Dr. Michael Wohl

About Me

Dr. Michael J. A. Wohl

Associate Professor

Department of Psychology

Carleton University

1125 Colonel By Drive

Ottawa, ON., CANADA

K1S 5B6

Office: 314H SSRB

Phone: 613.520.2600 x 2908

Fax: 613.520.3667


Current research

  1. -Collective Angst

  2. -Collective Guilt

  3. -Forgiveness

  4. -Craving

  5. -Responsible Gambling

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Dr. Michael Wohl (PhD, Alberta, 2003) focuses on the causes and consequences of harmdoing at both the interpersonal (one person transgressing against another) and intergroup level (historical and contemporary harm experienced by members of one group at the hands of another group). This research examines, among other things, the emotional reaction that stems from harming or being harmed (e.g., angst, guilt) and their effects on psychological and physical health. Ultimately, Wohl's work is oriented toward seeking means for forgiveness and reconciliation. Wohl’s research also focuses on the factors that contribute to addiction (gambling) and refusal to seek treatment. The majority of this work has focused on stress and coping responses, erroneous cognitions, and craving as predictors of continued gambling behaviour.

Funding for his research has come from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, Ontario Problem Gambling Research Centre, and the Canadian Foundation for Innovation.

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