Profile

Stacey MacKinnon
Name:
Stacey MacKinnon
Email:
smackinnon@upei.ca
Position:
Associate Professor
Department:
Psychology
Phone:
902-566-0402
Building:
Memorial Hall 219
Island Scholar:
Island Scholar Biography

Associate Professor

BSc, MSc, PhD (Calgary)

My research currently focuses on curiosity and inquiry and the relationship between risk and trust in learning environments. I am particularly interested in understanding how curiosity and inquiry can help promote investment and ownership of learning and more meaningful engagement in both the classroom and in our day to day interactions with others. I am also exploring the "biliterate brain" and developing ways to improve learners' understanding of non-fiction textual material presented on paper and screen and their ability to engage in writing and discussion when learning. I bring the best of both quantitative and qualitative inquiry to my research by using mixed methodology approaches wherever possible.

Research Interests
  • Trust
  • Risk
  • Forgiveness
  • Resiliency

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