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Jamie Prowse-Turner PhD

Discipline/Program
Humanities & Social Sciences
Psychology
Phone
403.357.3676
Biography

 
Dr. Prowse Turner has a Ph.D. from the University of Saskatchewan and a Post-Masters Certificate in Counselling from Athabasca University and she is currently in the process of registering as a practicing psychologist. Her expertise is in the areas of Cognitive Development and Trauma and she teaches courses in abnormal and personality psychology. Dr. Prowse Turner’s current research is applied and community focused, partnering with the Central Alberta Sexual Assault Support Centre and Alberta Health Services Emergency Medical Services on education, prevention, and intervention. Jamie is able to combine her passion for teaching and practice in the classroom to create a meaningful student experience. 

Education

Ph.D. (Psychology), University of Saskatchewan
Post-Masters Certificate in Counselling. Athabasca University
B.A. (Psychology), University of Calgary

Main Areas of Teaching

Abnormal Psychology, Personality Psychology, Psychology and Law.

Scholarly Activity

Current and Recent Research Projects:   

  • Binnendyk, J., & Prowse Turner, J. A. (in progress). Evaluation of a PTSD Prevention Program for Paramedics.
  • Geary, D., Prowse Turner, J. A., & Bearden, A. (2017). Can Mindfulness Meditation Training or an Analytic Feedback Intervention Reduce the Tendency for Victim Blaming while Under Just World Threat.     
  • Vickery, R., Prowse Turner, J. A., Wells, G. (2017). The Experience of Family Care Providers of Individuals with Early Onset Dementia: An Exploratory Study        
  • Schutz, C., & Prowse Turner, J. A. (2017). No Secrets Program Evaluation.
  • Mohns, E., Prowse Turner, J. A., & Wells, G. (2017). Student Knowledge of and Attitudes toward Young and Late Onset Dementia
  • Andrew, P., Wells, G., & Prowse Turner, J. A. (2017). Professional Caregivers Attitudes and Awareness Towards Dementia in Aging Intellectually Disabled Adults
  • Kortzman, A., & Prowse Turner, J. A. (2016). Research Synthesis with Alberta Dementia Strategy and Action Plan
  • Hrdlicka, D., & Prowse Turner, J. A. (2016). Literature Review of Sexual Assault in Sex Trade Workers       
  • Ethier, A., & Prowse Turner, J. A. (2016). Research Synthesis of the Relationship between Sexual Assault and Addiction                   
  • Coulter, T., & Prowse Turner, J. A. (2016).  A Collaborative Community-Based Initiative to Identify Knowledge Needs Regarding Child Sexual Assault Prevention Programming in Central Alberta
  • Cook, L., & Prowse Turner, J. A. (2016). A Collaborative Community-Based Initiative to Identify Knowledge Needs Regarding Young Offenders to Provide Strategies to Prevent Sexual Assault
  • Van Alstyne, D., & Prowse Turner, J. A. (2015). Thinking Styles in Athletes and Non-Athletes
  • Davidson, N., Prowse Turner, J. A., & Stuebing, B. (2015) Mapping of Program and Services in Central Alberta that are Available to Sexual Assault Victims
  • Borgel, J., Bearden, A., & Prowse Turner, J. A. (2016). Do Individual Differences in Cognitive Sophistication Affect the Tendency to Engage in Victim Blaming when Belief in a Just World is Under Threat?
  • Westwood, D., & Prowse Turner, J. A. (2013). The Effect of Thinking Styles and Risk Taking in Athletes and Non-Athletes on Reasoning Ability.    
  • Pennycook, G., Prowse Turner, J. A., & Thompson, V. A. (2009). Metacognitive Dual-Process Theory and the Base Rate Fallacy. (CPA Award Winner).

Selected Publications:

  • Thompson, V.A., Ackerman, R., Sidi, Y., Ball, L.J., Pennycook, G., & Prowse Turner, J.A. (2013). The role of answer fluency and perceptual fluency in the monitoring and control of reasoning: Reply to Alter, Oppenheimer, and Epley. Cognition, 128, 256-258.
  • Thompson, V.A., Prowse Turner J. A., Pennycook, G., Ball, L., Brack, H., Ophir, Y. & Ackerman, R. (2013). The role of answer fluency and perceptual fluency as metacognitive cues for initiating analytic thinking. Cognition, 128, 237-251.
  • Thompson, V.A, Prowse Turner J. A., & Pennycook, G. (2011). Intuition, reason, and metacognition. Cognitive Psychology, 63, 107-140.
  • Prowse Turner, J.A. & Thompson, V.A. (2009). The role of training, alternative models, and logical necessity in determining confidence in syllogistic reasoning. Thinking and Reasoning, 1, 69-100.

