Retired Faculty

Catherine Ann Cameron,  PhD; University of London    

Catherine Ann CameronTitle: Professor Emerita

Research Interests:  I am currently deeply involved in developing visual methodologies for international ecological investigations of early childhood thriving, the transition to school, and adolescent resilience in diverse cultures; as well as cross-cultural studies of the development of children’s concepts and evaluations of verbal deception and truth and trust. We also focus on the development of cognition, language, and parent-child communications and especially on their implications for emergent literacy.

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Selected Publications:

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Dmytro, D., Lo, J., O’Leary, J., Fu, G., Lee, K. & Cameron, C.A. (2013), Development of cultural perspectives on verbal deception in competitive situations. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology

Hancock, R., Cameron, A. & Talay-Ongan, A. (2013). Agency and children’s well-being, In C. L. Cameron & L. Miller (Eds.). International Perspectives in the Early Years. London: Sage.

Leger, P.-D. & Cameron, C.A. (2013).  Meaning construction in early oral reading. Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 27, 454-471. doi: 10.1080/02568543.2013.823898

Dmytro, D., Luft. T., Hoard, R. Jenkins, M. & Cameron, C.A. (2013). Adolescent boys’ negotiating romantic relationships: ‘We need to sacrifice our brains’. Canadian Journal of Counselling and Psychotherapy, 47(3), 361-382

Cameron, C.A, Pinto, G., Hancock, R., & Tapanya, S. (2013). Thriving toddler girls and their attentive fathers and grandfathers during a Day in their Lives. Early Child Development and Care.

Cameron, C.A. & Gillen, J. (2013). Co-constructing family identities through young children’s telephone-mediated narrative exchanges. First Language, 33(3), 246-267. doi: 10.1177/0142723713487611

Cameron, E.L., Hedman, L., Didkowsky, N., Tapanya, S. & Cameron, C.A. (2013). “If everyone copies me Thailand will be so much better off”: The power of irony in youth conversation. International Journal of Child, Youth and Family Care, 2, 189-208.

Cameron, C.A., Theron, L., Tapanya, S., Li, C., Lau, C., Liebenberg, L., & Ungar, M. (2013).  Visual perspectives on majority world adolescent thriving.  Journal of Research on Adolescence. 23(1), 149-161. doi: 10.1111/j.1532-7795.2012.00794.x

Lau, Y.L., Cameron, C.A., Chieh, K.M., O’Leary, J., Fu, G., & Lee, K. (2013). Cultural differences in moral justifications enhance understanding of Chinese and Canadian children’s moral decisions. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 44, 461-477. doi: 10.1177/0022022112453315

Luft, T, Jenkins, M. & Cameron, C.A. (2012). Adolescent girls’ negotiating healthy and unhealthy romantic relationships. Canadian Journal of Counselling and Psychotherapy, 46(3), 259-276.

Chen, J., Lau, C., Tapanya, S., & Cameron, C.A. (2012). Identities as protective processes: Socio-ecological perspectives on youth resilience. Journal of Youth Studies, 15(4), 1-15. doi:10.1080/13676261.2012.677815

Phillips, L. & Cameron, C.A. (2012).  Investigating the multimodality of children and youth. International Journal of Child, Youth and Family Studies, 3(2&3), 284-299.

Cameron, C.A., Lau, C. Fu, G. & Lee, K. (2012). Development of children’s moral evaluations of modesty and self-promotion in diverse cultural settings. Journal of Moral Education, 41(1), 61-78.

Cameron, C.A., Pinto, G., Accorti Gamannossi, B., Hancock, R., & Tapanya, S. (2011). Domestic play collaborations in diverse family contexts. Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, 36(4), 78-86.

Cameron, C.A., Theron, L., Ungar, M. & Liebenberg, L. (2011). Adapting visual methodologies to identify youth protective processes in negotiating resilience across cultures and contexts.  Australian Community Psychologist, 23(2), 68-84.        

Theron, L., Cameron, C.A., Didkowsky, N., Lau, C., Liebenberg, L. & Ungar, M. (2011). A ‘day in the life’ of four resilient youths: Cultural roots of resilience. Youth and Society, 43(3), 799-818.

Cameron, C.A. & Theron, L. (2011). With pictures and words I can show you: Cartoons portray migrant teenagers’ journeys. In L.C. Theron, C. Mitchell, & A. Smith, (Eds.), Picturing research: Drawing as visual methodology.  Rotterdam NL: Sense Publishers. Pp. 205-217.

Cameron, C.A. (2011). “A day in the life’: A new methodology for investigating early childhood thriving and youth resilience around the globe. ISSBD Bulletin, 1, Ser. No. 59. 20-24

Jiwani, Y., Berman, H., & Cameron, C.A. (2010). Violence prevention and the Canadian girl child. International Journal of Child, Youth and Family Studies, 1(2), 134-156.

Fu, G., Brunet, M.K., Lv, Y., Ding, X., Heyman, G.D., Cameron, C.A., Lee, K. (2010). Chinese children's moral evaluation of lies and truths -- roles of context and parental individualism-collectivism tendencies. Infant and Child Development, 19(5), 498-515. doi:10.1002/icd.680

Cameron, E.L, Fox, J.D., Anderson, M.S., & Cameron, C.A. (2010). Resilient youths use humor to enhance socio-emotional functioning during a Day in the LifeJournal of Adolescent Research, 25(5), 716-742. doi: 10.1177/0743558410366595

Gillen, J. & Cameron, C.A. (Eds.). (2010). International perspectives on early childhood research:  A Day in the Life.  Houndmills: Palgrave Macmillan.

Cameron, C.A. & Hutchison, J. (2009). Telephone-mediated communication effects on young children’s oral and written narratives. First Language, 29(4), 343-367.

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