Eric Andrews

Graduate Student, Cognition & Neural Systems Faculty Advisors: John Allen and Jessica Andrews-Hanna

Eric Andrews

Graduate Student, Cognition & Neural Systems Faculty Advisors: John Allen and Jessica Andrews-Hanna

Research Interests: 

I am a Ph.D. student in the CNS program. Prior to starting the program at U of A, I worked as a research assistant at both Dartmouth college and the University of Denver. With those labs, I worked on projects that involved reappraisal aspects of emotion regulation, interoception, the appeal of affective imagery, and the use of machine-learning methods to predict behavioral and neural reaction from sparse sets of response data.

I was a graduate of the University of NH where I received my B.A. in Psychology and my M.A. in Counseling. I have been working as a psychotherapist in private practice since 2008 and maintain a small client base helping individuals with anxiety and trauma-related disorders.

Research Interests:

  • Development of a mobile application for naturalistic sampling of psychological data in an effort to uncover patterns of thinking that may be associated with other conditions – like mental health, psychological experiences, and cognitive functioning. The hope is that patterns may help us identify novel directions of treatment for these conditions or might provide an additional method of screening for early diagnosis.
  • Using imaging techniques to deepen our understanding of the neural underpinnings of affective/cognitive interactions. 
  • Relationship between threat-ladened episodic memory and cognitive rigidity (such as a persistent rumination on a distressing experience or a bias against the incorporation of potential safety cues from ambiguous or complicated contexts). 

Selected Publications: 

  • Developer: Mind Window app for iOS and Android

Courses Taught: 

  • PSY 101 - Introduction to Psychology (2022)
  • PSY 150A1 - Structure of Mind & Behavior (2021)
  • PSY 352 - Personality (2020)
  • PSY 381 - Abnormal Psychology (2022)

*Year listed indicates when this individual last taught the specified course.

Updated: 10/18/22

Degrees

  • B.A. Psychology, University of NH
  • M.A. Counseling, University of NH
Ph.D. Students Cognition & Neural Systems