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Kyle Matsuba B.Sc. (Toronto), BA (UBC), MA (UBC), PhD (UBC)

Kyle Matsuba
Surrey Office: 
Surrey Main 2881-11
Richmond Office: 
R 2404

Courses Taught

Areas of Interest

Dr. Matsuba’s previous research has focused on the moral personality and identity of individuals engaged in extraordinary endeavours. His recent work has considered personality factors associated with volunteering. Currently, he is exploring the lives of environmental activists.

Dr. Matsuba has also studied the lives of at-risk children, and the changes in well-being associated with participating in intervention programs. His past work studied the social contexts of youth living in urban poverty and the behavioural consequences. He is currently working with The Hawn Foundation to help institute mindfulness practices with children living in post-conflict northern Uganda.


Scholarly Work

Matsuba, M. K., & *Mitchell, C. (2020, Mar). Psychological Well-Being as Mediator between Negative Social Environment and Academic Performance among Northern Ugandan Students. Poster was selected to be part of the Welcome Reception and Adolescence in the Context of Domestic and Global Diversity Poster Session at the meeting of the Society for Research on Adolescence, San Diego, CA. (cancelled due to COVID-19)   *Poster Presentations: denotes student co-presenter when work was done

*Mah, A., Matsuba, M. K., & Pratt, M. W. (2020). Morals, politics, identity, and ecological beliefs behind environmentalism. Journal of environmental psychology.   *Publications: denotes student co-author when work was done

Matsuba, M. K., Krettenauer, T., & Pratt, M. W. (2020). The development of pro-environmentalism in context. In L. Arnett Jensen (Ed.), The Oxford handbook of moral development: An interdisciplinary perspective (pp. 419-439). New York: Oxford.

Matsuba, M. K., Schonert-Reichl, K. A., McElroy, T., & Katahoire, A. (in press). Effectiveness of a SEL/Mindfulness program on Northern Ugandan Children. International Journal of School and Educational Psychology.

Matsuba, M. K., & Williams, L. (2020). Mindfulness and yoga self-care workshop for Northern Ugandan teachers: A pilot study. School Psychology International.

Pratt, M. W., Lawford, H. L., Matsuba, M. K., & Villar, F. (2020). The lifespan development of generativity. In L. Arnett Jensen (Ed.), The Oxford handbook of moral development: An interdisciplinary perspective (pp. 366-384). New York: Oxford.