Directed Studies and Honours Thesis

Directed Studies

Students at Wilfrid Laurier University who are interested in completing a Directed Studies course with Dr. Scheerer should first inquire about becoming a volunteer with Cognisant Lab. It is preferred that Dr. Scheerer has sufficient time to supervise an individual prior to accepting them for a Directed Studies course. Please ensure that you meet all of the requirements of the Directed Studies course, found here.

Honours Thesis

If you are interested in applying for the Honours Thesis program at WLU with Dr. Scheerer, please be aware that Dr. Scheerer's Honours students are typically required to have volunteered in the Cognisant Lab or have completed a Directed Studies course supervised by Dr. Scheerer. This ensures that the student has had enough experience with the research conducted by Cognisant Lab, and enables the student to assist in the administration and data collection for the study or project they are interested in completing. Prospective Honours students are encouraged to apply to be a volunteer at least one semester prior to the Honours application deadline (i.e., Spring semester prior to the Summer semester deadline), preferably earlier if possible. Please ensure that you meet the requirements for Psychology Honours program, found here.

If you would like to learn more about the Directed Studies or Honours Thesis supervised by Dr. Scheerer, please email us at cognisantlab[at]


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