Honours Students

Dunigan Folk

Dunigan is a fourth year B.Sc in psychology student. He completed his first two years at the University of Regina and was initially a Geology major before switching into psychology. He is interested in the antecedents of drug use in adolescence and also anything to do with memory and memory retrieval. If he isn’t at the university, he is most likely reading or binge watching netflix.

Shannon Golsof

Shannon is in her last year of her Bachelor of Science in Psychology at the University of British Columbia Okanagan. She joined the Cognition and Substance Use Lab as a volunteer and is now doing her honours under the supervision of Dr. Marvin Krank and Jill Robinson. Shannon’s Honours Thesis examines the effects of evaluative conditioning using the affect misattribution procedure on cannabis and alcohol cognitions. She is also interested in the therapeutic potential of hallucinogenic substances and how they can be used to treat addictions and mental disorders. Shannon plans to pursue a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology post-graduation. She is usually in the library, but when she’s not, she enjoys being in nature, doing yoga, and spending time with loved ones.

Lauren Rossiter

Lauren is a fourth year B.A student completing a major in Psychology and a minor in Philosophy at the University of British Columbia – Okanagan Campus. Lauren’s Honour thesis seeks to develop a scale that measures the negative consequences of adolescent cannabis use. Her interests include studying the cognitive and behavioural effects of cannabis, as well as the philosophical study of ethics. In her spare time, Lauren can be found enjoying a cup of coffee at a café or video chatting with her family and pets.


Kaylene Scheil

Kaylene will be completing her honours thesis this year studying the concurrent predictive validity of affective reaction to alcohol and cannabis picture using a conditioned incentive/ incentive salience approach. Kaylene was a synchronized swimmer on the Canadian Senior National Team training for the 2016 Olympics. Her primary interests are substance dependency and mental health. In the future, Kaylene hopes to complete medical school and work as a psychiatrist in an addictions rehabilitation facility.