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Dr. Marnie Rice, trailblazing psychopathy researcher

I had a busy summer, to say the least. I attended three conferences, gave six talks, and landed a tenure-track job at Lakehead University. These are all wonderful if exhausting pursuits, and I am grateful to have been offered these opportunities. One of the summer highlights was the Canadian Psychology Association conference in Ottawa, Ontario, which was particularly relevant to my interests because it was held in conjunction with the North American Correctional and Criminal Justice Psychology Conference. I got to see Dr.

Mar 30, 2015: Measurement Matters: Personality Inventories from a Participant Point-of-View?

A couple of weeks ago, I sent my personality students off with a personality inventory and told them to bring it back to class, where we would score it. The inventory was the 60-item version of the English self-report HEXACO-PI (Ashton & Lee, 2009).

Sept. 25, 2014: Student Engagement

I am not the slightest bit surprised to learn that Trent University got high marks for student engagement in a national survey. I sure hope they can find a picture of a highly engaging professor to illustrate this news item! (Yes, that's me in the picture with some of my lovely Trent Durham students.)

http://www.trentu.ca/newsevents/newsDetail.php?newsID=8172 

Sept. 25, 2014: I'm in the news (sort of)!

I'm in the Times of India! Okay, the English is a little weird. And Trent isn't in Ottawa. And the headline is misleading and, well, wrong.

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/life-style/relationships/man-woman/Dont-mix-sexual-fantasies-with-true-love-life/articleshow/42625148.cms

I have always thought that my research would make a great Bollywood movie.

July 15, 2014: Personality Matters: Of Explorers and Politicians

Over breakfast a few mornings ago, my husband said, “You should read this.” Bleary-eyed, I peered over my coffee at the newspaper page Rob was showing me. Something about explorers. “Definitely,” I replied (code for “Oops, it went into the recycling before I had a chance to read it”).

Apr 21, 2014: Open Access as Open Season on Researchers?

They arrive with relentless frequency. These emails often allude to my importance in my field, sometimes referring to my “eminence”. These emails contain invitations for me to submit my manuscripts, write chapters, or serve on editorial boards, because I am that awesome! The emails are usually from publishers of Open Access journals.

July 16, 2013: Overheated

A couple of weeks ago, I decided that I needed to get out on my bicycle more often. In general, my idea was pretty sound. Specifically, though, I made a major mistake in making this decision on a day that the thermometer hit 32 degrees Celsius (that’s about 90 for those of you working in Fahrenheit).  I decided to head to my not-so-local library to pick up some light summer reading. After heading out of the house and then returning three times for my a) helmet, b) backpack, and c) bicycle lock, I was on my way!

Before long, I learned some important lessons:

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