Name Amanda Nosko
School Liberal Studies
Program Bachelor of Community and Criminal Justice
Academic and Professional Designations

PhD Social/Developmental Psychology - Wilfrid Laurier University 

M.A. Social/Developmental Psychology - Wilfrid Laurier University  

B.A. Joint Honours Psychology & Studio Fine Arts - University of Waterloo
Title Professor
Courses Taught
  • PSYC 71240 Basic Processes (Introductory Psychology)  

  • PSYC 72105 Developmental Psychology  

  • PSYC 73000 Cognitive Psychology

Areas of Expertise & Interest
  • Cyberpsychology  

  • Online learning 

  • Psychology across the lifespan  

  • Self-Disclosure/privacy and technology  

  • Computer mediated interaction  

  • Technology in education  

  • Interpersonal relationships 

  • Attachment and parenting

Industry Experience, Professional Currency Activities
  • Teaching Large Classes Seminar - Wilfrid Laurier University  

  • Foundations in University Teaching (PhD Level Course) - Office of Educational Development, Wilfrid Laurier University 

  • The Tri-Council Policy Certificate: Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans 

  • Convocation Volunteer - Accessibility Ambassador - Wilfrid Laurier University 

  • Statistics Consultant - The University of Western Ontario, Nursing Department, Clinical Education Suite)  

  • Expert Social Networking Consultant - Conestoga College, Doon Campus  

  • Editorial Assistant - Canadian Journal of Behavioural Science.  

  • Textbook Editor. Wood, S.E., Wood, E.G., Wood, E., & Desmarais, S. (2007). The World of Psychology (5th Canadian Ed.). Canada: Pearson Education Canada.

Major Research Projects, Scholarly Activities, and/or Publications


Archer, K., Christofides, E., Nosko, A., & Wood, E. (2013). Exploring disclosure and privacy in a digital age: Risks and benefits. In Handbook of Psychology, Technology and Society. Wiley Blackwell Publishing.  

Nosko, A., & Wood, E. (2011). Learning in the digital age with social networking sites: Creating a profile. In White, B., King, I., & Tsang, P. (Eds.), Social Media Tools and Platforms. Springer Publications.   

Nosko, A., Wood, E., & Molema, S. (2010). All about me: Disclosure in online social networking profiles: The case of FACEBOOK. Computers in Human Behavior, 26, 406-418. 


Conference Presentations  

Mueller, J., Sider, S., Fitzgerald, C., Nosko, A., & Fanjoy, L. (May, 2015). Building Personalized Communities of Learners with Authentic Interactive Pedagogy in an Online Environment. Paper presented at the Integrated and Engaged Learning Conference (IELC), Waterloo, Ontario.   

Hughes, S., Barichello, A., & Nosko, A. (October, 2014). Online Course Development at Ground Level: One Institution’s Approach. E-poster presented to Online Learning Conference (SLOAN), Orlando, FL. 


Invited Talks  

Nosko, A.  To Tell or Not to Tell, The Case of Facebook: Predictors of Disclosure and Privacy Settings Usage in an Online Social Networking Site. Presented at the Psychology Colloquia, University of Windsor, February 17, 2011.  

Nosko, A. Learning in the Digital Age: Risks and Benefits of Social Media. Presented at the Kitchener Public

Library (KPL) lecture series, Kitchener, Ontario, February 25, 2015.

Additional Information I am well versed in online, hybrid and face to face teaching. I strive to integrate online tools and technologies into my teaching and hope to engage my students through use of pedagogically appropriate methods.

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