Publications

Motherwell McFarlane, J.A. (2019). Using Visual Narratives (Comics) to Increase Literacy and Highlight Stories of Social Justice: Awakening to Truth and Reconciliation. In Ed. J.H. Eikenaar (Ed.) Collected Essay on Learning and Teaching: Pedagogical Innovation: Adapting Practice to Evolving Cultures, 12, 46-59.

Motherwell McFarlane, J.A. and Dalian, E. (2002). Psychology of Gender. University of British Columbia Distance Education Course Manual.

Motherwell McFarlane, J.A. (1998). Premenstrual syndrome. In E.A. Blechman and K.Brownell (Eds.). Behavioural Medicine for Women: A Comprehensive Handbook, pgs 457-462.

Motherwell McFarlane, J.A. (1995). Psychology of Gender. University of British Columbia Access Guided Independent Study course manual.

Motherwell McFarlane, J.A. & Williams, T.M. (1994) Placing premenstrual syndrome in perspective. Psychology of Women Quarterly, 18, 339-373.

McFarlane, J.A. & Williams, T.M. (1990). The enigma of premenstrual syndrome. Canadian Psychology, 31, 95-108.

McFarlane, J., Martin, C. L., & Williams, T. M. (1988). Mood fluctuations: Women versus men and menstrual versus other cycles. Psychology of Women Quarterly, 12, 201-223. (Journal of Division 35 of the American Psychological Association.) In November, 1989, this article received Honourable mention for the Marion Porter Prize for the most significant feminist research article published the preceding year in a journal or anthology, awarded by the Canadian Research Institute for the Advancement of Women. 

This article was reprinted in N. J. Kenney, M. Brot, K. E. Moe, & K. Dahl (Eds)., (1992). The complexities of women: Integrative essays in psychology and biology (pp. 57-73). Dubuque, Iowa: Kendall/Hunt Publishing Co. 

Gretton, R. & McFarlane, J.A. (1984). A Preconception Health Kit. Vancouver: Planned Parenthood Association of British Columbia.

About

Dr. Jessica Motherwell McFarlane is a professional education consultant on gender, anti-oppression and social justice issues and a research associate at the Justice Institute of British Columbia. She is also the developer and director of the Life Outside the Box program that uses visual narratives as a way to SEE conflict and injustice from new perspectives. Jessica facilitates groups and schools needing to have complex — and sometimes emotionally painful — conversations. She offers workshops to at-risk children, youth, and adults on: Truth and Reconciliation, transforming bullying situations, and rehearsing best practices for self-care, inclusivity, and kindness.

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