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Isabella

PhD Doctor of Philosophy candidate

Expertise
clinical psychology (i.e., development and treatment of psychological disorders) neuroscience (i.e., neurocircuitry of fear and stress), social and cognitive psychology

Project ideas

Project ideas are meant to help inspire student thinking about their own project. Students are in the driver seat of their research and are free to use any or none of the ideas shared by their mentors.

Abnormal psychology: the development and treatment of psychological disorders

Do you have a special interest in mental health? Are you curious why only some people develop mental health conditions and what kind of clinical care they receive if they do? In this project, students will choose one psychological disorder (e.g., Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Generalized Anxiety Disorder) of interest, and conduct a thorough literature review of its etiology and treatment. Students will explore scientific papers on neuroimaging, novel therapeutics, patient cases, and any societal and policy level issues related to the disorder.

Conduct your own psychological experiment

Have you ever wondered if spending time on social media can impact your mood or if listening to music actually helps you study? In this project, students will learn how to design and implement their very own psychological research study. Students will start with a research question on a topic that sparks their curiosity and develop a hypothesis after conducting a review of the relevant literature. We will work together to carefully design your methods, develop a plan for data collection, and use various statistical techniques to analyze the data you collect!

Coding skills

R, SPSS, Matlab

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