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Education

2014             Ph.D. Social-Personality Psychology, Minor in Quantitative Methods, The University of British Columbia

2010             M.A. Social-Personality Psychology, The University of British Columbia

2008             B.Sc. Psychology, York University

 

Fellowships and Awards

2010 – 2013  Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Doctoral Fellowship, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council ($105 000)

2010 – 2014  University Graduate Fellowship, The University of British Columbia ($88 000; declined 2010 – 2013)

2013              Graduate Travel Award, Social Personality and Health Network

2009 – 2010  Pacific Century Graduate Scholarship, The University of British Columbia ($10 000)

2009 – 2010  R. Howard Webster Foundation Fellowship, Green College, The University of British Columbia ($2 500)

2009 – 2010  Faculty of Arts and University Graduate Fellowship, The University of British Columbia ($12 000)

2009              Stanley Coren Prize for Best Master’s Thesis in Psychology, The University of British Columbia

2008 – 2009  Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Master’s Scholarship, Social Science and Humanities Research Council ($17 500)

2008 – 2009  Faculty of Arts Graduate Award, The University of British Columbia ($7 500)

2008 – 2010  Lacey Entrance Fellowship, The University of British Columbia ($50 000; declined)

2008 – 2009  Ontario Graduate Scholarship, Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges & Universities ($15 000; declined)

2006 – 2008  Canadian Millennium National In-Course Award, Canadian Millennium Foundation ($8 000)

 

Publications

Randles, D. & Tracy, J. (2013). Nonverbal Displays of Shame Predict Relapse and Declining Health in Recovering Alcoholics. Clinical Psychological Science, 1(2), 149-155.

Randles, D., Heine, S. J. & Santos, N. (2013). The common pain of surrealism and death: Acetaminophen reduces compensatory affirmation following meaning threats. Psychological Science, 24(6), 966-973.

Randles, D., (2012). Understanding the role of religion’s palliative effects, within and between cultures. Religion, Brain & Behavior, 1(3), 234-236.

Tracy, J., Randles, D*. (2011). Four models of basic emotions: A review of Ekman and Cordaro, Izard, Levenson, and Panksepp and Watt. Emotion Review, 3(4), 397-405.

Randles, D., Proulx., T. & Heine, S. J., (2011). Turn-frogs and careful sweaters: Non-conscious perception of incongruous word pairings provokes fluid compensation. Journal of Experimental and Social Psychology, 47(1), 246-249.

Randles, D., Flett, G.L., Nash, K. A., McGregor, I. Hewitt, P.L., (2010). Dimensions of perfectionism, behavioral inhibition, and rumination. Personality and Individual Differences, 49(2), 83-87.

*The first and second author contributed equally to this paper.

 

Invited Presentations

Randles, D. (2014). Meaning maintenance: The common process underlying different forms of uncertainty. Dept. of Psychology, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA.

Randles, D. (2014). Meaning maintenance: The common process underlying different forms of uncertainty. Positive Psychology Centre, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA.

Randles, D. & Heine, S. J. (2014). Making sense in the face of nonsense. Presented in the pre-conference on common sense beliefs and lay theories at the annual meeting for the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Austin, TX.

Randles, D. (2013). Meaning maintenance: How humans respond to the unexpected. Presented at the Workshop on Culture and Mind: Emerging Perspectives, Kyoto, Japan.

 

Symposia Presentations

Randles, D. & Tracy, J. L. (2014). Shamed into taking a drink? Shame displays predict likelihood of relapse among recovering alcoholics. Presented in the data blitz at the annual meeting for the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Austin, TX.

Randles, D. & Heine, S. J. (2013). Existential pain hurts: Tylenol reduces reactions to surreal or existentially troubling experiences. Presented in the symposium “The role of pain in human behavior: Painful distress is relevant to uncertainty, cognitive control, and emotional stability” (S. J. Heine, Chair), at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, New Orleans, LA.

Randles, D. & Tracy, J. (2013). Nonverbal displays of shame predict relapse and declining health in recovering alcoholics. Data blitz presentation at the Social Personality & Health Network Preconference, Annual Meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, New Orleans, LA.

Randles, D., Martens, J., Heines, S.J. (2012). Meaning threats boost working memory. Presented in the symposium “The Up-Side of Existential Threat: Adaptive Outcomes of Meaning Violation and Meaning Compensation” (T. Proulx, Chair), at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, San Diego, CA.

 

Poster and Contributing Author Presentations

Randles, D., Martens, J., Heine, S. J., (2011). Working memory capacity is increased, following meaning threats. Poster presented at the 2011 Annual Meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, San Antonio, TX.

Randles, D., Heine, S., Proulx, T., White, S., (2010). Cognitive Dissonance and the Meaning Maintenance Model; Dissonance Increases Motivation to Seek Patterns. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Las Vegas, NV.

Proulx, T., & Randles, D. (October, 2010). Beyond mortality and the self: Meaning maintenance following any anomaly? Paper presentation at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Experimental Social Psychology, Minneapolis, USA.

Proulx, T., Randles, D. (2010). Beyond mortality and the self: Meaning affirmation following implicit anomolies. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Las Vegas, NV.

Heine, J. S., Proulx, T. Randles, D. (2010). Making sense in the face of nonsense: Tests of the meaning maintenance model. Symposium presentation at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Las Vegas, NV.

Randles, D., Flett, G. L., Hewitt, P. L., (2009). Fear of Failure is Experienced by Trait Perfectionists in Response to Interpersonal Threat. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Tampa, FL.

 

University Teaching Experience

Teaching Assistantships

  • Evolutionary Psychology (Joseph Henrich, Paul Wehr)
  • Cultural Psychology (Steve Heine, Sunaina Assanand)
  • Psychology of the Self – Seminar (Steve Heine)
  • Introduction to psychology (Paul Wehr)
  • Social Psychology (Ara Norenzayan)
  • Evolutionary Psychiatry (Paul Wehr)
  • Analysis of Behavioural Data (Geoff Hall)

 

Certificate Programs

2012             Mentoring Skills Workshop, UBC Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology

2009             Undergraduate Mentorship Program, Dept. of Psychology, University of British Columbia

2009             Instructional Skills Workshop, UBC Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology

 

Volunteer Appointments

Ad-hoc reviewer

  • Journal of Experimental Psychology
  • Journal of Experimental Social Psychology
  • Personality and Individual Differences
  • Psychopharmacology
  • Emotion
  • Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience
  • Social Psychology

2013 – 2014  Presenter Selection committee, Green College 20th Anniversary Public Workshops

2012 – 2014  Senior student mentor, Teaching Assistant Mentorship Program

2011 – 2013  Society Representative, Green College Dining Society, University of British Columbia

2010 – 2013  Teaching Evaluation committee, Psychology Graduate Student Society

2010 – 2011  Coordinator for “Psychfest” Research presentation day for Masters students, Psychology Graduate Student Society

2009 – 2011  Vice-President, Green College Dining Society, University of British Columbia

2009 – 2010  Membership Committee, Green College, University of British Columbia

2009 – 2010  Workshop Coordinator, UBC Social Psychology Workshop

2006 – 2008  Tribunal member, student adjudicator, York University Tribunal