emily & Pullin, Wendy. Close Personal Relationships and Emotional Regulation via Prayer.  “Social Sciences and the Christian Faith”, The Canadian Centre for Scholarship and the Christian Faith, Conference, May, 2013.

2013    Haldane, Chayse & Pullin, Wendy. (CUCA), “Therapeutic Benefits of Managing Anger by ‘Talking with God’”.  “Social Sciences and the Christian Faith”, The Canadian Centre for Scholarship and the Christian Faith, Conference, May, 2013.

2013    Vitek, Shelby & Pullin, Wendy. (CUCA), “Anger in Relationships: The Role of Prayer”.  “Social Sciences and the Christian Faith”, The Canadian Centre for Scholarship and the Christian Faith, Conference, May, 2013.

2013    Pullin, Wendy, Haldane, Chayse, Crate, Emily & Vitek, Shelby (CUCA). “An Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis of the Emotional Regulation of Anger through Christian Prayer and Faith-Based Beliefs”.  “Social Sciences and the Christian Faith”, The Canadian Centre for Scholarship and the Christian Faith, Conference, May, 2013.

2013    Pullin, Wendy. “Love and the Limbic Dance of Intimacy” (part of the CUCA Psychology Department Psymposium on Love, Attachment and Spirituality). “Social Sciences and the Christian Faith”, The Canadian Centre for Scholarship and the Christian Faith, Conference, May, 2013.

2013    Pullin, Wendy. Developer of the Department of Psychology (CUCA) Psymposium on Love, Attachment and Spirituality. “Social Sciences and the Christian Faith”, The Canadian Centre for Scholarship and the Christian Faith, Conference, May, 2013.

2012    King, R., Pullin, W., & Bochke, J. (Authors: Concordia University College of Alberta) and Masse, L., Salès-Wuillemin, É., & Kohler, C. (Authors: Université Paris 8, Vincennes-Saint Denis. Laboratoire Parisien de Psychologie Sociale-EA4386). Young Women’s Phenomenological Perceptions of Anger in Intimate Relationships. “Qualitative Research in Mental Health 4 (QRMH4)”, University of Nottingham, England, June 3-5, 2012.

2012    Bochke, J., Pullin, W., & King, R. (Authors: Concordia University College of Alberta) and Masse, L., Salès-Wuillemin, É., & Kohler, C. (Authors: Université Paris 8, Vincennes-Saint Denis. Laboratoire Parisien de Psychologie Sociale-EA4386). Young Men’s Phenomenological Perceptions of Anger in Intimate Relationships. “Qualitative Research in Mental Health 4 (QRMH4)”, University of Nottingham, England, June 3-5, 2012.

2012    Pullin, W., Bochke, J., & King, R. (Authors: Concordia University College of Alberta) and Masse, L., Salès-Wuillemin, É., & Kohler, C. (Authors: Université Paris 8, Vincennes-Saint Denis. Laboratoire Parisien de Psychologie Sociale-EA4386). Gender Comparisons of Phenomenological Perceptions of Anger in Intimate Relationships.  “Qualitative Research in Mental Health 4 (QRMH4)”, University of Nottingham, England, June 3-5, 2012.

2011    Pullin, W. M., Masse, L., Salès-Wuillemin, E., & King, R.  Expérience de la colère dans les relations intimes des jeunes femmes.  6ième Colloque International de Psychocriminologie en Langue Française,  l’Université de Grenoble, March 21-22, 2011.

2011    Invited Speaker, Gender and Aggression.  International Video-Conference: Université de Laval, Université de Lyon, & Université de Toulouse. Université Paris 8 Vincennes-Saint-Denis, February, 2011.

2010     Invited Colloquial Speaker. Précarité et dévalorisation des femmes dans la recherche et l’enseignement supérieur: Comparaisons interculturelles France-Canada. Journée d’Étude, Femmes et Précarités en 2010. GRAND (Groupe de recherche et d’action sur la non discrimination).  Université de Grenoble, April 27, 2010.

2008    Pullin, W. M.  Invited Colloquial Speaker.  Évolution actuelle des recherches psychologiques sur le genre au Canada anglais.  Presentation to the Multidisciplinary Research Group: GRAND.  Université  Pierre Mendès France, Grenoble, France, June 3, 2008.

2008    Pullin, W. M.  Qualitative Inquiry: Connection and Support in Course Development and Delivery.  A presentation at the Qualitative Research Methods in Mental Health Research Conference II, Tampère, Finland, June 2008.

2008    Pullin, W. M., Qureshi, U., & Chevalier, T. M. Life Transitions and Professional Identity:  Routes Followed Post Training in the Field of Mental Health.  A presentation at the Qualitative Research Methods in Mental Health Research Conference II, Tampère, Finland, June 2008.

2008    Chevalier, T. M., Qureshi, U., & Pullin, W. M.  Challenges and Insights of Undergraduate Students in Mental Health Field Placements.  A presentation at the Qualitative Research Methods in Mental Health Research Conference II, Tampère, Finland, June 2008.

2008    Qureshi, U., Chevalier, T. M., & Pullin, W. M.  A Glimpse into the Life Patterns of Exceptional Students in the Field of Mental Health.  A presentation at the Qualitative Research Methods in Mental Health Research Conference II, Tampère, Finland, June 2008.

2007    Pullin, Wendy (CUCA), Cooper, Karyn (OISE/University of Toronto), & Blatier, Catherine. (Université Pierre Mendès France, Grenoble, France).  Contexts that Shape or Prevent Youth Violence:  A Critical Look at Poverty, Literacy, and Culture in France, England, and Canada.  Conversation Session, Theoretical Psychology Beyond Borders: Transdisciplinarity and Internalization.  Biennial Conference of the International Society for Theoretical Psychology, York University, Toronto, June 18-22, 2007.

2006    Pullin, W., Rosevear, C., Dedeluk, N., Jaskiw, A., Jewell, J., & Whippler, S. (2006). Character Strengths, Virtues, and Marital Satisfaction.  A Poster Presented at the Qualitative Methods in Mental Health Research Conference, Tampere Hall, Tampere, Finland, June 29-July 1, 2006.

2006    Rosevear, C., & Pullin, W.  Constructions of the Partner in Marital Relationships:  A Foucauldian Discourse Analysis.  A Poster Presented at the Qualitative Methods in Mental Health Research Conference, Tampere Hall, Tampere, Finland, June 29-July 1, 2006.

2006    Dedeluk, N., & Pullin, W.  An Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis of Men’s Satisfaction in Marriage.  A Poster Presented at the Qualitative Methods in Mental Health Research Conference, Tampere Hall, Tampere, Finland, June 29-July 1, 2006.

2006    Jaskiw, A., & Pullin, W.  A Grounded Theory of Satisfied Marital Partners. A Poster Presented at the Qualitative Methods in Mental Health Research Conference, Tampere Hall, Tampere, Finland, June 29-July 1, 2006.

2006    Jewell, J., & Pullin, W.  A Grounded Theory of Marital Satisfaction.  A Poster Presented at the Qualitative Methods in Mental Health Research Conference, Tampere Hall, Tampere, Finland, June 29-July 1, 2006.

2006    Whippler, S., & Pullin, W.  A Discourse Analytic Construction of Subjective Well-being in MarriageA Poster Presented at the Qualitative Methods in Mental Health Research Conference, Tampere Hall, Tampere, Finland, June 29-July 1, 2006.