Brittany Dennett completed her Directed Studies with Dr. Girme in Fall 2017, and is currently conducting ongoing research in the REWE Lab. She is a fourth year Psychology student at Simon Fraser University. Her research interests are singlehood and intergroup interactions. Brittany is also a RA in the Close Relationships Lab led by Dr. Rebecca Cobb, and in the Intergroup Relations and Social Justice Lab led by Dr. Stephen Wright. She has a plant named Oliver.
Graham is a Directed Studies student and Research Assistant in the REWE Lab. He is a fifth year psychology student at Simon Fraser University. His research interests are how singlehood and relationships affect mental health. He is also interested in how to improve treatment for people suffering from mental illness.
Graham also volunteers in the Personality and Emotion Research Lab led by Dr. Alexander Chapman. He presented a research proposal on the use of mindfulness to treat alcohol abuse in high school athletes. He coaches basketball at Windsor Secondary School.
Jessie is a Directed Studies student and Research Assistant in the REWE Lab. She is a fifth year psychology student with minor in Counselling & Human Development at Simon Fraser University. She is interested in attachment insecurities and the influences they have on relationships, as well as psychotherapy methods for youth with mental health challenges. She is a volunteer for the Canadian Mental health Association, advocating for the importance of mental wellbeing for all. She also loves all outdoor activities, especially hiking.
Nina Savkovic is a Directed Studies student and Research Assistant in the REWE Lab. She is a fourth year Psychology student with a minor in Counselling & Human Development at Simon Fraser University. Her research interests include the ways in which different attachment styles impact romantic and familial relationships. She is also interested in how contemplative inquiry can be used to help both counsellors and clients explore their personal awareness, inner values and actions in a way that can help (a) counsellors enhance the helping process, and (b) clients overcome the difficulties they are facing. Nina has previously volunteered at the SFU Health and Counselling Services as a peer counsellor and is currently an intern with the BC Psychological Association. She also works as a youth advisor.
Peter is currently completing his Directed Studies supervised by Dr. Girme, and is also a Research Assistant in the REWE Lab. He is an undergraduate student at SFU majoring in psychology and minoring in counselling and human development. Peter is interested in how attachment styles impact personality, the implications of social support on single peoples' wellbeing, and emotion regulation in Borderline Personality Disorder.
Prabh is currently completing her Directed Studies with Dr. Girme. She is a 4th year Psychology major and Counselling & Human Development minor. Prabh's research interests are in interpersonal interactions between romantic couples, as well as intergroup interactions. She is interested in pursuing her Masters in Counselling.