Dr. Boon and her dog, Kashmir

Dr. Susan Boon

Pronouns: she/her

Contact information

Phone number

Office: +1 (403) 220-5564


Educational Background

B.A. Psychology, University of Alberta, 1987

M. A. Psychology, University of Waterloo, 1988

Ph.D. Psychology, University of Waterloo, 1992


Areas of Research

the dark side of interpersonal relationships

Susan D. Boon is a Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Calgary. A social psychologist by training, she is passionate about the topic of personal relationships and has a particular fascination with their darker sides. Together with her students, she has been investigating a broad range of topics in the field of personal relationships since 1992. Dr. Boon trained under the supervision of Dr. John G. Holmes (University of Waterloo) and Dr. Brendan G. Rule (University of Alberta). She is indebted to both of them for their mentorship and inspiration!

BA, University of Alberta 1987
MA, University of Waterloo 1988
PhD, University of Waterloo 1992


Course number Course title Semester
PSYC 443 Interpersonal Relationships Fall 2022