Andrew J. Howell

Professor, Psychology

PhD (Concordia)

6-323G, City Centre Campus
10700 – 104 Avenue
Edmonton, AB


Dr. Howell is a clinical psychologist and registered psychologist in the province of Alberta. He teaches courses in clinical psychology, the psychology of well-being, research methods and introductory psychology. His research interests fall within the science of well-being and include implicit theories of well-being, non-stigmatizing language in relation to mental disorders and suicide, implicit theories of psychopathology and the impact of nature on well-being.

Available to supervise senior students' independent study.

Clinical psychology, well-being, stigma, implicit theories

Teaching and Research Interests

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Psychology of Well-Being
  • Research Methods

Selected Publications / Presentations / Conference Papers

Howell, A. J. (2017). Believing in change: Reviewing the role of implicit theories in psychological dysfunction. Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology, 36, 437-460.

Howell, A. J. (2016). Implicit theories of personal and social attributes: Fundamental mindsets for a science of well-being. International Journal of Wellbeing, 6, 113-130.

Howell, A. J., Bailie, T., & Buro, K. (2015). Evidence for vicarious hope and vicarious gratitude. Journal of Happiness Studies, 16, 687-704.

Howell, A. J., & Larsen, D. J. (2015). Understanding other-oriented hope: An integral concept in hope studies. New York: Springer.

Howell, A. J., & Woolgar, S. (2013). Essentialism and compassion: Predicting preferences for noun labels applied to people with mental disorders. Personality and Individual Differences, 54, 87-91.

Professional Associations / Memberships

  • College of Alberta Psychologists
  • Canadian Psychological Association

Boards / Committees

  • College of Alberta Psychologists Credential Evaluation Committee