• Wan-Wang
  • Instructor II

    Faculty of Arts
    Department of Psychology
    Area: Quantitative
    P519B Duff Roblin Building
    190 Dysart Road
    University of Manitoba
    Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2

    Phone: 204-474-9276


  • PSYC 2250 - Introduction to Psychological Research
  • PSYC 2260 - Introduction to Research Methods in Psychology
  • PSYC 3630 - Psychological Measurement and Assessment


As an Instructor in Quantitative Methods at the Department of Psychology, my teaching focuses on quantitative research methods and statistics. I am interested in promoting diversity, open science, and statistical literacy through scholarly teaching and learning (SoTL). My research focuses on psychological and computational methods to tackle pressing societal issues such as combating climate change, cultivating critical thinking in university students, and reducing intolerance of differing opinions.


  • PhD (Social Psychology), Wilfrid Laurier University, 2018
  • BA Honours (Psychology), University of Winnipeg, 2010


Research interests

  • Pro-environmental behaviours
  • Climate change communication
  • Agent-based modeling
  • Subjective time perceptions 
  • Subjective well-being

Selected publications

  • Dawson, A. J., Wang, W., Taylor, M. M., Ingram, B., Gibson, S., & Wilson, A. E. (2023). "Does partisan media make a pawn of mistrust? Institutional trust and preventive COVID-19 health behaviors in a polarized pandemic." Social and Personality Psychology Compass, e12794. 
  • Krettenauer, T., Wang, W., Jia, F., & Yao, Y. (2020). "Connectedness with nature and the decline of pro-environmental behavior in adolescence: A comparison of Canada and China." Journal of Environmental Psychology, 71, 101348. 
  • Sinclair, L., Fehr, B., Wang, W., & Regehr, E. (2015). "The relation between compassionate love and prejudice: The mediating role of inclusion of out-group members in the self." Social Psychological and Personality Science 7(2), 176-183. 
  • Jordan, C. H., Wang, W., Donatoni, L., & Meier, B. P. (2014). "Mindful eating: Trait and state mindfulness predict healthier eating behavior." Personality and Individual Differences, 68, 107-111. 
  • Wang, W. (2016). "Self-Handicapping." In V. Zeigler-Hill & T. Shackelford (Eds.), Encyclopedia of personality and individual differences. Springer International Publishing. 


  • 2023 - Teaching Excellence Award (New Faculty), Faculty of Arts, University of Manitoba
  • 2022 - Merit Award (Teaching Category), University of Manitoba
  • 2021 - Department of Psychology Teaching Award, University of Manitoba
  • 2021 - The World Teacher's Day Award, Arts Student Body Council, University of Manitoba

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