B.A. in Psychology and M.A. in Counseling, University of NH
Eric is third-year Ph.D. student in the CNS program. Prior to starting the program at U of A, Eric worked as a research assistant at both Dartmouth college and the University of Denver. With those lab, he 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.
Since starting at the U of A, his work has focused on the 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.
Eric’s other research interests revolve around using imaging techniques to deepen our understanding of the neural underpinnings of affective/cognitive interactions. More specifically, he is interested in the 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.
Eric is a graduate of the University of NH where he received his B.A. in Psychology and his M.A. in Counseling. He has been working as a psychotherapist in private practice since 2008 and maintains a small client base helping individuals with anxiety and trauma-related disorders.
- Abnormal Psychology