Lab Manager

Marin Taylor

I am a fourth year Honours BA Psychology student in the research specialist stream at Wilfrid Laurier University, and I first joined the IMPETuS lab in 2019 as a research assistant. My specific research interests surround positive psychology and close relationships, but I am curious and eager to learn about research in diverse fields. In the future, I hope to pursue further studies in clinical psychology.

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Research Assistants

Brooklyn Ingram

I’m a fourth-year Psychology & Neuroscience student thrilled to be joining the lab for the 2021-2022 year! My research interests currently lie in psychotherapeutic methods, mindfulness, attachment theory and topics surrounding identity and self-perception. Additionally, I am intrigued by the effect of trauma on the brain and personality, as well as trauma-informed approaches to psychotherapy. Outside of academics, I enjoy meaningful time with friends, hanging out with my dog and quiet time watching shows and documentaries. My goal is to attend graduate school to become a registered psychotherapist.

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Daniella Rinaldo

I am a third year Honours BA Psychology student in the research specialist stream at Wilfred Laurier University, and am thrilled to have joined with IMPETuS lab in 2021. My research interests surround close relationships as well as mental health and well-being, but I am always open and excited to explore research in other avenues. In the future, I hope to pursue studies in clinical or social psychology.

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Martina Mrazovac

I am currently a fourth year Honours BA Psychology and Biology student at Wilfrid Laurier University. Since starting University, I have developed a true passion for the field of psychology, and I have grown a keen interest for research. 
My research interests are predominantly in child and adolescent development, perception, societal norms, the importance of one’s environment, and subjective wellbeing- but I am open to exploring other areas of research. My ultimate goal is to use research to implement primary preventative interventions in elementary and secondary schools in order to minimize the prevalence of psychological imbalances and disorders. After completing my Bachelor’s degree, I intend on attaining my Master of Education or Public Policy.

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Lydia Hanna

I am currently a third year Health Sciences student at Wilfrid Laurier University, and I’m working on my minor in Psychology. I feel fortunate to be a part of this lab for the 2021-2022 year in order to expand my interests and passion in psychology! My research interests include self-perception according to an individual’s past, present, and future, and how this affects their current motivations. I am also interested in how this impacts an individual’s relationships and how they relate to their society. My future goal is to attend Medical School and possibly become a psychiatrist.

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Adira Davis

I am a second year Honours BA Psychology student at Wilfrid Laurier University. I am so excited to be a part of the 2021-2022 IMPETUS Lab team as a Research Assistant. I hope to expand on my knowledge of psychology as a discipline as well as some research processes. My interests in psychology are focussed on personality development and influences, specifically environmental factors. Additionally, I am fascinated by forms of therapy and areas such as psychotherapy and treatments of disorders in the mental-health realm. One of my main goals for my career is to become a clinical psychologist for children.

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