Katherine McGuire

Ms. Katherine McGuire is a Senior Instructor of Psychology at the University of New Brunswick in Saint John.  

She received a BA, MEd, and a MA from the University of New Brunswick.  Katherine joined the Psychology Department in 1989, serving as the Departmental Laboratory and Teaching Support Manager until 2006.   Katherine began teaching Psychology courses for the Department in 1995, and became a full-time Psychology Instructor in 2006.  She was also Don of student residence from 1996 until 2003.

At the international level she has taught on behalf of the University at Beijing Concord college in China, and has participated in volunteer teaching in Swaziland.  Her areas of research interest have included sleep research, adult learning styles, graph interpretation, and human and spiritual attachment.  Katherine's teaching interests include Introductory Psychology, Statistics, Health Psychology, and Social Psychology.

Currently, Katherine serves as a co-chair of the Teaching Excellence and Policy Senate Committee, is a member of the Vice President's Excellence in Teaching Committee, and is a member of the Research Ethics Board.   She is on the organizing committee of the Interprofessional Health Research Day, and is also a member of the New Brunswick Bioethics Consortium.

Peer reviewed publications and conference proceedings:

  • Buhay, D., Best, L.A., & McGuire, K.P. (under revision).  The effectiveness of library instruction:  Do student response systems (clickers) enhance learning?  Canadian Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning.
  • Best, L.A., Stewart, B.M., & McGuire, K.P. (2008, July).   External representations and problem-solving competence:  Do graphs improve problem-solving in students?  Readings in Technology and Education:  Proceedings of the ICICTE 2008 (ed. Ken Fernstrom).  University of the Fraser Valley Press (ISBN:  1-895802-38-5).
  • McGuire, K., Leblanc, A., Hunter, A., & Best, L. (2007, May).  Cognitive style and graphical interpretation.  Proceedings of EuroCogSci07.  East Essex, U.K.:  Lawrence Erlbaum (ISBN:   978-1-84169-696-6).
  • Fisher, B.E., McGuire, K. & Honeyman, K. (1994).  Relationships between nocturnal activity, parental ratings of daytime activity and measures from the Children's Sleep Behaviour Scale.  Canadian Journal of Behavioural Science, 26, (4), pp. 476 - 483.
  • Fisher, B.E. & McGuire, K. (1990).  Do diagnostic patterns exist in the sleep behaviours of normal children?  Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 19, (2), pp. 179 - 186.
  • Fisher, B.E., Pauley, C. & McGuire, K. (1989).  Children's Sleep Behaviour Scale:  Normative data on 870 children in grades 1 to 6.  Perceptual and Motor Skills, 68, (1), pp. 227 - 236.

Conference presentations:

  • Buhay, D., Best, L.A. & McGuire, K.P. (2009, July).  The effectiveness of library instruction:  Do student response systems (clickers) enhance learning?  Paper accepted for presentation at the International Conference on Information Communication Technologies in Education 2009, Corfu, Greece.
  • McGuire, Katherine (2009, March).  Attachment and Religiosity:  Implications for Well-Being.   Poster presented at the interprofessional Health Research (iHR) conference, Saint John, NB, Canada.
  • Best, L.A., Stewart, B.M., & McGuire, K.P. (2008, July).  External representations and problem-solving competence:  Do graphs improve problem-solving in students?  Paper presented at the International Conference on Information Communication Technologies in Education 2008, Corfu, Greece.
  • McGuire, K., Leblanc, A., Hunter, A., & Best, L. (2007, May).  Cognitive style and graphical interpretation.  Poster presented at the biennial meeting of the European Cognitive Science Society, Delphi, Greece.
  • Best, L.A., Hunter, A.C., Stewart, B.M., Cipolla, J., & McGuire, K.P. (2007).  The relationship between graph comprehension and graph presentations.  Paper accepted for presentation at the biennial meeting of the Society for Applied Research in Memory and Cognition.
  • McGuire, K. & DiTommaso, E. (2004, March).  Attachment and religiosity:  Examining the compensational and revised correspondence models of adult religiousness.  Poster presented at the American Psychological Association Division 36, mid-winter conference, Columbia, MD, USA.

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