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Sonya Corbin Dwyer

Faculty and Staff

sonya_corbin_dwyer_9552.jpgSonya Corbin Dwyer, B.A. (Hons.), B. Ed. (Memorial), M.Ed. (Dalhousie), Ph.D. (Calgary)


Office: AS338
Phone: (709)639-2546

Teaching Interests

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

Research Interests

I have conducted studies in the areas of teaching abroad, memorial tattoos, transracial adoption, women’s problem gambling, and graduate women’s experiences. I am interested in social justice as well as identity issues.

Recent Publications

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

Grenfell Campus, Memorial University of Newfoundland
20 University Drive, Corner Brook, NL
A2H 5G4, Canada

Office: AS335
Phone: (709) 639-2504