Dr Kerry Anne McBain is the Head of Psychology and Course Coordinator of the Graduate Diploma of Psychology (Bridging) Program at James Cook University.  She lectures in Psychology and is located at the Townsville Campus.  Her research spans the broad areas of social, environmental and developmental psychology with specific interest in the areas of interpersonal communication, adult attachment, and the formation and structure of the relationships we form with the places in which we live and the network of people and pets that share those places with us.  Her focus on the application of research based practice directly reflects the changing and trending nature of the global commnity in which we live and the cultural, social and geographic environment through which human services are delivered.

  • PY1101: Exploring Psychology: from Brain to Practice (Level 1; TSV)
  • PY2109: The World around Us: Environmental Psychology (Level 2; SIN & TSV)
  • PY4201: Social Psychology (Level 4; ONL)
  • PY4207: Neuroscience and the Biological Bases of Behaviour (Level 4; ONL)
  • Member International Association of Applied Psychology Member Environmental Design Research Association Member American Psychological Association Division 2 Society for the Teaching of Psychology Member American Psychological Association Division 8 Society for Personality and Social Psychology Member American Psychological Association Division 34 Society for Environmental, Population and Conservation Psychology
  • 2019 to present - Course Coordinator, Graduate Diploma of Psychology (Bridging), James Cook University
  • 2016 to present - Academic Head, Psychology, James Cook University
  • 2015 to 2018 - Psychology Course Coordinator, James Cook University
  • 2016 - JCU Citations for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning for engaging, empowering and inspiring students of the tropics by creating a synergy between the theoretical foundations of psychological practice and real world community based application.

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Asian Association of Social Psychology - Small Group Meetings

Serving the underserved in the tropics: Making a difference with positive psychology

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As the first AASP (mini) conference focusing on serving the underserved in the tropics, the proposed mini conference aims to address this gap to promote making a difference in tropical Asia with positive psychology. The themes of the mini conference include: * mental health and psychological wellbeing in the tropics; * projudice, discimination and structural inequality; * individual and community resilience.
Wendy Li, Kerry McBain and Smita Singh (College of Healthcare Sciences)
Tropics; underserved; Social Psychology; inclusiveness

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  • Indicates the Tropics (Torrid Zone)

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