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Wilfrid Laurier University Laurier Brantford
October 23, 2017
Canadian Excellence

Dr. Danielle M. Law

Assistant Professor, Youth and Children's Studies and Psychology

Contact Information
Phone: 519.756.8228 ext.5552

Office Location: RCE 213

Academic Background

Ph.D., Educational and Counselling Psychology and Special Education | The University of British Columbia

M.A., Educational and Counselling Psychology and Special Education | The University of British Columbia

B.A. Psychology | The University of Alberta


I found my home at Laurier Brantford in 2012 and am very excited to be part of the growth and development of this vibrant, interdisciplinary, and collaborative community.  I spent most of my childhood and early adulthood in and around Edmonton, Alberta, where I completed my undergraduate education at the University of Alberta.  In 2002 I made my way to beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia where I spent 10 years completing my graduate degrees (MA and PhD) and my post-doctoral work. 

Research Interests

I take an interdisciplinary approach to the study of children and youth.  Broadly, I am interested in studying how children and adolescents develop cognitively and socio-emotionally as they interact and socialize using various technologies.  With this in mind, my primary area of research focus has been in the area of Cyberbullying and responsible Internet use.  Key to my research, teaching, and learning philosophies is my desire to connect academia with the community. In this vein, I strive to ensure my research informs the work I do with the community, while simultaneously allowing my work with the community to inform my research and teaching.

Selected Publications

Law, D. M., Shapka, J.D. & Domené, J.F., Monique, H. Gagné (2012).  Are cyberbullies really bullies? An investigation of reactive and proactive online aggression.  Computers in Human Behavior, 28, 2, 664-672.

Law, D. M., Shapka, J.D., Hymel, S., & Olson, B.F. Waterhouse, T. (2012).  The Changing Face of Bullying: An Empirical Comparison Between Traditional and Internet Bullying and Victimization. Computers in Human Behavior. 28, 226-232.

Gagné, M., Shapka, J. D., & Law, D. M. (2012). The impact of social contexts in schools: Adolescents who are new to Canada and their sense of belonging.  In C. Garcia-Coll (Ed.), In The impact of immigration on children’s development, 17-34.

Law, D.M., Shapka, J.D., & Olson, B.F. (2010).  To Control or Not to Control? Parenting Behaviours and Adolescent Online Aggression.  Computer in Human Behaviour, 26, 1651-1656.

Ercikan, K., Arim, R. G., Law, D. M., Lacroix, S., Gagnon, F., & Domené, J. F. (2009). Application of think aloud protocols for examining and confirming sources of differential item functioning identified by expert reviews. Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice. (38 pages).

Shapka, J.D., Law, D. M., & VanWynsberghe, R. (2008).  Quest for communicating sustainability: Gb-Quest as a learning tool for effecting conceptual change.  Local Environment, 13, 107-127.