MA, DPhil

Instructor, Psychology
School of Social Sciences
Psychology

604.986.1911 ext. 7295
Fir Building, room FR501A
htarry@capilanou.ca

Education

DPhil, Experimental Psychology, University of Oxford, UK, 2002.

MA, Experimental Psychology, University of Oxford, UK.

Bio

Hammond Tarry (DPhil, University of Oxford, 2002) is a faculty member in the psychology department at Capilano University. He completed his doctoral research in psychology in 2001 at the University of Oxford, UK. His doctoral thesis was entitled Delinquency, Moral Reasoning and Social Control.

Hammond has published and supervised research on topics including antisocial behaviour, sociomoral development, political orientation, attitudes toward institutional authority and reputation management. He teaches a wide range of courses, including social psychology, group dynamics, research methods and introductory psychology. He has a particular interest in developing and using open educational resources from a social justice perspective. He is the co-author of a recent open textbook in social psychology.

I am passionate about teaching psychology, especially introductory, developmental and social psychology, as well as group dynamics. I feel very privileged to be an educator, as it is an honour to have the opportunity to exchange and construct knowledge with students.

My primary teaching philosophy is to create supportive, varied, learning environments that will allow students from diverse backgrounds to construct meaning. Going to university is expensive and time-consuming. Students deserve experiences in the classroom that will impact their lives in meaningful ways. Creating those experiences is my guiding aim in teaching.

I have published and supervised research on topics including sociomoral development, political orientation, attitudes toward institutional authority and reputation management. I am also interested in research on the effectiveness of open education resources.

Emler, N., Tarry, H., St. James, A. Postconventional moral reasoning and reputation. Journal of Research in Personality, 41, 76-89, 2007.

Emler, N., Tarry, H. Clutching at straws: is it time to abandon the moral judgment deficit explanation for delinquency? British Journal of Developmental Psychology, 25, 191-195, 2007.

Stangor, C., Jhangiani, R., Tarry, H. Principles of Social Psychology: 1st International Edition. Victoria, BC: BC Campus Open Ed, 2004.

Tarry, H., Emler, N. Attitudes, values and moral reasoning as predictors of delinquency. British Journal of Developmental Psychology, 25, 169-183, 2007.