Dr. Ann Cameron is Honorary Professor in Psychology at the University of British Columbia; Emerita and Honorary Research Professor at the University of New Brunswick, where she taught and conducted research for over three decades; and Affiliate Member at the University of Victoria.
In collaboration with colleagues in China, we are conducting cross-cultural studies of the development of integrity, verbal deception, and truth telling and trust. When values regarding such matters as modesty, patriotism, friendship, etc. collide with honesty, what decisions do children and youth make? The latest study within this line of research is the Development of Integrity Project, a cross-lag longitudinal study we developed during the pandemic in collaboration with Dr. Kang Lee from the University of Toronto.
With a different methodology we are also studying thriving in early childhood, the transition to school, adolescence, and older adulthood in diverse locations around the globe. We have developed specifically for these investigations, a “Day in the Life” ecological procedure wherein we film one full waking day of a participant’s life in their homes, schools, and communities. Our book, ‘International perspectives on early childhood research: A day in the life’ was published in 2010 by Palgrave Macmillan, translated into Italian in 2015 and was followed by a new book in Portuguese reporting on the use of the methodology (2018). A translation and extension of the original book into English is also in press.
We continue to examine gender as a factor in youth perspectives on healthy and unhealthy intimate relationships. By facilitating focused discussions with adolescents, we gain insight into the perceptions and beliefs of youth with respect to their experiences of gender norms, dating relationships and same-sex friendships.
Another line of research examines collaborative, reciprocal learning of Indigenous-inspired themes by non-Indigenous children.
Finally, in collaboration with Drs. Tara Callaghan and John Corbit, we are developing an intervention-study of the prosocial development of displaced children in Rohingya mega camps in Bangladesh.
Cameron, C. A. & Stella C. (in press, 2021). Thriving across the lifespan and around the globe: The Day in the Life visual research approach. Bentham Books.
McKay, S.L., Santos-Iglesias, P. Byers, E.S., & Cameron, C.A. (in press, 2021). Development and initial validation of the Dating Violence Evaluation Questionnaire (DVEQ). Canadian Journal of Behavioural Science.
Pinto, G., Cameron, C.A. & Toselli, M. (2020). An old mechanism, imitation, intended for socio-material knowing in “A Day in the Life” of first graders. Frontiers in Psychology – Developmental Psychology, 11(177), 1-7. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2020.00177
Cameron, C.A. & Pinto, G. (2019). Literacies as contexta: Notational acts during A Day in the Life. Interchange, 51(1), 9-24. https://doi.org/10.1007/ s10780-020-09387-0
Pollak, K.M., Shao, S., Knutson, J.M., Gill, H., Lee, Y-V., McKay, S.L. & Cameron, C.A. (2019). Adolescent psychological and physiological responses to frustration- and anxiety-provoking stressors. Current Psychology. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12144-019-00582-6
Heydon, R., Stooke, R., Cameron, C.A., Cooper, E. & O’Neill, S. (2019). Making visible the literacy practices of elders through the Day in the Life methodology: Considerations for literacy education across the lifespan. Literacy, 54(2), 60-68. https://doi.org/10.1111/lit.12208
Cameron, C.A. & Mascarena, A. (2019). Digital social media in adolescents’ negotiating real virtual romantic relationships. In M. Desjarlais (Ed.), The psychology and dynamics behind social media interactions (pp. 83-106). IGI Global Publishers.
Lo, H-YJ, Fu, G., Lee, K. & Cameron, C.A. (2019). Development of moral reasoning in situational and cultural contexts. Journal of Moral Education, 49(2), 177-193. https://doi.org/10.1080/03057240.2018.1563881
Cameron, C.A. & Hunt, A.K. (2018). “A Day in the Life”: A visual, multimedia approach to research. London: Sage Research Methods Cases. https://doi.org/10. 4135/9781526449863
Gillen, J. & Cameron, C.A. (2017). Negotiating citizenship: A young child’s collaborative meaning-making constructions of beavers as a symbol of Canada. Language and Education, 31(4), 330-350. https://doi.org/10.1080/ 09500782.2017.1302466
Cameron, C.A., Luft, T., Dmytro, D., Kubiliene, N., & Chou, W. (2017). Adolescents negotiating romantic relationships in a culturally diverse, urban community. International Journal of Child, Youth and Family Studies. 8(1), 1-19. https://doi.org/10.18357/ ijcyfs8120171673
Cameron, C.A., McKay, S., Susman, E.J., Wynne-Edwards, K, Wright, J. M. & Weinberg, J. (2017). Cortisol stress response variability in early adolescence. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 46(1), 104-120. https://doi.org/10. 1007/s10964-016-0548-5.
Kubiliene, N., Jenkins, S., Gouliquer, L., & Cameron, C.A. (2016). Agency and communion in a Day in the Life of a thriving older adult. Journal of Religion, Spirituality & Aging. 1-17. https://doi.org/10.1080/155280030.2016.12207878.
Fu, G., Heyman, G.D., Cameron, C.A. & Lee, K. (2016). Learning to be unsung heroes: Development of reputation management in two cultures. Child Development, 87(3), 689-699. https://doi.org/10.1111/cdev.12494
Fu, G., Luo, Y.C., Heyman, G.D, Wang, B., Cameron, C.A. & Lee, K. (2016). Moral evaluations of lying for one’s own group. Infant and Child Development, 25, 355-370. https://doi.org/10.1002/icd.1941
Cameron, C.A., Pinto, G., Hunt, A.K., Léger, P-D. (2015). Emerging literacy during a ‘Day in the Life’ in transition to school. Early Child Development and Care, 186(9), 1476-1490. https://doi.org/10.1080/03004430.2015.1105800
Gillen, J. & Cameron, C.A. (2015). Un giorno nella vita: Percorsi internazionali di ricerca della prima infanzia. Italian translation, G, Pinto & M. Toselli. Florence, IT: SEID
I am not on leave in 2022 and am accepting graduate students.