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Founder

W. Jake Jacobs the founder of this group, is interested in fear and fear regulation. He completed undergraduate studies at the University of Washington, graduate studies in experimental psychology at Dalhousie University, a clinical specialization at the University of Arizona, and a clinical internship at the University of Washington School of Medicine.  He has been at the University of Arizona since 1996, holding appointments in Psychology, Psychiatry, and Sports Medicine.  He is the program director of psychology at the University of Arizona South. [email][vitae]

 

 

Graduate Students

Sarah Burger, a PhD student in clinical psychology (clinical neurospsychology track), is interested broadly in the neural underpinnings of emotional reactions, and in fear and phobic reactions in particular. She completed her undergraduate degree in Intensive Psychology at the University of California, Santa Cruz. She received an undergraduate research award for her contribution to various laboratories and her own work on a thesis project. During her post-baccalaureate volunteer work at Stanford University, Sarah worked closely with a post-doctoral student on a project in its neophyte stages (developing the project, formulating hypotheses, etc.). The aim of the project was to identify mechanisms of risk for early onset depression (especially those related to social and cognitive aspects of emotion regulation). She has been at the University of Arizona since the Fall of 2005. [email]

Bradley Doll is interested in decision-making and its neural underpinnings. Currently he is using spatial and reinforcement learning paradigms to investigate how choice behaviors differ when contingencies are described rather than explored. Bradley completed his undergraduate studies at American University in Washington D.C. [email]

Paul Gladden, Ethology and Evolutionary Psychology Program, is interested in the role of emotions in decision making and evolutionary social/cognitiveneuroscience. He completed his B.A. at the University of Virginia, expected to receive M.A. from the University of Arizona in 2007. [email]

Siobhán Hoscheidt completed her undergraduate degree in psychology at the University of Arizona. She is currently a graduate student at the University of Arizona, pursuing her Ph.D. in the Cognitive Neural Systems Program. She conducts research, in collaboration with graduate student Eric Jackson and post-doc Jessica Payne (currently at Harvard University), examining the effects of psychological stress and stress hormones on episodic memory performance. [email] [homepage]

Eric Jackson completed his undergraduate studies at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, where he conducted research concerning memory, stress, and health psychology. He is now finishing his Ph.D. in Clinical psychology. During his graduate carreer, he established and maintained a psychophysiology laboratory and conducted research concerning stress, glucocorticoids, and emotional learning and memory. His research awards include American Psychological Association (APA) Dissertation Research Award, American Psychological Foundation (APF) Council of Graduate Departments of Psychology (COGDOP) Scholarship, Student Research Scholarship from the Social and Behavioral Sciences Research Institute at the University of Arizona, and Student Poster Award from the Society for Psychophysiological Research (SPR).[email]

Christopher J. Wenner, doing graduate training in clinical psychology, is interested in self-regulation, social deviance, and social relationships. He has broad interest in research methodology and the applications of evolutionary and behavioral theories to clinical science. He earned his bachelor's and master's degrees in 2000 and 2004, both in Psychology, from the University of Arizona. He has completed clinical externships at Arizona's Children Association and the Arizona Department of Corrections. He is currently the graduate student representative for the Southern Arizona Psychological Association. [email]

 

 

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Alumni

Oliver Hardt completed his masters in cognitive psychology at the University of Trier.  He is currently finishing his Ph.D. at the University of Arizona where he is pursuing formal models of spatial cognition (under the direction of L. Nadel). 

Ming Hsu, a bona fide student, researcher, webmaster, and Gargoyles fan extraordinaire, built a homepage, wherein he conceived the design, drew the images, writ the HTML, and transferred the files. center of the group. A native of Shanghai, China, he is now at the California Institute of Technology (don't call it CalPoly :) pursuing his Ph.D. in the department of Social Sciences. [email][vitae][homepage]

Beth Kirsner completed her undergraduate studie s at Amherst College. She is currently a clinical graduate student at the University of Arizona, Tucson. She is passionately researching depression while maintaining a cheery air for the group. [email][vitae]

Holly E. Laurance completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Southern California and completed her M.A. at the University of Arizona. She is finishing her Ph.D. at the University of Arizona, and has finished an externship at the Arizona State Prison. She is also the mastermind behind the database, who created and finished the database in 9 days. She is currently heading the Emergency Room Project,the Children's Project, and the Trier Stress Test. [email][vitae]

Amy Learmonth is a native of Washington D.C. United States. Amy completed her undergraduate studies at Bryn Mawr College and her Ph.D. at Temple University.  She is currently interested in furthering the developmental aspect to the research in stress and spatial navigation in both virtual environment and natural space.  [email][vitae]

Shayron Mclean completed her undergraduate studies at Hunta College. Currently she is a graduate student in the Cognitive and Neural Systems program. Fascinated by the study of the stress system, she is looking forward to pursuing non-phenomenological research in this area. [email] [vitae]

Alicia Morales completed her undergraduate degree in psychology at Harvard College. She is currently a graduate student in clinical psychology at the University of Arizona. She enjoys working with the elderly, and has completed a project evaluating residential  care facilities for Alzheimer's patients (under the direction of L. Sechrest). [email][vitae]

Jessica Payne completed her undergraduate studies at the University of San Diego and received her Masters Degree in Psychology from Mt. Holyoke College. After a great deal of travel and moving about, she is now settled in Tucson where she is pursuing her Ph.D. in Cognitive psychology. She is currently conducting research on stress and false memory and plans to cook many great meals for friends and colleagues.

Karen Putnam completed an undergraduate degree in biology at Florida Tech, and subsequently completed a BS in Midwestern State University in psychology. She is currently a graduate student in clinical neuropsy chology at the University of Arizona.  A former veteran of US Army, she is currently heading an investigation of stress reactions in fighter pilots.  In addition, she is working with Dr. Lee Ryan's neuroimaging laboratory (under the direction of L. Nadel). [email]

Kevin G. F. Thomas completed his undergraduate studies at Harvard College and completed his M.A. in Clincal Psychology at the University of Southern California. He is finishing his Ph.D. in Clincal Psychology at the University of Arizona and is teaching at the University of Arizona South. He is currently collaborating with Professor Rus Bauer at the University of Florida. [email][vitae]

 

Webmaster

D.J. Andrzejczak is your humble narrator through this wild and strange tale of high adventure. Other than that, he's an undergraduate major of Psychology at the University of Arizona, with major interests in personality, spatial cognition, ADHD, Schizophrenia, risk-taking, competition, and more.. He is currently working closely with the Ethology and Evolutionary Psychology lab on a variety of projects that incorporate his interests in psychology in groundbreaking ways. [email]

Lab Photo (Fall 1999)
Lab Photo (Fall 1998)
Lab Photo(Spring 1997)



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