Allie Popowich is in the second year of the PhD program in Clinical Psychology. Her dissertation research involves examining the relationship between attachment in childhood to primary caregivers, attachment within romantic relationships, abilities to manage emotions and conflict, and romantic relationship functioning. Allie's other areas of interest include implementation science and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy. For her Master's thesis, she investigated the factors that facilitate or hinder the delivery and sustainability of Dialectal Behaviour Therapy across programs and organizations in Thunder Bay.
Shakira Mohammed is in the first year of the MA program in Clinical Psychology. Her area of research interest involves the investigation of predispositions, such as perfectionism, that might explain maladaptive and adaptive outcomes in vulnerable populations. Shakira successfully completed a MA in Applied Psychology at Laurentian University, where her Master’s thesis focused on the role of perfectionism and emotion dysregulation in predicting excessive exercise tendencies. Her current Master’s thesis will evaluate the relationship between perfectionism and psychological well-being, and further examine the sense of mattering as a potential resilience factor in first year undergraduate students.
Angela is in the first year of the MA program in Clinical Psychology. She is from Sudbury, Ontario, and completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Toronto. Her MA research will look at resilience and cognitive factors associated with it in undergraduate students through the use of a smartphone app. Her interests in cognition include how beliefs, perceived locus of control, and cognitive flexibility affect resilience and adaptability. She is also interested in personality and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, which she was exposed to while working at the Borderline Personality Disorder Clinic at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health.
Hailey Gilmour is in the fourth year of the BSc program in Psychology with a minor in Biology. She is working on her honours thesis which investigates the congruence between parent and child coping behaviours and how that related to parent-child relationship quality.
Elizabeth Grassia is in the third year of the Honours Bachelor of Specialized Psychology program. She is completing a Research Opportunities course (PSYC 2917). Her research project is examining the link between attachment anxiety and excessive reassurance seeking in parent/child dyads and romantic couples.
Jessica Coran is in the fourth year of the HBA of Psychology program, as well as completing a minor in Gerontology. She is a volunteer research assistant and is supporting a study on attachment, coping, and relationship quality. Her interests are in eating disorders, language development and anxiety disorders.