Research

Research Foci

1. I am interested in personality as protective and risk factors for addictive behaviors such as alcohol misuse and problem gambling.

2. I also study perfectionism as a risk factor for psychopathology, particularly as it relates to mood problems such as depression, anxiety, and decreased well-being.

3. I also study the role of close relationships when studying personality as a risk factor for psychological problems. That is, how do close relationships with other people affect a person’s propensity to experience psychological problems?

I am presently conducting a qualitative study of perfectionism to examine how perfectionism manifests in autobiographical narratives.

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Accepted and in-press

Couture, M., Stewart, S. H., Cooper, M. L., Kuntsche, E., O’Connor, R., Mackinnon, S. P., & Team DRINC. (accepted). The DRINC Project: Rationale and methods for a cross-national study of drinking motives in undergraduates. International Journal of Alcohol and Drug Research.

Gu, Y., Robert, J., Kovacs, G., Milne, A. D., Morris, I., Hung, O., MacQuarrie, K., Mackinnon, S. P., & Law., J. A. (in press). A deliberately restricted laryngeal view with the GlideScope® GVL videolaryngoscope is associated with faster and easier tracheal intubation: A randomized clinical trial. Canadian Journal of Anesthesia. doi:10.1007/s12630-016-0654-6 [full text]

Lambe, L., Mackinnon, S. P., & Stewart, S. H. (in press). Dyadic conflict, drinking to cope, and alcohol problems: A psychometric study and longitudinal actor-partner interdependence model. Journal of Family Psychology. doi:10.1037/fam0000098 [full text]

Mackinnon, S. P., Couture, M., Cooper, M. L., Kuntsche, E., O’Connor, R., Stewart, S. H., & Team DRINC. (accepted). Cross-cultural comparisons of drinking motives in 10 countries: Data from the DRINC Project. Drug and Alcohol Review. [full text]

Mackinnon, S. P., Kehayes, I., Leonard, K., Fraser, R. & Stewart, S. H. (In press). Perfectionistic concerns, social negativity and subjective well-being: A test of the social disconnection model. Journal of Personality. doi:10.1111/jopy.12243 [full text]

Mackinnon, S. P., Lambe, L. & Stewart, S. H. (accepted). Relations of five-factor personality domains to gambling motives in emerging adult gamblers: A longitudinal study. Journal of Gambling Issues. [full text]

Olthuis, J. V., Watt, M. C., Mackinnon, S. P., Potter, S. M. & Stewart, S. H. (in press). The Nature of the association between anxiety sensitivity and pain-related anxiety: Evidence from correlational and intervention studies. Cognitive Behaviour Therapy. doi:10.1080/16506073.2015.1048823

Rancourt, K. M., Rosen, N. O., Mackinnon, S. P., & Snowball, N. (accepted). Beyond the bedroom: Cognitive, affective, and behavioural responses to partner touch in women with and without sexual dysfunction. Journal of Sex Research.

Vannier, S. A., Rosen, N. O., Bergeron, S., & Mackinnon, S. P. (accepted). Maintaining affection despite pain: Daily associations between physical affection and sexual and relationship well-being in women with genito-pelvic pain. Archives of Sexual Behavior. [full text]

2016

Chinneck, A., Mackinnon, S. P., Stewart, S. H. (2016). Investigating possible reciprocal relationships between depressive and problem gambling symptoms in emerging adults. Canadian Journal of Psychiatry, 61, 93-101. [full text]

Mackinnon, S. P., De Pasquale, D., & Pratt, M. W. (2016). Predicting generative concern in young adulthood from narrative intimacy: A 5-year follow-up. Journal of Adult Development, 23, 27-35. doi:10.1007/s10804-015-9218-1 [full text]

2015

Battista, S. R., Mackinnon, S. P., Sherry, S. B., Barrett, S. P., MacNevin, P. D., & Stewart, S. H. (2015). Does alcohol reduce social anxiety in daily life? A 22-day experience sampling study. Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology, 34, 508-528. doi:10.1521/jscp.2015.34.6.508 [full text]

