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Wilfrid Laurier University Faculty of Science
October 25, 2016
Canadian Excellence
Dr. Pamela Sadler

Dr. Pamela Sadler

Professor, Psychology

Contact Information
Phone: (519) 884-0710 ext.3233

Office Location: N2075E (Science Building)
Office Hours: ON SABBATICAL; By Appointment Only
Academic Background

B. Math, Computer Science (Co-op), University of Waterloo
B. Arts, Psychology, University of Waterloo
Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, University of Waterloo
Predoctoral Clinical Internship, Calgary Health Region


I am a faculty member in Laurierís Social Psychology program. I study the forces at play during interpersonal interaction, including a variety of controlled and automatic processes underlying people's dominance and friendliness behaviors. I am currently exploring how peopleís moment-to-moment behaviors become entrained or synchronized to each other over time.  I am also intrigued by the processes contributing the individual differences in hypnotic ability.  My research interests in personality and social interaction apply well to clinical circumstances involving psychopathology and therapeutic processes, as well as to everyday interpersonal interactions. My research has been funded by the Social Science and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC). 

3-D Demonstration of Interpersonal Complementarity During Interactions
A brief demonstration shows the type of data that can be collected using our joystick monitor software using 3-D rotations to reveal the data structures.  To see this 3-D demonstration, click on the first bullet in the left-hand column of this webpage and follow the instructions for
downloading and/or running the Powerpoint presentation (for Windows-based computers only).

Joystick Monitor Software (joymon.exe)
The joystick monitor software is free and can be downloaded directly to your Windows-based computer.  It is designed to run on Windows 7 and Windows 8 machines.  To obtain it, click on the second bullet in the left-hand column of this webpage and follow the instructions for:

(1) downloading, extracting, and running the program, and
(2) downloading the manual.

Additional Information
For more information about my research and teaching see website: