Doug Magnuson

Doug Magnuson
Office: MacLaurin A459

BA, MA, PhD (Minnesota)

Area of expertise

Educational Psychology

  • Social Psychology of Education
  • Informal Education
  • Youth Services
  • Data Visualization
  • Research Methods

Doug Magnuson has been analyzing data from the Risky Business study about street-involved youth. He is interested in the pedagogy of informal education, research methods at the intersection of qualitative and quantitative data, and data visualization techniques.

Kassis, W., Aksoy, D., Favre, C., Gaugler, S., Grafinger, E., Artz, S., & Magnuson, D. (2024). On the complex relationship between resilience in adolescence despite parental physical abuse and hair cortisol levels: A fourth wave of resilience research. Frontiers of Psychiatry–Adolescent and Young Adult Psychiatry.

Dobud, W., Harper, N., & Magnuson, D. (2024). Adolescent wilderness therapy: an exploration of how reasons for referral, client motivation for change, and clinical measures predict client outcomes. Youth, 4(1), 382-394.

Benoit, C., Koenig, B., Mellor, A., Jansson, M., Magnuson, D. & Vetrone, L. (2024) Navigating Stigma in Romantic Relationships Where One or Both Partners Sell Sexual Services, The Journal of Sex Research, DOI: 10.1080/00224499.2024.2302974

Baldwin, C., & Magnuson, D. (2022). Program planner dignity and negotiation in collaborative projects. Canadian Journal for the Study of Adult Education, pp. 73-88.

Jansson, M., Smith, M., Benoit, C., Magnuson, D., & Healey, P. (2022). Challenges and benefits of disclosure of sex work to intimate partners. Journal of Sex Research. Available:

Magnuson, D., Healey, P., Martinflatt, A., & McGrath, J. (2022). Measuring the qualities of a relationship. In J. Freeman, (Ed.), Caring to Connect: Nurturing hopeful, healing relationships with young people. The CYC-Net Press.

Magnuson, D., Dobud, W., & Harper, N. (2022). Can involuntary youth transport into outdoor behavioural healthcare treatment programs (wilderness therapy) ever be ethical? Child & Family Social Work.

Vetrone, L., Benoit, C., Magnuson, D. Jansson, S. M., Healey, P, & Smith, M. (2022). Education aspirations and barriers to achievement for street-involved youth in Victoria, Canada. Social Inclusion, 10(4).

Tilstra, E., Magnuson, D., Harper, N. J., & Lepp, A. (2022). Gender and risk in outdoor adventure education. Journal of Outdoor and Environmental Education.

Magnuson, D. (2021) Doing ethics and the profession. In V. R. Mann-Feder (ed), Doing Ethics in Child and Youth Care (pp. 145-158). Canadian Scholars Press.

Harper, N. J., Magnuson, D., & Dobud, W. W. (2021). A closer look at involuntary treatment and the use of transport service in Outdoor Behavioral Healthcare. Child & Youth Services. Available online:

Magnuson, D., Jansson, M., & Benoit, C. (2021). The experience of emerging adulthood among street-involved youth. Oxford University Press. DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780190624934.003.0001

Modlin, H. & Magnuson, D. (2021). A constructive-developmental analysis of satisfaction, challenge, and coping in residential child care. Child & Youth Services.

Baldwin, D., & Magnuson, D. (2020). Dignity affirmation and constraint in adult education program planners’ practice. Proceedings of the Adult Education in Global Times Conference/Actes de la Éducation des adults dans les temps globaux conférence (pp. 43-59). University of British Columbia, June. Available:

Benoit, C., Jansson, M., Smith, M., Healey, P., & Magnuson, D. (2020). The relative quality of sex work. Work, Employment, and Society.

Benoit, C., Maurice, R., Abel, G., Smith, M., Jansson, M., Healey, P., & Magnuson, D. (2019). “I dodged the stigma bullet:” Canadian Sex Workers’ situated response to occupational stigma. Culture, Health, & Sexuality: An international journal for research, intervention, and care.

Magnuson, D., Jansson, M., Benoit, C. (2019). Foster care as a support system for early leavers. In Varda Mann-Feder, (ed). Leaving Care and the Transition to Adulthood: International Contributions to Theory, Research, and Practice. Oxford University Press.

Snell, H. Stuart, C., & Magnuson, D. (2019). Post-secondary education as a crucible for learning practice. In K. Girabaghi & G. Charles (eds.), Child & Youth Care Across Sectors vol 1. Canadian Scholars Press.

Carty, E., & Harper, N., & Magnuson, D. (2019). Outdoor adventure and CYC practice. In K. Girabaghi & G. Charles (eds.), Child & Youth Care Across Sectors vol 1 Canadian Scholars Press.

Benoit, C., Smith, M., Jansson, M., Healey, P., Magnuson, D. (2019). Effectiveness of anecdotes and logically false arguments to refute analysis based on systematically collected data. Archives of Sexual Behavior. 48:1903–1904. (article)

Benoit, C., Smith, M., Jansson, M., Healey, P., Magnuson, D. (2019). Unlinking prostitution and sex trafficking: Response to commentaries. Archives of Sexual Behavior. 48 (7), 1973–1980.

Benoit, C., Smith, M., Jansson, M., Healey, P., & Magnuson, D. (2018). The ‘prostitution problem:’ claims, evidence, and policy outcomes. Archives of Sexual Behavior:

Magnuson, D., Jansson, M., & Benoit, C. (2018). “I feel like I’ve really grown up: A brief report on street-involved youth. Research to practice network, 2(1). Available:

Kennedy, M.C., Jansson, M., Benoit, C., Magnuson, D., Scramstad, J., Halgrimsdottir, H. (2017). Social support among street-involved youth. Journal of Youth Studies, 20(10), pp. 1328-1345.

Magnuson, D., Jansson, M., Benoit, C., & Kennedy, M. C. (2015). Instability and caregiving in the lives of street-involved children from foster care. Child and Family Social Work.