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Faculty & Staff

Darren George

Darren George

Faculty Emeritus
Student Research
(403) 782-3381  x


PhD Personality Psychology, University of California at Los Angeles (1992)
MA Experimental Psychology, California State University (1982)
BA Mathematics, History, and Religion, Pacific Union College (1972)
Registered Psychologist (#3257), Alberta (2007)

Areas of Expertise

Personality Psychology
Social Psychology
Multivariate Analysis
Research Methods
Sports Psychology
Pre-Marital Counselling
Intimate Relationships


Burman University (Canadian University College) Excellence in Teaching Award, 2008-2009

Avid trombonist, play (or have played) lead trombone in the Burman University (CUC) Chamber Orchestra, Flat Iron Jazz, Ritchie Trombone Choir, Silverwinds Band, The Brass Nerds (our own family quartet: 2 trumpets, horn, trombone) 

Athletics: Nationally ranked athlete in the US in the 1970s, 11th fastest in the Marathon (2:20:10.7), Olympic Trials finalist, U. S. National Championship MVP (30K, 1975)

Athletics: Coach track and cross country (high school and collegiate level). Coached RDC’s Jodi Sanguin to a CCAA (Canadian Collegiate Athletics Association) Cross Country National Championship gold medal, Kamloops, BC, 2011; and membership on the Canadian Senior International Cross Country Championship squad (2014).

Have conducted over 100 seminars with my wife (Elizabeth George) on the area of marital compatibility in three countries (Canada, US, Jamaica).

Current Research or Professional Activities

Current Research Projects

The Influence of Temperament and Temperament Matching on Relational Success among Married Couples, Dating Couples and Same-Sex Roommate Dyads. Authors: Darren George, Karina Bermudez, Laura Schafer, Lyndon Geates, Miriam Greenfield

Achieving Greater Validity on the Measure of Marital Success in the Context of Longitudinal Analysis. Authors: Darren George, Andrel Wisdom

Twenty-Year Longitudinal Study on the Influence of Factors that affect Marital Satisfaction and Success. Anticipated date to begin the study: Summer, 2014


Representative Publications

George, D. M., Linrud A., Hall S., Wisdom A. (in press). The Influence of Self-Enhancement, Partner-Enhancement, Perceptual Accuracy and Cognitive Complexity and Relational Success among Married Couples, Dating Couples and Same-Sex Roommate Dyads. Canadian Journal of Behavioural Science.

George, D. M., Luo S., Webb J., Pugh J., Martinez A., Foulston J. (2015) Couple similarity on stimulus characteristics and marital satisfaction. Personality and Individual Differences, 86, 126-131.

George, D. M. (2013). How to Draft an Excellent Marriage in this Age of Rampant Divorce. Dialogue.

George, D. M., Adalikwu-Obisike, J., Boyko, J., Johnson, J., & Boscanin, A. (2014). Harry and Sally revisited: The influence of spirituality and education in secular and Christian universities on sexual tension in cross-sex friendships. Journal of Research on Christian Education, 23, 70-94.

George, D. M. (2012). A practical application of time management. In A. Lazinica (Ed.) Time Management. Rijeka, Croatia: Intech.

George, D. M., Dixon, S., Stansal, E., Lund, S., & Phiri, T. (2008). Time Diary and questionnaire assessment of factors associated with academic and personal success among university undergraduates. Journal of American College Health, 56(6), 706-715.

George, D. M., Sickle, K., Rachid, F., & Wopnford, A. (2007). The association between types of music enjoyed and cognitive, behavioral, and personality factors of those who listen. Psychomusicology, 19(2), 32 – 56.

George, D. M., Carroll, P., Kersnick, R., & Calderon, K. (1998). Gender-related patterns of helping among friends. Psychology of Women Quarterly, 22, 685-704.

Bourdeau, M. L., & George, D. M. (1997). Changes across age groups on measures of knowledge, faith, and belief of God’s personal concern. Psychological Reports, 80, 1359-1362.

Hueppelsheuser, M., Crawford, P., & George, D. M. (1997). The link between incest abuse and sexual addiction. Sexual Addiction and Compulsivity, 4, 335-355.

Crawford, P., Hueppelsheuser, M., & George, D. M. (1996). Spouses of Incest Offenders: co-addictive tendencies and dysfunctional etiologies. Sexual Addiction and Compulsivity, 3, 289-312.

Nieman, D. C., & George, D. M. (1987). Personality traits that correlate with success in distance runners. The Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness, 22(3), 345-356.



George, D.M., & Mallery, P.C. (2016). IBM SPSS Statistics 23 Step by Step: A Simple Guide and Reference, 14th Edition.  Boston, MA: Pearson.

George, E.E., & George, D.M. (2011). The Compatibility Code: An Intelligent Woman's Guide to Dating and Marriage, 2nd Edition. Englewood, CO: Hugo House.