Gautreau, C. M., Sherry, D. L., Sherry, S. B., Birnie, K. A., Mackinnon S. P., Stewart, S. H. (2015). Does health-related catastrophizing maintain health-related anxiety? A 14-day daily diary study with longitudinal follow-up. Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy, 43, 502-512. doi:10.1017/S1352465814000150. [full text]

Huguet, A., McGrath, P., Wheaton, M., Mackinnon, S. P., Rozario, S., Tougas, M. E., Stinson, J., & MacLean, C. (2015). Testing the feasibility and psychometric properties of the myWireless headache intervention (myWHI) diary in adolescents and young adults with headaches. Journal of Internet Health Research, 3, e39. [full text]

Lambe, L., Mackinnon, S. P., & Stewart, S. H. (2015). Validation of the Gambling Motives Questionnaire in emerging adults. Journal of Gambling Studies, 31, 867-885. doi:10.1007/s10899-014-9467-0. [full text]

Mackinnon, S. P., Smith, S. M., & Carter-Rogers, K. (2015). Multidimensional self-esteem and test derogation after negative feedback. Canadian Journal of Behavioural Science, 41, 123-126. doi: 10.1037/a0038364 [full text]

Olthuis, J. V., Watt, M. C., Mackinnon, S. P., & Stewart, S. H. (2015). CBT for high anxiety sensitivity: Alcohol outcomes. Addictive Behaviors, 46, 19-24. doi:10.1016/j.addbeh.2015.02.018  [full text]

Selterman, D. F., Chagnon, E., & Mackinnon, S. P. (2015). Do men and women exhibit different preferences for mates? A replication of Eastwick & Finkel (2008). Sage OPEN, 5, 1-14. doi:10.1177/2158244015605160 [full text]

2014

Mackinnon, S. P., Kehayes, I. L., Clark, R., Sherry, S. B., & Stewart, S. H. (2014). Testing the 4-factor model of personality vulnerability to alcohol misuse: A 3-wave, 1-year longitudinal study. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 28, 1000-1012. doi:10.1037/a0037244 [full text]

Mushquash, A. R., Sherry, S. B., Mackinnon. S. P., Mushquash, C. J., & Stewart, S. H. (2014). Heavy episodic drinking is a Trait-State: A cautionary note. Substance Abuse, 35, 222-225. doi: 10.1080/08897077.2013.876486. [full text]

Olthuis, J. V., Watt, M. C., Mackinnon, S. P., & Stewart, S. H. (2014). Telephone-delivered CBT for high anxiety sensitivity: A randomized controlled trial. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 82, 1005-1022. doi:10.1037/a0037027  [full text]

Mackinnon, S. P.,Battista, S. R., Sherry, S. B., & Stewart, S. H. (2014). Perfectionistic self-presentation predicts social anxiety using daily diary methods. Personality and Individual Differences, 56, 143-148. doi:10.1016/j.paid.2013.08.038 [full text]

Sherry, S. B., Sherry, D. L., MacNeil, M. A., Smith, M. M., Mackinnon, S. P., & Sherry, S. H. (2014). Does socially prescribed perfectionism predict daily conflict? A 14-day diary study of romantic couples using self- and partner-reports. Personality and Individual Differences. 61-62, 24-27. doi: 10.1016/j.paid.2013.12.028 [full text]

Mackinnon, S. P., Sherry, S. B., & Pratt, M. W., & Smith, M. M. (2014). Perfectionism, friendship intimacy and negative affect: A longitudinal study using mixed methods. Canadian Journal of Behavioral Science, 46, 49-59. doi:10.1037/a0033764 [full text]

2013

Mackinnon, S. P., Sherry, S. B., & Pratt, M. W. (2013). The relationship between perfectionism, agency, and communion: A longitudinal mixed methods analysis. Journal of Research in Personality 47, 263-271.doi:10.1016/j.jrp.2013.02.007 [full text][supplementary materials]

Mushquash, A. R., Stewart, S. H., Sherry, S. B., Mackinnon, S. P., Antony, M. M., & Sherry, D. L. (2013). Binge drinking among dating partners: A longitudinal actor-partner interdependence model. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 27, 178-183. . doi:10.1037/a0026653 [full text]

