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Anna J. Finley
Postdoctoral Fellow, Institute on Aging

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


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Midlife Development in the United States

Our scientists examine how individual differences in emotional reactivity and recovery to emotional stimuli, brain structure and patterns of brain activity are related to life experiences, personality, behavior, health and well-being across the adult lifespan in a large national longitudinal sample.