Laboratory for Social-Emotional Development and Intervention
At the SEDI Lab, I am a research assistant for the SPRINT study. We interview Syrian newcomer children and families, investigating the factors that lead to the development of resilience in the face of hardship. My duties include the translation of materials from English to Arabic, conducting interviews with the newcomers, data analysis, and a lot of writing! I am very excited to begin interviews and learn from the experiences and insight of the newcomer families who have found a home in Canada. Last year, I completed an ROP under the guidance of Dr. Malti and my supervisor, Tyler Colasante entitled, "Investigating Empathy, Sympathy, and Sadness Management Strategies as Antecedents of Reparative and Prosocial Outcomes”. It was an incredible experience and I am extremely grateful for the mentorship and instruction I received from them. My long-term goal is to become a community developmental psychologist (taking a positive psychology approach to preventing problems in development before they start). I want to help provide an optimal environment in my community for children to develop through recreational programs, parent education, and other community projects.