Sherry, S. B., Mackinnon. S. P., Macneil, M. A., & Fitzpatrick, S. (2013). Discrepancies confer vulnerability to depressive symptoms: A three-wave longitudinal study. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 60, 112-26. doi:10.1037/a0030439  [full text]

2012

Laschinger, H. K. S., Leiter, M. P., Day, A., Gilin-Oore, D., Mackinnon, S. P. (2012). Building empowering work environments that foster civility and organizational trust: Testing an intervention. Nursing Research, 61, 316-325. doi: 10.1097/NNR.0b013e318265a58d [email me for a copy]

Mackinnon, S. P., Sherry, S. B., Antony, M. M., Stewart, S. H., Sherry, D. L., & Hartling, N. (2012).Caught in a bad romance: A test of the social disconnection model in romantic relationships. Journal of Family Psychology, 26, 215-225. doi: 10.1037/a0027402 [full text]

Mackinnon, S. P., & Sherry, S. B. (2012). Perfectionistic self-presentation mediates the relationship between perfectionistic concerns and subjective well-being: A three-wave longitudinal study. Personality and Individual Differences, 53, 22-28. doi: 10.1016/j.paid.2012.02.010 [full text]

Mackinnon, S. P. (2012). Perceived social support and academic achievement: Cross-lagged panel and bivariate growth curve analyses. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 41, 474-485.doi: 10.1007/s10964-011-9691-1[doi: 10.1007/s10964-011-9691-1] [full text]

2011

Mackinnon, S. P., Sherry, S. B., Graham, A. R., Stewart, S. H., Sherry, D. L., Allen, S. L., Fitzpatrick, S., & McGrath, D. S. (2011). Reformulating and testing the perfectionism model of binge eating: A short-term, three-wave longitudinal study. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 58, 630-646. [doi: 10.1037/a0025068] [full text]

Mackinnon, S. P., Jordan, C., & Wilson, A. (2011). Birds of a feather sit together: Physical similarity predicts seating distance. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 37, 879-892. [doi: 10.1177/0146167211402094][full text]

Mackinnon, S. P., Nosko, A., Pratt, M. W., & Norris, J. (2011). Intimacy in young adults’ narratives of romance and friendship predict levels of Eriksonian generativity: A mixed method analysis. Journal of Personality, 79, 587-617.[doi: 10.1111/j.1467-6494.2010.00692.x] [full text]

2010

MacInnis, C. C., Mackinnon, S. P., & MacIntyre, P. M. (2010). The illusion of transparency and normative beliefs about anxiety during public speaking. Current Research in Social Psychology, 15, 42-52. [full text]

2009

MacIntyre, P.D., Mackinnon, S. P., & Clément, R. (2009). Embracing affective ambivalence: A research agenda for understanding the interdependent processes of language anxiety and motivation. In P. Cheng and J.X. Yan (Eds.) Cultural Identity and Language Anxiety. Guilin: Guangxi Normal University Press. [full text]

MacIntyre, P. D., Mackinnon, S. P., & Clément, R. (2009).  From integrative motivation to possible selves: The baby, the bathwater and the future of language learning motivation research.  In Z. Dörnyei and E. Ushioda (Eds.), Motivation, Language Identity and the L2 Self (pp. 43-65). North York, ON: Multilingual Matters. [full text]

MacIntyre, P. D., Mackinnon, S. P., & Clément, R. (2009).  The development of a scale to assess possible selves as a source of language learning motivation.  In Z. Dörnyei and E. Ushioda (Eds.), Motivation, Language Identity and the L2 Self (pp. 193-214), North York, ON: Multilingual Matters. [full text]

2008

MacNeil, E., MacIntyre, P., & Mackinnon, S. P. (2008). Purchasing technology: Do men shop differently than women? Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Administrative Sciences Association of Canada at Dalhousie University in Halifax, NS, May 25, 2008. [full text]

