Lynne Honey

Director, Office of Teaching and Learning Services
Professor, Psychology

PhD (McMaster), BA (Algoma)

7-266, City Centre Campus
10700 – 104 Avenue
Edmonton, AB


Serving as the Director for Teaching and Learning Services, Lynne hopes to share her passion for teaching and learning with the entire MacEwan community.

Available to supervise senior students' independent study.

Evolutionary psychology, animal learning, animal behaviour, dominance, mate choice

Teaching and Research Interests

  • PSYC 281 Principles of Learning and Behaviour
  • PSYC 358 Comparative Cognition
  • PSYC 373 Evolution and Human Behaviour
  • PSYC 473 Advanced Evolutionary Psychology
  • PSYC 400 Senior Seminar 
  • PSYC 440 Practice of Teaching Psychology

Students who conduct research with Dr. Honey will focus on social dominance traits and behaviours.

Dr. Honey is currently investigating various effects of novel teaching methods, including lectures, online delivery, blended learning, and ‘flipped classrooms’.

Selected Publications / Presentations / Conference Papers

Honey, P. L. & Fillion, C. (2017). Is chastity an obsolete virtue? Contrasting cues of chastity and parental investment for mate evaluation. EvoS Journal: The Journal of the Evolutionary Studies Consortium, 8, Sp. Iss. (3), 77-91.

Semenyna, S.W., Belu, C.F., Vasey, P.L. & Honey, P.L. (2017). Not straight and not straightforward: The relationships between sexual orientation, sociosexuality, and Dark Triad traits in women. Evolutionary Psychological Science. doi:10.1007/s40806-017-0111-y

Honey, P.L. (2017). The element of surprise: Women of the Dark Triad. In M.L. Fisher (Ed.) Oxford Handbook of Women and Competition. 147-165. Oxford University Press: New York.

Powell, R.A., Honey, P.L. & Symbaluk, D.G. (2017) Introduction to learning and behavior, 5th Edition. Cengage.

Honey, P.L. (2015). Why I teach the controversy. Frontiers in Psychology. doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2015.00793

Awards / Grants / Fellowships

  • ACIFA Award for Innovation in Teaching (2013) in recognition of innovations in group-work projects and blind peer-review in seminar classes.

Professional Associations / Memberships

  • Member, Human Behavior and Evolution Society
  • Member, Canadian Society for Brain, Behaviour and Cognitive Science
  • Member, Society for Personality and Social Psychology
  • Member, Society for the Teaching of Psychology