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Donnah Canavan

associate professor

Donnah Canavan

Ph.D., Columbia University, 1969

Office: McGuinn 435
Phone: (617) 552-4116
Email: donnah.canavan@bc.edu

Scholarly Interests: Effects of shared enthusiasm; the development of individual differences: fear of success, healthy, and conventional orientations to success; psychological separateness and narcissism; psychology of self-esteem and of adult children of alcoholics.

Academic Profile: Professor Canavan joined the faculty in 1970, after completing a Post-doctoral fellowship at UCLA. Her research has been concentrated in the areas of social and personality psychology. She is currently completing a series of studies in support of her theory of “social energy.” Professor Canavan teaches courses in Introductory Psychology and various courses in the areas personality theory and individual differences.

 
Typically offered courses

Curriculum Vitae*

Office Hours*

PS345 Social Motivation
PS431 Seminar in Positive Psychology
PS444 Research Practicum in Social Psychology
PS447 Individual Differences and Social Behavior
PS448 Achievement Motivation

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