Graduate Students

Heather Dyck

Advisors/Supervisors: Dr. Mary Ann Campbell

Previous Degrees:

 B.A. (Honours) with Distinction, Psychology,

Grant MacEwan University, Edmonton, AB

Supervisor: Dr. Andrew J. Howell

Clinical and research interests:

I have a focus on forensic populations in both my clinical aspirations as well as my research interests. Previously, I have examined how levels of psychopathic traits impact the offending patterns of youth and if self-report measures of psychopathy can be validly used in adult offender populations. Currently, I am examining the case management strategies used with offenders under community supervision.


Dyck, H. L., Campbell, M. A., Schmidt, F., & Wershler, J. (in press). Youth psychopathic traits and their impact on long-term criminal offending trajectories. Youth Violence and Juvenile Justice.

Howell, A. J., Weikum, B. A., & Dyck, H. L. (2011). Psychological essentialism and its association with stigmatization. Personality and Individual Differences, 50, 95-100. doi: 10.1060/j.paid.2010.09.006

 Conference Presentations:

Dyck, H. L. Self-report psychopathy and socially desirable responding in forensic & non-forensic samples. In M. A. Campbell (Chair), The ins and outs of the Youth Psychopathic Traits Inventory for adolescents and adults. Symposium conducted at the Canadian Psychological Association Annual Conference, Halifax, NS.

Dyck, H. L., Campbell, M. A., Schmidt, F., & Kruse, A. (June, 2011). Exploring Young Offender Psychopathic Trait Levels and the Impact on Long-Term Criminal Offending Trajectories. North American Correctional and Criminal Justice Psychology Conference, Toronto, ON.

Howell, A. J., Weikum, B. A., & Dyck, H. L. (June, 2010). Psychological essentialism predicts stigmatization. Canadian Psychological Association Annual Conference, Winnipeg, MB.



  • 2012             Snodgrass Award in Clinical Psychology, University of New Brunswick
  • 2010-2013    University of New Brunswick Arts Faculty Graduate Assistantship
  • 2010             UNB Board of Governors Merit Scholarship for Graduate Studies
  • 2009             Louise McKinney Scholarship, Alberta Provincial Government