Associate Professor, Department of Psychology
PhD (Dalhousie), M.Sc. (Dalhousie), BA (Lethbridge)
6-329H, City Centre Campus10700 – 104 AvenueEdmonton, AB780-633-3651
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.
Teaching and Research Interests
Current Research Projects:
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
Boards / Committees
Journal reviews and supplemental work provided to forensic and psychological journals and publishers