Ashley Waggoner DentonPosition: Appointed lecturer with the Psychology Department, University of Toronto
Degree: Honours BSc (Psychology Research Specialist) from the University of Toronto in 2006. Her thesis was on automatic social comparison processes under the supervision of Dr. William Cunningham.
Brief Biography: Following graduation, Ashley moved on to graduate school at Indiana University and received her doctorate in Social Psychology in July 2012, just before starting as a Lecturer back in the Department where she fell in love with psychology in the first place! Her research focuses on impression formation processes, including the role of gossip in how people form impressions. She also conducts pedagogical research, examining issues such as the role that peers and instructors play in influencing students’ online help-seeking behaviour. But her true passion lies in teaching psychology to others, and she teaches a wide range of courses within the Department, including Introductory Psychology and Statistics.