University of Calgary

Kathleen Hughes

  • Assistant Professor (Teaching)

Currently Teaching

Not currently teaching any courses.

Research Interests

Dr. Kathleen Hughes is an Assistant Professor (Teaching) in Psychology at the University of Calgary specializing in Social Development. Her current research focuses positive factors that can influence development from early childhood to emerging adulthood. Topics include: 1) Socioemotional factors (shyness, anxiety, personality, social emotional learning, peers, parenting, motivation); and 2) Educational outcomes (engagement, teacher-student relationships, classroom climate, and achievement).

Dr. Hughes typically supervises 3 undergraduate students per year. For more information please see her website:


  • PostDoctoral Fellowship
    University of New Brunswick, 2014
  • PhD - Psychology
    Carleton Univeristy, 2013
  • MA - Psychology
    Carleton Univeristy, 2008
  • BA (Hons) - Psychology
    St. Thomas University, 2006
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