Research interests:
Educational Leadership, Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, collaborative learning methods (peer assessment, teamwork, two-stage tests), technology-enhanced teaching and learning (personal response systems, learning management systems, social media), student evaluations of teaching, program evaluation (TA Training, curriculum), social psychology broadly. Please note: As Educational Leadership stream faculty in Psychology, I do not supervise graduate students.


Cozby, P. C., & Rawn, C. D. (2016). Methods in Behavioural Research, 2nd Canadian Edition. Toronto, ON: McGraw-Hill.

Cozby, P. C., & Rawn, C. D. (2012). Methods in Behavioural Research, 1st Canadian Edition. Toronto, ON: McGraw-Hill.

Peer-reviewed Publications

Sandstrom, G. M., & Rawn, C. D. (2015). Embrace chattering students: They may be building community and interest in your class. Teaching of Psychology, 42, 227-233.

Krieger, S., Allen, M., & Rawn, C. (2015). Are females disinclined to tinker in computer science? SIGCSE’15

Proceedings of the 46th Association for Computing Machinery, Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education, 102-107.

Aspenlieder, E. A., & Rawn, C. D. (2014). STLHE Green Guide No 14. Teaching Graduate Students to Teach. London, Canada: Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education.

Rawn, C. D. (2011). Psychology in your life: How social psychology can help you succeed [Class syllabus]. Office of Teaching Resources in Psychology Project Syllabus. Retrieved from

Rawn, C. D., & Vohs, K. D. (2011). People use self-control to risk personal harm: An intra-interpersonal dilemma. Personality and Social Psychology Review, 15, 267-289.

McConnell, A., Dunn, E., *Austin, S., & Rawn, C. D. (2011). Blind spots in the search for happiness: Implicit attitudes and nonverbal leakage predict affective forecasting errors. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 47, 628-634.

Mead, N. L., Baumeister, R. F., Stillman, T. F., Rawn, C. D., & Vohs, K. D. (2011). Social exclusion causes people to spend and consume strategically in the service of affiliation. Journal of Consumer Research, 37, 902-919.

†Dar Nimrod, I., †Rawn, C. D., Lehman, D. R., & Schwartz, B. (2009). The Maximization Paradox: The costs of seeking alternatives. Personality and Individual Differences, 46, 631-635. †First authorship equal and listed alphabetically.

Winter 2016

PSYC101 Introduction to Biological and Cognitive Psychology Sections

Introduction to Methods and Statistics, Biopsychology, Learning, Perception, Memory, and Cognition. Credit will not be given for both PSYC 100 and PSYC 101.

Winter 2016

PSYC102 Introduction to Developmental, Social, Personality, and Clinical Psychology Sections

Introduction to methods and statistics, motivation, assessment, developmental, personality, clinical, and social psychology. Credit will not be given for both PSYC 100 and PSYC 102.

Winter 2016

PSYC217 Research Methods Sections

Focus on various research methods used in psychology, with an emphasis on critical thinking and experimental design. Restricted to students in the Faculty of Arts who have declared their major in one of Psychology, Cognitive Systems, or Speech Sciences (Linguistics Department).

Winter 2016

PSYC218 Analysis of Behavioural Data Sections

Use of inferential statistics in psychology and conceptual interpretation of data; experimental design (laboratory, field research methods); presentation of data analyses in reports. PSYC 218 excludes credit for a number of other statistics courses in various departments. Please consult the Science Exclusion List (,215,410,414) before registering.

Winter 2016

PSYC325 Socialization: Media Content and Effects Sections

Examines human development in the context of the socializing role of media.