Faculty: Dr. Edward Bell

Edward BellDivision of Sociology and Family Studies
Office: BR 213
Email: eabell@uwo.ca
Telephone: 519-432-8353 ext 28236

Academic Background

  • B.A., University of Victoria
  • M.A., University of Alberta
  • Ph.D., McGill University

Research and Scholarly Interests

  • Political Sociology
  • Behaviour Genetic Study of Politics
  • Social Movements
  • Social Change

Teaching

  • Statistics for Sociology (Sociology 2205A/B)
  • Research Methods in Sociology (Sociology 2206A/B)
  • Investigating the Social World: Quantitative Research (Sociology 3306A/B)

My teaching philosophy: “Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire” (William Butler Yeats, with apologies to Plutarch).

Representative Publications

  • Kandler, Christian, Edward Bell, Chizuru Shikishima, Shinji Yamagata, & Rainer Riemann. “The Genetic Foundations of Attitude Formation: The Case of Left-Right Political Orientations.” Forthcoming in R. A. Scott & S. M. Kosslyn (eds.), Emerging Trends in the Social and Behavioral Sciences. Oxford, UK: Wiley.
  • Woodley, Michael A., Heiner Rindermann, Edward Bell, James Stratford, and Davide Piffer (2014). “The relationship between Microcephalin, ASPM, and intelligence: A reconsideration.” Intelligence 44: 51-63.
  • Woodley, Michael A. and Edward Bell (2013). “Consanguinity as a Major Predictor of Levels of Democracy: A Study of 70 Nations.” Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology 44(2): 263–280.
  • Bryman, Allan, Edward Bell and James J. Teevan (2012). Social Research Methods (Third Canadian Edition). Don Mills: Oxford University Press.
  • Bell, Edward, Michael A. Woodley, Julie Aitken Schermer and Philip A. Vernon (2012). “Politics and the General Factor of Personality.” Personality and Individual Differences 53: 456–551.
  • Woodley, Michael A. and Edward Bell (2011). “Is collective intelligence (mostly) the General Factor of Personality? A comment on Woolley, Chabris, Pentland, Hashmi and Malone.” Intelligence 39: 79–81.
  • Bell, Edward, Julie Aitken Schermer and Philip A. Vernon (2009). “The Origins of Political Attitudes and Behaviours: An Analysis Using Twins.” Canadian Journal of Political Science 42 (4): 855–879.
  • Bell, Edward (2008). “Catholicism and Democracy: A Reconsideration.” Journal of Religion & Society 10: 1–22.
  • Bell, Edward, Harold Jansen and Lisa Young (2007). “Sustaining a Dynasty in Alberta: The 2004 Provincial Election.”  Canadian Political Science Review 1 (2): 27–49.
  • Bell, Edward (2007). “Separatism and Quasi-Separatism in Alberta.” Prairie Forum 32(2): 335–55.
  • Bell, Edward (2004). “Ernest Manning.” In Bradford J. Rennie, ed., Alberta Premiers of the Twentieth Century, 147–82. Regina: University of Regina, Canadian Plains Research Center.
  • Bell, Edward (2002). “Prairie Politics: Why ‘Right’ in Alberta but ‘Left’ in Saskatchewan?” In Douglas Baer, ed., Political Sociology: An Introduction, 202–17. Toronto: Oxford University Press Canada.
  • Bell, Edward (2001).  “Social Change.” In James J. Teevan and W.E. Hewitt, eds., Introduction to Sociology: A Canadian Focus (Seventh Edition), 430–55. Toronto: Pearson Prentice Hall.
  • Bell, Edward (1993). Social Classes and Social Credit in Alberta. Montreal & Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press.

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