Undergraduate Thesis Student
B.Sc. Honours Biology & Psychology IV
I first heard about the Analytical Rumination Hypothesis when I used one of Dr. Andrew's papers, “The Bright Side of Being Blue”, in a high school paper I wrote on the different clinical views of depression. When I had the opportunity this year to enrol in a 2QQ3 project in my second year of the biology & psychology program, I knew I wanted to continue learning more about this unique perspective while studying the cognitive moods underlying depression. I believe that evolutionary studies and analysis of current "hot topics" are essential to modern science as we often get too caught up in studying the present that we forget to acknowledge the processes in our evolutionary history that led to their very development. Having completed my 2QQ3 and 3QQ3 courses in the EvoHealth lab, I will be working on my thesis project this year studying expressive writing and adolescent depression.