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Arnie Cann

Born:  Essex, Massachusetts, 1948
 
Married, two children, two dogs
 

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Education

    Northeastern University   Boston, Massachusetts B.S. magna cum laude, 1971

         Major - Business Administration- Accounting

    Indiana University       Bloomington, Indiana   Ph.D. Psychology, 1975

        Major - Social Psychology
        Minor - Organizational Behavior
 
 

Professional Experience

1985 - present      Professor, Psychology
                     University of North Carolina Charlotte

 

1985 - 1989         Professor and Chair, Department of Psychology
                     University of North Carolina Charlotte

 

1980 - 1985         Associate Professor, Psychology
                     University of North Carolina Charlotte

 

1975 - 1980         Assistant Professor, Psychology
                     University of North Carolina Charlotte
 
 
 

Courses Taught

Undergraduate
    Research Methods
    Social Psychology
    Seminar in Social Psychology
    Industrial Organizational Psychology
    Topics - Social Perception
    Honors Research Methods
    Honors Social Psychology

Graduate
    Group Dynamics
    Topics in Social and Personality
    Research Design in Social Work
    Statistics for Social Work
    Research Design and Quantitative Analysis
 

 
Publications

Professional Satire

1          Cann, A., Calhoun, L., Toner, I., Long, G., & Hagan, M.  (1985). The issue of no-show subjects: A failure to replicate non-data on non-volunteer no-shows.  Journal of Polymorphous Perversity, 2, 3-6.

2          Terry, W. S., Calhoun, L. G., & Cann, A.  (1986).  Toys for tots: Recommendations by psychological experts.   Journal of Polymorphous Perversity, 3, 16-18.

3          Calhoun, L. G., Cann, A., & Terry, W. S.  (1987).  An overview of research findings in the behavioral sciences: The laws of psychology. Journal of Polymorphous Perversity, 4, 3-4.

4          Cook, J. R., Lee, J. A., Sultan, F. E., & Cann, A.  (1987). The influence of being untenured on the willingness to submit meaningless replies: A reply to Polloway.   Journal of Polymorphous Perversity, 4, 2.

5          Calhoun, L. G., Terry, W. S., & Cann, A.  (1989).  Maximum security amusement parks (M-SAPs): A modest proposal for the treatment of adolescence.  Journal of Polymorphous Perversity, 6, 3-4.

6          Terry, W. S., Calhoun, L. G., & Cann, A.  (1997).  The "Cereal Position Effect" and other cases of mistaken identity in psychology. Journal of Polymorphous Perversity, 14, 3-5.
 

 

Research Publications

1          Wolosin, R., Sherman, S. J., & Cann, A. (1975).  Predictions of own and other’s conformity.  Journal of Personality, 43, 357-378.

2          Cann, A., Sherman, S. J., & Elkes, R.  (1975).  Effect of initial request size and timing of a second request on compliance. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 32, 774-782.

3          Calhoun, L. G., Selby, J. W., Cann, A., & Keller, G. T.  (1978). The effects of victim physical attractiveness and sex of respondent on social reactions to victims of rape.  British Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology, 17, 191-192.

4          Cann, A., Calhoun, L. G., & Selby, J. W.  (1979).  Attributing responsibility to the victim of rape:  Influence of information regarding past sexual experience.  Human Relations, 32, 57-67.

5          Selby, J. W., Calhoun, L. G., & Cann, A.  (1979).  Effect of perceived motivation on the assignment of blame and punishment to rapists by female respondents.  Journal of Community Psychology, 7, 357-359.

6          Cann, A., & Pearce, L.  (1980).  Attributions for performance on luck and skill tasks:  Effects of outcome, sex of performer, and sex of subject.  Basic and Applied Social Psychology, 1, 231-240.

7          Cann, A., Calhoun, L. G., & Selby, J. W.  (1980).  Attributions for delinquent behavior:  Impact of consensus and consistency information. British Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology, 19, 33-40.

8          Gettys, L. D., & Cann, A.  (1981).  Children’s perceptions of occupational sex stereotypes.  Sex Roles, 7, 301-308.

