Faculty Bio

Dr. Alisa McArthur

Associate Professor,

Dr. McArthur was born and raised in Saskatchewan and made Calgary her home when she started graduate school, specializing in Cognition and Adulthood and Aging. She started teaching at St. Mary’s University on a part-time basis in 1999 and moved to full-time in 2004. She loves the small class sizes at St. Mary's University and the opportunity it provides to get to know and engage with students. Her research has evolved and diversified, ranging from older adulthood well-being to animal-assisted activities. She loves the outdoors and watching or participating in all sports (especially soccer). When she’s not teaching or doing research, you’ll find her hiking, playing tennis or watching one of her three boys play soccer.

  • Psychology Professor Studies the Effect of Exercise on Aging
  • McArthur, A.D., Sears, C., Scialfa, C.T., & Sulsky, L.M. (2014). Aging and the inhibition of competing hypotheses during visual word identification: evidence from the progressive demasking task. Aging, Neuropsychology, and Cognition, May 6, 1-24.
  • McArthur, A.D. (2013). An Assignment that Helps Students Connect with Course Content. FacultyFocus.com, October 7, 2013.
  • McArthur, A.D. (2013). A Multiple Regression Example Illustrating the Effects of Multicolinearity. TeachPsychScience.org, July 30, 2013.