A Master 's Degree At Saint Mary 's University

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I aspire to pursue a Master 's of Science in Applied Psychology (Industrial/Organizational) at Saint Mary’s University. I have been interested in I/O psychology since I began my undergraduate degree. Due to this, I have prepared myself through research, courses, and relevant experience to pursue a Master 's degree in I/O psychology. I am interested in working with Debra Gillin Oore and Camilla Holmvall and am interested in doing research on conflict and organizational justice. In regard to academic rewards, I have been awarded Dean’s Honours List for the semesters of Winter 2013, Winter 2014, Fall 2014, and Winter 2015.

Throughout my undergraduate degree, I have had a significant amount of experience in I/O psychology. I have participated in two independent study courses with Dr. Deborah Powell. In the first course, I behaviourally coded approximately 125 mock interview videos for micro cues (e.g. fidgeting and eyebrow twitches) of interview anxiety. The coding I did was used in Dr. Powell’s recent published paper “Behavioural Expression of Job Interview Anxiety”. The most recent course I did with Dr. Powell was this past semester. I independently conducted a meta-analysis on interview anxiety and performance and have submitted the abstract to the Canadian Psychological Association conference for 2016. This course allowed me to learn about how a meta-analysis is conducted from beginning to end as I was responsible for completing the entire project. In addition, I am a Peer…
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