9          Calhoun, L. G., Cann, A., Selby, J. W., & Magee, D.  (1981). Victim emotional response:  Effects on social reactions to victims of rape.  British Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology, 20, 17-21.

10        Cann, A., Siegfried, W. D., & Pearce, L.  (1981).  Forced attention to specific applicant qualifications:  Impact of physical attractiveness and sex of applicant.  Personnel Psychology, 34, 65-75.

11        Cann, A., Calhoun, L. G., Selby, J. W., & King, H. E.  (1981). Rape: A contemporary overview.  Journal of Social Issues, 37, 1-4.

12        Cann, A., Calhoun, L. G., Selby, J. W., & King, H. E.  (1981). (eds.).  Rape.  Journal of Social Issues, 37, (4).

13        Tedeschi, R. G., Cann, A., & Siegfried, W. D.  (1982). Participation in voluntary automobile emissions inspections.  Journal of Social Psychology, 117, 309-310.

14        Siegfried, W. D., Tedeschi, R. G., & Cann, A.  (1982). The generalizability of attitudinal correlates of pro-environmental behavior. Journal of Social Psychology, 118, 287-288.

15        Siegfried, W. D., Tedeschi, R. G., & Cann, A.  (1982). How current users of public transit determine its attractiveness to others. Psychological Reports, 50, 1173-1174.

16        Cann, A., & Haight, J. M.  (1983).  Children’s perceptions of relative competence in sex typed occupations.  Sex Roles, 9, 767-773.

17        Cann, A., & Garnett, A. K.  (1984).  Sex stereotype impacts on competence ratings by children.  Sex Roles, 11, 333-343.

18        Cann, A., & Newbern, S. R.  (1984).  Sex stereotype effects in children’s picture recognition.  Child Development, 55, 1085-1090.

19        Cann, A., & Blackwelder, J. G. (1984).  Compliance and mood: A field investigation of the impact of embarrassment.   Journal of Psychology, 117, 221-226.

20        Cann, A., & Calhoun, L. G.  (1984).  Rape. In A. Kuper& J. Kuper (eds.).  The social science encyclopaedia.  London: Routledge & Kegan Paul.

21        Cann, A., & Palmer, S.  (1986).  Children’s assumptions about the generalizability of sex-typed abilities.   Sex Roles, 14, 551-558.

22        Cann, A., & Siegfried, W. D.  (1987).  Sex stereotypes and the leadership role. Sex Roles, 17, 401-408.

23        Cann, A., & Ross, D.  (1989).  Olfactory stimuli as context cues in human memory.  American Journal of Psychology, 102, 91-102.

24        Cann, A.  (1989).  Evaluating psychology faculty in diverse environments: The case of a department in transition.  In Proceedings of the Sixth Annual Conference, Academic Chairpersons: Evaluating faculty, students, and programsManhattan, KS: Kansas State University.

25        Cann, A., & Siegfried, W. D.  (1990).  Gender stereotypes and dimensions of effective leader behavior.  Sex Roles, 23, 413-419.

26        Cann, A.  (1991).  Gender expectations and sports participation. In L. Diamant (Ed.)., The psychology of sports, exercise, and fitness: Social and personal issues (pp. 187-214).  New York: Hemisphere Press.

27        Cann, A.  (1991).  Attributions about physical and social characteristics based upon social and professional competence information. Journal of Social Psychology, 131, 225-231.

28        Cann, A., & Calhoun, L. G.  (1991).  Humor in the workplace: Do we need to take humor more seriously?  Creativity, 10, 8-9.

29        Cann, A.  (1993).  Evaluative expectations and the gender schema: Is failed inconsistency better?  Sex Role, 28, 667-678.

30        Allen, B. G., Calhoun, L. G., Cann, A., & Tedeschi, R. G. (1993-94).  The effect of cause of death on responses to the bereaved: Suicide compared to accident and natural causes.  Omega, 28, 39-48.

31        Calhoun, L. G., & Cann, A.  (1994).  Differences in assumptions about a just world: Ethnicity and point of view.  Journal of Social Psychology, 134, 765-770.

