Graduate Students

Brenda Lee

Supervisor: Dr. Lucia O’Sullivan

Previous Degrees:

B.A. (Psychology), University of British Columbia
Supervisor: Dr. Lawrence Walker

Clinical and research interests:

Clinical: integrative assessments; acceptance and commitment therapy; motivational communication
Research: relationship maintenance; relationship dissolution; romantic relationships; cross-sex relationships; impact of gender and culture


Lee, B. H., & O'Sullivan, L. F. (2014). The ex-factor: Characteristics of online and offline post-relationship contact and tracking among Canadian emerging adults. Canadian Journal Of Human Sexuality23(2), 96-105. doi:10.3138/cjhs.2415

Frimer, J.A., Walker, L.J., Lee, B.H., Riches, A., & Dunlop, W.L. (2012). Hierarchical integration of agency and communion: A study of influential moral figures. Journal of Personality, 80, 1117-1145. DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-6494.2012.00764.x

Frimer, J.A., Walker, L.J., Dunlop, W.L., Lee, B.H., & Riches, A. (2011). The integration of agency and communion in moral personality: Evidence of enlightened self-interest. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 101, 149-163. DOI: 10.1037/a0023780


  • Snodgrass Graduate Research Proposal Award (2016)
  • Department of Psychology Discretionary Award (2016-2017)
  • Social Sciences and Humanities Council of Canada (SSHRC) Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarships – Doctoral scholarship
  • SSHRC Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarships - Master's scholarship
  • Magee - Third Century Postgraduate Merit Award
  • UNB Doctoral Tuition Award