C.V.

Education

Doctor of Philosophy, Psychology, University of Toronto (Expected 2022).

Master of Arts, Psychology, University of Toronto (November 2018).

Honours Bachelor of Science with high distinction, Psychology Research Specialist (thesis), University of Toronto (June 2017).

Awards

Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarships—Doctoral (2019): Awarded to high-calibre doctoral students to promote continued excellence in Canadian research over a duration of three years.

Canadian Graduate Scholarship (2018): The objective of the Canada Graduate Scholarships-Master’s (CGS M) Program is to help develop research skills and assist in the training of highly qualified personnel by supporting students who demonstrate a high standard of achievement in undergraduate and early graduate studies.

Ontario Graduate Scholarship (2017): The Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS) program encourages excellence in graduate studies at publicly-assisted universities in Ontario. Since 1975, the OGS program has been providing merit-based scholarships to Ontario’s best graduate students in all disciplines of academic study. The scholarship program at U of T is jointly funded by the Province of Ontario and the University of Toronto.

Isabel Warne Fellowship (2017): Award intended for University College students at the University of Toronto pursuing graduate studies within or outside Canada.

George Mandler Research Fund (2017): Awarded on the basis of academic merit to Psychology program students undertaking research initiatives in the Department of Psychology

University of Toronto Excellence Award (2015, 2016, 2017): The University of Toronto Excellence Award was founded to give undergraduate students summer research opportunities to experience different approaches to research in various fields; to help students learn and appreciate the investigative methodology of areas of particular interest; and, to provide students with an experience that will allow them to make informed decisions about pursuing careers in research.

University College Alumni Scholarship (2016): Award based on academic achievement.

C.L. Burton Open Scholarship (2015): The gift of the late C.L. Burton, CBE; Award given at the discretion of College Council.

Dean’s List (Received July 2015, October 2015, October 2016, July 2017): This designation is given to degree students in the Faculty of Arts & Science having a cumulative grade point average of 3.50 or above.

Manuscripts Accepted

Côté, S., Stellar, J., Willer, R., Forbes, R.C., Martin., Sean., & Bianchi, E. (2020). The Psychology of Entrenched Privilege: High Socioeconomic Status Individuals from Affluent Backgrounds Are Uniquely High in Entitlement. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin. 

Manuscripts in Progress

Forbes, R. & Stellar, J. (2020). When the Ones We Love Misbehave: Exploring Moral Processes in Intimate Bonds. Manuscript to be submitted to the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology.

Forbes, R. & Stellar, J. Power and Morality (working title). 

Forbes, R., Feinberg, M., & Stellar, J. Redemption (working title).

Robinson, J., Forbes. R., & Plaks, J. Appealing to anger and sadness: Differential use of emotion language when justifying deontological and consequentialist moral judgments.

Teaching Experience

2020
Social Psychology of Emotions (PSY3310), Teaching Assistant, University of Toronto Mississauga
Introduction to Social Psychology (PSY220), Teaching Assistant, University of Toronto Mississauga (Summer)

2019
Social Psychology of Emotions (PSY3310), Teaching Assistant, University of Toronto Mississauga (Spring)
Psychology of the Law (PSY328), Teaching Assistant, University of Toronto Mississauga (Spring, Summer)
Introduction to Abnormal Psychology (PSY240), Teaching Assistant, University of Toronto Mississauga (Fall)
Introduction to Social Psychology (PSY220), Teaching Assistant, University of Toronto Mississauga (Fall)

2018
Social Psychology of Emotions (PSY3310), Teaching Assistant, University of Toronto Mississauga (Spring)
Psychology of Law (PSY328), Teaching Assistant, University of Toronto Mississauga (Summer)
Introduction to Social Psychology (PSY220), Teaching Assistant, University of Toronto Mississauga (Fall)

2017
Introduction to Social Psychology (PSY220), Teaching Assistant, University of Toronto Mississauga (Spring)
Introduction to Psychology (PSY100), Teaching Assistant, University of Toronto Mississauga (Fall)

Other Service

Orientation and Recruitment Coordinator for the Psychology Graduate Student Association (2018, 2019, 2020)
Assistant Reviewer, Methods Track, Association for Psychological Science Annual Convention (2019).
Organizer for PsychHacks, Department of Psychology Hackathon (2019)