Conference Presentations:
Prowse Turner, J. A., Bearden, A., & Borgel, J. (2016). Cognitive Sophistication as a Predictor of Victim Blaming. Paper presented at the International Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, May, Granada, Spain.
Prowse Turner, J. A., Borgel, J., & Bearden, A. (2015). Does Cognitive Sophistication Reduce Victim Blaming Under Just World Threat? Poster presented at the 27th Association for Psychological Science Annual Convention, May, New York, NY.
Beatty, E. L., Vartanian, O., Mandel, D. R., Jobidon, M., Prowse Turner, J. A., & Thompson, V.A. (2013). Intelligence, Cognitive Reflection, and Reasoning Performance. Poster presented at the 25th Annual Meeting of the Association for Psychological Science, May, Washington, DC.
Prowse Turner, J. A., & Thompson, V. A. (2012). Age Effects on Confidence in DeductiveReasoning. Paper presented at the 21st Annual Meeting of the Canadian Society for Brain, Behaviour and Cognitive Science (CSBBCS), June, Kingston, ON.
Prowse Turner, J. A., & Thompson, V. A. (2011). A Dual Process Approach to Age-Associated Changes in Reasoning Performance. Paper presented at the 20th Annual Meeting of the Canadian Society for Brain, Behaviour and Cognitive Science (CSBBCS), June, Winnipeg, MB.
Prowse Turner, J. A., & Thompson, V. A. (2009). A Dual Process Approach to Age-Associated Changes in Reasoning Performance. Poster presented at the 50th Annual Meeting of the Psychonomics Society, November, Boston, MA.
Thompson, V.A, Pennycook, G., Prowse Turner J. A., Evans, J. St. B. T. (2009). Fluency, the Feeling of Rightness, and Analytic Thinking. Paper presented at the 4th London Reasoning Workshop, July, London, UK.
Beatty, E. L., Thompson, V.A, & Prowse Turner J. A. (2009). Memory is an unreliable marker for conflict detection in reasoning. Poster presented at the 19th Annual Meeting of the Canadian Society for Brain, Behaviour and Cognitive Science (CSBBCS), July, York, UK.
Prowse Turner, J. A., & Thompson, V. A. (2008).  Assessing Confidence in Deductive Reasoning.  Poster presented at the 6th International Conference on Thinking, August, Venice, Italy.
Prowse Turner, J. A., & Thompson, V. A. (2008). The Effects of Normal Aging onReasoning Ability.  Poster presented at the 27th Banff Annual Seminar in Cognitive Science (BASICS), May, Banff, AB.
Prowse Turner, J. A., Beatty, E. L., & Thompson, V. A. (2007). Thinking Dispositions, Metacognitive Ability, and Performance on a Syllogistic Reasoning Task.  Poster presented at the 48th Annual Meeting of the Psychonomics Society, November, Long Beach, CA.
Prowse Turner, J.A. & Thompson, V.A. (2007). Heuristic Effects on Confidence and Accuracy: An Extension of the Probability Heuristics Model of Syllogistic Reasoning. Paper presented at the 17th Annual Meeting of the Canadian Society for Brain, Behaviour and Cognitive Science (CSBBCS), June, Victoria, BC.
Thompson, V. A., Prowse Turner, J.A., & Beatty, E. (2007). Determinants of Confidence in Deductive Reasoning. Paper presented at the 17th Annual Meeting of the Canadian Society for Brain, Behaviour and Cognitive Science (BBCS), June, Victoria, BC.
Prowse Turner, J.A. & Thompson, V.A. (2007).  The role of reasoning processes in confidence judgments. Poster presented at the 26th Banff Annual Seminar in Cognitive Science (BASICS), May, Banff, AB.
Thompson, V. A., Prowse, J.A., & Beatty, E. L. (2007, April).  Confidence, Perspective Taking, and Thinking Dispositions. Invited colloquia, Department of Psychology, University of Plymouth, Plymouth, UK.
Prowse, J.A. & Thompson, V.A. (2006).  Exploring the relationship between confidence      and accuracy in deductive reasoning.  Poster presented at the 47th Annual Meeting of the Psychonomics Society, November, Houston, TX.
Prowse, J.A. & Thompson, V.A. (2006). Factors affecting the process of deductive reasoning.  Paper presented at the 16th Annual Meeting of the Canadian Society for Brain, Behaviour and Cognitive Science (CSBBCS), June, Saskatoon, SK.
Prowse, J.A. & Thompson, V.A. (2006).  Improving the confidence-accuracy relationship in deductive reasoning.  Poster presented at the 25th Banff Annual Seminar in Cognitive Science (BASICS), May, Banff, AB.
Prowse, J.A. (2005).  Multiple Intelligence Differences between Male and Female Left- and Right Handers. Poster presented at the 9th Annual Psychology Student Conference, April, Calgary, AB.

Community Involvement:

  • Therapist and Consultant at Central Alberta Sexual Assault Support Centre
  • Research collaboration with the Emergency Medical Services division of Alberta Health Services
  • Member of the Early Onset Alberta Foundation and research collaborator

Community Presentations:

  • Consumerism and Its Impact on Human Interaction (March, 2017). Red Deer College
  • Are We Experiencing and Epidemic of Rape Culture? (March, 2017). Red Deer College
  • Conversation on Mind: Where Does Morality Come From? (March 2016). Red Deer College,
  • Stigma Awareness and Prevention of Mental Health and Suicide (March 2016). Red Deer College Middle Years Education Program
  • Conversation on Mind: Consciousness, Death, and Dying. (March 2015). Red Deer College.

Professional and/or RDC Leadership:

  • Chair, Student Writer Awards Committee
  • Faculty Advisor, Recognition Awards Committee

Professional Memberships:

  • Faculty Association of Red Deer College (FARDC)
  • International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS)
  • American Psychological Science (APS)
  • Psychonomics Society (PS)
  • Canadian Psychological Association (CPA)

Additional Training:
2017    Brain Story Certification
2017    Mindfulness Retreat and Conference for Educators
2016    Intercultural Training: CARE
2015    The Action Coalition on Human Trafficking Alberta Association Training
2015    Victim Services Training
2007-2008    Introduction to University Teaching

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