Lab Manager

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Marin Taylor, BA

I first joined the IMPETuS Lab as an undergraduate research assistant in 2019, and became lab manager in 2021. Now, after completing my Honours BA in Psychology in spring 2022, I am continuing my work as lab manager and collaborating with other students on projects related to subjective time, well-being, political attitudes, and more. In my 'free' time, I am a full-time clinical research assistant at The Hospital for Sick Children, but I also enjoy volleyball, softball, and hiking. My goal is to continue my research in graduate school and become a clinical psychologist.

Research Assistants

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Sydney Austin

I am currently a third year Honours BA Psychology student in the research specialist stream at Wilfrid Laurier University. I am beyond excited to be joining IMPETuS lab for the 2022-23 school year! My research interests involve close relationships, hypnotic suggestibility, and social cognition, as well as areas of abnormal psychology surrounding symptom management and treatment. I am looking forward to expanding my research knowledge and interests as a part of the lab. In the future, I hope to pursue studies in clinical psychology. 

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Adira Davis

I am a third 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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Ahmed Hantoush

I am currently a second-year Health Sciences student at Wilfrid Laurier University. I am honored to be joining Dr.Wilson’s lab for the 2022-2023 academic year. I am passionate about all things health and wellness and have immense respect for the thankless work that researchers do to expand the borders of human knowledge. I am hoping to learn more about research while exploring different career pathways.

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Brooklyn Ingram, BSc

I am a recent graduate of the Psychology & Neuroscience with a minor in Biology. 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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Ekamjit Manku

I am currently a fourth year BSc Psychology & Neuroscience student at WLU and I am excited to be joining the IMPETuS lab in fall 2022! My current research interests lie in social and abnormal psychology, specifically as it relates to the identity of those with disordered thinking. Currently I am looking forward to expanding my research interests and exploring new topics of research. My goals after undergrad include pursuing graduate school in clinical and forensic psychology and working directly to help individuals with mental illness.

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Daniella Rinaldo

I am a fourth year Honours BA Psychology student in the research specialist stream at Wilfrid Laurier University, and am thrilled to have joined with IMPETuS lab in 2021. My research interests surround close relationships, self-esteem, mental health and well-being. As I begin my undergraduate thesis, I look forward to exploring these avenues further, and hope  to continue pursuing studies in the field of clinical psychology.