2007

Mackinnon, S. P., MacIntyre, P. M. & Hall, S.  (2007). Origins of the stuttering stereotype: Person perception versus anchoring – adjustment. Journal of Fluency Disorders, 32, 297-309. doi: 10.1016/j.jfludis.2007.03.003 [full text]

Open Science Collaboration Publications

Open Science Collaboration (2015). Estimating the reproducibility of psychological science. Science, 349. doi:10.1126/science.aac4716 [full text] [supplementary materials]

Open Science Collaboration. (2012). An open, large-scale, collaborative effort to estimate the reproducibility of psychological science. Perspectives on Psychological Science, 7, 652-655. doi: 10.1177/1745691612462588 [full-text]

Open Science Collaboration. (2014). The Reproducibility Project: A model of large-scale collaboration for empirical research on reproducibility. In V. Stodden, F. Leisch, & R. Peng (Eds.), Implementing Reproducible Computational Research (A Volume in The R Series).  New York, NY: Taylor & Francis. doi:10.2139/ssrn.2195999 [full text]

Selected Conference Poster Presentations

Mackinnon, S. P. (2012). The longitudinal relationship between perceived social support and academic achievement. Poster presented at the Society for Personality and Social Psychology 2012 convention, in San Diego, California, January 26-28, 2012 [poster]

Mackinnon, S. P., Jordan, C., & Wilson, A. (2010). Physical similarity and attractiveness similarity predict seating distance. Poster presented at the eleventh annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology at the Riviera Hotel in Las Vegas, NV, January 29, 2010. [abstract] [poster]

Mackinnon, S. P., Nosko, A., & Pratt, M. W. (2009). Stand by me: Intimacy in life narratives of romantic relationships and friendships predicts higher generativity at age 26. Poster presented at the 4th Emerging Adulthood Conference at the Westin Buckhead in Atlanta, GA, October 30, 2009. [abstract] [poster]

Mackinnon, S. P., Jordan, C., & Wilson, A. (2009). The moderating role of implicit self-esteem on seating choice. Poster presented at the American Psychological Association convention at the Metro Toronto Convention Center in Toronto, ON, August 6, 2009. [abstract] [poster]

Mackinnon, S. P., Jordan, C., & Wilson, A. (2009). Physical similarity and seating preference: Aggregation by glasses-wearing status.Poster presented at the 70th annual convention of the Canadian Psychological Association at the Westin Hotel in Montreal, QC, June 13, 2009. [Shortlisted for the Gail Brennan Award] [abstract] [poster]

Mackinnon S. P. & Barrie, K. (2008). Censorship in Webcomics. Poster presented at the 69th annual convention of the Canadian Psychological Association at the Marriott Harbourfront Hotel in Halifax, NS, June 11, 2008. [abstract] [poster]

Mackinnon, S. P. & Jordan, C. (2008). The Effect of Conditioning Implicit Self Esteem on Attributional and Defensive Judgments. Poster presented at the Southern Ontario Behavioral Decision Research conference at Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, ON, May 16, 2008 [poster]

Mackinnon, S. P., MacIntyre, S. P., & Clément, R. (2007). Willingness to communicate in a second language: Situational variation in identity and control motives. Poster presented at the 68th annual convention of the Canadian Psychological Association at the Westin Hotel in Ottawa, ON, June 9, 2007. [abstract] [poster]

Mackinnon, S. P., MacIntyre, P. M. & Hall, S.  (2006). Origins of the stuttering stereotype: Person perceptions versus anchoring – adjustment. Poster presented at the 67th annual convention of the Canadian Psychological Association at the Westin Hotel in Calgary, AB, June 9, 2006. [poster]

Theses

Mackinnon, S. P. & Sherry, S. B. (2012). Perfectionism, Life Narratives and Well-Being during Freshman Year. [PhD Thesis]

Mackinnon, S. P., Jordan, C., & Wilson, A. (2009). Birds of a feather sit together: Physical similarity predicts seating distance. [Master’s Thesis]

Mackinnon, S. P. & MacIntyre, P. M. (2006). Anxiety and threat detection: Biased Interpretations of emotional faces while speaking in public. [Undergraduate Thesis]