Jeffrey Dean Webster

jwebster@langara.bc.ca

PhD, Instructor, Psychology Department, Langara College

Founding Member, International Institute for Reminiscence and Life Review

Founding Member, Society for Research in Human Development

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EDUCATION:

 

  • PhD, University of Twente, The Netherlands (2014)
  • M.Ed., Counseling Psychology, University of British Columbia
  • BA, Psychology, University of British Columbia

AWARDS:

  • Social Sciences and Engineering Research Scholarship (declined).
  • University of Victoria Presidential Research Fellowship (declined).
  • Elected President of the International Institute for Reminiscence and Life Review
  • Solicited for RAND-type Expert Consensus Survey on Wisdom
  • Awarded the Robert Butler and Myrna Lewis Award for Research Excellence in Reminiscence and Life Review work.
  • Awarded the Endowed Visiting Chair in Gerontology for fall semester at St. Thomas University, Fredericton, N.B.

DISCIPLINE:

  • Psychology

HISTORY:

  • 30 years in teaching psychology

PRACTICE:

  • Psychology

AREAS OF RESEARCH INTERESTS:

  • Reminiscence Functions
  • Wisdom Across Adulthood
  • Time Perspective

PRODUCTS:

Complete list of publications

Publications:

  • Cappeliez, P., & Webster, J. D. (2011). Mneme and anamnesis: The contribution of involuntary reminiscences to the construction of a narrative self in older age (pp. 177 – 194). In G. Kenyon, E. Bohlmeijer, and W. Randall (Eds.),  Storying later life: Issues, investigations, and interventions in narrative gerontology. New York: Oxford University Press.
  • Taylor, M., Bates, G., & Webster, J. D. (2011). Comparing the psychometric properties of two measures of wisdom: Predicting forgiveness and psychological well-being with the Self-Assessed Wisdom Scale (SAWS) and the Three-Dimensional Wisdom Scale (3D-WS).Experimental Aging Research, 37, 129-141.
  • Webster, J. D., Taylor, M., & Bates, G. (2011). Measuring and conceptualizing wisdom: A reply to Ardelt. Experimental Aging Research, 37, 256-259.
  • Webster, J. D. (2011). A new measure of time perspective: Initial psychometric findings for the Balanced Time Perspective Scale (BTPS). Canadian Journal of Behavioural Science.
  • Webster, J. D., & Haight, B. K. (Eds.), (2002).  Critical advances in reminiscence work: From theory to applicationThis link points to an external webpage and will open in a new browser window or tab..  N. Y.: Springer.

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