Research interests:

Dr. Paul Hewitt’s research interest focuses primarily on personality vulnerabilities and their implications for psychological difficulties among adults, adolescents, and children. In particular, he has conducted extensive research on the construct of perfectionism as a maladaptive and multidimensional personality trait and interpersonal style that is related to problems such as suicide, depression, personality disorders, and relationship, achievement, and health problems.  Additionally, he is conducting research on the treatment of perfectionism and provides assessment and treatment for individuals with perfectionism problems and trains clinicians in the treatment of perfectionistic behaviour.

Hewitt, P. L., & Flett, G. L (in press). Perfectionism. In I. Weiner, & E. Craighead (Eds). Corsini’s Encyclopedia of Psychology. New York: Wiley.

Hewitt, P. L., Habke, A. M., Lee-Baggley, D. L., Sherry, S. B., Flett, G. L. (2008). The impact of perfectionistic self-presentation on the cognitive, affective, and physiological experience of a clinical interview. Psychiatry: Interpersonal and Biological Processes, 71, 93- 122.

Hewitt, P.L., & Flett, G. L. (2007). Diagnosing the perfectionistic personality. Current Psychiatry, 6, 53-64.

Hewitt, P. L., Flett, G. L., Sherry, S. B., Habke, M., Parkin, M., Lam, R.W., et al. (2003). The interpersonal expression of perfectionism: Perfectionistic self-presentation and psychological distress. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 84, 1303-1325.

Hewitt, P. L., Sherry, S. B., Flett, G. L., & Shick, R. (2003). Perfectionism and cosmetic surgery. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 112(1), 346.

Hewitt, P. L., Flett, G L., Besser, A., Sherry, S. B., & McGee, B. (in press). Perfectionism Is Multidimensional: A Reply to Shafran, Cooper, and Fairburn (2002). Behaviour Research and Therapy.

Hewitt, P. L., Caelian, C., Flett, G. L., Collins, L., & Flynn, C. (2002). Perfectionism in Children and Adolescents: Associations with Depression, Anxiety, and Anger. Personality and Individual Differences, 32, 1049-1061.

Hewitt, P. L., Coren, S., & Steel, D. G. (2001). Death from Anorexia Nervosa: Age span and gender differences. Aging and Mental Health,5, 41-46.

Winter 2016

PSYC300A Behaviour Disorders - BEHAVIOUR DISORD Sections

The definition, history, and scope of deviant behaviour; emphasis on the psychological factors that control its origins, maintenance, and modification.

Winter 2016

PSYC401 Clinical Psychology Sections

Theoretical and research foundations of the processes of assessment and behaviour modification in clinical psychology. Credit will not be given for both PSYC 400 and PSYC 401.

Winter 2016

PSYC534B Clinical Psychology Practicum - CLIN PSYC PRACTM Sections