Skylar J. Laursen is a Ph.D candidate enrolled in the Neuroscience and Applied Cognitive Science program in the Department of Psychology at the University of Guelph (located in Guelph, Ontario, Canada). I am completing my thesis in the Guelph Memory and Cognition Lab under the supervision of Dr. Chris Fiacconi. Broadly, my research is focused on the interaction between metacognitive monitoring and control of learning.
During the Fall 2023 semester I completed a practicum under the supervision of Dr. Evan Risko at the University of Waterloo, focused on the differential influence of list composition on different metacognitive control strategies.
During my Masters degree I also completed a practicum under the supervision of Dr. Harvey Marmurek at the University of Guelph, focused on test-potentiated new learning.
I am a University of Guelph alumna (B.Sc. Honours Psychology: Brain and Cognition 2019, minors in Neuroscience, and Criminal Justice and Public Policy & M.Sc. Psychology 2021). I completed both my undergraduate and Master’s theses at the Guelph Memory and Cognition Lab under the supervision of Dr. Chris Fiacconi. My Bachelor’s research focus was on the contribution of perceptual fluency to judgments of learning, and my Master’s research explored how expected test format influences learners’ metacognitive control (in press).
You can find my full CV here.