32        Cann, A., & Vann, E. D.  (1995).  Implications of sex and gender differences for self:  Perceived advantages and disadvantages of being the other gender.  Sex Roles, 33, 531-541.

33        Henriques, G., Calhoun, L. G., & Cann, A.  (1996).  Ethnic differences in women’s body satisfaction:  An experimental investigation. Journal of Social Psychology,136, 689-698.

34        Overcash, W. S., Calhoun, L. G., Cann, A., & Tedeschi, R. G. (1996).  Coping with crises: An examination of the impact of traumatic events on religious beliefs.  Journal of Genetic Psychology, 157, 455-464.

35        Cann, A., Calhoun, L. G., & Banks, J. S.  (1997).  On the role of humor appreciation in interpersonal attraction.  Humor, 10, 77-89.

36        Calhoun, L. G., Cann, A., Tedeschi, R. G., & McMillan, J. (1998).  Traumatic events and generational differences in assumptions about a just world.  Journal of Social Psychology, 138, 789-791.

37        VanWinkle, D. L., Calhoun, L. G., Cann, A., & Tedeschi, R. G. (1998).  Social reactions to attempted suicide:  Effects of gender and physical attractiveness. Omega, 37, 89-100.

38        Cann, A., Holt, K., & Calhoun, L. G.  (1999).  The roles of humor and sense of humor in responses to stressors.  Humor, 12, 177-193.

39        Cann, A., Calhoun, L. G., & Nance, J.  (2000).  Exposure to humor before or after an unpleasant stimulus:  Humor as a preventative or a cure.  Humor, 13, 177-191.

40        Truman-Schram, D. M., Cann, A., Calhoun, L. G., & VanWallendael, L. R.  (2000).  Leaving an abusive relationship: An Investment Model comparison of women who stay vs. women who leave.  Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology, 19, 161-183.

41        Calhoun, L. G., Cann, A., Tedeschi, R. G., & McMillan, J. (2000). A correlational test of the relationship between posttraumatic growth, religion, and cognitive processing. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 13, 521-527.

42        Cann, A., & Calhoun, L. G. (2001). Perceived personality associations with differences in sense of humor: Stereotypes of hypothetical others with high or low senses of humor. Humor, 14, 117-130.

43        Gaultney, J. F., & Cann, A. (2001). Grade expectations. Teaching of Psychology, 28, 84-87.

44        Cann, A., Mangum, J. L., & Wells, M.  (2001).  Distress in response to relationship infidelity:  The roles of gender and attitudes about relationships.  The Journal of Sex Research, 38, 185-190.

45        Cann, A.  (2004).  Rated importance of personal characteristics across four relationships.  Journal of Social Psychology, 144, 322-334.

46        Cann, A., & Baucom, T. R.  (2004).  Former partners and new rivals as threats to a relationship:  Infidelity type, gender, and commitment as factors related to distress and forgiveness.  Personal Relationships, 11, 305-318.

47        Arnold, D., Calhoun, L. G., Tedeschi, R. G., & Cann, A.  (2005).  Lightness visible: Vicarious posttraumatic growth in psychotherapy.  Journal of Humanistic Psychology, 45, 239-263.

48        Cann, A.  (2005).  Predicting course  grades: Accurate for others but biased for self.  Teaching of Psychology, 32, 242-244.

49        Cobb, A. R., Tedeschi, R. G., Calhoun, L. G., & Cann, A.  (2006).  Correlates of posttraumatic growth in survivors of intimate partner violence.  Journal of Traumatic Stress, 19, 895-903.

50        Proffitt, D., Cann, A., Calhoun, L. G., & Tedeschi, R. G.  (2007).  Judeo-Christian clergy and personal crisis: Religion, posttraumatic growth and well being.  Journal of Religion and Health, 46, 219-231.

51        Taku, K., Tedeschi, R. G., Calhoun, L. G., Gil-Rivas, V., Kilmer, R. P., & Cann, A.  (2007).  Examining posttraumatic growth among Japanese university students.  Anxiety, Stress, and Coping, 20, 353-367. 

