Dr. Brae Anne McArthur

Dr. Brae Anne McArthur, PhD


Assistant Professor (Teaching)

Faculty of Arts , Department of Psychology

Child Health & Wellness Researcher

Alberta Children's Hospital Research Institute

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R. Psych., College of Alberta Psychologists, 2014

Educational Background

PhD Clinical Psychology: Applied Developmental Emphasis, University of Guelph, 2014

MA Clinical Psychology: Applied Developmental Emphasis, University of Guelph, 2010


Dr. Brae Anne McArthur is the Director of the Psychology Clinic and an Instructor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Calgary. She received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology: Applied Developmental Emphasis from the University of Guelph and completed her internship in Clinical Child and Pediatric Psychology at Alberta Children’s Hospital. Dr. McArthur’s program of research focuses on understanding individual and family level risk and resiliency factors that influence child development and mental health. 


Areas of Research

Developmental Psychopathology, Screen Time/ Digital Media, Clinical Psychology, Health Psychology


Course number Course title Semester
PYCH 673 Child Assessment Winter 2022



  1. McArthur, B., Hentges, R., Christakis, D., McDonald, S., Tough, S., & Madigan, S. (2021). Cumulative social risk and child screen use: The role of child temperament. Journal of Pediatric Psychology. doi: 10.1093/jpepsy/jsab087
  1. McArthur, B., Racine, N., McDonald, S., Tough, S., & Madigan, S. (In Press). Child and Family Factors Associated with Child Mental Health and Well-Being during COVID-19. European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00787-021-01849-9.
  1. Letourneau, N., Tough, S., McDonald, S., MacKay, L., Bell, R., Hetherington, E., Deane, A., Dewey, D. Edwards, S., Field, C., Giesbrecht, G, Graham, S., Lebel, C., Leung, B., Madigan, S., McArthur, B., McMorris, C., Racine, N., Ross, K., Wu, M. (2021). Cross-Sectional Study Protocol for the COVID-19 Impact Survey of Mothers and their 7-11 Year Old Children in Alberta, Canada. Frontiers Psychiatry, 12, 597759. doi: 10.3389/fpsyt.2021.597759
  1. Racine, N., McArthur, B. Cooke, J., Eirich, R., Zhu, J., & Madigan, S. (2021). Global Prevalence of Depressive and Anxiety Symptoms in Children and Adolescents During COVID-19: A Meta-Analysis. JAMA Pediatrics. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2021.2482
  1. McArthur, B., Racine, N., Browne, D., McDonald, S., Tough, S., & Madigan, S. (2021). Screen Time Before and During COVID-19 in School Aged Children. Acta Pediatrica. 110(10), 2805-2807. https://doi.org/10.1111/apa.15966
  1. McArthur, B., Tough, S., & Madigan, S. (2021). Screen Time and Developmental and Behavioral Outcomes for Preschool Children. Pediatric Research. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41390-021-01572-w
  1. Racine, N., Hetherington, E., McArthur, B., Edwards, S., McDonlad, S., Tough, S., & Madigan, S. (2021).  Maternal Depressive and Anxiety Symptoms before and during COVID-19: Longitudinal Findings from the All Our Families Cohort, Canada.  Lancet Psychiatry,8(5), 405-415. doi: 10.1016/S2215-0366(21)00074-2.
  1. Neville, R.D., McArthur, B., Eirich, R., Lakes, K.D., & Madigan, S. (2021).  Bidirectional Associations Between Screen Time and Children’s externalizing and internalizing behaviors. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry. https://doi.org/10.1111/jcpp.13425
  1. McArthur, B., Browne, D., McDonald, S., Tough S., & Madigan, S. (2021). Longitudinal Associations Between Screen Use and Reading in Preschool-Aged Children, Pediatrics, 147(6), e2020011429. https://doi.org/10.1542/peds.2020-011429.
  1. Dunning, E.E., McArthur, B., Abramson, L.Y., & Alloy, L.B. (2021). Linking Maternal Depression to Adolescent Internalizing Symptoms: Transmission of Cognitive Vulnerabilities. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 50, 324-335. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10964-020-01342-7
  1. McArthur, B., Eirich, R., McDonald, S., Tough, S., & Madigan, S. (2021). Screen Use Relates to Decreased Offline Enrichment Activities. Acta Pediatrica, 110 (3), 896 - 898. https://doi.org /10.1111/apa.15601