Individual differences in executive functions (EF) are associated with many important aspects of human health and functioning, including mental health. Critically, EF processes continue to develop through the early 20's, a period when new stressors arise during the transition to adulthood and psychopathology risk is high. Our research seeks to better understand the links between EF, stress and stress coping mechanisms, and psychopathology (especially depression and anxiety) during this key adolescent and emerging adulthood period.
- Congrats to our graduate student, Aly Fassett-Carman, on her first publication: Appraisals of dependent stressor controllability and severity are associated with depression and anxiety symptoms in youth.
Welcome to our new undergraduate research assistants Novia Wu, Sarah Kirchick, and Rachel Zubrinsky! If you would like to join the lab during Summer or Fall 2019, see Join the Lab for information on how to apply.