Kristine Peace

Associate Professor, Department of Psychology

PhD (Dalhousie), M.Sc. (Dalhousie), BA (Lethbridge)

6-329H, City Centre Campus
10700 – 104 Avenue
Edmonton, AB


Dr. Kristine Peace joined the faculty at MacEwan University in 2006 and is actively involved in teaching and research. She teaches a range of courses, including social psychology, forensic psychology, human memory and topics in forensic psychology. With her students, she studies topics within the broad area of forensic psychology, including psychopathy and emotional processing, facial emotion, deception and false allegations, trauma/memory/victimization, eyewitness testimony/weapon focus, malingering, post-traumatic stress, jury decision-making and perceptions of culpability. She has written articles and texts within these areas and consults on legal cases relevant to her field.

Available to supervise senior students' independent study.

Psychopathy, emotional processing, deception and detection, trauma and memory, credibility assessment, false allegations, victimization, malingering, PTSD, extra-legal factors in jury decision making

Teaching and Research Interests

Courses Taught:

  • PSYC 104 Introductory Psychology
  • PSYC 241 Social Psychology
  • PSYC 337 Forensic Psychology
  • PSYC 350 Human Memory
  • PSYC 437 Topics in Forensic Psychology

Current Research Projects:

  • Psychopathy and emotional expressions
  • Verbal and non-verbal cues to vulnerability
  • Psychopathy, gender and risky behaviour
  • Detection of feigned emotions
  • Victim blaming and gender stereotypes

Selected Publications / Presentations / Conference Papers

Fawcett, J. M., Peace, K. A., & Greve, A. (2016). Looking down the barrel of a gun: What do we know about the weapon focus effect? Journal of Applied Research in Memory and Cognition, 5, 257–263.

Peace, K.A., & Constantin, K. M. (2016). Misremembering events: Emotional valence, psychopathic traits, and the misinformation effect. Journal of Police and Criminal Pscyhology, 31, 189–199.

Peace, K. A., Brower, K. L., & Rocchio, A. (2015). Is truth stranger than fiction? Bizarre details and credibility assessment. Journal of Police and Criminal Psychology, 30, 38-49.

Peace, K. A., &Valois, R. L. (2014). Trials and tribulations: Psychopathic traits, emotion, and decision making in an ambiguous case of sexual assault. Psychology (Special Issue; Psychological Dynamics of Sexual Assault), I5I, 1239–1253.

Peace, K. A., & Richards, V. E. S. (2014). Faking it: Incentives and malingered PTSD. Journal of Criminal Psychology, 4, 19-32.


Awards / Grants / Fellowships

MacEwan University Research and Scholarly Acitivity Fund (2011-2012)

Professional Associations / Memberships

  • Society for Police and Criminal Pscyhology (SPCP)
  • Canadian Psychological Association (CPA)
  • Society for Applied Research in Memory and Cognition (SARMAC)
  • American Psychology-Law Society (AP-LS)
  • Association for Psychological Science (APS)

Boards / Committees

Journal reviews and supplemental work provided to forensic and psychological journals and publishers