Anna is a postdoctoral research scholar working with Stacey Schaefer on the Midlife in the United States (MIDUS) project investigating how self-control, emotions and cognitive functioning influence health and well-being. She has expertise in a variety of psychophysiological methodologies, including electroencephalography (EEG), facial and startle eye-blink electromyography (EMG) and electrocardiography (EKG).
Anna is interested in how cognitive and emotional processes interact and influence each other, as well as how self-regulation contributes to emotional, cognitive and physical well-being. She uses subjective self-assessments of emotional experiences as well as psychophysiological measures of emotional responses to better understand how emotional processes unfold and how they are influenced by individual differences such as self-control, personality and age.
Ph.D., Social & Personality Psychology, Texas A&M University
B.A., Psychology, University of Wyoming
B.S., Statistics, University of Wyoming