Faculty: Dr. John Mitchell

John MitchellAssociate Academic Dean
Associate Professor, Psychology, School of Behavioural and Social Sciences
Director, Advanced Learning and Teaching Centre
Office: MSJ 123
Email: jbmitche@uwo.ca
Telephone: 519-432-8353 ext 28116

Academic Background

  • Honors B.A., Queens University, Kingston, ON
  • M.A., Queens University, Kingston, ON
  • Ph.D., Concordia University, Montreal, PQ

Post-doctoral experience

  • Douglas Hospital Research Centre, Montreal, PQ
  • University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, CO

Research and Scholarly Interests

Motivation, memory for time, order, and sequences (temporal memory), stress and memory, educational psychology.


  • Introduction to Psychology, Psychology 1000
  • Biological Basis of Behaviour, Psychology 2221A/B
  • Introduction to Educational Psychology, Psychology 2620A/B
  • Statistics for Psychology II, Psychology 2851A/B
  • The Neuroscience of Motivation and Emotion, Psychology 3209F/G
  • Introduction to Personality Theory and Research
  • Advanced Topics in Educational Psychology

Representative Publications

  • Mitchell, J. and Walker, P.(2019) Risk of Burnout Among Female Undergraduate University Students: Importance of Social Support, poster presented at the Canadian Psychological Association Annual Convention, Halifax, Nova Scotia, May 30 – June 2 2019
  • Passer, M.W., Smith, R.E., Atkinson, M., Mitchell, J.B., and Muir, D. (2014). Psychology: Frontiers and Applications. Fifth Canadian Edition. McGraw-Hill Ryerson Press, Whitby, ON.
  • Janes, K. and Mitchell, J.B. (2009) Eyewitness identification: The role of processing style and individual differences in accuracy and confidence. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Canadian Psychological Association, Montreal, Quebec.
  • Van Belois, A. and Mitchell, J. B. (2009). Summer residential camps: Promoting social interaction and self-efficacy among young adults with special needs. Camping Magazine, the Official Publication of the American Camp Association. Nov/Dec. 2009.
  • Simner, M. L. and Mitchell, J. B. (2007). Use of the TOEFL as an admission requirement to Canadian universities. Canadian Journal of School Psychology, 22: 182–187.
  • Sherry, D. and Mitchell, J.B. (2007). Neuroethology of Foraging. In D.W. Stephens, R.C. Ydenbery, and J.S. Brown (Eds.), Foraging, University of Chicago Press. 61–102.

Community Links

  • Outreach and Social Action Committee, Riverside United Church
  • Elected Trustee, Riverside United Church