Stephen Want

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Associate Professor Director, Media and Social Development Lab Faculty of Arts Department of Psychology Toronto, Ontario swant@ryerson.ca Office: (416) 979-5000 ext. 557156

Bio/Research

Dr. Want is Director of the Media and Social Development Lab at Ryerson and currently serves as the Teaching Chair for the Faculty of Arts. Before joining Ryerson in 2005 he worked at The University of British Columbia and The University of Sheffield and completed his training at The University o...

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Bio/Research

Dr. Want is Director of the Media and Social Development Lab at Ryerson and currently serves as the Teaching Chair for the Faculty of Arts. Before joining Ryerson in 2005 he worked at The University of British Columbia and The University of Sheffield and completed his training at The University of Birmingham (undergraduate) and The University of Oxford (graduate).

At Ryerson, Dr. Want has taught Introductory Psychology (Psy102/202) as well as upper-level courses in both Developmental (Psy302, Psy908, Ps8502) and Social Psychology (Psy918, Ps8504). In 2013 he was awarded the Excellence in Teaching First-Year Classes Award from the Faculty of Arts.

Dr. Want’s research interests concern questions about the use and effects of various forms of mass media (e.g. magazines, television, the internet). He is also interested in the psychology of teaching and learning, and the psychology of psychological experiments (e.g. demand characteristics, replication, p-hacking).


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