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Stacey L. MacKinnon

Perceptions of and responses to key positive and negative events in close relationships. Understanding and promoting resilience in the face of set-backs and tragedy in everyday life.

  • BSc Psychology, University of Calgary
  • Msc Social Psychology, University of Calgary
  • PhD Social Psychology, University of Calgary
Associate Professor of Social Psychology
(902) 566-0402
Research Interests: 
  • Trust
  • Risk
  • Forgiveness
  • Resiliency



 MacKinnon, S.L. & Boon, S.D. (2012). Protect the individual or protect the relationship? A dual-focus model of indirect risk exposure, trust, and caution. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships 0265407511431178, first published on January 15, 2012 as doi:10.1177/0265407511431178

Stephure, R., Boon,S., MacKinnon,S.L., &. Deveau, V. (2009). Internet Initiated Relationships: Associations Between Age and Involvement in Online Dating. Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication,14(3), 658-681.

Boon,S., Shaw, M., & MacKinnon, S.(2008). Grandparent health and young adults’ judgments of their
grandparent-grandchild relationships.
Journalof Intergenerational Relationships, 6(2), 155-173.

Nairn, S.L. (2007). Complementarity of Relationship Partners. In Baumeister, R., & Vohs, K. (Eds). Encyclopedia of Social Psychology. New York: Sage Publications.

Boon, S. & Nairn, S. (2003). Forgiveness. In Ponzetti, J., Hamon, R., Kellar-Guenther, Y., Scales, T., Kerig, P., & White, J. International Encyclopedia of Marriage and Family Relationships, New York: MacMillan.