Vivian is a first year Ph.D. student in the Developmental Psychology Program at Laurier.
She has a broad interest in forensic psychology. She graduated from Simon
Fraser University with an Honours Degree in Psychology. In her Honours’ project,
she examined the effects of expert
testimony on jurors’ perceptions of guilt under the supervision of Dr. Deb Connolly. Vivian is
interested in investigating cross-cultural differences in the specificity of
children’s autobiographic memory. She hopes this kind of cross-culture study can
shed light on whether Asian children are disadvantaged in a forensic
Hannah completed her Bachelor's degree in Kinesiology with a minor in Psychology at Wilfrid Laurier University. Hannah is a recipient of the NSERC URSA Award in both, 2015 and 2017 under the supervision of Dr. Roberts. She developed a passion for psychology research throughout her academic career and is truly excited to be a member of the Child Memory Lab throughout the 2017/2018 academic year. She has worked with children for the majority of her life and is thrilled to continue to further garner her abilities through this lab opportunity. In the future, Hannah aspires to continue her education in the field of legal studies.
Research Assistant: MacKenzie Hills
MacKenzie is currently in her third year at Wilfrid Laurier University pursing her degree in the Honours BA Psychology program with minors in Education, Philosophy, and Environmental Studies; with the additional Co-op and Sustainability options. Moving forward, MacKenzie hopes to further her education to achieve either a Master’s Degree in Developmental Psychology or Educational Psychology after her bachelor’s degree. Her cooperative education placement at Family Services over the summer of 2016 especially was an eye opener that drove her passion in developmental psychology. During this experience, she worked within the field of counselling and child developmental services by coordinating access to various supports for children and adolescents with complex needs. She is very excited to be a part of the Child Memory Lab this year and values the opportunity to work alongside Dr. Roberts to further her knowledge and be exposed to the Research Specialist side of her degree.
Maria recently graduated from Queen's University with a BA Honours degree in Psychology. At Queen’s, she worked as a research assistant at the Early Experience Lab for three years investigating children’s Theory of Mind, Executive Functioning, and language development. She also completed her Honours Thesis in the area of social psychology at Queen’s. Maria is now a research assistant at the Child Memory Lab in order to gain even more experience in child research, as this is what she is most interested in. In the near future, she would like to continue her education in psychology by pursuing a Master’s degree. She is very excited to join the Child Memory Lab.
Hua Huo is in her first year at University of Wilfrid Laurier pursuing her sequential degree in the BA Honours Psychology Research Specialist program. She got her first bachelor degree of Economics at the Zhongnan University of Economics & Law in China back in 2002, and has gained over 10 years of professional experiences in human resources field. After she immigrated to Canada, she realized the big culture difference in the early years education, and developed a great passion for psychology research of Child Development. Her future plan is to continue her education and research in psychology by pursuing a Master's degree. She is very excited to be a team member of Child Memory Lab!
Katelynn is a Co-op student from Bluevale Collegiate
Institute who is currently in grade 11. Katelynn's ambition to gain knowledge and experience in the field of developmental psychology has lead
her to this co-op placement in the Child Memory Lab. Katelynn's goal after high school is to pursue a bachelor's degree in Psychology and a minor in Criminology. She then hopes to continue her studies by completing a master's and PhD in Forensic Psychology. She aspires to become a police or military Psychologist. Her love for helping people and understanding the mind has helped her to find the right psychology path to take.