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Dr. Leanna Closson

Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology

Dr. Leanna Closson is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at Saint Mary’s University in Halifax, Nova Scotia.  She received her PhD in Human Development, Learning and Culture from the University of British Columbia.  Prior to joining Saint Mary’s University, she was a postdoctoral researcher at Carleton University.  Her research program explores the social development of children and youth, with a focus on peer relationships.  Some of the topics she studies include understanding the function and impact of peer group social status (e.g., popularity), social competence, aggression, and victimization.

Department of Psychology, Saint Mary's University
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