Mark Baldwin

Mark Baldwin
Stewart Biological Sciences Bldg.
Rm W8/30B, ph: (514) 398-6090; fx: 398-4896


Prof. Baldwin's main area of research is social cognition, with a focus on the representation and activation of information about significant relationships. His studies often involve questions about relationship security and insecurity, and how they relate to self-esteem and attachment processes.
Selected References
Dandeneau, S. D., Baldwin, M. W., Baccus, J. R., Sakellaropoulo, M., & Pruessner, J. C. (2007). Cutting Stress Off at the Pass: Reducing Vigilance and Responsiveness to Social Threat by Manipulating Attention. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 93, 651-666.

Sakellaropoulo, M. & Baldwin, M. W. (2007). The hidden sides of self-esteem: Two dimensions of implicit self-esteem and their relation to narcissistic reactions. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology.

Dandeneau, S., & Baldwin, M. W. (Aug, 2004) The Inhibition of Socially Rejecting Information Among People with High versus Low Self-Esteem: The Role of Attentional Bias and the Effects of Bias Reduction Training. Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology.

Baccus, J. R., Baldwin, M. W. & Packer, D. J. (July, 2004). Increasing Implicit Self-Esteem through Classical Conditioning. Psychological Science.

Additional Publications and Selected Abstracts.

Research Areas
Research in Social Psychology is becoming increasingly collaborative at McGill, as faculty and grad students' interests converge on topics of selfhood and social relationships.  As a result, we recently formed the Center for Identity and Social Relations.  To see a list of my colleagues in Social and Personality psychology, go here:  Social - Personality 
Prospective students: I anticipate accepting one graduate student to work with me each year for the next few years. Please feel free to read the abstracts on this website and, if the research interests you, to apply to our graduate program here at McGill. Please note that in order to avoid biasing the selction process, I typically do not communicate with prospective graduate students until the applications have been received and given an initial review. 
SELFESTEEMGAMES Web Page: My students and I have recently set up, which reports our most recent work in which we use repetitive games or tasks to try to modify the cognitive processes underlying self-esteem.

Knowledge Transfer

Recently, our research on serious games has been licensed to MindHabits Inc., which is distributing the games through the website:

Most years, in the winter term, I teach the course Social Cognition and the Self


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