About Me

Sean P. Mackinnon is currently an instructor in the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience at Dalhousie University. Sean was born and raised in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. He spent his freshman year in the lower mainland of British Columbia, studying at the University College of the Frasier Valley. He later fell in love with Kelly Barrie and moved back to Cape Breton to live with her. They married on May 15, 2010. Sean continued his education at Cape Breton University, earning his undergraduate degree in psychology (BA Hons) under the supervision of Peter D. MacIntyre. Sean also attended Wilfrid Laurier University and received his MA in social psychology in 2008 under the co-supervision of Christian H. Jordan and Anne E. Wilson. Sean completed his PhD in Psychology at Dalhousie University under the supervision of Dr. Simon B. Sherry in 2012. Sean’s research interests lie within the realm of social/personality psychology, and he is most interested in issues centering on well-being, self-concept, relationship processes, and personality as a risk factor for psychopathology. His dissertation work examined the relationship between perfectionism, life narratives and well-being in freshman university students.