Thank you for your interest in this year’s publication.
The Kwantlen Psychology Student Journal (KPSJ) published its first issue in July 2018. It was established under the guidance of Dr. Arleigh Reichl and materialized due to the efforts of dedicated students. The journal aims to highlight some of the excellent work by psychology students. It publishes exemplary empirical articles, analytical papers, and research posters that students complete as part of their coursework. The paramount aim of the journal is to provide students with an opportunity to learn firsthand about the publishing process. Student authors receive thorough feedback from student and faculty reviewers and work diligently to finetune their work for publication. Student reviewers meet regularly with faculty to review, copyedit, and prepare the submissions for publication. The journal is an excellent opportunity for students to gain a unique scholarly experience and add to their leadership strengths. The remarkable team of students, under the guidance of dedicated faculty, have kept the journal moving at full speed through pandemic waves and restrictions. The student's willingness to adapt and ability to stay motivated has brought this journal to its fourth successful issue.
We are grateful for the tremendous support the journal has received from students and faculty. We would also like to thank the KPU Open Education team, led by Dr. Rajiv Jhangiani, for their ongoing support, as well as Karen Meijer-Kline, KPU Librarian, for her continued support with the Online Journal System.
This year’s issue consists of a diverse range of topics including social persuasion, critical thinking, and social cognition, as well as applied psychology topics. The quality of the submissions represents the hard work and commitment of students, both authors and KPSJ volunteers; a reflection of the psychology department at KPU. The quality of the journal reflects strong student leadership, such as that demonstrated by the journal’s manager and chief editor, Amanda Dumoulin. Members of the KPSJ team are confident that Amanda and Dr. Reichl have provided a foundation which will support many more successful publications.
We look forward to new student submissions and additions to the KPSJ team and we hope that you enjoy this year’s issue.
Patricia Coburn, PhD
Faculty Advisor, KPSJ
The Kwantlen Psychology Student Journal (KPSJ) is intended to showcase the outstanding work of psychology undergraduate students and Kwantlen Polytechnic University. In addition, it provides students with experiences as authors, proofreaders, reviewers, and editors.
The KPSJ is a collaboration of the KPU Psychology Department and Kwantlen Psychology Society.