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Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences

Donnah Canavan

associate professor

Donnah Canavan

Ph.D. Columbia University, 1969

Office: McGuinn 435
Phone: 617-552-4116

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*

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PSYC3345 Social Motivation
PSYC4431 Positive Psychology
PSYC4444 Research Practicum in Social and Personality Psychology
PSYC4447 Individual Differences and Social Behavior
PSYC4448 Achievement Motivation

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