52        Tedeschi, R. G., Calhoun, L. G., & Cann. A.  (2007).  Evaluating resource gain: Understanding and misunderstanding posttraumatic growth.  Applied Psychology: An International Review, 56, 396-406.

53        Cann, A., Norman, M. A., Welbourne, J. L., & Calhoun, L. G.  (2008).  Attachment styles, conflict styles and humour styles: Interrelationships and associations with relationship satisfaction.  European Journal of Personality, 22, 131-146.

54        Cann, A., & Etzel, K. C. (2008).  Remembering and anticipating stressors: Positive personality mediates the relationship with sense of humor.  Humor, 21, 157-178.

55        Taku, K., Calhoun, L. G., Cann, A., & Tedeschi, R. G.  (2008).  The role of rumination in the coexistence of distress and posttraumatic growth among bereaved Japanese university students.  Death Studies, 32, 428-444.

56        Taku, K, Cann, A., Calhoun, L. G., & Tedeschi, R. G.  (2008).  The factor structure of the Posttraumatic Growth Inventory:  A comparison of five models using confirmatory factor analysis.  Journal of Traumatic Stress, 21(2), 158-164.

57        Baker, J. M., Kelly, C., Calhoun, L. G., Cann, A., & Tedeschi, R. G.  (2008).  An examination of posttraumatic growth and posttraumatic depreciation: Two exploratory studies.  Journal of Loss and Trauma, 13(5), 450-465.

58        Taku, K., Cann, A., Tedeschi, R. G., & Calhoun, L. G.  (2009).  Intrusive versus deliberate rumination in posttraumatic growth across US and Japanese samples.  Anxiety, Stress, & Coping, 22, 129-136.

59        Cann, A., Zapata, C. L., & Davis, H. B.  (2009).  Positive and negative styles of humor in communication:  Evidence for the importance of considering both styles.  Communication Quarterly, 57(4), 452-468.

60        Kilmer, R., Gil-Rivas, V., Tedeschi, R., Cann, A., Calhoun, L., Buchanan, T., Taku, K.  (2009). Use of the revised Posttraumatic Growth Inventory for Children. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 22, 248-253.

61        Taku, K., Tedeschi, R. G., Cann, A., & Calhoun, L. G.  (2009).  The culture of disclosure: Effects of perceived reactions to disclosure on posttraumatic growth and distress in Japan.  Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology, 28(10), 1226-1243.

62        Cann, A., Calhoun, L. G., Tedeschi, R. G., Kilmer, R. P., Gil-Rivas, V., Vishnevsky, T, & Danhauer, S. C.  (2010).  The Core Beliefs Inventory: A brief measure of disruption in the assumptive world.  Anxiety, Stress, & Coping, 23(1), 19-34.

63        Vishnevsky, T., Cann, A., Calhoun, L. G., Tedeschi, R. G., & Demakis, G. J.  (2010).  Gender differences in posttraumatic growth: A meta-analysis.  Psychology of Women Quarterly, 34, 110-120.

64        Cann, A., Calhoun, L. G., Tedeschi, R. G., Taku, K., Vishnevsky, T., Triplett, K. N., & Danhauer, S. C.  (2010).  A short form of the Posttraumatic Growth Inventory.  Anxiety, Stress, & Coping, 23(2), 127-137.

65        Calhoun, L. G., Cann, A., & Tedeschi, R. G.  (2010).  The Posttraumatic Growth Model: Socio-cultural considerations.  In Weiss, T., & Berger, R.  (Eds.).  Posttraumatic growth: A cross-cultural perspective (pp. 1-14).  Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

66        Cann, A., Calhoun, L. G., Tedeschi, R. G., & Solomon, D. T.  (2010).  Posttraumatic growth and depreciation as independent predictors of well-being.  Journal of Loss and Trauma, 15, 1-16.

67        Cann, A., Stilwell, K, & Taku, K.  (2010).  Humor styles, positive personality, and health.  Europe’s Journal of Psychology, 6(3), 213-235.  Invited article - Available at www.ejop.org.

