By Moe Kablawi,  Intern, Communications & Media Relations 

Psychology students at King’s enrolled in the Honors Specialization program have the opportunity to take an honors thesis course. Psychology 4891E, only offered at King’s, is a special course that allows students to work on independent research under the direction of a faculty member.

Towards the end of the academic year, students display their thesis research in poster format. This allows students to open a dialogue with peers and instructors about their research rather than just present their findings. This format works because of the uniqueness of the topics chosen by students, including “Canadian Attitudes Toward Syrian Refugees”, “Examining Regulation Levels in Perpetrators of In-person and Cyber Dating Abuse” and “Countering Correspondence Bias: Official Thought Induction in Viewers of Narrative Advertisements.”

Fourth year psychology student Kendra Hardy acknowledges the importance of students conducting their own research and encourages King’s students to take advantage of this unique opportunity.

“If there is one recommendation I can give to students in general, it is to get to know your professors.  The thesis program is a great way to do this.  Another benefit of the program has been conducting research. We read the research of others all throughout our undergraduate career, and by doing your own research, you are able to appreciate it all in a new way.  I cannot stress enough the importance of this program to enhance your time here at King’s.”