Applied Forensic Psychology Colloquium Series 2023-24: Dr. Meg Ternes

Dr. Meg Ternes, a forensic psychologist is pictured next to the information for her upcoming talk on September 22nd.
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Please join us for the first Applied Forensic Psychology Colloquium Talk of 2023! Dr. Meg Ternes '01 will be speaking on Psychopathy and Deception - a topic that is sure to stimulate interesting discussion and is open to all.

Psychopathy and Deception: Exploring the relationship between psychopathic traits and deception frequency, motivation, and success.

We are not very good at detecting deception, but some individuals (e.g., those with prominent psychopathic traits) can be very good at at deceiving. Psychopathy has been linked to various deceptive behaviours, including academic dishonesty and relationship infidelity. Dr. Meg Ternes graduated from StFX in 2001, completed an MA (2003) and Ph.D. (2009) in Forensic Psychology at UBC, and worked for the Correctional Service of Canada’s (CSC) research branch before joining the Psychology Department at Saint Mary’s University in 2014.  Dr. Ternes' research interests include investigative interviewing, credibility assessment, eyewitness memory, correctional psychology, perpetrators and victims of violence, substance use and addiction. Dr. Ternes is coauthor of a new book entitled: “The History and Future of Correctional Psychology”.