68        Calhoun, L. G., Tedeschi, R. G., Cann, A., & Hanks, E. A.  (2010).  Positive outcomes following bereavement: Paths to posttraumatic growth.  Psychologica Belgica, 50, 125-143. 

69        Cann, A., Zapata, C. L., & Davis, H. B.  (2011).  Humor style and relationship satisfaction in dating couples: Perceived versus self-reported humor styles as predictors of satisfaction.  Humor, 24(1), 1-20. 

70        Cann, A., Calhoun, L. G., Tedeschi, R. G., Triplett, K. N., Vishnevsky, T., & Lindstrom, C. M.  (2011).  Assessing posttraumatic cognitive processes: The Event Related Rumination Inventory.  Anxiety, Stress, & Coping, 24(2), 137-156.

71        Cann, A., & Cann, A. T.  (2011).  The psychology of the humor in House.  In E. Cascio & L. L. Martin (eds.).  House and Psychology: Humanity is overrated (pp. 114-132 ).  Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

72        McAnulty, R. D., & Cann, A. (2012). College dating in perspective: “Hanging out,” “hooking up,” and friendly benefits. In R. D. McAnulty (Ed.), Sex in college (pp. 1-18). Westport, CT: Praeger.

73        Triplett, K. N., Tedeschi, R. G., Cann, A., Calhoun, L. G., & Reeve, C. L.  (2012).  Posttraumatic growth, meaning in life, and life satisfaction in response to trauma.  Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy, 4, 400-410.

74        Taku, K., Kilmer, R. P., Cann, A., Tedeschi, R. G., & Calhoun, L. G.  (2012).  Exploring posttraumatic growth in Japanese youth.  Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy, 4, 411-419.

75        Koch, H. C. H., Cann, A., & Williams, J.  (2012).  Adverse events: Traumatic or potential for growth.  British Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 1(4), 220-223.

76        Lindstrom, C. M., Cann, A., Calhoun, L. G., & Tedeschi, R. G.  (2013).  The role of core belief challenge, distress, rumination and disclosure in the development of posttraumatic growth.  Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy, 5, 50-55.

77        Cann, A., & Cann, A. T.  (2013) .  Humor styles, risk perceptions, and risky behavioral choices in college students.  Humor 26(4), 595-608.

78        Groleau, J. M., Calhoun, L. G., Cann, A., & Tedeschi, R. G.  (2013).  The role of centrality of events in posttraumatic distress and posttraumatic growth.  Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy, 5(5), 477-493.

79        Danhauer, S. C., Russell, G. R., Tedeschi, R. G. Jesse, M. T., Vishnevsky, T., Daley, K., Carroll, S., Triplett, K. N., Calhoun, L. G., Cann, A., & Powell, B. L.  (2013).  A longitudinal investigation of posttraumatic growth in adult patients undergoing treatment for acute leukemia. Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings, 20(1), 13-24.

80        Koch, H. C. H, & Cann, A. (2013). Trauma: Narrative perspectives on growth and therapist resilience.  British Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 2(5), 234-237.

81.       Blanchard, A., Stewart, O. J., Cann, A., & Follman, L. (2014). Making sense of humor at work.  The Psychologist-Manager Journal, 17(1), 49-70.

 

 

In Press

 

Cann, A., Watson, A. J., & Bridgewater, E. A.  (in press).  Assessing humor at work: The Humor Climate Questionnaire.  Humor

Cann, A., & Cann, A. T.  (in press).  Marriage and couples. In S. Attardo (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Humor: A Social History (pp.  XX).  Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Taku, K, Tedeschi, R. G., & Cann, A.  (in press).  Relationships of posttraumatic growth and stress responses in bereaved young adults.  Journal of Loss and Trauma.

Taku, K., & Cann, A. (in press).  Cross-national and religious relationships with posttraumatic growth: The role of individual differences and perceptions of the triggering event.  Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology.

Cann, A., & Collette, C. (in press). Sense of humor, stable affect, and psychological well-being. Europe’s Journal of Psychology.

Cann, A., & Matson, C. (in press).  Sense of humor and social desirability: Understanding how humor styles are perceived.  Personality and Individual Differences.

 

 

 

 

Names in bold are student co-authors