Kathleen Hughes, PhD


Assistant Professor (Teaching)

Faculty of Arts , Department of Psychology

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Educational Background

BA Honours) Psychology, St. Thomas University, 2006

MA Psychology, Carleton University, 2008

PhD Psychology, Carleton University, 2013


Participation in university strategic initiatives


Course number Course title Semester
PSYC 200 Principles of Psychology I Fall 2022
Psyc 201 Principle of Psychology II Fall 2022
Psyc 449 Social-Personality Development Fall 2022


  • Student Union Award for Teaching Excellence, University of Calgary. 2020

Dr. Kathleen Hughes is an Assistant Professor (Teaching) in Psychology at the University of Calgary specializing in Social Development. Her current research focuses positive factors that can influence development from early childhood to emerging adulthood. Topics include: 1) Socioemotional factors (shyness, anxiety, personality, social emotional learning, peers, parenting, motivation); and 2) Educational outcomes (engagement, teacher-student relationships, classroom climate, and achievement).