W. Q. Elaine Perunovic  (nee Xun) Ph.D.

Title:  Associate Professor

Previous Degrees/Licensing/Training Obtained:
B.A. (Hons.) University of Waterloo
Ph.D. (Social and Cultural Psychology) University of Waterloo
Postdoctoral Research Training (Social Psychology) Wilfrid Laurier University

My research interests are generally within the area of social and cultural psychology, including self-concept and identity, goal motivation, subjective well-being, contextualized personality, interpersonal relationships, bilingualism and multiculturalism, immigration and cultural adaptation, and time perception.

Recent or Selected Publications:

Kifer, Y., Heller, D., Perunovic, W.Q.E., & Galinsky, A.D. (2013). The good life of the powerful: The experience of power and authenticity enhance subjective well-being. Psychological Science, 24(3), 280-288.

Perunovic, W.Q.E., Heller, D., Ross, M., & Komar, S. (2011) The within-person dynamics of intrinsic and extrinsic motivation, affective states, and cultural identification: A diary study of bicultural individuals. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 2, 635-641.

Wood, J. V., Perunovic, W.Q.E., & Lee, J.W. (2009). Positive self-statements: Power for some, peril for others. Psychological Science, 20, 860-866.

Perunovic, W.Q.E., & Wilson, A.E. (2008). Subjective proximity of future selves: Implications for current identity, future appraisal, and goal pursuit motivation. In K. Markman, W. M. P. Klein, & J. Suhr (Eds.), Handbook of imagination and mental simulation (pp. 347-358). New York: Psychology Press.

Perunovic, W.Q.E., Heller, D., & Rafaeli, E. (2007). Within-person changes in the structure of emotion: The role of cultural identification and language. Psychological Science, 18, 607-613.

Perunovic, W.Q.E., Ross, M., & Wilson, A.E. (2005). Language, culture, and conceptions of the self. In R. M. Sorrentino, D. Cohen, J. M. Olson, & M. P. Zanna (Eds.), Culture and social behavior: The Ontario symposium, Vol. 10 (pp. 165-180). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

Ross, M., Xun, W.Q.E., & Wilson, A.E. (2002). Language and the bicultural self. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 28, 1040-1050.

Undergraduate courses:  Applied Social Psychology (PSYC 3403), Culture and Psychology (PYSC 3443), Social Psychology Seminar (PSYC 4403), Introductory Psychology II (PSYC 1023)

Any Professional Awards/Honours:
Social Sciences and Humanities Council of Canada Standard Research Grant, 2010
Nominee for the SSHRC Aurora Prize for Outstanding New Researcher, 2010
Harrison McCain Foundation Young Scholar Award, 2008
Short-listed for Faculty of Arts Excellence in Teaching Award, UNB, 2008
Social Sciences and Humanities Council of Canada Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2007
Nominee for Distinguished Teaching Award, University of Waterloo, 2004
National Sciences and Engineering Research Council Doctoral Fellowship, 2000, 2002
Honours Thesis Award, University of Waterloo, 2000

Contact Information:
W. Q. Elaine Perunovic (Xun)