Elliott Lee

Elliott Lee
Office: COR B308
Area of expertise

Social Psychology

Research interests

My research interests span the breadth of social psychology. I aim to understand how psychology can protect the natural environment, through our connections to it, identity in it, and affiliations with it. I am also interested in the psychology of religion and spirituality, which has a long history from James (1892) to contemporary research. It is an exciting field to be involved in, but I especially like trying to understand how eschatological beliefs influence behaviour. Religion and spirituality also relate closely with existential beliefs. Experimental Existential Psychology is a third field that I am excitedly involved in. I am interested in trying to understand how people create meaning and purpose in their lives. Finally, I am especially interested in the interaction between these three fields.

Representative publications

Grouzet, F. M. E., & Lee, E. (2014). Ecological well-being. In A.C. Michalos (Ed.) Encyclopedia of Quality of Life Research. New York, NY: Springer Reference.

Lee, E., & Carey, T. (2013). Eudaimonic well-being as a core concept of positive functioning. Mindpad, Winter 2013, 17-20.

Representative presentations

Lee, E. S. & Grouzet, F. M. E. (2014, July). Nature as transcendence: The role of spirituality in daily nature connectedness. In M. Crawford (Chair), Promoting pro-environmental behaviour and connectedness to nature. Symposium conducted at the meeting of the International Congress of Applied Psychology, Paris, France.

Lee, E. S., & Grouzet, F. M. E. (2014, June). What difference can you make in a day? Toward measuring daily pro-environmental behaviours. In E. Lee (Chair), What makes behaviours pro-environmental? Conceptualization and measurement of pro-environmental behaviours at daily, individual, group, and societal levels. Symposium conducted at the meeting of the Canadian Psychological Association, Vancouver, BC.

Lee, E., Abrami, J., & Grouzet, F. M. E. (2013, January). The impact of entity and incremental theory activation on the prioritization of personal goals. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, New Orleans, LA.

Recent awards

  • SSHRC Joseph-Armand Bombardier Doctoral Scholarship - 2014-2017
  • University of Victoria Faculty of Graduate Studies Fellowship - 2012-2013
  • Ontario Graduate Scholarship (awarded, but declined) – 2011
  • Carleton University Deans List Award - 2009-2010