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.
Shakira’s graduate studies are supported by funds from the Ontario Graduate Scholarship program and the Social Sciences Humanities Research Council Canada Graduate Scholarship.