Dr. Leslie Janes

Job Title:

 Associate Professor, Psychology


 Full-Time Faculty




 519.432.8353 x28275


 Mother St. James 301E

Academic Background

  • Ph.D., Psychology, Western University
  • M.A., Psychology, Western University
  • B.A., Political Science, Wilfrid Laurier University

Research and Scholarly Interests

My research interests include:

  • Humour
  • Goals and motivation
  • Explicit and implicit self-esteem


  • Psychology 1000 – Introductory Psychology
  • Psychology 2075 – Human Sexuality
  • Psychology 2410A/B – Child Development
  • Psychology 2720A/B – Social Psychology
  • Psychology 2990A/B – Applied Psychology
  • Psychology 3721F/G – Psychology of Persuasion

Representative Publications

  • Janes, L.M. & Olson, J.M. (2000). Jeer pressure: The behavioural effects of observing ridicule of others. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin. 26, 474-485.
  • Olson, J.M. & Janes, L.M. (2002). Vigilant for differences: Heightened impact of differences on surprise. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin. 28, 1084-1093.
  • Stelzl, M., Janes, L.M., & Seligman, C. (June, 2004). One of us or one of them: The social identity strategy of inclusion or exclusion of the other from the in-group. Poster presented at the Why Neighbours Kill Conference, London, Ontario.
  • Janes, L.M. & Olson, J.M. (October, 2003). The effects of ridicule on regulatory focus. Informal paper presented at the annual meeting of the Society of Experimental Social Psychology, Boston, MA, US.