Molly A. Metz

Molly A. Metz
University of Toronto | U of T · Department of Psychology

Ph.D.

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July 2017 - April 2020
University of Toronto
Position
  • Professor (Assistant)
Description
  • Statistics I, Statistics II, Psychological Research, Social Psychology of Emotion, Social Psychology of Interpersonal Relationships, Sex Roles & Behaviour, Intergroup Relations
August 2015 - May 2017
Miami University
Position
  • Professor (Assistant)
Description
  • Research Design and Analysis I, Research Design and Analysis 2, Advanced Social Psychology: Close Relationships
June 2012 - June 2015
University of California, Santa Barbara
Position
  • Graduate Teaching Associate
Description
  • Social Psychology, Social Psychology of Close Relationships, Positive Psychology, Advanced Research Methods; Certificate in College & University Teaching (CCUT)
Education
September 2009 - June 2015
September 2005 - June 2009
Otterbein University
Field of study
  • Psychology

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Publications (6)
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Significance Communicating in ways that motivate engagement in social distancing remains a critical global public health priority during the COVID-19 pandemic. This study tested motivational qualities of messages about social distancing (those that promoted choice and agency vs. those that were forceful and shaming) in 25,718 people in 89 countries...
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Academic life is full of learning, excitement, and discovery. However, academics also experience professional challenges at various points in their career, including repeated rejection, impostor syndrome, and burnout. These negative experiences are rarely talked about publicly, creating a sense of loneliness and isolation for people who presume the...
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Although previous research has demonstrated that guided testing (i.e., self-testing) and question generation effectively increase retention compared to control methods, no work has simultaneously implemented both strategies in the classroom. In a semester-long study designed to maximize experimental control in a naturalistic setting, we adapted bot...
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Life history theory suggests that early childhood environments lead to the development of different reproductive strategies to optimize reproductive success. We used a life history theoretical perspective to investigate whether early life experiences (stable vs. unstable family environments) influence what women find attractive in a potential mate....
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This study examined the role of compassionate love (CL) in shaping cognitive, emotional, physiological, and behavioral responses to partner distress (N 1⁄4 56 couples). One member of each couple (the support provider) observed his/her partner perform an easy or difficult stress task (designed to vary signals of partner distress). Support providers...
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Disturbance of self is a core feature of schizophrenia. In this article, we argue that a nuanced appreciation of self is necessary to understand the relation between the self and its disruption. After discussing evidence for the fractionation of self into several functionally independent yet normally interacting systems of knowledge, we focus on a...

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