Lorri A. Kais
Training Track: Clinical
Lab: WELL Lab
Advisor: Rebecca Silton, Ph.D.
Office: Coffey Hall LL06B
Lorri is interested in research at the intersection of mental health and cognitive function utilizing psychophysiological and behavioral methods. She is also interested in genetic and developmental disorders and plans on pursuing a career in pediatric neuropsychology.
Masters Thesis Title
Neural Correlates of Inhibitory Function Following the Implicit Processing of Emotional Faces
Masters Thesis Committee
Rebecca Silton and Robert Morrison
Affect and Cognitive Control: The Influence of Naturalistic Mood on Interference Processing
Every day planning and execution of goal-directed human performance is dependent upon cognitive and emotional processes which are inherently interlinked. However, the effect of naturalistic mood states on cognitive control remains relatively unexamined. The present study aims to build upon existing literature regarding affective and executive processes by investigating the relationship between naturally occurring positive and negative mood states and interference processing during the CW-Stroop Task. Based upon mood induction findings within the extant literature, the current study hypothesizes that high levels of self-reported positive state affect will hinder interference processing. In contrast, high levels of self-reported negative state affect are hypothesized to facilitate interference processing.
Rebecca Silton, Robert Morrison, Colleen Conley, and Jeff Huntsinger