FANTASTIC GRADUATE STUDENTS:
KATIE CHERRY PHD Student
Katie Cherry is a Doctoral student in the Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology program at the University of Guelph supervised by Dr. Margaret Lumley. She also completed her Masters degree under the supervision of Dr. Lumley. Broadly, Katie’s research is in the field of positive clinical psychology and developmental and clinical psychology. For her Master’s project, Katie examined the longitudinal associations between positive and negative schemas and adolescent depression and well-being. For her Doctoral Dissertation, Katie intends to develop a new measure of psychological flexibility that adequately captures the dynamic nature of this complex construct and its potential associations with optimal functioning for youth. Katie has presented her research at several national and international conferences, and has published articles in positive and clinical psychology journals. She has also been fortunate to have her research funded by SSHRC and OGS.
JESSIE HEAMAN PHD Student
Jessie completed her master's thesis in the Child Development Research Unit, in which she examined the influence of individual characteristics, and peer modeling on child risk behaviors while street crossing. As a part of the RYRG, Jessie is interested in understanding resilience in youth, and how a fostering a growth mindset can enhance response to social challenge and improve overall youth wellbeing. Jessie's PhD research will explore how growth mindset, attributions, and psychological flexibility come together to impact wellbeing and depressive symptoms in youth transitioning to university. She also hopes to pilot a brief online mindset intervention to examine the impact on youth wellbeing and depressive symptoms during their first year of university.
SARAH-LYNN BOYLE MA Student
Sarah-Lynn Boyle is a MA student in the Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology program at the University of Guelph and is supervised by Dr. Margaret Lumley. She completed her Bachelor of Science (Hons) degree at the University of Prince Edward Island. Sarah’s research focuses on exploring factors that impact well-being within university students. For her master’s thesis, she is exploring the relations between coping ability and character strengths (e.g., hope, love, gratitude) in university students with an identified mental health challenge. Further, she is interested in exploring the impact of PSYC 1400 (i.e., a course-based intervention aimed at fostering well-being) and is currently involved in projects related to this course. Sarah has presented her research at various national and international conferences. Her research is also funded by SSHRC.
FABULOUS UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS:
Current Honour's Thesis Students:
No current Honour's Thesis Students for this year.
Former Honour's Thesis Students:
Keith Hamilton: Keith examined the effect of social identity on mental illness stigma among varsity athletes for his honours theirs. Keith is currently continuing his studies in clinical psychology.
Sarah Newcomb-Anjo: Sarah examined attachment style as a mediator between emotional maltreatment and positive schemas in young adulthood. Sarah is continuing her studies in clinical psychology.
Bikram Singh: Bikram examined how strengths in faith and culture related to youth-reported resilience for boys and girls in high school.
Mike Strating, BA: Mike published his Honour's Thesis from last year and was involved in various other lab projects. Mike is continuing his studies in clinical psychology.
Current Research Assistants:
Jazzmin and Megan
Jazzmin and Megan