Kim Noels

Associate Dean (Graduate), Faculty of Arts - Deans Office
Professor, Faculty of Arts - Psychology Dept

Contact

Associate Dean (Graduate), Faculty of Arts - Deans Office
Email
knoels@ualberta.ca
Phone
(780) 492-7089
Address
6-5 Humanities Centre
11121 Saskatchewan Drive NW
Edmonton AB
T6G 2H5

Professor, Faculty of Arts - Psychology Dept
Email
knoels@ualberta.ca
Phone
(780) 492-4717
Address
P-319L Bio Science - Psychology Wing
11355 - Saskatchewan Drive
Edmonton AB
T6G 2E9

Overview

Research

My research interests rest at the intersection of cultural and social psychology, applied and sociolinguistics, and communication science, particularly as these disciplines pertain to intercultural relations and communication. My current research program involves two broad lines of inquiry. The first concerns bilingualism and second language learning, with a focus on how the social context is linked people's experience of intrinsic and self-determined motivation, the process of internalizing a new language into one's sense of self, and the implications of motivated learning for social identity. The second centers on the role of communication in the process of cross-cultural adaptation. For more information about my research, visit the Intercultural Communication Lab website.

Publications

Motivation and the support of significant others across language learning contexts.
Author(s): Noels, K. A., Adrian-Taylor, S., Saumure, K.D., & Katz, J.W
Publication Date: 6/1/2019
Publication: International Journal for the Psychology of Language Learning
Volume: 1
Issue: 1
Page Numbers: 106-141

Self-determination and classroom engagement of EFL learners: A Mixed-Methods Study of the Self-System Model of Motivational Development.
Author(s): Dincer, A., Yesilyurt, S., Noels, K.A., & Lascano, D.I.V.
Publication Date: 5/31/2019
Publication: Sage Open
Volume: 9
Page Numbers: 1-15
External Link: https://doi.org/10.1177/2158244019853913
English Canadians’ cultural stereotypes of ethnic minority groups: Implications of stereotype content for acculturation ideologies and immigration attitudes.
Author(s): Kil, H., Noels, K.A., Vargas Lascano, D.I., & Schweickart, O.
Publication Date: 5/1/2019
Publication: International Journal of Intercultural Relations
Volume: 70
Page Numbers: 104-118
External Link: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijintrel.2019.03.005
Know your heritage: Exploring the effects of fit in cultural knowledge on Chinese Canadians' heritage identification.
Author(s): Zhang, R., Noels, K.A., & Lalonde, R.N.
Publication Date: 11/5/2018
Publication: Frontiers In Psychology:Cultural Psychology
Volume: 9
Page Numbers: 1-19
External Link: https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2018.02100
Western and heritage cultural internalizations predict EFL students’ language motivation and confidence.
Author(s): Lou,N.M. & Noels, K.A.
Publication Date: 9/5/2018
Publication: International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism
Page Numbers: 1-15
External Link: https://doi.org/10.1080/13670050.2018.1508277